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Life Skills Coach – Santa Barbara Independent & Supported Living

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara, CA.
Full Time

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Momentum WORK, Inc.

TITLE: Life Skills Coach
Immediate Supervisor: Program Director, Program Coordinator
Supervision Exercised: Persons Served

SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Director of Independent/Supported Living Services and
Program Coordinator, this position is responsible for the implementation of Individual
Service Plans that will lead to or continue to promote independence, residential and
personal skills and assist in providing a safe and secure home environment for persons
receiving services in our Independent Living program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (limited list):
• Provide individualized coaching in daily living skills
• Provide education and support in the use of community resources
• Maintain accurate and current records in communication logs regarding
information relevant to Individual Service Plans.
• Support and assist persons served in following their daily activity schedule
including: household meal preparation, maintaining sanitary and orderly
conditions in their home, other household tasks and transportation as necessary
• Prompt and assist persons served in medication management
• Teach adaptive living skills and monitor the extent to which they are followed
• Participate in in-service training and staff meetings to facilitate professional
development
• Assist participants in all aspects of personal care
• Train program participants to access public transportation and assist persons
served in accessing benefits such as Social Security and SSI
• Assist persons served in weight bearing and non-weight bearing transfers
• Use crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations when persons served
are in danger of injuring themselves or others
• Complies with all Momentum WORK Inc. policies and procedures
• Other related duties, responsibilities and special projects on an as needed basis

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to stand, sit, walk for long periods of time
• Ability to go up and down stairs
• Ability to speak, read, hear and understand technical written material
• Lifting may be required; may exceed 25 lbs
• Ability to bend, lift and carry
• Full awareness of environmental stimuli
• Ability to implement Crisis Management, Safety & ProAct techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate of Arts degree or
equivalent in related field preferred
• Experience working with persons with developmental and/or other disabilities
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality regarding consumer and other
related information
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
• Ability to work with little direct supervision
• Ability to manipulate numbers
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (esp. Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Compassion and respect for persons with disabilities
• May need to be available during any disasters, per disaster plan
• Must have reliable phone
• Must be available evenings and weekends
• Must have personal car and valid insurance
• Must have valid CA Driver’s License
• Valid certification in CPR/1st Aid (Training available)

Note: At the discretion of the Executive Director, 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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