Adult Mentor/DSP

  • Stellar Care and Services
  • Northglenn, CO, USA
  • Nov 14, 2018
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Job Description

Stellar Care and Services is looking for a few good Adult Mentors in our Denver Metro Area location. Our company is dedicated to providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities across the state of Colorado. We strive to provide high quality community-based services that support individual independence. We are proud to be a part of the growth and development for all involved.

In order to qualify you must have a reliable vehicle with current insurance and registration, computer access at home, no more than 2 moving violations in the past 3 years, pass a criminal background check, pass the state CAPS check and be willing to have fun with our folks while helping them work on their goals! The position is Monday-Thursday, 8 am to 4 pm to start. Compensation starts at $11 - $15 per hour + $.35 for mileage reimbursement.

This Job Posting will close December 3rd, 2018.

Please apply at our website https://stellarcare.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=1

If you are selected to interview for one of our positions we ask that you complete the Background Check Authorization Form on our website at www.stellarcare.org. You can either bring it with you to your interview or come early to your interview and complete it prior to your scheduled interview. So please arrive at least 20 minutes early to complete this Criminal Background Check and Good Luck in your interview!

Adult Mentor

  • Oversees and supports the involvement of adults with special needs, helping them to learn applicable life skills, caring for their personal needs, and driving them around in the community.
  • Provides integrated supports to the individual with developmental disabilities, including facilitating  natural supports (unpaid friendships) and helping individuals sign up for activities and social clubs of their choice.
  • Participate in the implementation of the Individual Service and Support Plan by attending regularly held staff meetings.
  • Document daily on Daily Tracking Notes the individual’s habilitative progress towards their community access goal. 
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times while working with individuals in service.
  • Be the first lines of communication when talking with guardians and host-home providers about the care and well-being of each individual in service.
  • Be on time and never late when picking up and dropping off a person in service.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times while out in the community.
  • Facilitate and provide the transportation needs of the consumer.  Must have a vehicle that is legally insured as well as is in good working condition according to Stellar Care’s Motor Vehicle Inspection report.
  • Must submit annually a Colorado State Driver of Motor Vehicle report.
  • Respect the rights of the person in services.
  • Ensure that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant agency policies and industry standards.
  • Maintain standards where rights are suspended and provide appropriate reports to the Human Rights Committee when necessary.
  • Implement and document Behavior Support Plans when appropriate.
  • Report all critical and non-critical incidents to direct supervisor immediately, and write up Incident Report within 24 hours.
  • Must have the ability to write the English language legibly and be able to read English language appropriately when needed.
  • Must be able to lift and transfer up to 50 lbs. 
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Attend and keep up-to-date annual trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship

  • Reports to Program Director

Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Provide companionship, friendship and emotional support.
  • Talk, listen, and share experiences.
  • Research and find new ways to help individual in service connect with people who are unpaid in their lives (Natural Supports).
  • Find new and exciting activities that each individual will enjoy. Change this activity regularly so that their schedule does not get too monotonous.
  • Develop a monthly pre-planed activity calendar and give to supervisor, parents, guardians, and person in services so they know what the month will look like.
  • Help keep clients in contact with family, friends and the outside world.
  • Accompany clients to recreational and/or social events.
  • Assist with plans for visits and outings.
  • Teach/perform meal planning and preparation.
  • Participate on the Individual Disciplinary Team by providing input and making suggestions.
  • Ensure service is delivered in accordance with Agency policies, procedures and industry standards.
  • Monitor first-aid supplies and community resources.
  • Evaluate the program and make recommendations, as indicated.
  • Follow the written Individual Service and Support Plan (ISSP) and document daily habilitative progress towards individual’s goals.
  • Assist in basic client transfers providing the client has been assessed as being capable of ambulating without assistance; and/or, providing another trained caregiver (including family) is involved in the transfer.
  • Carry out duties as assigned by Program Director.
  • Observe the client’s functioning level and report to Program Director.
  • Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
  • Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Make decisions and solve problems.
  • Communicate regularly by phone with Program Director and co-workers.
  • Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings.

Required Knowledge

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client services, including needs determinants, meeting quality standards and evaluation of client satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of the English language, written and oral.
  • Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries including emergency First Aid and CPR.
  • Knowledge of clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • The ability to be aware of other people’s reactions and understand why they react as they do.
  • The ability to establishing and maintain relationships.
  • The ability to teach others.
  • The ability to identify problems and determine effective solutions.
  • The ability to apply reason and logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of possible solutions.
  • The ability to understand written and oral instructions.
  • The ability to communicate information orally and in writing by using the English language. 
  • The ability to listen and understand the spoken word.
  • The ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • The ability to determine or recognize when something is likely to go wrong.
  • The ability to suggest a number of ideas on a subject.
  • The ability to provide advice and consultation to others.
  • The ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
  • The ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with clients/families/co-workers.

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Good physical and mental health.
  • Ability to lift 50-75 pounds.
  • Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear and see.
  • Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress
  • Physical and mental ability to drive a vehicle.
  • Ability to engage in skilled interaction with people who require behavior development to replace aggressive behavior.

Qualifications/Education:

  • Demonstrates ability to work independently. One year experience in the human service field; or equivalent. Must have a background in working or advocating for individuals with disabilities.
  • A valid driver’s license and a good driving record (no more than 2 moving violations in 3 years) are required.
  • Proper vehicle insurance and registration.