Caregiver / Community Integration Specialist
Company: Exceptional Children's Foundation
Posted on: January 20, 2023
Title: Community Integration SpecialistReports to: Lead Training
Specialist or Program ManagerDepartment: Exceptional Community
ConnectionsLocation: Various Community LocationsFLSA Status:
Non-ExemptProgram Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00
pmSupervisory Responsibility: None
Who We Are:ECF was founded in 1946 by a group of parents and
community activists who sought to establish a day training program
as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with
developmental disabilities. For the last 75 years we have worked to
improve the lives of children, youth and adults in the Los Angeles
County area by offering a wide range of experiences and
opportunities to encourage individuals to discover and develop
their unique talents and abilities. The mission of ECF is to
provide the highest quality services for children and adults who
are challenged with developmental, learning, and emotional barriers
- empowering them to reach their greatest potential.
Position SummaryProvide direct supervision, training and evaluation
of participants assigned to a community-based activity. The
Training Specialist will work with a group of participants to
integrate them into the community and enhance their quality of life
as a valued member of society
- Teach new skills identified in the Individual Program Plan
(IPP) including but not limited to self-help, communication, gross
motor, fine motor, vocational, employment, cognitive skills,
social-emotional skills, health and community access.
- Provide supervision during participant arrival, departure and
- Provide behavioral intervention to participants through
appropriate methods as designated through NCI training and overall
- Assist participants as needed with personal hygiene including
toileting, illness and incidents of incontinence.
- Use public transportation or ECF van to transport participants
to community activity.
- Serve as a job coach for participants in paid work or volunteer
placement in community-based sites.
- Maintain vehicle logs and regular check of maintenance
reporting any issues immediately.
- Maintain all program equipment used regularly such as cell
phones, backpacks, log books, walkie-talkies, yoga mats, etc.
- Maintain timely participant documentation as directed by case
manager to include, but not limited to, monthly, quarterly
evaluations and case note reporting.
- Attend in-service trainings and staff meetings.
- Comply with ECF's Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Ensure
safe use and operation of tools and/or equipment.
- Comply with ECF policies and procedures, including mandated
- Regular, reliable attendance
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Education/Licenses/Certifications: High School diploma or GED
- Experience: One year working with individual's with special
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with clients to provide
direction and understand their needs.
- Detail oriented with excellent document skills
- Patience and compassion to work with individuals with a variety
of special needs.
- Ability to stand for long periods of time.
- Ability and willingness to drive ECF van.
- Valid California Class C Driver's License, reliable
transportation, evidence of car insurance, and insurable driving
record. May be required to obtain a Class B driver's license within
the first 3 months of employment.
- Pass a DOJ background investigation.
- Provide evidence of a negative TB test initially and every
three years afterward.
- Pass a pre-employment physical.
- Obtain NCI, Medication Administration, and First Aid and CPR
certification within the first 3 months of employment and maintain
as required. EEO Statement:Exceptional Children's Foundation
provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants in all company facilities without regard to race
(including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religious creed,
sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy,
childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not
limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or
intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a
Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered
domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex
stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition
(including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS
related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance
with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies
to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not
limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff,
recall, transfers, and leaves of absence, compensation and
training. DEI Statement:Exceptional Children's Foundation is on a
mission to provide the resources necessary to raise awareness and
to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We are
continuing to build a culture that is safe, respectful, fair and
inclusive for all of our employees. We are proud to employ people
of all backgrounds who possess the talent, energy, and focus to
accelerate our vision forward. COVID Vaccination
Requirement:Effective August 5th, 2021, and until further notice,
Exceptional Children's Foundation shall adhere to staff vaccination
and testing guidelines outlined in the CA Dept. of Public Health
(CDPH) Behavioral Health Information Notice No: 21-041. These
instructions shall apply to all applicable ECF facilities and
programs. Any new applicant at ECF will be required to submit their
Vaccination Certification status. And any candidate in any of the
programs that mandate vaccinations; i.e. healthcare, mental health,
early start, etc., will be required to be fully vaccinated before
considered for employment.
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