Support Coach - 3rd Shift Awake

HPI – Windham, Connecticut
Department HPI
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $12-$12.50 per hour

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. 

Position Title: SUPPORT COACH-Awake/Overnight (Supported Living)

Definition of Position: The Support Coach-Awake/Overnight is responsible for ensuring the physical and emotional health and safety of each resident at the home where they reside.

 Organizational Structure: The Support Coach-Awake/Overnight operates under the general supervision of the Manager, the Supported Living Director as well as Executive Management.

 Core Competencies: * Values-Orientation; *Technical/Functional Knowledge; *Physical Capability: Communications Skills; Decision-Making Skills; Interpersonal Skills; Results-Orientation

 Pre-Employment Qualifications: The Support Coach-Awake/Overnight is at least 21 years of age; has a high school diploma or equivalent; possesses a valid Connecticut driver’s license, acceptable driving record, valid auto insurance coverage, and reliable transportation; possesses at least two years minimum experience working with people or an approved equivalent; file application, at least 2 work references, 1 personal reference and current health form signed within 60 days; acceptable background & license checks performed by Horizons.

 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

Required Qualifications:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage starting at $12-12.50 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

Our Mission:

To create and sustain person-centered opportunities for people with special needs where they live, learn, work, and play.

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
    Windham, Connecticut
  • Department
    HPI
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $12-$12.50 per hour
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