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Behavior Support Companion

Company: Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis
Location: Orange
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Behavior Support Companion

Are you a compassionate, people-oriented person who wants a part-time human services job that gives you flexible hours to fit around your busy schedule?

Being a Respite Companion or Behavior Support Companion is more than just a job, as you will develop a personal relationship with the individuals and families you work with.Our Respite Companions provide highly trained non-medical direct services/compassionate home companions to children with developmental disabilities and other special needs.‪As a Respite or Behavior Support Companion, you will provide primary caregivers the opportunity to enjoy breaks from their daily caregiving responsibilities. In addition, you will assist clients, their parents/guardians and their siblings to enjoy a less stressful home environment. You will work in people's homes and in varied community settings serving families in Orange County.

This is a part-time position (up to 30 hours per week) with flexible hours, with the potential of growing into a full-time position.Responsibilities:The Respite Companion will serve as the primary support staff and will possess the necessary skills to deal effectively with the day-to-day challenges of providing respite services to clients, including the demonstrated ability to increase specified client skills.

  • Maintain a positive relationship with the family or families cared for
  • Engage with the client through activities they enjoy
  • Provide personal care and support to assist with daily living care needs
  • Conduct and lead socialization activities
  • Responsible for record-keeping for each of the service recipients. Qualifications:
    • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
    • Basic computer skills
    • Familiar with developmental disabilities
    • Availability to work evenings and weekends. The schedule will be based on the needs of the client and family.‪Pre-Employment Requirements:
      • ‪Proof of valid driver's license, copy of auto insurance liability coverage, and clear DMV report
      • Operational vehicle
      • Proof of current CPR and First Aid training certifications
      • Clearance with the Department of Justice by completing a fingerprint background check
      • Successfully passing pre-employment drug testPhysical Activity Requirements:
        • Ability to physically lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds (e.g., groceries, housewares, or move furniture).
        • Ability to physically assist, guide, and facilitate movement of clients that may need physical assistance (e.g., wheelchair transfer, walking, etc.)
        • Ability to actively participate in frequent recreational activitiesTraining:The Respite Companion will be expected to participate in approximately 40 hours of required training and would complete it during the first three months of employment. Training requirements include competency-based training, on-the-job field training and any other training provided by the professional staff of IABA and/or professionals outside the agency.HoursM-F after 1 pm (afternoon and evenings), Weekends 9a-10p

          Wagesstarting at $16.00 and depends on previous experienceCOVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will consider reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.Affirmative Action/EEO statementIt is the policy of IABA to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicableOther dutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis, Orange , Behavior Support Companion, Other , Orange, California

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