Mentor of Community Supports
Love what you do. Love where you work. MOKA, a local non-profit in West Michigan supporting individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, is hiring Mentor's to work in our Community Supports Skill Building program. The Mentor supports individuals in the community by assisting them in meeting their predetermined goals, as determined by their Individual Plan of Service, through mentoring, skill building, training, advocacy, and offering support in general living skills.
These positions start at $11.05 hourly plus $2.25hourly premium for every hour worked. No experience needed, MOKA provides paid training.
Essential Functions: Include the following, other duties may be assigned
- Monitors, trains, advocates, and generally assists individuals with disabilities in meeting their predetermined goals, as determined by their Person-Centered Planning, in the community, their home and/or in their launch pad.
- Participates in person centered planning for individuals served by contributing during the pre-planning process and attending person centered planning meetings as requested.
- Supports individuals served with self-advocacy.
- Establishes relationships with community resource agencies and employers and informs the community of the benefits of their involvement with individuals with a disability.
- Facilitates and encourages strong peer-group support as a primary and ideal support.
- Facilitates development of positive relationships between individuals and employers.
- Assists individuals in learning to access volunteer and job sites specific to the individual’s plan of service and interests.
- Consults with individuals served on how the group can best plan activities to meet their goals.
- Ensures safety and well-being of individuals served, including supporting those individuals in safety- related issues.
- Reports accidents and incidents involving individuals served, as required by MOKA policies and applicable regulations.
- Transports those served in personal or company vehicles to appointments, shopping, social activities, etc. as per each individual’s Person-Centered Plan.
- Develops possibilities for social and recreational activities and coordinates this activity for the individuals.
- Supports individuals in maintaining and developing their personal relationships.
- Communicates with MOKA management, and the individual’s support team relative to program activities and progress of individuals served.
- Maintains and submits accurate and timely records, including but not limited to: incidents and daily progress.
- Observes, evaluates, and reports individual’s skill levels and work performance toward improving community involvement.
- Executes individual training programs, according to the Individual Plan of Service (IPOS).
- Coaches the volunteer work performance of individuals served toward the satisfaction of goals set in the IPOS.
- Maintains a professional, friendly and consciences demeanor in dealings with family members, guardians, visitors and others.
- Attends meetings, seminars, trainings, etc. as needed.
- Responds to health risks or any hazardous condition(s) and communicate using the agency hierarchy any potential health risk, hazardous or unsafe condition(s).
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or equivalent.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software;
Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid MI Driver's license.
Must be 19 years of age and have at least three years’ experience as a licensed driver.
Applications accepted online at www.moka.org/careers.