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Special Needs Vocational Coach-Entry level (M-F 9AM-5PM)

Company: All's Well Health Care Services
Location: Poway
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

*PURPOSE OF SPECIAL NEEDS VOCATIONAL COACH/DIRECT SERVICE PROFESSIONAL (DSP) INTERNSHIP*This program is designed to highlight the career opportunities available to you in becoming a Special Needs Caregiver/DSP, while providing you with the skills that you need to deliver high-quality services and supports that allow people to live their best lives and feel empowered.*JOB DESCRIPTION AND FRAMEWORK FOR CARRYING OUT RESPONSIBILITIES *As a Vocational Coach /DSP Intern, you will learn about the role of, and perform *entry-level duties under, a qualified DSP for up to three months and up to thirty hours per week to start, but may evolve into a Full time position*. The duties of a DSP are tailored around each individual served and may include support with: participant empowerment, communication, community and service(s) networking, facilitation of services, providing community living skills and supports, education, training and self-development, advocacy, vocational, educational and career support, organizational participation, documentation, building and maintaining healthy friendships and other relationships, keeping the participant at the center (person-centered), and supporting their health and wellness, which may include assisting with daily tasks.The role of a DSP is complex and requires a specific set of skills and values. The following represents what to expect in the DSP practice:* DSPs assist people who need support to lead self-directed lives and participate fully in their communities.* DSPs recognize the unique gifts, preferences and needs of each person supported.* DSPs recognize the personhood of people they support. They partner with them in making informed decisions and everyday choices about their finances, well-being, relationships, and employment.* DSPs will use knowledge, skills (competencies), and values such as the NADSP Code of Ethics to guide their work and provide quality services.* DSPs continue to learn and develop their professional abilities through ongoing in-service and self-directed education and training.* DSPs understand that quality services occur at the point of interaction with the people that they support.* DSPs realize that their role includes being a mentor and a facilitator.* DSPs inform the people they support regarding their responsibilities and advocate with them for their valued role in society.* DSPs create environments where the people they support feel empowered to have meaningful relationships with friends, their families, and promote integration and inclusion in all our nations communities.* DSPs respect the privacy of the people they support and commit to promote their physical and emotional well-being.* *PAY:* $16 - $19.50 per hour to start with potential for increase. Weekly pay + incentives offered.*SCHEDULE:* Monday - Friday 9 AM- 5 PM with some flexibility.*PROGRAM PERKS** Weekly pay* Employment retention payments at six and twelve months* FREE Interactive training* A variety of schedules available* Play an integral role in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their community* May lead to a long-term career path*QUALIFICATIONS** Must be 18 years or older* Must have a High School Diploma (or equivalent) or a Certificate of Completion* Must have a valid Identification Card or Drivers License* Must pass a background check and other required health screenings*PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*A DSP Intern may work indoors or outdoors and may perform tasks which involve frequent sitting, standing, writing, or performing repetitive motions. On occasion a DSP may perform tasks that involve, but are not limited to bending, twisting, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, standing, reaching, walking, and lifting of 25 lbs.#IND-DDSJob Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $16.00 - $19.50 per hourBenefits:* Flexible schedule* Mileage reimbursement* Paid training* Professional development assistanceSchedule:* 4 hour shift* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Monday to Friday* Morning shiftApplication Question(s):* Are you 18 years or older?* Have you completed or soon to complete your high school diploma/GED or equivalency?* Do you have government issued drivers license and a reliable vehicle?* Please apply on our website and schedule your interview using this link (Must copy link in browser) : https://cadds.workgr8.com/* Are you available to work between Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM?Education:* High school or equivalent (Required)Work Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: All's Well Health Care Services, Poway , Special Needs Vocational Coach-Entry level (M-F 9AM-5PM), Education / Teaching , Poway, California

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