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Job Coach – Santa Barbara Applied Abilities Day Program

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara, CA.
Full Time

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Momentum WORK, Inc.
TITLE: APPLIED ABILITIES JOB COACH
Immediate Supervisor: Director – Applied Abilities, Program Coordinator
Supervision Exercised: Persons Served
SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Director of Applied Abilities and Program Coordinator, this position is responsible for assisting adults with developmental disabilities in promoting their independence in social and employment settings.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Provides on-the-job training to disabled groups and/or individuals
• Responsible for providing skill or developmental training in various activities as designated; assists with personal care (including toileting/changing)/hygiene.
• Maintains accurate and current records such as daily participant documentation
• Contributes to positive relations between community members, persons served, vendors and other Agency staff
• Trains program participants in accessing public transportation and assists them with community integration
• Monitors, tracks and assists program participants in goal achievement
• Organizes social and vocational groups in promoting independence
• Complies with all Momentum Inc. program policies, CARF accreditation standards, TCRC, CAL/OSHA policies and procedures
• Must be able to work at other Momentum WORK, Inc. locations, when needed
• Must be able to transport participants, unless waived by the Executive Director.
• Other related duties and responsibilities on an as needed basis
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to stand, sit for long periods of time
• Ability to go up and down stairs
• Ability to walk for long periods of time
• Ability to push or pull wheelchairs when necessary
• Ability to speak, read, hear and understand technical written materials
• Lifting may be required; may exceed 25 lbs.
• Ability to bend, lift and carry
• Ability to operate machinery without posing a safety hazard to self and others
• Full awareness of environmental stimuli
• Ability to implement Crisis Management, Safety & ProAct techniques
Established: 06/98
Revised: 2/15
FLSA Status: Non -Exempt
Classification: III
Introductory Period: Three (3) Months
EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• At least one (1) year of experience working with persons with developmental and/or other disabilities in individual and/or group settings preferred
• Knowledge with respect to various job settings and basic vocational requirements including skills training in an industrial setting preferred
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality regarding program participant and other related information
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
• Ability to manipulate numbers
• Compassion and respect for persons with disabilities
• May need to be available during any disasters, per disaster plan
• Must have reliable phone
• Valid CA Driver’s License; driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier
• Valid certification in CPR/1st Aid (Training available)
Note: At the discretion of the Personnel Officer, additional related experience and/or education may be substituted or waived in lieu of the requirements specified above under “Education and Experience.”
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