MISSION: UCP WORK, Inc. is dedicated to providing services to residents of the Tri-Counties with mental and/or physical disabilities, so that they may work and live independently as contributing citizens within the community of their choice.

Confidence in knowing that over 90% of contributions is going directly to programs

UCP WORK, Inc.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

TITLE:  Life Skills Coach

Immediate Supervisor:        Independent/Supported Living Coordinator

Supervision Exercised:       Persons Served

 

SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Program Director and Coordinator, this position is responsible for the implementation of Individual Service Plans that will lead to or continue to promote independence, residential and personal skills and assist in providing a safe and secure home environment for persons served in our Independent/Supported Living program.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide individualized coaching in daily living skills
  • Provide education and support in the use of community resources
  • Maintain accurate and current records in communication logs regarding information relevant to Individual Service Plans
  • Support and assist persons served in following their daily activity schedule including: household meal preparation, maintaining sanitary and orderly conditions in their home, other household tasks and transportation as necessary
  • Prompt and assist persons served in medication management
  • Teach adaptive living skills and monitor the extent to which they are followed
  • Participate in in-service training and staff meetings to facilitate professional development
  • Assist participants in all aspects of personal care
  • Train program participants to access public transportation and assist persons served in accessing benefits such as Social Security and SSI
  • Assist persons served in weight bearing and non weight bearing transfers
  • Use crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations when persons served are in danger of injuring themselves or others
  • Complies with all UCP WORK Inc. and OSHA policies, procedures and regulations
  • Must be able to transport participants, unless waived by the Executive Director.
  • Other related duties, responsibilities and special projects on an as needed basis

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Ability to stand, sit for long periods of time
  • Push, pull at times
  • Ability to go up and down stairs
  • Ability to speak, read, hear and understand technical written material
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, lift and carry
  • Full awareness of environmental stimuli
  • Full range of motion above the head
  • Ability to implement Crisis Management Safety & Restraint techniques as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate of Arts degree or equivalent in related field preferred
  • Experience working with persons with developmental and/or other disabilities preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality regarding persons served and other related information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
  • Ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Ability to manipulate numbers
  • Compassion and respect for persons with disabilities
  • Must have personal car and valid insurance
  • Valid CA Driver’s License
  • Valid certification in CPR/1st Aid (Training available)

Note:    At the discretion of the Executive Director, additional related experience and/or education may be substituted or waived in lieu of the requirements specified above under “Education and Experience.”