Employees at our East Stanwood site will have the opportunity to earn a bonus of up to $4,200 during their first year of employment. Bonuses will be paid at 6 months and at one year of employment.
Seeking staff members to work one-on-one to teach independent living and self-management skills. Must have a strong positive behavioral support background and experience working with adults with mental health challenges, intellectual disability, and/or behavioral challenges. Must be able to implement best practices to follow positive behavior support.
Will provide essential support and instruction in self-help and awareness skills to participant with significant behavioral challenges who is living within Village Community Services' Residential Support Program.
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.
Participate in IISP and PCSP meetings, staff meetings and training.
Model positive behavioral support techniques to co-workers.
Assist with training of staff in PBS and PBS plan.
Accompany participants and provide the support and training needed while shopping, at medical appointments and leisure activities.
Work with participants on individual finances and monthly budgets.
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 activities and personal needs.
Teach home and community safety skills.
Respect diversity-participants and coworkers.
Further education and training is available.
Qualifications, Education, Experience:
Support Staff must have a high school diploma or equivalent education.
At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities who experience significant behavioral challenges, and must be able to implement and model best practices in positive behavior support.
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.
Additional Physical Qualifications:
Evaluation of fitness will be based on set benchmarks as determined by a fitness testing provider:
Meet all physical demands presented in the DSP and PBSS job descriptions, and: Ability to provide Right Response physical interventions including evasion and physical restraints
Ability to sprint
Ability to climb stairs and carry objects up and down stairs
Ability to walk or bike for several miles at a brisk pace
Ability to actively facilitate and/or participate in physical activities including walking, biking, hiking, swimming, gym activities etc.
Additional Skill Qualifications:
Meet all skill qualifications presented in the DSP and PBSS job descriptions, and:
Has shown the ability to create environments for clients that best support their needs,
Has good understanding of the need/meaning of providing choice,
Has demonstrated understanding of the benefits of keeping people active,
Has shown the ability to follow PBS plans, document FAs, track use and effectiveness of psychoactive medications,
Has shown the ability to work on a team, recognizing need for group effort to achieve client success over individual staff recognition