Support Coach - 3rd Shift Awake

Supported Living · South Windham, Connecticut
Department Supported Living
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation 14.75

Position Title: Support Coach

Horizons creates and sustains person-centered opportunities for people with special needs where they live, learn, work, and play.The Support Coach is responsible for ensuring the physical and emotional health and safety of each resident at the home where they reside. The Support Coach helps foster the independence of the resident, supports them in achieving their goals, and facilitates opportunities for them to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. 

 

In this position you will:

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living, offering verbal reminders or physical assistance as needed
  • Assist resident(s) with the maintenance of their home and preparation of meals in keeping with specific diets
  • Implement a program that includes goals and objectives as established by the person’s team in the Individuals Service Plan
  • Learn strengths and preferences of the individual(s)
  • Administer medication as directed by the Manager in accordance with Physician’s Orders and DDS Medication Administration guidelines
  • Be accepting of people's differences (e.g. abilities, styles, personalities, etc.) and adjust own approach to accommodate others
  • Communicate in a way that is accurate, timely, positive, person-centered and respectful of the person’s privacy
  • Complete all required documentation daily and participate in regular staff development sessions
  • Keep manager(s) informed of incidents, behaviors, comments, etc., regarding resident(s) that are unusual, problematic or significant
  • Intervene in emergency situations (e.g., self-injury, medical aggression) and according to an individual’s specific behavior management program utilizing training received from Horizons

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage starting at $14.75 per hour
  • Opportunity to move into a full-time position within one year of employment

Part-time benefits include:

  • 401K eligibility with a 3% employer match
  • Vision, Pet, and Voluntary Life Insurance

Full Time Benefits include:

  • 401K eligibility with a 3% employer match
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Pet, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability and Life Insurance

Requirements:

  • The Support Coach is at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid Connecticut driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation
  • Must possess at least two years minimum experience working with people or an approved equivalent
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background & license check performed by Horizons
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background & license check performed by Horizons
  • Physical Requirements - Ability to lift at least 50 pounds; ability to respond to critical incidents that may require protective holds and escorts; ability to assist individuals to enter/exit buildings, work sites, vans/vehicles, etc; ability to perform CPR and First Aid

About Horizons:

Horizons has been offering support to individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs for nearly 40 years. Founded as a summer camp, Horizons has since expanded to offer year-round opportunities through Supported Employment & Options, Supported Living, and Educational Support Services. Today, the organization supports nearly 1,700 people annually by focusing on each person’s capacity and talents while responding to the changing needs of families, individuals, and the community. We expect more than what others think is possible.

Learn more at our website – www.horizonsct.org

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  • Location
    South Windham, Connecticut
  • Department
    Supported Living
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    14.75