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Summary:      Residential Support Staff provide the essential supports and trainings on self-help and awareness skills to the participants living within Village Community Services’ residential programs. Float staff trained and able to work with all clients and agree to be available during their regular work where most needed.

This is a non-exempt position, requiring contribution to SEIU, Local 925.

Qualifications, Education, Experience: This is a Residential Support Staff position. Float staff must have a high school diploma or equivalent education. At least 2 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities is desirable. Upon hire, Support Staff must have a current Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record, must pass a criminal background check and read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures. Support Staff must have good communication skills and be able to work with our clients in a respectful and kind manner. Support Staff must be able to use good judgment, and be a positive role model and representative of Village Community Services.

Must complete the required 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire. Thus includes 5 hours of Agency Orientation & Safety Training, 30 hours of Peer Coaching, and the 40 training in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities in Community Residential Settings. Must also obtain First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens certifications within the first 30 days of hire and cannot work alone until certification is received. Nurse Delegation core training is site specific and not required for relief staff. Community Protection (CP) training is required to work with CP participants and must be obtained within 30 days of hire. Support staff cannot work alone until certified.

Qualifications Specific to the Float Position:

  • Available during a set work-week to fill shifts where needed
  • Ability to effectively serve clients with diverse basic care, medical, behavioral, & communication requirements
  • Self-starter with ability to assess new situations, flex to follow established site or client routines, and quickly learn new job tasks and routines
  • Positive role model who can effectively work with a variety of staff and client personalities

Description of Essential Functions:

  • Provide support and training as needed in daily living skills, meal preparation, leisure activities, shopping, medication, finances and personal budget, community and family interaction and support.
  • Observe, document, report and support any changes in mental, physical or emotional behavior to the Program Manager.
  • Maintain good communication with participants. This requires the ability to read body language, assess moods and possible trouble areas, and has the skills to diffuse potentially unsafe situations.
  • Safeguard confidentiality of participant records and information.
  • Participate in PCP’s, staff meetings and trainings.
  • Accompany participants and provide the support and training needed while shopping, at medical appointments, and leisure activities.
  • Write incident reports and submit to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure the participant’s homes are clean and well maintained. When participants are unable or unwilling to clean, it then becomes the responsibility of the staff to ensure the task is done. The staff will assist or personally complete household/yard tasks to ensure good landlord relations.
  • Ensure all health and hygiene needs are met.
  • Work with each participant on their individual finances and monthly budgets.
  • Teach home and community safety skills.
  • Follow each participant’s s individual medication plan.
  • Ensure all documentation is complete before leaving shift.
  • Under direction of the Program Manager, ensure all bills are paid on time.
  • Under the direction of the Program Manager, reconcile participant’s checkbooks with the bank statement.
  • Use the automated time and attendance system to clock in and out of work.
  • Read and abide by the agency’s policies and procedures and the WACS.
  • Conduct fire drills on a monthly basis.
  • Keep all licenses and certificates current.
  • Respect diversity – participants and coworkers.
  • Able to use good verbal, reading and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with coworkers, the community and families,
  • Drive agency vehicles to transport participants to work, health care appointments, leisure, and personal needs.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is primarily performed inside and frequently involves sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs. It involves lifting furniture, groceries, etc up to 50 pounds.
  • Assisting with participant transfers from wheelchair to toilet, bed or vehicle.
  • Frequent hand and finger use to manipulate office utensils, supplies, pens, paper, operate office machines such as computers, printers, telephone, copier, shredder, able to read the computer monitor and paperwork.
  • General cleaning and upkeep of participant’s homes and yards; this may include sweeping, dusting, mopping, cooking, laundry, weeding, raking leaves.
  • Driving agency vehicles. This may include driving from the residential site to the main office, transporting participants to all appointments and functions, and attending trainings.

* Lifting, carrying, transferring and yard work are not requirements for all residential sites.

 

$12.50 per hour

Full-time, part-time, and relief positions currently available.
Day, evening, and graveyard schedules for jobs located in Arlington, Smokey Point or Stanwood areas.
Residential Support Staff will work with adults who have developmental and mental health challenges and require extensive supports to successfully complete daily living tasks. Residential Support Staff are responsible for assisting participants with activities ranging from personal grooming and meal preparation to shopping, housekeeping, and recreational outings.  The ideal candidate will be caring, patient, and reliable, with excellent communication and documentation skills, and basic computer and writing skills.  High school diploma or GED required.  Must pass a Washington State background clearance and
have a demonstrated safe driving record (3 year driver’s abstract required.) Must be able to physically assist participants with daily living tasks and wheelchair or other assistive transfers when necessary.  Starting compensation is $12.50 per hour.  Highly competitive medical and retirement benefits.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Current open shifts are subject to change.
Please don’t hesitate to apply based on the listed days/hours as we can be flexible.

SUPPORT STAFF OPENINGS

JobIDSchedule
HC-MSMON6am4pm
TUE6am4pm
FRI6am4pm
SAT6am4pm
HC-WSWED10am8pm
THU10am8pm
FRI10am8pm
SAT10am8pm
HC-STSUN7pm8am (Mon)
MON6pm7am (Tue)
TUE6pm8am (Wed)
SPW-STSUN9am7pm
MON9am7pm
TUE9am7pm
WED9am7pm
SPW-SWWED12 noon10pm
THU12 noon10pm
FRI12 noon10pm
SAT12 noon10pm
AW-WSWED11am9pm
THU11am9pm
FRI11am9pm
SAT11am9pm
STW-TSTHU6pm7am (Friday)
FRI6pm7am (Saturday)
SAT6pm8am (Sunday)
RELIEFFILL IN FOR REGULAR STAFF AS NEEDED

Entry Wage:  $12.00 per hour 

Job Title:        Activities of Daily Living Specialist

Reports to:  Residential Services Director & Employment Services Director     

Revised: 11/13/2018

 

 

Summary: Provide instruction in daily life skills as documented in each client’s DDA Individual Instruction & Support Plan and assessment tool. Instruction will correspond with IISP’s instructional categories of Home Living, Community Living, Lifelong Learning Activities, Employment Activities, Health and Safety Activities, Social Activities, Protection and Advocacy Activities and Exceptional Behavior Support Needs. These tasks can be worked on individually or in groups.

This is a non-exempt position, requiring contribution to SEIU, Local 925.

 

Qualifications, Education, Experience:  Activities of Daily Living Specialists must have a high school diploma or equivalent education. At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities is desirable. Upon hire, Support Staff must have a current Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record, must pass a criminal background check and read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures. Must have good communication skills and be able to work with our clients in a respectful and kind manner. Must be able to use good judgment, and be a positive role model and representative of Village Community Services.

List of Training and Other Requirements to be completed after hire. VCS reinburses for all required training hours, fees, and certifications:

5-hour DDA Safety Orientation

30-hour on-site training and peer coaching

40-hour CORE training

1st Aid/CPR renewed every two years

Blood borne pathogens annual recertification

Driving record abstract

Background clearance and fingerprinting

Community Protection training if working with Community Protection clients, optional for other staff.

12 CE (continuing education) credits yearly, after first year of employment.

Signed policy 5.13 on file (mandatory reporting); renewed yearly.

Qualifications, Education, Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education. Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred (or concurrent enrollment in human services, social work, education or similar program)
  • At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities is desirable.
  • Upon hire, Must have a current Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures.
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to work with our clients in a respectful and kind manner.

Description of Essential Functions: Provide training as listed under DDA IISP Assessment such as home living, community living, lifelong learning activities, employment activities, health and safety activities, social activities, protection and advocacy activities and exceptional behavior support needs.

  • Use teaching tools and curriculum to help clients complete tasks to become more independent and accomplish IISP goals.
  • Maintain good communication with participants and staff. This requires the ability to read body language, assess moods and possible trouble areas, and has the skills to diffuse potentially unsafe situations.
  • Safeguard confidentiality of client records and information.
  • Meet supervision standards for each individual while in the community and at home.
  • Write incident reports and submit to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure client safety, hygiene and health standards are met while working with the client.
  • Work with each participant on their individual finances and monthly budgets.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed to reflect goals met.
  • Use the automated time and attendance system to clock in and out of work.
  • Read and abide by the agency’s policies and procedures and the DDA Residential Policies and WACS.
  • Keep all licenses and certificates current.
  • Respect diversity – participants and coworkers.
  • Able to use good verbal, reading and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with clients, coworkers, the community and families,
  • Drive agency vehicles to transport participants as needed.
  • Ride Community Transit to help train clients with transportation goals.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed inside and outside and frequently involves sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs.
  • Frequent hand and finger use to manipulate office utensils, supplies, pens, paper, operate office machines such as computers, printers, telephone, copier, shredder, able to read the computer monitor and paperwork.
  • Driving agency vehicles.

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3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, WA 98223
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