Community Services Facilitator
Location: Boulder County
Schedule: Full time, 36 hours/week Tuesday - Friday and benefit eligible.
Benefits: 4 day work week, paid time off (sick, vacation and Wellbeing days), 10 paid holidays, full health, dental and vision, EcoPass through RTD, and more! For a list of benefits see below.
This position requires in person work. Only candidates who live locally or are willing to relocate will be considered.
Current Imagine! employees must apply through the Careers tab in Dayforce.
Purpose of Position- Promotes the heath and welfare of Community Services participants. Works with Therapeutic Specialist to ensure Therapeutic/Educational activities are developed and implemented effectively. Works with Community Services staff, including Program Therapeutic Specialist 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.
1. Develops and facilitates activities to ensure Therapeutic/Educational Plans are developed and implemented effectively.
-Writes therapeutic/educational activities plans that align with participants support plans, and maintains progress notes according to scheduled requirements.
-Provide skilled instructional support to direct support professionals to support therapeutic and educational plans. .
-Organizes and supervises activities for participants to ensure a therapeutic environment in accordance with the mission.
-Monitors the effectiveness of plans and seek continuous improvement.
2. Promotes the health, safety, and welfare of the participants.
-Ensures health and safety requirements set forth by Imagine! guidelines as well as all regulating agencies. This includes appropriate services and supports, such as positive instruction, assistance with personal hygiene, toileting, meals, etc.
-Learns and consistently practices effective teaching skills, working with Therapeutic and team as necessary.
-Engages in skilled interaction with participants who require therapeutic supports to replace aggressive or socially inappropriate behavior.
-Assists participants in accessing and utilizing their community, by transporting them safely to community-based sites for activities in cars, buses, or walking.
3. Acts in accordance with Imagine! policies, mission, and Service Plans.
-Supports and implements activities according to Imagine! guidelines, in the context of activity protocols and plans, and in the context of a nurturing, stable environment.
-Completes documentation and tracking in a timely, accurate manner.
-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.
4. Monitors and reports on data to ensure compliance with all applicable guidelines and regulations, including Imagine! Policies and Procedures.
-Ensures quality service delivery, meeting the guidelines set forth in Imagine!’s quality standards, as well as follows schedules, information sheets, and plans.
-Instructs in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, County and Municipal statutes, regulations, and Imagine! policies and procedures.
-Completes all required training, including annual refreshers, in the appropriate timeframe.
-Reports all behavioral incidents, medical emergencies, and/or significant changes in medical condition to supervisor, and completes all related paperwork in a timely manner.5. Maintains respectful and professional relationships with participants, staff, guardians and family members, community partners, and all other members of treatment teams.
-Supports Community Services mission.
-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.
-Represents Community Services in meetings and committees, as well as in promoting and marketing, as requested.
-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
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.
-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.
-1 year of direct support experience preferred.
Working Environment/Physical Activities
-Ability to lift 50-75 pounds.
-Ability to drive a minivan.
-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.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
Training and Supports:
Imagine provides paid training for all of our Direct Support Professionals. A list of trainings provided includes, but is not limited to:
- CPR and First Aid
- QMAP certification (Medication Administration)
- Safety Care certification by Quality Behavioral Solutions
- Lifts and Transfers
- Driving and vehicle safety
- Shadowing shifts with veteran staff and supervisors
Benefits offered for full-time, eligible employees:
- Flexible work schedule options including a four day work week .
- Paid Vacation and Sick Time + Three Wellbeing Days each year
- Ten Paid Holidays
- Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance (multiple plan options, with benefits-eligibility starting at 20+hrs)
- Company-paid Life Insurance and AD&D + Long Term Disability
- Optional Voluntary Life Insurance
- Retirement Savings Plan 403(b) with company match
- Child Care Discount Program
- Flexible Spending Account for Child/Dependent Care and Medical Expenses
- EcoPass (free, unlimited regional public transportation pass – bus, light rail)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Pet Insurance
- Click Here for a Virtual 2023 Benefits Summary
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 intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (IDD). We are located in the Denver / Boulder metro area and support Boulder and Broomfield counties.
OUR MISSION: Creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.
Our services are community-based and mission-driven. We value creativity, innovation, and teamwork. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, flexible work schedules, comfortable/casual work environments, and meaningful and rewarding work with friendly, supportive co-workers.
Equal Employment Opportunity – Valuing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Imagine! is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We strive to foster a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We also recognize the value of diversity within our organization, and want to employ a workforce that effectively supports the diverse communities we serve. Unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, hair style or texture, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws is strictly prohibited.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Hiring Rate $20.50
- Lafayette, CO, USA