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Direct Support Housemate

Location: San Rafael
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Casa Allegra Community Services (CACS) works to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, one person at a time, through an array of individually designed services and supports around community living, daytime activities, and employment opportunities.About you:If people describe you as patient, friendly, kind, helpful, caring, special, happy, peaceful and fun, this might be an ideal setting for you. It could be a perfect arrangement for a college student studying healthcare or social service.HOURS:Agreement with client usually between Sunday thru Thursday 10:00pm to 6:00amIn addition to being a housemate, working hours Monday - Friday 6:00am-8:30am(could be through clients IHSS)The job responsibilities include:---Helping prepare breakfast and assistance getting ready for the day---Collaborating with other supported living and day-program staff---Being a fun roommate, including occasional games, conversations, meals, and anything else you enjoy doing together!Benefits Include:---Mileage Reimbursement---Commuter benefit---Advancement trainingRequirementsRequirements General Qualifications: Passionate about helping othersAbility to work independently and as part of a dedicated team of direct support professionalsExperience in supported living preferred (professionally or personally)Experience with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is helpfulValid CA driver's license, clean driving record, vehicle in good working order, current auto insuranceAbility to communicate well in English, both written and verballyCurrent CPR and First Aid certifications or be able to acquire itClean criminal recordCovid-19 VaccinationKNOWLEDGEPsychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.Health & Safety -Knowledge of relevant safety equipment, policies, procedures, strategies, and first aid.English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.Technology- Knowledge of time and attendance system, ability to navigate the web, and communications (email, text, & phone).Client Support - You must adhere to: Code of Ethics delineated in the National Alliance for Direct Support Processionals.Understanding of Client's Rights Person-Centered Thinking Principles of Supported LivingPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSRequires the ability to be mobile (including, but not limited to lifting, bending, squatting, crouching, twisting).Ability to lift 50 llbs.Ability to see and respond to dangerous situationsSKILLSBasic SkillsActive Learning- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.CriticalThinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.Learning Strategies- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself to make improvements or take corrective action.Reading Comprehension- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.Speaking- Talking to others to convey information effectively.Writing- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.Social SkillsCoordination- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.Instructing- Teaching others how to do something.Negotiation- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.Persuasion- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.Service Orientation- Actively looking for ways to help people.Social Perceptiveness- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.Teamwork- Ability to effectively work in a team and respect co-workers.Self-Directed- Ability to work independentlyOutreach- Develop and productive relationships with employers and co-workers at volunteer and job sites, and in self-employment situations.Be professional with family members, care providers, Regional Center and circle of supports.Decision Making- Ability to make good judgments that benefits the client and their preference.Role Model- Be a positive role model for the client, including age-appropriate, socially acceptable behavior.

Keywords: CASA ALLEGRA COMMUNITY SERVICES, San Rafael , Direct Support Housemate, Other , San Rafael, California

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