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Senior Community Integration Counselor in Columbia, MD at Community Options

Date Posted: 4/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Columbia, MD
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/28/2018

Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states. We believe in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.

Starting Rate: $12.50/hr

We are actively seeking a Senior Community Integration Counselor! This role provides individualized services designed to assist participants in managing and overcoming the difficulties confronted by an individual with a developmental disability living in the community.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing Community Integration Professionals’ performance under the direction of the day program manager.
  • Monitors and maintains day budget.
  • Monitors and schedules required staff trainings, seminars, and conferences.
  • Monitors fiscal, medical, personnel, and ISP documentation to ensure accuracy.
  • Monitors and schedules vehicle maintenance.
  • Assists in maintaining and monitoring petty cash.
  • Monitors and reports health and medical needs of individuals.
  • Builds a support network between the individuals and community members.
  • Prepares progress reports monthly and quarterly.
  • Controls overtime and budget hours.
  • Coordinates transportation.
  • Serves as an active member of each person’s Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT), which includes involvement in Individual Habilitation Plan development.
  • Develops individualized daily routine for each participant.
  • Seeks volunteer jobs for participant.
  • Plans at least one weekly group activity.
  • May perform the duties of Direct Support Professionals or CIC as necessary, in accordance with current staffing needs.

Knowledge/ Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, or
    • High School Diploma/GED with 1 year of working experience in related field, in lieu of degree.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community resources and local regulatory agency operations.
  • Effective crisis management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Understanding and commitment to community based supports for people with disabilities.
  • Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with a person receiving support.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and to assist an individual physically.
  • While performing the duties of the job, employee travels by automobile, utilizing own vehicle, and is exposed to changing weather conditions.
  • May occasionally assist with wheelchair transfer of non-ambulatory individuals.
  • Work will take place in community and residential settings.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off after 3 months of employment
  • Paid Holidays
  • Career/Professional Growth Opportunities including Community Options Leadership Academy Program
  • 403b with Employer Match after 1 year of service
  • Comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental and Supplemental Insurance options.
  • Various Employee Discount Programs

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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If interested, please click Apply Now or send resume to: resumes-hw@comop.org