Facilitator - Community Services

Lafayette, CO, USA Req #1184
Monday, October 18, 2021

Imagine! is a nonprofit with a goal of helping people aspire to, and achieve, a fulfilling life of new possibilities by providing support services to individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. We support Boulder and Broomfield counties.


"Our mission is creating a world of opportunity for all abilities."

    At Imagine!, our mission is to create a world of opportunities for all abilities. Imagine! is a statewide leader in providing services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our services are community-based and mission-driven. We value creativity, innovation, and teamwork. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation, generous benefits, flexible work schedules, comfortable work environments, as well as challenging and valuable work with friendly, supportive co-workers. We offer comprehensive orientation, training, and opportunities for professional development.

     

    Purpose of Position- Promotes the health and welfare of Community Services participants. Works with Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists to ensure therapeutic and educational activities are developed and implemented effectively. Works with Community Services staff to monitor the effectiveness of plans. Ensures quality of services as well as compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

     

    Maintains professional relationships with participants as well as members of team.

     

     

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities

     

    1. Develops and facilitates activities to ensure Therapeutic/Educational Plans are developed and implemented effectively.
    2. Promotes the health, safety, and welfare of the participants.
    3. Acts in accordance with Imagine! policies, mission, and Service Plans.
    4. Completes documentation and tracking in a timely, accurate manner.
    5. Communicates effectively with participants, guardians and family members, staff and all other members of consumers’ treatment team. This includes checking email, voicemail, and managing phone calls regularly before and during each shift.
    6. Monitors and reports on data to ensure compliance with all applicable guidelines and regulations, including Imagine! Policies and Procedures.
    7. Ensures quality service delivery, meeting the guidelines set forth in Imagine!’s quality standards, as well as follows schedules, information sheets, and plans.
    8. Instructs in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, County and Municipal statutes, regulations, and Imagine! policies and procedures.
    9. Completes all required training, including annual refreshers, in the appropriate timeframe.
    10. Reports all behavioral incidents, medical emergencies, and/or significant changes in medical condition to supervisor, and completes all related paperwork in a timely manner.
    11. Maintains respectful and professional relationships with participants, staff, guardians and family members, community partners, and all other members of treatment teams.

     

    Other Duties/Responsibilities

     

    • Actively participates in staff meetings, workshops, in-services, discussions, etc.
    • Maintains and cares for Imagine! property, including supplies, vehicles, etc., being mindful of safety and cleanliness.
    • Maintains positive and professional relationships with coworkers and stakeholders.
    • Attends additional trainings as requested.
    • Implement Individual Treatment/Behavior Plans developed by Behavior Therapists and/or BCBAs
      • Respond appropriately to participants’ challenging behaviors and implements behavior intervention strategies as directed by the Behavior Therapist or BCBA
      • Collect data when working with some individuals
      • Proactively communicate any questions or concerns to the Behavior Therapist or BCBA

     

    Job Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:

    · General knowledge of community resources.

    · Skill in working with people with developmental disabilities, preferably in a community-based setting.

    · Demonstrated ability to engage in skilled interaction with people who require behavior development and/or therapeutic supports.

    · Effective written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups at all professional levels.

    · Effective and creative negotiator and problem solver. This includes the ability to provide crisis intervention and resolve conflict.

    · Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks/goals for self and others.

    · Effective organizational and time management skills.

    · Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

    · Ability to work effectively with various technology including Microsoft Office, internet based databases, assistive technology, etc.

    · Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to meet Imagine! driving requirements.

    · This position requires regular use of a personal mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.

    Training/Education:

    · High school diploma or equivalent.

    · 2 years of college preferred.

    · Ability and willingness to successfully complete required training curriculum. This includes developing an understanding of Community Services structure, services, philosophy, as well as community resources, etc.

    Experience:

    · 1 year of direct support experience preferred.

    Working Environment/Physical Activities

    · Ability to lift 50-75 pounds.

    · Ability to drive a mini van.

    · Ability to push wheelchairs, lift and transfer participants as related to toileting, undergarment changing, and other health and activity related needs.

    · Effective with shifting roles, responsibilities, and expectations in a changing environment.

    · Willingness and ability to respond to emergency situations as they arise.

     

    This is a brief description of Imagine!’s comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. This information intends to provide a high-level summary of benefits and does not provide a full description. For additional information, please contact Human Resources. Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Basic Life Insurance and AD&D, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life Insurance, Retirement Savings Plan 403(b), Ten Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Accruals, Wellbeing Days, Employee Assistance Program, Vision Insurance, Pet Insurance.

     

    Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Imagine! is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect the dignity and diversity of individual work force members. We also recognize the value of diversity in our organizations and wish to employ a workforce that is as diverse as the communities and people we serve. It is our policy to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).  Unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws is strictly prohibited.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $16.43
Location on Google Maps
  • Lafayette, CO, USA