Senior Support Companion - East Los Angeles

Adult Services Supported Living Northridge, California


Description

Social/Community Integration and Participation (SCIP) is a 24-hour supported living service with positions that can provide the opportunity to work day, evening and/or overnight shifts. Some individuals may require assistance with personal care needs such as toileting, bathing, general hygiene, housekeeping, etc. Most of the people we support have challenging behaviors, which are often tied to a skills deficit in communication, coping skills, or social ability. We strive to determine the cause of the behavior and assist our participants in finding a more appropriate way to get their needs met, thus reducing their need to use inappropriate behavior.  This involves assessing their abilities, strengths, and opportunities for growth, as well as teaching positive skills so they can get their needs met appropriately. 

Our client will be served in 2:1 staff to client ratios. Service is delivered in clients home and in the community, and may involve the activities of daily life such as grocery shopping, going to doctor’s appointments, and other usual errands. The service we provide allows people with a variety of disabilities to live in their own home in the community, participate as an active member in their families and communities, and develop independence skills and meaningful relationships.

The  Sr.  Support  Companion  must  be  physically  able  to  implement  all  strategies  as  they  are  defined  in  IABA's  'Emergency  Management  Guidelines',  including  geographical  and  emergency  physical  containment.

The  Sr.  Support  Companion  must  be  physically  able  to  lift  and  carry  items  weighing  up  to  25  pounds  (e.g.,  groceries,  houseware  items,  move  furniture,  etc.).  As  well  as  be  able  to  physically  assist,  guide,  and  facilitate  movement  of  the  client  that  may  need  physical  assistance  (e.g.,  wheelchair  transfer,  walking,  etc.).

Responsibilities:

Assist  SCIP  management  in  a  senior  support  capacity,  attend  appropriate  management  meetings,  and  regularly  scheduled  monthly  staff  meetings. Staffing schedule and quality assuring and submitting staff timesheets. Reliability checks on staff, in charge of setting up medical appointments and managing client medication. Writes quarterly progress reports and ensures staff are taking data on a daily basis. 

Provides  hands-on  training  to  all  companion  positions,  including  being  primary  contact  person  for  several  companions,  thereby  reviewing  their  work  on  a  weekly  basis  and  holding  regularly  scheduled  contact  meetings.

Provides  substitute  coverage  if  a  companion  is  absent.

QUALIFICATIONS:  preferred but not required: BA or AA in  special  education,  psychology,  social  work  or  related  field  or  experience  relevant  to  community-based  programming  for  person  with  developmental  disabilities. Minimum of high school diploma and 2 years working with adults with challenging behaviors. 

REQUIRED:  Valid  Driver's  license;  current  automobile  insurance;  first  aid  and  CPR  training;  DMV  report  and  Fingerprint  Screening.

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Full-Time/Days,  Afternoons,  Weekends,  Overnight.

Days  and  hours  vary  based  on  client  requirements.

Benefits  for  full-time  employees,  includes  paid  personal  time  off,  paid  holidays,  health  and  dental  insurance,  and  401(k)  plan.

Compensation: $15.60-$18.21