Job Application - Providence Housing Development Corp

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Life Skills Specialist

Please note: You must complete each section of the employment application in order to be considered for the next steps in our recruitment process. Attaching a resume will not take the place of your completed application however please attach a resume and cover letter if possible. Thank you.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

To provide life skills education to program participants to maintain and achieve the most independent living possible.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1.       Evaluate participants performance of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (sleep, rest, education, work, play/leisure, social participation, using the telephone, shopping, preparing meals, managing mail, housekeeping, using transportation, taking medication(s), and managing finances etc) and develop a Individual Program Plan with the participant to work on identified skills.

2.        Evaluate participants performance skills that support or interfere with participation in meaning life roles and improve self-sufficiency.

3.       Develop intervention sessions using activities to teach and practice new skills and when possible develop actual opportunity to engage in needed tasks such as work or grocery shopping.    

4.        Maintain daily case records on all persons contacted and served.

5.        Attend scheduled staff and community meetings and training sessions.

6.       Prepare a brief monthly report of work being completed and highlight accomplishments, as well as current challenges of assigned case load.

7.       Determine participants need for life skills education by assisting in initial intake procedures, including information meetings and review/interview of applicants.

8.       Complete Individual Program Plan with participant within thirty days of move-in and monitor progress toward goals on a regular basis. Identify resources for achieving goals.

9.       Provide crisis intervention services to points of entry according to referrals and on-call needs as necessary for delivery of service.

10.   Educate and assist participants with nutritional and personal hygiene needs and other Activities of Daily Living.

11.   Advocate for participants with other agencies for services as necessary.

12.   Ensure adequate coordination, appropriate communication and maximum cooperation between all sources of support and services.

13.   Complete household inspections as instructed as part of the Individual’s Program Plan.

14.   Other duties as assigned.

 

 

TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Family Life Coach Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field and one year of paid experience working with the homeless and persons with disabilities and/or chronic illness.

·         Associate Degree in Human Services or related field and two years of paid experience working with the homeless and persons with disabilities and/or chronic illness. 

·         Experience with Homeless Management Information System, helping people apply for Temporary Housing Assistance