PVW in Montclair is interested in hiring individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of adults with intellectual / developmental disabilities, who have a strong work ethic, who will take their job seriously, who will have excellent attendance and who will dedicate themselves to excellence every day. PVW is currently searching for:
In summary, this person is responsible for all phase of consumer services for a specified case load including individualized habilitation service plans, document monthly contact notes for entire caseload, case conferences, discharge summaries, and other duties deemed necessary. This person will be responsible for the development and coordination of services provided in the Work Activity Program (WAP) and in the Supported Employment Program (SEP).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following. A full description will be provided to those who apply for position.
Acts as liaison with community, representing the agency in a professional manner.
Observes, records, evaluates, designs, implements, and monitors Individual Habilitation Service Plans (IHSP) for each consumer on assigned case load.
Holds case conferences with regional center and consumer and interdisciplinary meetings with Program Director, Consumers, PVW personnel, parents, care providers, regional center service coordinators, Department of Rehabilitation counselors, and others.
Provides counseling and other case management supportive services to consumers on assigned caseload and back-up caseloads as needed. Support services include transporting consumers to clinics/work sites.
Completes a variety of required reports, such as SIR’s, UO's, APS reports, etc. within required deadlines.
Completes discharge summaries and other termination forms for consumers who leave the program.
Assures that consumer rights and confidentiality are respected. Responsible for quality of case records in accordance with systems and procedures of the agency.
May serve in an instructional capacity in the event of needed activities in the absence of paid work.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be able to multitask, quickly and efficiently, knowing there will be multiple interruptions.
Must be friendly, patient, energetic, flexible, service oriented and able to work with a diverse group of people and a variety of personalities.
Must be able to demonstrate prior experience along with desire and aptitude to learn new tasks.
Ability to read and interpret documents, such as procedure manuals, case notes, timesheets, etc. and have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence and have the ability to speak effectively before groups of consumers, customers and/or employees of organization.
Must be able to handle emergency situations quickly and efficiently.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, & divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; Ability to compute rate, ratio, & percent & to draw & interpret bar graphs.
Must possess Valid CDL and proof of vehicle insurance and be able to meet agency insurance guidelines for driving.
Must maintain valid CPR/First Aid certification.
Must possess three (3) years experience in a human services delivery system, including at least one (1) year in a comparable program OR a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in a human services related field OR equivalency; Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License, current vehicle registration, proof of vehicle insurance and at least three (3) years driving experience with a good driving record acceptable by company’s insurance.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must be able to demonstrate ability to work well with persons with disabilities, elderly persons, families, representatives of residential facilities, and referring agency staff.
All applicants must be willing and able to comply with PVW’s policies and procedures including attendance, appearance and grooming, safety/security and emergency procedures. EOE Posted 9/30/16
Instructors and Senior Companions instruct adults/elderly adults with developmental disabilities in activities designed to promote vocational, social, physical, and intellectual growth. Please note that the essential duties are a combined list of both positions.
Essential duties include but are not limited to: Coordinates activities and transportation needs for consumers under the guidance of the Program Specialist/Manager and Program Director. Transportation will include daily community outings and transportation of consumers between work and residence. Assists consumers as necessary in activities of daily living which may include dressing, eating, TOILETING AND MOBILITY. Responsible effective skills training during lunch and break periods. Assists in developing appropriate community resources and negotiates/advocates understanding for activities with service organizations, businesses, public agencies, etc. Instructors and Senior Companions are responsible for supervision of consumers at all times. Responsible for intervention in behavior management problems in compliance with Individual Training Plans.
Must be available to work Full Time Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00am to 3:300pm or 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Qualifications/Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED required, Associate of Arts Degree in a related field desired. Sufficient experience with adults with developmental disabilities to carry out duties required in job description.
Physical and other requirements include: The employee must regularly lift and/or move and/or push/pull up to 25 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move and/or push/pull 50+ pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Ability to work in inside and outside temperatures which are affected by weather conditions. Candidate must be 21 years or older for insurance purposes; have a valid California Driver’s License with 3 years driving experience plus clean/insurable driving record. Candidate will be asked for printout and current proof of registration and insurance. Candidates must be able to pass an FBI/DOJ fingerprinting process; pre-employment drug screen, physical exam and TB test.
The Job Coach will train, supervise and oversee an enclave of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are contracted to work in the surrounding area. The Job Coach instructs the consumer workers in work activities and promotes vocational, social, physical and intellectual growth while overseeing the fulfillment of PVW's contract.
Essential duties include but are not limited to: driving consumers to and from home to designated work site in OWN PERSONAL VEHICLE – mileage paid. Documenting time sheets related to consumer payroll/program billing and production records, documenting the work performance of consumer workers, maintaining supportive relationships, careful training and correct job placement/charting consumer progress, setting good examples of rules and directives by displaying to consumer workers the proper techniques, habits and attitudes for work.
The Job Coach is responsible for safety of consumer workers and self, ALL THE WHILE helping the consumers fulfill the expected job duties of the contracted company. Expectations and duties include but are not limited to: janitorial duties; handling materials with proper care, proper instructions and customer specifications; possibly trouble shooting and/or adjusting machinery as needed. Flexibility is a must as duties will vary based on the contract/customer’s needs. Currently day shift is needed Monday–Friday. Specific hours to be discussed during interview. If applicable, overtime time is paid according to California Law. Candidate must be flexible as hours may vary as contract grows.
Qualifications/Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED required. One year or more experience in a packaging, production, retail and/or janitorial environment. Other qualifications will be discussed if interviewed.
Physical and other requirements include: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and talk or hear; The employee frequently is required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, and to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move and/or push/pull up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: Must be able to work in a variety of temperatures, including those that are affected by weather conditions. Please note this list is not all inclusive.
Candidates must be 21 years or older and have own reliable transportation, valid California Driver’s License – 3 years plus with clean driving record; current proof of registration and insurance. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and reference check. Interested candidates should visit www.pvwonline.org and download an application. Completed applications can be dropped off, scanned and emailed or sent via fax. The fax number is #909-624-5675. This is a full time position with mileage paid if own car is utilized. Benefits offered with continued full time employment after 90 day introductory period. EOE
Applicants may apply by downloading an application (see link below) and submitting it to PVW in person, by mail or by scanning it and sending it to
. Applicants that apply in person must understand that they will not be seen by HR unless an interview has been scheduled. Not all applicants will be called for an interview.