Independent Living Specialist

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Are you looking for a new career that involves helping others and making a difference in their lives? Look no further, and apply today!

As an Independent Living Specialist you will provide our clients with instruction on daily life skills as documented in each client's DDA Individual Instruction, Support Plan, and Assessment Tool. Instruction will correspond with IISP's instructional categories of Home Living, Community Living, Lifelong Learning Activities, Employment Activities, Health and Safety Activities, Social Activities, Protection and Advocacy Activities, and Exceptional Behavior Support Needs. These tasks can be worked on individually or in groups.

This is a non-exempt position, requiring contribution to SEIU, Local 925.

Qualifications, Education, Experience:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred (or concurrent enrollment in Human Services, Social Work, Education, or similar program).
  • At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities is desirable.
  • Upon hire, MUST have a current Washington State Driver's License with a good driving record.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services' Policies and Procedures.
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to work with our clients in a respectful manner.
  • Use teaching tools and curriculum to help clients complete tasks to become more independent and accomplish individual goal plans.
  • Maintain good communication with participants and staff.
  • Safeguard confidentiality of client records and information.
  • Meet supervision standards for each individual while in the community and at home.
  • Write incident reports and submit to Program Manager.
  • Ensure client safety, hygiene, and health standards are met while working with the client.
  • Work with each participant on their individual finances and monthly budgets.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed to reflect goals met.

Training and Other Requirements to be completed after hire:

  • 5 Hour DDA Safety Orientation
  • 30 Hour On-Site Training and Peer Counseling
  • 40 Hour CORE Training
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
3210 Smokey Point Drive Suite 200, Arlington Full-time
Snohomish County Only This job is either located or can be performed in Snohomish County
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