Adult Disabilities Mentor
Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) is a Colorado non-profit 501(c)3 organization. SKSF was founded in 1998 to provide respite and care for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. Various programs offer community support services to families and are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout their life span.
The Adult Disabilities Mentor position oversees and supports the client’s integration in the daily activities. This position works with our adults with special needs to teach them applicable life skills, including attending to personal needs. Mentors must be able to work any of the adult services programs (I-CAN, Joey’s) and help the transportation department with transporting the clients. The Mentor performs an integral front-line role in meeting the organization’s mission of Promoting, Strengthening and Supporting Individuals with Disabilities and their Families. This position’s work schedule can fluctuate and is dependent on the program’s needs.
- Provide integrated supports to the client, including facilitating relationship building.
- Participate in the implementation of the Individual Service and Support Plan.
- Promote awareness of the abilities of the individuals with disabilities, while maintaining confidentiality.
- Document and immediately report any incidents of concern to the Program Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator or Team Lead as designated.
- Complete and submit documentation in a timely matter. This includes required daily program documentation.
- Be in a primary role for the transportation needs of the client as assigned. This includes regular driver or ride along duties.
- Respect the rights of the client.
- Adhere to all person center planning.
- Implement and provide data for the Behavior Supports Plans.
- Attend and participate in all required trainings & meetings.
- Assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s).
- Communicate with and actively engage in client activities.
- Facilitate client group activities.
- Train on and fully know the protocols and behavior plans for all clients in the day programs.
- Available to go out into the community with any client, based on program need.
- Perform two-people assists with changes and transfers (using Hoyer lift and other adaptive equipment) and also fully assist (one person) with personal care, which includes toileting and feeding.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Ability to be flexible when providing transportation needs to clients.
- Ability to constantly train and learn about SKSF day program clients and their protocols, showing flexibility to work with any client assigned.
- Ability to stay updated on required certifications, licenses, and trainings in order to provide continuous services to our clients.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Ability to communicate effectively and respond professionally to questions from managers, employees, as well as outside entities.
- Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of issues.
- Ability to stay positive in a fast-paced environment that often requires multi-tasking.
- Ability to maintain a safe environment for clients, coworkers, and visitors.
- Prefer experience with adult developmentally disabled population.
- Demonstrate good judgment and professionalism.
- Trained CPR, First Aid & CPI, & Universal Precautions Certification within the first 30 days of hire.
- This position is required to maintain client specific training as delegated by Program Coordinator, HCPF and CDPHE.
- Must to be able to lift and transfer; up to 50 lbs.
- A valid Colorado driver’s license & current vehicle insurance, and an acceptable driving record per SKSF standards.
- Developmental Disabilities: 1 year (Preferred)
- Clean Driving Record: 1 year (Required)
- CPR Certification (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Required)
- Bi weekly or Twice monthly
Please visit http://www.SKSFcolorado.org for more information about the ADULT SERVICES PROGRAM and other SKSF programs.