Companion ($1000 Sign-On Bonus!)
Santa Cruz, CA /
Supported Living Services – Supported Living Services Team /
Hope Services is Silicon Valley’s leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. We serve approximately 3,500 people and their families in six counties and provide a broad spectrum of services. Hope Services seeks candidates who share our inspirations & aspirations. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging at all levels.
Bring your special talents and caring attitude to a job that will make all the difference in someone's life! Be a Companion to people with developmental disabilities. Are you passionate about including people in all aspects of life? Do you love to inspire others and prefer to be on the go? Looking for meaningful work and not just a job? This may be the position for you! We seek dynamic people to work with adults with developmental disabilities. Help them build relationships and experiences in their homes and communities. Work independently within a small team. Flexible hours and shifts are available.
Responsibilities of the Companion role:
The Companion provides social and recreational support to consumer in their home, neighborhood and home community.
Provides consumer with companionship and friendship.
Assists in the development and expansion of consumer participation in leisure activities.
Ensures consumers integration into community activities, events and services.
Assures a safe environment, provides protective supervision and advocacy.
Assists with the development of a circle of support, build and maintain relationships with family, friends and neighbors.
Provides daily living skills training and support, assists consumer in maintaining positive health and home.
Provides transportation to consumer including public transportation, own car or as needed.
Responsible for communicating all consumer related information to appropriate staff in a timely manner.
Acts as a mandated abuse reporter.
May perform other duties as assigned to assure quality services to the consumer.
Minimum Qualifications of the Companion role:
The Companion should possess a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, plus related experience working with people with disabilities in a rehabilitation environment, or approved combination of experience and education. Possession of valid California driver's license, clear driving record, and auto insurance are required. Completion and clearance of fingerprints for DOJ criminal background check,
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel in the consumers home neighborhood, providing physical and emotional support to the consumer in community based activities. Exposure to outdoor weather, dust and pollens. In the consumer's home, performing personal care tasks, use of typical home appliances and special assistive equipment as needed by the supported consumer.
Do you have what it takes to make a difference?
Inspire and be inspired! Hope Services takes immense pride in maximizing our employee engagement. Will you join us??
Visit www.hopeservices.org to find out more about us and the people we serve.
Hope Services is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees not regardless of, but with consideration and appreciation for race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status, or any other status.