Community Inclusion Coordinator - Tenders Global

Community Inclusion Coordinator

Alpha Supported Living Services

**$500 Hiring bonus

Flexible Schedule!! Make your own hours depending on your clients
’* needs!*

Do you want to work in a supportive environment for a company that has been serving the developmentally disabled community since 1974?
Then you’ve found the right place! Come join us and be part of the largest non-profit provider to developmentally disabled adults in Washington. Alpha Supported Living Services provides a competitive salary, comprehensive (and affordable) benefits package and a positive environment for you to grow your career. We are a non-profit company, serving the disabled adult community.

Starting pay for this position is $21.00 per hour.

Wage scale is $21.00 – $26.00 per hour

Benefits for Full Time Employees (30 hours or more a week) include
Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) (non-profit version of a 401(k)) with company match, Life Insurance, Tuition Savings Program and Tuition Reimbursement. Employees working 34 or more hours a week are eligible for PTO accrual.

Position Description:

This position gives clients opportunities to explore their communities, get involved, make friends, and improve quality of life. We find people and places within the local community where an individual’s interest, culture, talent, and gifts can be contributed and shared with others with similar interests. Our goal is to help our clients foster friendships and relationships with people who aren’t paid to spend time with them.

Four main responsibilities for a CI Coordinator:

  • Identify skills, interests, and potential for community contribution by talking with our clients and searching for good opportunities
  • Provide one-on-one support for Community Access clients during their outings into the community
  • Create six-month reports on Community Access Plan progress
  • Document time spent on behalf of each client, based on the Developmental Disability Administration Community Access Billable Activities

The Nitty Gritty:

A Coordinator provides services to their caseload (approx. 8-9 people) over the course of a week. Your schedule is set by when your clients are available, how many hours a month we are allowed to work with them, and what activities you will be taking them to. Each day is different, but a full caseload will earn you 40 hours a week. A big perk of the job is the flexibility. Do you need time off for a birthday, a doctor appointment, or a school event? Schedule your clients around that date! A typical day has you drive to your first client, take them out for their activities, then take them home. You go from one client to the next, based on when they’re scheduled for that day. Needless to say, you’ll be driving a lot. Crank up the radio and sing along. We reimburse mileage at the federal rate. People often ask: Do I need to help with personal care or unusual behaviors? Personal care is usually handled before you pick someone up, but you never know – you might need to help someone get in or out of a restroom, but it’s fairly minor. Some of our clients have behavior issues, but most of those are mild. They have plans that guide you to provide positive re-direction when these issues occur. Lastly, we do some documentation for this job. We document all outings and any other work that we put towards an outing (phone calls, texts, emails, scouting/discovery, etc.) so that we can bill the county for services given. A Coordinator also writes and updates each client’s care plan, every 6 months. Once a year, you would attend their assessment meeting to report how they’ve done during the past year. This job is amazing for those who love to interact with people. We serve as a “bridge” to help connect our guys and gals with people in their communities, an icebreaker for those who are shy or who do not communicate in standard ways. The feelings of accomplishment and pride are truly heartwarming while making a huge difference in our clients’ lives, working for a mission that we truly believe in: “… to serve individuals with developmental disabilities by providing services that will result in maximizing the person’s quality of life.”

Employment Criteria Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A High School Diploma or GED
  • Possess intermediate computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn and use new software
  • Have a Washington State Driver’s License, current vehicle insurance and able to be covered on Alpha Supported Living Services’ automobile insurance plan based upon his/her driving record
  • Background inquiry clearance from an authorized state agency

Come find out why working as part of the Alpha team is rewarding and an opportunity to grow!

Alpha Supported Living Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, disability or status as veteran or special disabled veteran, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. We are in accordance with applicable federal laws and in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, to include HIV Aids and other communicable diseases covered under the Act. Additionally, the agency complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

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