Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: LMVTC-COSUP-H-10-2018-01
Job Title: Community Inclusion Coordinator
City: Wynnewood
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: B - 2 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $15.00/hour

Community Inclusion Coordinator

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Description/Job Summary

Center for Creative Works (CCW)—RHD
Job Title Community Integration Coordinator
Reports to Studio Supervisor; Assistant Director
 
Position Summary
Center for Creative Works is an Art Center located in Wynnewood, PA. We are a creative day program for adults with developmental disabilities. CCW empowers artists with intellectual disabilities to work professionally and gain visibility as artists and contributors to their communities. Our goal is to foster the vocation of artist for our population while promoting their art and design work through marketing and exhibitions. As a community engaged highly visible program, we also spend significant time with our participants in the community connecting with others through cultural engagement, volunteerism and partnership building.
The Community Integration Worker (CIW) works together with participants and the community inclusion team to build a diverse schedule of activities in the community, connect with community resources, and build relationships to foster inclusive activities. in the community.  The CIW creates and facilitates daily outings designed to promote community integration, build cultural identity, and connect participants with relevant opportunities to help meet their larger goals as participants and artists of CCW. CCW participants may spend time in the community engaging in anything from cultural activities, museum visits, life skills based excursions, volunteer opportunities, parks and more.

Job Duties:
  • Work with larger team to create an ongoing calendar of community based activities
  • Connect with local non-profits and other organizations to foster and build relationships which could lead to inclusive activity.
  • Coordinate and schedule a small team of community inclusions specialists
  • Bring groups of 1 to 3 CCW participants into the community several days a week to take part in Arts and Cultural activities and/or volunteer activities. . (additional days each week are scheduled solely for administrative and coordinator work)
  • Meet the basic needs of our participants while in the community. This may include medication administration, or other ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living),
  • Meet regularly with the studio supervisor and exhibition coordinator
  • Meet monthly with Director
  • Provide continuous supervision for participants while in the community.
  • Be an “ambassador” of CCW while in the community.
  • Attend to basic first aid when needed.
  • Implement ISP’s (Individual Support Plans) and behavior plans.
  • A good knowledge of area cultural opportunities.
  • Create a monthly calendar of scheduled outings.
  • Schedule participants according to availability
  • Drive agency vehicles or use public transportation to assist individuals in accessing the community.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service
  • Complete all required paperwork.  
  • Complete daily electronic progress notes
  • On-going engagement of participants throughout the day.
  • Knowledge of participants ISPs and needs in order to work with them in a meaningful and productive way.
  • Create monthly budgets for outings and maintain tracking of receipts and expenditures as necessary.
  • Utilize ones own resources and network in the community to forge partnership and valuable inclusion opportunities for our participants.
Requirements:
Team participation, willingness and understanding of working with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Bachelor Degree or High School Diploma with minimum of three years’ experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
  • Demonstrate strong professionalism, organizational, leadership and time management skills. Excellent communication skills.
  • Good “people skills” and ease with conversing with others in the community to open up inclusive opportunities and ideas for our participants.
  • Strong knowledge of the areas cultural resources and the ability to create programming which partners with other organizations and brings opportunities for inclusion, volunteerism, employment and education
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to support and implement RHD’s and CCW’s values and beliefs.
  • Ability to engage clients and Direct Support Professionals in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions.
  • Strong ability to relate in a professional manner with other staff, individuals we serve, other support professionals, families and the community.
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Good writing and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to lift minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Basic Computer skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to apply and continually develop professional/organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and accept ownership and responsibility for assigned projects.
  • Ability to establish priorities, coordinate work activities, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, open, fast-paced work environment.
  • Work a full time schedule
  • Other duties as needed.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.
 
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.