Independent Living Support Coordinator

JFCS of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

Independent Living Support Coordinator

Oakland, CA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is one of the oldest and largest human service agencies in the United States. For 170 years, JFCS has been caring for the community guided by Jewish traditions of advancing human dignity for everyone, community responsibility, inter-generational ties, and repairing the world. Our professionals, who come from a broad range of backgrounds and represent many faiths, bring energy, imagination, caring, and experience to a dynamic work environment.

    JFCS is seeking its first hire for our Independent Living Skills Program, a new service offering through the Gary Shupin Living Community. This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (Autism and Down syndrome) who seek independent living.

    The Support Coordinator provides one-on-one instruction and support to those individuals to assist them in living in their own home or working towards moving from their family’s home. Support Coordinators coach and role-model activities of daily living including, but not limited to, morning and evening routines, personal hygiene, cleaning, laundry, daily chores, meal planning, cooking, budgeting, shopping, healthy nutrition, social interactions, community outings, and use of public transportation. Primary instruction takes place in the individual’s home and local community.

    In this role, the Support Coordinator:

    • Works with the Director of Disability Services and program participants to develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to assist clients in reaching their highest level of independent living.
    • Promotes and teaches self-advocacy, personal, domestic, medical, financial, social/recreational, communication, and behavior management skills to maintain independence.
    • Safeguards client privacy and confidentiality, making sure protected health information is secured.

    If you have a Bachelor’s degree in human services and at least two (2) years’ experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we’d love to hear from you!

    Please apply online with Indeed, or visit our website at https://www.jfcs.org/opportunity/independent-living-skills-instructor/ for the full job description.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Company Description

    Since 1850, JFCS of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties has provided comprehensive, caring social services to Bay Area residents of all ages and faiths. We help people solve personal problems--from cradle to rocking chair--in order to strengthen the individual, strengthen the family and strengthen the community. Mission Statement: Jewish Family and Children’s Services exists to provide professional and volunteer services for the purposes of developing, restoring and maintaining the competency of families and individuals of all ages. Traditionally, Jewish Family and Children’s agencies carry a special responsibility within the Jewish community for reaching out to children, the aged, those with special needs, the alienated and the dependent, and for the resettlement and acculturation of refugees and immigrants. As part of the network of Jewish community services, the Agency helps promote Jewish continuity through the provision of preventive, educational, therapeutic and supportive services, within the context of historic Jewish values, emphasizing inter-generational ties and community responsibility.