Community Integration Specialist - M-F, 1st Shift $12-15/HR

Day Services-Edgehill Headquarters, 1331 Edgehill Rd, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America Req #2002
Sunday, August 8, 2021

Goodwill's Mission:  Transforming the lives of the individuals with disabilities and other barriers through pathways to independence and the power of work.

Why Goodwill?

  • Do you like to work with people? Do you want to help someone fulfill their dreams? Find their strengths? Learn to be more independent? Goodwill is looking for some new energy to add to its team!
  • Goodwill serves a large variety of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities through our day habilitation services. Our mission is to help individuals live their lives to the fullest by
  • following the ICARE pillars-Integrity, Caring, Accountability, Respect & Excellence.
  • We are always looking for new people who will add something fun and unique to our team! If you happen to be; energetic, creative, flexible,hardworking & reliable, like to have fun on the job and above all
  • -if you care about people and want to see everyone live the life they envision for themselves, then this job is for you!
  • No experience required-we can teach just about everything you need to know to thrive -so why not apply?
  • Full-Time, Health Care Benefits, Training and Professional Growth Opportunities, Bragging Rights-since you will have the coolest job out of all your friends.

Summary

Support and assist individuals with developmental disabilities or other barriers to increase person-centered, individualized integration and vocational exploration in the community.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist individuals with disabilities in the community to discover likes, activities, dislikes, and goals, volunteer/work experiences (Discovery).
  • Design and implement skill building activities in naturally occurring settings (conflict resolution, interpersonal skills, transportation safety, and communication, etc.).
  • Build and maintain effective, strategic partnerships at community sites that fosters independence and provide a variety of integration and skill building opportunities through volunteer and work experiences.
  • Complete required documentation (assessments, daily documentation, and attendance), recommend changes, and communicate progress to individual teams.
  • Utilize and analyze assessments to ensure person centered planning services are implemented.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring in the community to individuals to achieve full integration.
  • Monitor the health and safety practices of participants, complying with all company, state, and federal regulations
  • Increase social networks of individuals with developmental disabilities through the facilitation of social relationships.
  • Develop and maintain personal schedules.
  • Participate in behavior support practices that are in line with individual behavior support plans and encourage a culture of understanding, empathy and support.Provide verbal and/or physical intervention as needed to keep the individual and other workers safe.
  • Work with MH Clinician and demonstrate an understanding of basic mental health principles to support individuals to achieve personal success in the community.

Ancillary Job Functions

  • Personal care and med admin as needed.
  • Coordinate transportation as assigned.
  • Advocate for individual as they build independence through community exposure.
  • Attend team meetings to discuss participant behavior, health, and goals.
  • Balance finances daily for participant petty cash as assigned.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent with 3 to 5 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • College-level coursework in developmental disabilities, geriatrics, or DD is helpful.
  • Must have First Aid, CPR/AED, medication administration, crisis intervention and other required trainings.
  • Experience in providing active treatment and personal care to individuals preferred.
  • Must have current, valid OH driver’s license, personal car insurance and pass a DOT Physical.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • Exposed to potentially dangerous physical situations when participants exhibit assaultive or inappropriate behaviors.
  • Community settings with potentially frequent changes in settings.
  • Required to drive company vehicles or vans, at times in high-traffic conditions.
  • Exposure to potentially hazardous bodily fluids.
  • Must load and unload participants from vans, sometimes in inclement weather.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Ability to effectively organize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to prioritize the needs of individuals while out in the community.
  • Creativity and initiative to develop new vocational, recreational & social opportunities based on individual preferences.
  • Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions.
  • Knowledge of city and ability to network with in the community.
  • Ability to utilize technological resources in the community.
  • Ability to portray customer service skills while building community partnerships.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • May load and unload participants from vans, sometimes in inclement weather.
  • Occasionally may be required to drive vans in high-traffic conditions.

Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, run/jog, reach and bend for periods of time while assisting participants.
  • Assists with pushing wheelchairs for participants as needed.
  • May be required to operate mechanical equipment related to activities or using wheelchair lifts.
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Must be able to frequently assist an adult with positioning or sitting.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job function.
  • Must be able to provide and/or assist with personal care duties.
  • Must be able to move; bend to strap/fasten wheelchairs in vans.

At Goodwill, we'll help you reach your potential while you help others reach theirs. Want to enjoy coming to work? So do we!   
 
Our full-time benefits include:

  • Promotion and Growth Opportunities 
  • Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance the 1st of the month after 30 days
  • Voluntary life, short-term disability, accident,  and critical illness
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Employee Discount at all Goodwill Columbus Stores

Goodwill Columbus is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

For more information, we invite you to visit our website at www.goodwillcolumbus.org



  • Other details

    • Pay Type Hourly
    • Required Education High School
    Location on Google Maps
    • Day Services-Edgehill Headquarters, 1331 Edgehill Rd, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America