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AWARE, Inc Program Specialist - Activities and Employment (Anaconda, MT) in Anaconda, Montana

ACTIVITY & EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM SPECIALISTWAGE: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour DOE/DEQCompetitive Benefits PackageHELPING PEOPLE LIVE INDEPENDENT LIVESAre you looking for more than a job?Are you the healthcare champion we’ve been looking for?AWARE is looking for the right person to join the Activity and Employment team as a Program Specialist.If you embrace new ideas with a heart full of energy, we invite you to join a caring, compassionate, and fully engaged team that isn’t afraid to get vulnerable with one another. We have gritty, but respectful conversations that drive the needle forward on what it means to provide the highest quality of care for our clients.At AWARE, our strength lies in our culture of care. AWARE’s Unconditional Care Principles inspire the services we provide to each person who comes to us for care and these principles lead how we treat ourselves and our clients; with hope, compassion and focus on the next right step.When you join the AWARE team, you will become part of an organization that has a rich history (over 45 years!) helping Montanans with mental health and/or developmental disabilities. AWARE strives to provide the highest quality of care, every single day. When you join the AWARE team, you will be joining a team that believes that building on strengths is the key to success, that prides itself in taking on and sticking with the hardest challenges, believes we are agents of change, that everything is normal until proven otherwise, and that families are our most important resource.Working for our organization means that regardless of your role, we’ll support you so you can support others. AWARE seeks to provide opportunities for employees to grow professionally through its tuition advancement program, professional development opportunities and in-house trainings.Principal Duties & Responsibilities: Monitor staff compliance with policies, procedures, training expectations, and protocols.Assist in the investigation of accident, injury or other incidents requiring employee interviews and the preparation of statements.Training on treatment principals, including Behavioral Interventions, and generally assisting the Residential Coordinator as needed and requested.AWARE’s Activity & Employment Program Specialist works closely with the Activity & Employment Program Coordinator (supervisor) in implementing individual support plans, assessing strengths and skills in daily living, and assisting individuals in identifying, developing, and participating in a variety of meaningful activities to increase functional independence.AWARE’s Activity & Employment Program Specialist is responsible for the coordination of all associated activities, events, trips, and facilities to provide safe opportunities for learning and recreation and promote a healthy lifestyle. This position works with assigned residents, clients, colleagues, and community members to assure an individualized Personal Support Plan is written from a strength-based perspective which addresses all services needed to achieve goals and independence.This includes working directly with residents, clients, colleagues, and community members in all natural environments by supporting the development of physical skills, cognitive/academic skills, self help skills, language/communication skills, social/emotional/coping skills and assisting in a variety of ways, including assessment, problem solving, prescriptive programs, resource referral and maintaining required documentation.RequirementsEducation/Experience:At least three (3) years of experience is required and/or an associate degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field and minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in Human Services.Ability to, under AWARE’s Unconditional Care Philosophy, implement individual support plans with the knowledge of behavioral techniques, interventions, skill building techniques, and understanding of the emotional and behavioral needs of individuals diagnosed a developmental disability.Requires computer literacy skills, including the ability to navigate, record, and overall basic computer skills needed for performance-based software as well as an electronic medical records system.The Program Specialist must have the interpersonal oral and written communications skills to work as a team member, to make observations and to report them accurately, to learn resident care methods, and to follow oral and written instructions.To learn more please visit www.aware-inc.org .Benefits:AWARE proudly offers an excellent benefits package, uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, professional growth, and achieving financial security.AWARE’s benefits include:Annual raisesTuition ReimbursementHealth InsuranceDental/Vision Insurance401(k) with company matchLife InsuranceWellness programsGenerous paid time offAWARE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

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