Coach / Direct Support Professional
Company: ICAN California Abilities Network
Posted on: January 27, 2023
ICAN has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all
staff. As part of your application, you will be asked to certify
you are currently fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or willing to be
fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before starting work.
ICAN now offers new hires a $500 signing bonus after completion of
a successful probationary period of 90 days.
A Coach provides direct support and care for clients with
developmental and physical disabilities. This position supports and
fosters client choice. The Coach will teach daily activities such
as vocational, social, and life skills to promote independent
living. The Coach must be an organized, flexible, detail-oriented,
and dependable individual. This is an entry level position. The
Coach reports directly to the Partial Work Program Manager.
This position is a part-time position with a Monday through Friday
schedule for one of the following times:
AM Program: 8:15 A.M. to 2:15 P.M.
PM Program: 12:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
All coaches are required to also attend an additional weekly
one-hour team meeting/training.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be eligible to work legally in the United States
Must be fully vaccinated from Covid-19
Must be able to maintain regular attendance
Must be able to consistently arrive on time
Must be able to multitask and work independently with clients
Must be able to meet schedules and deadlines
Must be an organized, flexible, detail-oriented, and dependable
Must follow all the rules and regulations listed in ICAN's Policy
and Procedures Manual and ICAN's Code of Conduct and Ethics
Must be comfortable working with and directly caring for people
with developmental disabilities in a group setting, whether in a
controlled environment or in the community
Education, Experience, and Knowledge
Must have a high school diploma from a recognized, accredited high
school (No GED)
Six months experience working with people with disabilities
preferred but not required
Must have computer skills, preferably including the use of Mac
Products, Excel, Word, Pages, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google
Drive, and Dropbox
Must have adequate typing skills
Must be fluent in English and have basic English writing and
Bilingual in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or ASL a plus
Licenses and Other Requirements
Must have the ability to pass tuberculosis skin test
Submit to a fingerprint clearance through LiveScan before starting
Must be CPR and First Aid certified or be willing to complete CPR
and First Aid certification
Must be CPI certified or willing to complete prevention-first
training at hire
If driving company vehicles, must maintain a valid California
driver's license throughout employment. Must also submit to a DMV
Must have reliable transportation. If taking public transportation,
must have the ability to travel to job sites and hiring locations
in the South Bay, West Los Angeles,and/or greater Long Beach areas.
If using a private vehicle, valid California Driver's License or
valid driver's license from another state at the time of interview
and throughout employment with a clean three year driving record.
Willingness to submit to DMV background check and provide evidence
of current auto registration and liability insurance.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Having dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office
and computer equipment
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 70 pounds including
pushing a wheelchair
Transferring an individual with little or no weight-bearing
Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching to assist clients
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally
Working in indoor and outdoor environments, as well as
Maintaining visual contact with the clients at all times, except
when the clients are using the restroom facilities.
Providing small group instruction and assistance to the clients
during their activities.
Engaging in interactive conversations with clients that encourage
opportunities for growth in defining, developing and implementing
the clients' goals.
Keeping cell phones on and within reach throughout club time to be
able to receive communication from the administrative team. (Cell
phones should only be used for ICAN use during work hours.)
Maintaining all required client documentation by completing case
notes before the end of your shift. Case notes must be submitted
with correct grammar and spelling, or they may be returned. Case
notes should take an average of ten minutes per client.
Cleaning spaces used by clubs before leaving for the day.
Reporting any unusual incidents, concerning behavior, or suspected
abuse to the program manager or assistant manager immediately.
As directed, driving company vehicles to transport clients to club
locations, which also requires use of defensive driving techniques
and staying focused on the road at all times.
Maintaining secure possession of ICAN cash allowances, company
credit cards, and copies of receipts for all purchases, to be
turned in at the end of the day.
Participating in the preparing and executing of the weekly schedule
of activities and lesson plans.
Participating in team meetings as directed.
Writing the lesson plans for the activities of multiple clubs in
the ICAN Partial Work Program by given schedules and deadlines.
These activities should provide experience with everyday living
skills according to each client's program goals and objectives.
Providing positive role modeling to clients and the ICAN
Maintaining positive and cooperative working relationships with
clients, guardians, coworkers and ICAN staff.
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