SOAR Summer Camp Counselor (Seasonal)
The Direct Support Professional in the SOAR program provides support to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that require protective oversight, behavioral support, or assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL) and certain independent activities of daily living (IADL).
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
- Arrives to work in a timely manner.
- Maintains a safe environment for participants at all times.
- Attains and maintains all required training and certifications.
- Assists individuals with daily living skills as needed (may include eating, using restroom, dressing, etc.)
- Reviews all program files and records as directed.
- Performs activities outlined in program plans regarding goals, as directed.
- Assists individuals with physical and mobility needs as necessary.
- Maintains positive communication with participants (sign language, nonverbal, PECS system, etc.).
- Passes medications without error (as appropriate).
- Reports all incidents to supervisor(s) immediately (injury, behavioral, staffing, etc.).
- Interacts appropriately with family members/advocates/guardians of individuals.
- Represents Community Living, Inc. in the community with professional and appropriate behavior at all times.
- Works cooperatively as a team member.
- Completes and maintains all required trainings.
- Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.
Education, Experience, Skills:
- 17 years of age or older.
- Possess sound oral and written communication skills as well as decision-making skills.
- Must be able to write and document in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
- Possess the ability to use Microsoft Office applications including, but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel
- Ability to work as a team member
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
- Driver’s License
Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
- May drive large van to and from events, programs, etc. Must assist individuals entering and exiting the van. Lock down wheelchairs on vans.
- Physically assist individuals as needed.
- Lift individuals who cannot bear weight.
- Push and maneuver wheelchairs.
- Moderate Work – Exerts up to 50lbs of force occasionally and 20lbs frequently. Standing, sitting, reaching, typing, and walking are common.
Prerequisites for Employment:
- Pre-employment Drug Test
- Criminal Background Check
- Family Care Safety Registry Check
- Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) Check, Proof of Insurance
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