Easterseals Southern California Life Skills Coach I in Gardena, California

Under direct supervision, plans and conducts daily activities to facilitate individual learning experiences and develops living skills consistent with the Individual Service Plan (ISP)/Individual Program Plan (IPP) objectives and Service Design.

  • Supports daily activities using a variety of techniques to assist in the development of community life and safety skills consistent with the goals of the individual.

  • Assists individuals with planning, preparing, and executing a weekly schedule of activities, providing life-long learning skills and learning experiences according to service-provided ISP and IPP goals and objectives.

  • Provides assistance with personal care which may include nutrition, personal hygiene and supporting the individual to look his/her best.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of a Service Plan consistent with the individual’s personal goals. Assists with assessments, planning, and the evaluation process for individuals. May attend meetings with stakeholders to recommend changes to the service plan.

  • Maintains all assigned documentation and data, including ISP's, quarterly and annual evaluations, and case notes.

  • Provides guidance to the Personal Assistants as necessary

  • Typically requires HS diploma and 1 to 2 years’ experience, or equivalent combination of training, education and experience to perform the job successfully.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain CPR certification card and First Aid certificate.

  • Must possess basic computer skills.

  • Ability to provide assistance with personal care and transfer an individual who may have little to no weight bearing skills.

  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds repetitively. Ability to walk, stand, stoop, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to push people who use wheelchairs on a variety of terrain and support people with other mobility needs as required.

  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing; Ability to interpret and carry out verbal and written instruction.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment, practicing collaboration and cooperation; Ability to be solution-oriented and creative.

  • Must adhere to ethical practices and the core values of ESSC.

  • Ability to tolerate an outdoor work environment inclusive of a variety of weather conditions.

  • Ability to pass a post-offer physical examination and a TB test.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation per Easterseals and/or Service requirements.

  • May be required to utilize personal vehicle to transport individuals locally, depending on service design and location; maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards; maintain auto insurance and vehicle registration; must have a minimum of 3 years’ driving experience.

ID: 2018-1742