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West End San Bernardino/Pomona Valley

Oct 06 2017

Community Coach

Anthesis (formerly PVW) - Montclair

 

Summary: Under the direction of the Outcomes Manager, the Community Coach supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in natural/community settings on a daily basis in activities designed to promote vocational, social, physical and intellectual growth, as well as assist each client in skill development for community integrated employment. Community Coaches are responsible for soliciting, following-up and securing job/volunteer leads for individuals and/or group placements, for analyzing data and implementing appropriate curriculum on a case-by-case basis and for providing job-site/volunteer site training and intervention for Anthesis clients as assigned in community employment/volunteer settings. The ideal Community Coach will have an organized and patient demeanor and be able to effectively communicate, plan and manage time as they will be responsible, together with the Outcomes Manager, for preparing/coordinating daily, weekly and/or monthly activities and/or job opportunity schedules for their clients. This position will require a high amount of discretion as the maintenance of client privacy will be of utmost importance as well as ensuring client safety at all times both on and off site. The Community Coach will be highly skilled in the areas of communication (written and oral), case analysis, and information tracking in order to accurately and effectively plan, measure and meet the needs of their clients. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Responsible to ensure all job duties are performed in-line with and in support of the mission of Anthesis. • Provide means of daily transportation to various locations and/or meet clients at various locations. • Responsible for training clients on the use of public transportation, including types of transportation available, schedules, fees, etc. • Sets a good example of work rules and directives of community employer/volunteer program, displaying to the clients, the proper techniques, habits, attitudes for work. • Responsible for the work performance/volunteer task of client workers assigned to contract. • In conjunction with the Outcomes Manager, prepares and coordinates the daily, weekly and/or monthly schedules of planned activities and/or work schedules with each client assigned to group, through written and/or oral instructions. • Acts as a liaison with the employer and/or volunteer director, providing supports, consultation on employment/volunteer related issues for success of long term employment/volunteerism. • Aids Outcomes Manager and Case Managers in developing and implementing Individual Habilitation Service Plans (IHSP)/Individual Service Plans (ISP) for each consumer. • Responsible for monthly meetings with clients in IECBS program to discuss safety, codes of ethics, rules of conduct, etc. • Responsible for the safety of all clients in personal care, including but not limited to, prompt reporting to the Outcomes Manager and/or Case Managers, of all injuries, serious events, safety related accidents, vehicle accidents, vehicle code violations, etc. SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS and OTHER DUTIES In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions: • Ensures client rights are protected at all times and are respected by the community at large. • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of client information carried throughout the day and kept in accordance with Anthesis’ confidentiality standards; • Will assess client’s skills and abilities and track progress on goals as a part of Outcomes data reporting. • Responsible for charting client’s progress for consumer folder; maintains accurate, individualized accounting of client’s attendance, working hours, volunteer hours, including documentation related to off-site billing for work performed; etc. • Determines needed materials, parts, tools, equipment, etc., in order to complete jobs/tasks and keeps clients supplied with such items; sets up proper workstations and materials for the day’s activities and controls the waste of material and time. • Responsible for intervention in behavior management problems in compliance with ISP’s and PCP’s. In conjunction with Outcomes Manager and Outcomes Coordinator, deals effectively with defiant behavior, morale issues, client workers’ and/or volunteers’ grievances or complaints, hygiene, grooming, etc. • Responsible for safe operation of personal and/or agency vehicle when used during scope of work; responsible for accurate documentation of transportation/mileage records accordingly; responsible for neat and clean environment in personal or agency vehicle when used during scope of work. • Responsible for complying with safety standards of Anthesis. • Attends required department staff meetings/in-service classes as required by Anthesis; assists in discussion of off-site activities. • Other duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree(GED); Associate of Arts Degree in a related field desired; sufficient experience with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to carry out duties required in above description; or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES Current and valid California driver license and 3 to 5 years driving experience with driving record that is acceptable to the organization’s insurance carrier. Must possess proof of current vehicle insurance and vehicle registration. At times, may be required to driver personal vehicle CPR/FA certification and/or ability to pass certification. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is: • Regularly required to walk, sit, and talk and hear; regularly lift and/or move and/or push/pull consumers up to 25 pounds; • Occasionally lift and/or move and/or push/pull consumers up 50 pounds; • Frequently required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands/arms; • Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
If interested in this position, please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website to learn more about our company. Please keep in mind that we do receive a high volume of applications for all of our open positions and will therefore only be contacting those applicants whose qualifications most closely match the requirements of this position. Not all applicants will be called. Thank you.
 
West End San Bernardino/Pomona Valley