Personal Support Counselor

Summary:

 

The Personal Support Counselor is responsible for implementing the assigned participant(s) plan of care, working with the participant and their family to improve socialization, self-help and communication skills. The Personal Support Counselor will work with assigned participant(s) in the community and/or the participant’s home, depending on the participant’s needs.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with participants, families, professional staff and community members in a person-center manner.

  • Develop a positive working relationship with assigned participant(s) and families.

  • Treat the participant’s goals as their own, working with the participant, family and professional staff to achieve goals.

  • To actively participate in both staff and interdisciplinary team meetings.

  • Facilitate building participant’s self-esteem through positive interactions.

  • Plan and initiate age-appropriate community activities.

  • Communicate participant and programmatic needs with the Program Manager.

  • Be knowledgeable and communicate effectively the individualized needs of assigned participant(s) within the program.

  • Document participant(s) progress on the Personal Supports Daily Log, and submit to Program Manager within the required timeframe.

  • Follow all agency and program specific policies and procedures.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Program Manager.

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect)

  • Operationalize the mission of The League for People with Disabilities.

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Strong skill in American Sign Language (preferred for deaf services)

  • Access to a reliable automobile and a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 points.

  • Ability to lift participants up to 70 lbs. in accordance with established safe lifting procedures.

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
     

Educational and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of 100 hours experience working with people with disabilities.

  • High School diploma required; Preferably some college experience in Deaf Studies and/or ASL.

  • Preference given to candidates with specific areas of experience/expertise (i.e., ASL, autism, behavior management, seizure disorder, etc.).

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A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible.

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