Supported Independence Program (SIP) Worker

Supported Independence Program (SIP) Worker

Supported Independence Program (SIP) Worker

Benefits:

  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Generous leave time package
  • Mileage Reimbursement

Responsibilities:

The Supported Independent Program (SIP) Worker:

  • Provides a wide variety of services and supports to individuals who are living in their own houses, apartments, or are transitioning to a community based living environment. 
  • Will complete the required training that includes Gentle Teaching Working With People as well as participate in in services or additional training as needed to meet the needs of individuals or their households. 
  • Will assist with personal care and activities of daily living as well as teaching the skills needed to maintain one’s own home.  
  • Must have good judgment, be a positive role model, demonstrating knowledge of universal precautions, emergency protocol, and standards of practice including but not limited to confidentiality and recipient rights, and emergency protocol. 
  • Be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with the people served and their support team, working cooperatively and communicating effectively with staff, families, the individuals served, and a wide range of people in the community.
  • Will help support and guide individuals as they make relevant choices and will support and encourage their movement toward a more independent, integrated life style.
  • Will continually evaluate and help individuals develop natural supports and positive community friendships.  
  • Will transport individuals, support them in community activities, at medical appointments, shopping and leisure; will provide safe and accurate medication assistance; provide physical assistance and use assistive devices for transferring individuals, according to individual program plans and individual Plan of Service. 
  • Must remain composed under pressure and possess the ability to react calmly to situations involving challenging behaviors and crisis. 
  • Nurtures, comforts and assures available opportunity for open communication and interdependence between the person served and staff.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

  •  Knowledge of intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred.  

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.  Computer literacy is required.  

  • Ability to work independently and excercise good judgement.

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record.

  • Lived experience with mental illness and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders valued.

 

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.22/hr


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