Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado Interim Employee, Relative in Colorado Springs, Colorado

QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or G.E.D. Experience in related field or equivalent combination of training and experience in a social service, counseling or rehabilitation setting, providing direct services to persons with physical, emotional and/or developmental disabilities. A valid Colorado driver’s license without a history of violations and current vehicle insurance required. The incumbent must be able to write clear, concise and accurate reports and plans, submit them in a timely fashion and possess excellent time management skills. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of community resources, have the ability to program, train and be creative in motivating consumers toward individual success. The incumbent must also conduct self in a professional manner and maintain a professional appearance that enhances the firm’s reputation.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

It is preferred that the incumbent have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate the ability to interact with various types of internal and external customers. It is also preferred that the incumbent have the ability to relate effectively to disabled person, their parents and guardians and be empathetic toward their needs. The incumbent must have the ability to work independently, cooperatively and to exercise effective planning. The Provider must demonstrate flexibility within the framework and pressure of established deadlines

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Homemaker

  • Homemaker Services are general household activities provided in the home of the individual to maintain a health and safe home environment, when the person ordinarily responsible for these activities is absent or unable to manage these tasks. Some of these services may include the following:

  • Routine light housecleaning, such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping and cleaning bathroom and kitchen areas.

  • Meal preparation

  • Dishwashing

  • Bed making

  • Laundry

  • Shopping

  • Personal Care

  • Personal Supports: Personal supports may include assistance with bathing and personal hygiene, eating, dressing and grooming, bowel and bladder care, menstrual care, transferring, basic first aid, administering medications, operating and maintaining medical equipment for a child who cannot perform these functions alone due to the developmental disabilities or medical condition.

  • Household Services: Assistance in performing housekeeping tasks which, due to the needs of the child with a developmental disability, are above and beyond the task generally required in a home and/or increase the parent(s) ability to provide care needed by the child with a disability.

  • Residential Habilitation Services and Supports (24/7 care)

  • Residential Habilitation Services and Supports (24/7 care) is a service provided to a family member under the DD waiver. Some of the services included are:

  • Self-Advocacy

  • Community Access

  • Independent living training

  • Cognitive services: money management, planning and training

  • Supervision

  • Emergency assistance: prevention planning and training

  • Travel services: providing, arranging, transporting and/or accompanying the family member with intellectual or developmental disabilities to services and supports in their plain of care.