Easter Seals-Goodwill NRM Team Member - Supported Living in Great Falls, Montana

Team Member - Supported Living

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Job Description

Come and Join our team where we "Together we create opportunities that changes lives."

The Supported Living program in Great Falls, MT provides training and support for individuals with disabilities living in the community in their own apartments or in family homes. Our participants receive lots of hands-on learning experiences and the skills and tasks they work on center around what each individual is looking to accomplish.

Position Summary:

Actively exhibits through consistent behavior the commitment to serve and respect participants. Serves as an active member of the team to ensure that the goals of participants are being met, reviewed, and updated according to the individual plan (IP or PSP). Spends the majority of workday actively involved with participants. Maintains a safe environment for participants and co-workers. Completes accurate documentation of services provided. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide supports to participants in services in the following areas;

  • Stimulation, activities of daily living to include self-help skills, interpersonal and survival skills, leisure time activities

  • Health and safety, behavior support, medical and personal care needs

  • Other supports to participants as developed by team.

  • Self-advocacy and increased independence.

  • Community participation and integration.

  • Ensures a service environment for participants free of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

  • Follows all policy and procedures set by ESGW, DDP and other oversight agencies.

  • Work with individual participants to ensure that programs are conducted consistent with PSP goals.

  • Assist in developing and implementing meaningful and appropriate activities for participants. Keep participants engaged in work or structured activities during program hours.

  • Complete incident and accident reports as required by state administrative rules following the IMS policy.

  • Complete required documentation of all services and supports provided on a daily basis. Ensure attendance, data and payrolls are reported in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Maintain complete and accurate participant files documenting activities, contacts, progress, outcomes and billing information.

  • Assist in completion of status reports to D.D. Program and case managers in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Job development, job coaching and follow along services for participants in individual job placements. Work; enclaves, organizational, and community contracts.

  • Obtain CPR/first aid certification within 30 days of hire; maintain throughout employment

  • Obtain DDP Medication Assistance Certification within 3 months of hire; maintain throughout employment. Medication monitoring and assistance in accordance with individual plans.

  • Complete D.D. services orientation within first week of hire.

  • Attend meetings and training as necessary and assigned.

  • Transports participants as needed

  • Provides support and/or training for safe transportation for participants.

  • Assist in coordinating the purchase and use of materials, supplies and equipment.

  • Identify programmatic needs and communicate them to the team.

Required Skills

+ + Program development and implementation skills preferred.

  • Behavior support skills preferred.

  • Must be self-motivated, flexible, enjoy challenges and must be willing to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to move independently or with reasonable accommodation within the facility and community.

  • Applicant must be physically and mentally able to perform all requirements of the job.

  • Follows all safety rules and requirements. Promotes a strong safety culture and maintains a safe environment for customers/participants and co-workers.

  • Pushing wheelchairs and assisting with other adaptive equipment during regular program activities and in emergency evacuations

  • Ensuring participants’ safety during seizures, emergencies or transfers - lifting them to a chair, lowering them to a bed or the floor or otherwise moving them to a safe area.

  • Therapy regimes prescribed by a physician such as: range of motion exercise and utilization of various O.T./PT materials and/or equipment.

  • Moving equipment/material handling - up to 50-pound boxes, tables, chairs; bending, stretching and reaching to retrieve materials.

  • Assisting participants to use restroom - transferring on and/or off stool or from a wheelchair to a bed.

  • Training participants in vocational tasks - standing or leaning over worker for up to 50 minute training session; meet production/program demands requiring on your feet duty for up to 5 hours.

  • Assure participant safety with visual surveillance, auditory monitoring, and physical support.

  • Bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, lifting and physically supporting/ guiding participants are frequently required. Heavy lifting (over 50 pounds team lifting or lifting with mechanical assist) is required occasionally. Moderate lifting is frequently required.

  • Ability to provide emergency first aid care to participants including all components of CPR.

Required Experience

+ + 0-2 years

  • Experience working with persons with developmental disabilities preferred.

  • High School/Equivalent

  • Applicant must pass a background and DMV check

Easter Seals-Goodwill NRM Inc. offers a comprehensive & competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Vision, Dental and AFLAC Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan + up to 4% contribution

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Short Term Medical (STM)

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Flexible Spending + Health Savings Accounts

  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance

  • Extensive Wellness Program

  • 10 % Discount on ESGW Services

  • 20% Discount at Goodwill Stores

Easter Seals-Goodwill is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans of the U.S. armed services. ESGW will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Job Location

Great Falls, Montana, United States

Position Type



11.00 - 11.00 USD