Employment Opportunities

Make a Difference - Join Village Community Services' Team!

Wage:  TBD

Two Assistant Manager positions:

1. Sunday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2. Wednesday-Saturday 8 a.m to 6 p.m.

Apply: submit résumé (current employees may submit letter of interest)

  • Mail or in person: Kathleen Nelson  3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200 Arlington, WA 98223
  • FAX: 360-653-6503
  • Email: res51@villagecommunitysvcs.org

Summary:      Assists the Residential Program Manager in most aspects of program management, with the exception of hiring, evaluation, disciplinary action, and termination of staff. Provides assistance, support, and training to Residential Supported Living Specialist to ensure complete and quality services are being provided to participants. Also works directly with participants providing support and training in the activities of daily living as guided by each client’s individual service plans (personal, medical, positive behavioral support, financial, etc.)

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

Qualifications, Education, Experience: Upon hire, the Assistant Residential Program Manager must have high school diploma or equivalent education, and two years experience working with individuals with disabilities. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study is preferred. Must have a current Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record and must pass a background check and read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures. The Assistant Program Manager must be capable of relating to individuals with disabilities in a respectful adult manner, be able to use good judgment, and be a positive role model and representative of the agency. Assistant Program Managers must also possess a mature, flexible and patient personality when working with clients and support staff. 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. The Assistant Residential Program Manager cannot work alone until certified.

Description of Essential Qualifications and Duties:

Program Management and Leadership

  • Must display sound judgement and the ability to problem solve and support clients and Residential Support Services staff
  • Well informed of participant learning and communication styles, personal goals, lifestyle preferences, behavioral, medical, health, and safety needs
  • Show competency in verbal, reading and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with team members, community persons, families, DDA representatives, vocational providers, and other agencies involved in the provision of services to VCS’s Residential clients
  • Understand and follow incident and mandatory reporting requirements
  • Follow VCS’s chain of command policies in communicating essential information and grievances to the Program Manager, Residential Services Director, Executive Directors, and as the chain of command policies dictate, the board of directors as represented by the Board President
  • Serve as a mentor and peer coach to Residential Support Specialist personnel
  • Provide direct service to Residential clients
  • Assist with Residential program site management as delegated by the Residential Program Site Manager. Examples of assistant program manager duties are:
  • Coordination and recording of staff and client meetings
  • Act as a liaison for information from management to support staff and vice versa
  • Development of staff schedules
  • Development and implementation of client behavioral, medical, and other service plans
  • Weekly reconciliation of client personal financial records and petty cash funds
  • Scheduling of staff as needed to cover shortages, absences, and paid time off.
  • Ensure positive landlord relations by following all lease agreements
  • Inventory and purchasing of needed program supplies
  • Ensure that fire drills and safety checklists are documented on a monthly basis
  • Ensure Consent and Release of Information forms are completed on a yearly basis.
  • Ensure all financial, medical, positive behavioral support, and individual service plans are current and being followed
  • Scheduling and monitoring of staff assignments related to client activities of daily living
  • Ensure the participant’s homes are clean, safe, and well maintained.
  • Monitor staff time and attendance record keeping for accuracy and timeliness
  • Participate in individual service planning, staff meetings, trainings and conferences
  • Perform other duties and special assignments as directed by the Program Site Manager.

Activities of Daily Living

    • Assure a safe and healthy living environment that a) supports positive behavior b) encourages client success in the pursuit of their values, goals, and relationships c) prevents loss of functioning, and ultimately, d) the achievement of their personal potential at home, work, and in community life
    • Adhere to the government statutes, policies, and Residential values delineated by the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Provide support and trainings as needed to the participants in daily living skills
  • Provide needed support to participants to access the community
  • Document and report any changes in the participant’s mental, physical or emotional behavior to the Program Manager
  • Safeguard confidentiality of participant records and information
  • Accompany and provide the support and training needed to the participants while shopping, during medical appointment and participating in community functions or leisure activities.

 

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 participant transfers from wheelchair to toilet, bed or van. The position requires 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 may include sweeping, dusting, mopping, cooking, laundry, weeding, raking leaves. Driving agency vehicles is a frequent requirement as well. This may include driving from the residential site to the main office, transporting participants, and attending trainings and meetings.

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.

Wage: TBD

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-WSWED10am8pm
THU10am8pm
FRI10am8pm
SAT10am8pm
HC-STSUN7pm8am (Mon)
MON6pm7am (Tue)
TUE6pm8am (Wed)
SPW-STSAT10am8pm
SUN10am8pm
MON10am8pm
TUE10am8pm
SPW-SWSUN12 noon10pm
MON12 noon10pm
TUE12 noon10pm
WED12 noon10pm
AW-WSWED10am8pm
THU10am8pm
FRI10am8pm
SAT10am8pm
STW-STSAT9am7pm
SUN11am9pm
MON11am9pm
TUE11am9pm
STW-FSFRI11am7pm
SAT11am7pm
SUN11am7pm
RELIEFFILL IN FOR REGULAR STAFF AS NEEDED

$13.67 per hour

ONE OPENING FOR FULL OR PART TIME
A creative professional who assists persons with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process, including job search, interviewing, on-the-job training, job skill assessment, and workplace accommodations.  Communication and marketing to employers are also essential job duties.  The ideal candidate will be patient and reliable, with excellent communication, time management, and documentation skills.  Basic computer skills and ability to learn new technologies are essential.  High school diploma or GED required.  Experience or higher education in job development, human services, services to people with disabilities, marketing, and/or vocational rehabilitation preferred. Must pass a Washington State background clearance and have a demonstrated safe driving record (3 year driver’s abstract required.) Starting compensation $13.67 per hour.  Highly competitive medical and retirement benefits.   

Employment Specialist Job Description PDF

$12.00 per hour

Summary: Provide the essential trainings on daily life skills and job readiness skills as documented in DDA Individual Support Plan Support Assessment such as tasks listed under 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.

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.

Must take 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire. (Agency Orientation, Safety Training and the 40 hour curriculum training are part of the 75 hour training requirement.) Must obtain First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens certifications within the first 60 days of hire and cannot work alone until certification is received. Community Protection training is required to work with CP participants and must be obtained within 30 days of hire. Cannot work alone with client until certified.

Description of Essential Functions: Provide training as listed under DDA ISP 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 ISP goals.
  • 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 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 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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