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Caregiver / Community Integration Specialist

Company: Exceptional Children's Foundation
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

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
Essential Duties:

  • 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 lunchtime.
  • Provide behavioral intervention to participants through appropriate methods as designated through NCI training and overall goals.
  • 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.
    Other Duties
    • 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 reporting requirements.
    • Regular, reliable attendance
    • Perform other duties as assigned
      QUALIFICATIONS
      • Education/Licenses/Certifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent.
      • Experience: One year working with individual's with special needs.
      • Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:
      • 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.
        REQUIREMENTS
        • 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.

Keywords: Exceptional Children's Foundation, Inglewood , Caregiver / Community Integration Specialist, Healthcare , Inglewood, California

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