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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:49 PM

Bethesda Lutheran Communities is a national leader in providing homes and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We help people create connections in their communities. Through these connections, the people we support are empowered to make choices leading to a greater independence that enables them to live the best life possible. We believe support begins with the individual. We make a difference in the lives of those who choose to receive our support by being an active and involved part of their everyday lives. We get to know their interests and their passions. We work together to identify the services that will best support them through important life decisions including how to live, work, and play. Our goal is to help each person make choices, set goals and enrich their lives so they can live in the home they choose and access the supports they desire. We help them realize a greater sense of independence and a closer connection to their community. We are looking for FT Community Life Coach's to join our team in Portland! Flexible hours - set your own schedule! Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Community Life Manager, The Community Life Coach is responsible for helping people with intellectual disabilities connect to their communities through such activities as community events/activities and volunteer opportunities. The CLC assesses skills and interests for participants, implements service plans, and facilitates the involvement within the community. The CLC assures safety in the community while securing activities that enrich the participant s life. Essential Job Functions: Identify community resources and activities pertaining to the interest and skill level of participants on their caseload. Facilitate the participation of participants in typical and integrated activities (those used by the general public), events and organizations in the participant s neighborhood or local community in ways similar to others persons of the same age an interest. Foster connections between participants and persons without disabilities to increase social capital. Maintain electronic records including progress of goals identified on participant s person-centered plan, incidents, challenges, etc. Accompany participants to activities, if needed, and facilitate involvement. Communicate progress, successes, and challenges to guardians / care providers as needed. Ensure personal safety of participants on caseload. Provide support to maintain or enhance personal independence Provide attendant care and/ or other supports as necessary (i.e. personal care, medication assistance, etc.) Support Bethesda s Mission, vision and Core Values while empowering each person to direct his or her own life choices. Perform other duties as assigned Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): None State Licensing Requirements (if applicable): None Minimum Job Qualifications: Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D. required. Must be 18 years of age, or older. Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft office and have the ability to use electronic charting programs. Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: Must have a valid drivers license and a good driving record as defined by Bethesda policy. Upon hire, the CLC must successfully complete the Community Life Coach training. Clear background check as defined by regulations and policies. Physical Demands: Ability to lift at least 50 pounds. Ability to do daily standing, bending and lifting. Must be able to stand for 8 hours at a time. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening. May be required to complete and pass a post-employment physical. Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behaviors): Experience in working with people with developmental disabilities is preferred. Our full-time benefits (for anyone scheduled more than 30 hours per week) include: Medical/ Dental coverage options, free vision discounts, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off (16.5 days accrued in the first year!), company-paid life, AD&D, STD, and LTD insurance with the option to supplement coverage, an extended illness benefit, a 403(b) plan with dollar-per-dollar match on contributions up to 3% of wages, and MANY MORE! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO, VISIT US AT:
Associated topics: coach, recruit, train, volunteer, volunteer coordinator, volunteer management, volunteer manager, volunteer orientation


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