Careers

Part-Time Driver

Position Title:

Part-Time Driver

Reports To:

Transportation Director

Supervises:

None

Job Summary:

The role of this position is to transport individuals from their residence to Day Program in the morning, and then from Day Program to their residence in the afternoon in a safe and timely manner using a variety of vehicles dependent upon individual need.

Environment:

This is a part-time position that requires two to three hours in the morning (6 am - 9 am) and again in the afternoon (2 pm - 5 pm). It can be fast paced in nature and demand focus, level thinking, and a calm and positive attitude.

Required Resources:

A respectable driving record and a drivers' license held for a minimum of three (3) years. A comprehensive understanding of State and Federal laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Good navigational ability and the ability to operate standard navigational tools.

Principal Accountabilities, Duties & Responsibilities:

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  • Operation of a variety of vehicles in a safe and timely manner regardless of inclement weather and road conditions.
  • Responsible for the care of said vehicle, i.e.: fueling, cleanliness, etc.
  • Completing documentation necessary for tracking purposes, such as mileage sheets, attendance, etc.
  • Responsible for operating under and understanding the parameters of the MART contract.
  • Facilitating good relationships with HCP's, parents, etc. of the individuals that are transported.
  • Relaying of information to the department about behaviors, individual needs, and any and all issues associated with the transport[/list]
The qualification listed below must support the essential functions and serve as the primary criteria for selecting candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED, a valid Driver's license of not less than three (3) years.

Minimum Competencies:

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  • Must exhibit an ability to focus on task at hand, have excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with both peers and individuals in a respectful and positive manner.
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment.[/list]

Minimum Expectations:

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  • To successfully obtain all necessary training as required.
  • Training may include, but is not limited to: Defensive Driving, Agency Orientation, Safety Plan and Evacuation, Human rights, Ethics, First Aid and CPR, Etc. To adhere to Safety, Human Rights, Confidentiality Requirements (HIPPA) and Agency Ethics while pursuing the agency Mission Statement through all aspects of community and Agency involvement.
  • The employee may be asked to attend Committees or other meetings as they pertain to the job.
  • Other duties are expected to be performed as requested. Specific duties may be attached as necessary.[/list]
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Job Detail
  1. Salary - To be discussed
  2. Address - Southbridge, MA United States
  3. Date Posted - December 1, 2016

Job Coach

Position Title:

Job Coach

Reports To:

Director and Assistant Director of Employment

Supervises:

None

Job Summary:

Job Coaches are responsible for teaching a variety of work skills, in a variety of settings.  Job Coaches must model good work ethics, including professionalism, reliability, honesty, punctuality and attention to detail. Job Coaches are an integral part of the Vocational Team and must be able to effectively share information about the individual’s skill acquisition, as well as issues related to job sites and other pertinent issues with the Vocational Team. Effective written and oral communication is essential. Typically Job Coaches are also assigned to van driving for the Transportation Department, therefore Job Coaches must be able to drive 15 Passenger and Wheel Chair Vans.

Environment:

This is a high energy, on-the-go positions that requires excellent interpersonal skills and patience. The ability to work one-to-one with Program Member(s) on a daily basis is essential. The ability to walk or drive in all weather conditions is a requirement for the successful candidate. A Job Coach must be able to move freely and sit or stand for long periods. Lifting Requirement for this position is 30 pounds.

Required Resources:

A valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required. Pre-Employment Drug Test and Physical is required. Daily use of a vehicle is required. Job Coaches may be required to use their own vehicle for travel, but may also need to use a company van or car. Some holiday are expected to be worked as needed.

Principal Accountabilities, Duties & Responsibilities:

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  • Commute Program Members to and from job sites, either by vehicle or pedestrian transportation while keeping to the assigned schedule.
  • Strictly follow Agency Policies as they relate to the transportation, supervision and general well-being of Program Members.
  • Assist each Program Member in learning the skills necessary for a successful completion of his/her job. Step-by-step teaching techniques are often required. Typically teaching techniques include modeling the steps paired with verbal instruction.
  • Document the activities and successful skill acquisition of program members using Task Analysis Sheets, Case notes, Data Sheets, Community Participation Logs and other tools as assigned. Documentation requirements may include sign in and sign out sheets.
  • Interfacing with employees, customers and management in employment locations is essential. Ensure that his/her Employee/Employer relationships is a beneficial one by initiating or facilitating open communication.
  • Address behavioral and attitudinal concerns on the job and provide role modeling to demonstrate appropriate social skills and control in the workplace.[/list]
The qualification listed below must support the essential functions and serve as the primary criteria for selecting candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Graduate or GED AND Related Work/Personal History teaching skills or working with persons with disabilities.

Minimum Competencies:

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  • The qualified candidate must be a confident and outspoken advocate for Program Member’s Rights, Dignity and Respect in the Workplace.
  • The qualified candidate must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • The qualified candidate must demonstrate positive work habits including the ability to retain a job, punctuality, reliability and appropriate dress and appearance.[/list]

Minimum Expectations:

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  • To successfully obtain all necessary training as required. Training may include, but is not limited to: Defensive Driving, Agency Orientation, Safety Plan & Evacuation, Human Rights, Ethics, CPR & First Aid, etc.
  • To adhere to Safety, Human Rights, Confidentiality Requirements (HIPPA) and Agency Ethics while pursuing the Agency Mission Statement through all aspects of community and agency involvement.
  • The Employee may be asked to attend Committee or other Meetings as they pertain to the job.
  • Other duties are expected to be performed as requested. The information listed above will be used to evaluate the Employee’s performance on an annual basis, as specified in the Personnel Policies.[/list]
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Job Detail
  1. Salary - To be discussed
  2. Address - Southbridge, MA United States
  3. Date Posted - December 1, 2016

Direct Care

Job Title:

Direct Care

Reports To:

Program Administrator and Program Director

Supervises:

None

Job Summary:

DC Staff provide quality care and motivation to Program Participants by encouraging independence and success in all levels of program opportunities and Activities of Daily Living (ADL). DC Staff also provide the required documentation to meet Regulatory and Agency Standards. DC staff must be sensitive to program member’s emotions, and respectfully maintaining program member’s dignity and privacy.

Environment:

The job requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, as well as the ability to assist in crisis intervention when necessary. The ability to drive in all weather conditions is expected. Exposure to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens is possible due to assisting with toileting and physical aggression. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate due to talking and movement. The noise level can increase due to loud vocalization program members.

Required Resources:

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  • A valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance coverage, as well as daily use of a vehicle. Other site-specific tools may be required, and will be taught as necessary.
  • Principal Accountabilities, Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To develop an understanding of the individual needs, goals and level of required assistance of all Program Members to ensure safety and comfort while maintaining the development of age appropriate behaviors.
  • The safe and reliable transportation of Program Members to or from the Program in all weather conditions.
  • Document and maintain accurate records on Program Members on a daily basis, while adhering to Agency and Regulatory requirements. Documentation may include: case notes, task analysis sheets, probes, activity logs and behavior tracking sheets.
  • To assist Program Members with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Skills, which may include: meal preparation, personal care, toileting, safety awareness, and appropriate social interactions.
  • Complete timely and accurate paperwork/records as required by the agency while also adhering strictly to Confidentiality Requirements.
  • Implement behavior management interventions for Program Members as warranted under the direction of the Clinical Team.
  • Provide one-to-one supervision of Program Members, as assigned.
  • Conduct the necessary follow-up and review to ensure appropriate delivery of Individual Plans, including as applicable:
  • Individual Service Plan (ISP), Day Hab Service Plans, CBDS Support Plans and Behavior Plan requirements.
  • Instruct skills training in a programmatic setting. Trainings are based on independent living skills and goal achievement.
  • Ensure a healthy and clean work environment.
  • Provide supervision and support in community settings.
  • Provide services and supports as identified in each assigned persons Individual Service Plan.
  • Come to work with a great deal of patience and understanding.
  • Responsible for following the mission of the Center of Hope Foundation.
  • Supporting the emotional, physical, and personal well-being of the individuals receiving supports.
  • Provide personal care.[/list]
The qualification listed below must support the essential functions and serve as the primary criteria for selecting candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED AND one year experience in the field required.

Minimum Competencies:

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  • Must exhibit conflict resolution skills and must possess the ability to work reliably and consistently in many situations.
  • Must be able to intervene in crisis situations, with the use of physical restraint tactics as taught by the Agency and approved by State and Federal Agencies.
  • Must possess English communication skills, both written and verbal.[/list]

Minimum Expectations:

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  • To successfully obtain all necessary training as required. Training may include, but is not limited to: Defensive Driving, Agency Orientation, Safety Plan & Evacuation, Human Rights, Ethics, CPR & First Aid, etc.
  • To adhere to Safety, Human Rights, Confidentiality Requirements (HIPPA) and Agency Ethics while pursuing the Agency Mission Statement through all aspects of community and agency involvement.
  • The employee may be asked to attend committee or other meetings as they pertain to the job.
  • Other duties are expected to be performed as requested. The information listed above will be used to evaluate the employee’s performance on an annual basis, as specified in the Personnel Policies.[/list]
  If button below does not work, Print Job Application. [button icon="fa-print" size="large" backgroundcolor="#44697d" color="#ffffff" target="_blank" link="http://www.thecenterofhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Direct-Care.pdf"]Print job description[/button]  [button icon="fa-pencil" size="large" backgroundcolor="#44697d" color="#ffffff" target="_blank" link="http://www.thecenterofhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/COH-JOB-APPLICATION.pdf"]Print job application[/button]   [button icon="fa-keyboard-o" size="large" backgroundcolor="#44697d" color="#ffffff" target="_blank" link="http://www.thecenterofhope.org/application-for-employment"]Apply online[/button]

Job Detail
  1. Salary - To be discussed
  2. Address - Southbridge, MA United States
  3. Date Posted - December 1, 2016