Center for Specialized Services
  • 09-Jan-2018 to 10-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Community Support Services
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Part Time

This position requires working as a life skills coach for the Wounded Warrior Project.  The Life Skills Coach position is a community-based position working with warriors who have brain injuries, PTSD, neurological disabilities, and other cognitive or physical challenges. The LSC position provides functional supports to warriors on an individualized basis. The LSC is responsible for providing warriors opportunities for increased participation in community activities, increased social capital, improved quality of life, and development of meaningful and purposeful activities.

TITLE: Life Coach

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Part time, less than 25 hours per week; Non-exempt

REPORTS TO: Community Supports Coordinator

JOB PURPOSE: To provide effective efficient delivery of services to consumers.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides assistance and guidance with identifying choices and making informed decisions that involve warrior's activities and life. 
  • Provides structure and support in household management such as: maintaining cleanliness of home environment and establishing a safe, healthy and efficient routine. 
  • Assists with participation in recreation and community activities in order to promote socialization and establish relationships with peers. 
  • Assists warrior with improving community living and integration skills in a variety of settings such as shopping, church attendance, sporting events, club participation, classroom support, volunteer/employment support, etc.
  • Works with warriors to learn how to participate in their desired recreational and social activities within their surrounding community. 
  • Assists with participation in recreation and community activities in order to promote socialization and establish relationships with peers. 
  • Provide training or assistance with mobility in home environment, using adaptive aids, and accessing public transportation. 
  • Complete daily documentation including, but not limited to, progress logs and data collection.
  • Submit all required documentation to supervisor to meet deadlines.
  • Complete all required trainings by deadlines.
  • Maintain high professional standards at all times.
  • Maintain competency by engaging in activities of professional development.
  • Follow all personnel policies and procedures.
  • Maintain clean and orderly environment.
  • Familiarize self with and follow facility and department policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent required, direct care experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury highly preferred. Veterans highly preferred. Candidates should poses: knowledge of disabilities and special needs populations (preferred); knowledge of resources within the county; ability to comprehend, speak, read, and write effectively in English; ability to do basic math; ability to problem solve, to effectively multi-task, plan and prioritize to meet deadlines; effective communication skills; basic computer skills (required). Must be certified in CPR and first aid within 60 days of hire date (these trainings will be provided upon hire along with required agency trainings).

MISCELLANEOUS: Reliable vehicle, driver's license and auto insurance with the ability to travel independently required. Must have the ability to obtain a Class E Missouri license within 60 days of hire. Must have the ability to continually walk or stand up to 3 hours; ability to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds in weight. Must have the availability to work days, evenings, nights and weekends.

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