1:1 & Householder Support

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Hardwick, VT
recency icon Posted 02-03-2024

Job Description

Heartbeet Lifesharing is looking for a 1:1 / Householder Support to assist adults with developmental disabilities with their daily day to day lifeskills, daily activities, while supporting individual achieve their identified person centered goals, and helping with various practical and administrative household needs. The ideal candidate is someone who is joyful, humorous, caring, organized, and has a great love for being outside on our land and farm, accompanying outings and building lasting friendships. Compensation Starting Salary: $20.00/hr Full-time: Five days a week, minimum of 32 hours/week up to 40 hours week if desired. Flexibility for weekend hours or days starting at 7a or ending at 8:30 preferred. Position requirements: High School diploma or equivalent, background check clearances, and a general health screening with Tetanus and TB clearance. Benefits for Full-Time Employment include: Paid time off Paid Sick Leave Paid Holidays Annual bonus of $5,408 that is distributed as quarterly payments in January/April/July/October Option to enroll in a Simple IRA plan with a 3% employer match Description of Heartbeet Heartbeet Lifesharing actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and welcomes people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply; as an EOE/AA employer, Heartbeet Lifesharing will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law. Heartbeet Lifesharing is a vibrant life sharing community and licensed therapeutic residence, nestled in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont between Hardwick and Craftsbury. Heartbeet includes adults with developmental disabilities and interweaves social, artistic, and agricultural emphasis to contribute to the healing and renewing of society and the earth. It is a community where everyone, regardless of ability, can find meaning, dignity, and reverence for life. Community members live and support each other, in beautiful, extended family households, forming a mutually supportive environment that enables each individual to discover and develop their unique abilities and potential. House managers, adults with developmental disabilities volunteers and employees learn, celebrate and work together. Community members care for and grow with one another, celebrating the myriad joys and challenges of life. Mealtimes are central among the nurturing possibilities of Heartbeet home life. In most homes, three meals are shared on most days, prepared with complete, balanced nutrition and the specific needs and desires of individuals in mind. We also strive to make our homes warm and welcoming through aesthetic choices, including an environment of cleanliness and order, through celebration of birthdays and festivals, through friendly conversations, games, or music in the evenings. A Camphill house is also an excellent teaching space with many varied tasks for people with varied skill levels. Position Overview In your role as a 1:1 and Householder Support you will be in regular communication with the householder. The 1:1 and Householder Support is responsible for supporting the Householders to provide 1:1 support and help in creating a health-enhancing environment where everyone is recognized for their unique contributions. Reports To: Householder Accountable To: Householder & Executive Director 1:1 Support Person - Roles and Responsibilities: Support and Assist the individual or individuals in all aspects of life with daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms. Support individual (s) with hygiene, brushing and flossing teeth, washing hands. Support individual (s) with the bathroom and toileting. Support individual (s) with keeping room generally tidy and with weekly room cleaning. Support individual (s) in processing information that pertains to their daily life. Support individual (s) engaging in socially appropriate interactions. Support individual (s) developing meaningful relationships. Support household activities as guided by the householder and the house schedule including meal preparation and clean up, evening social activities, and celebration of festivals, events, and birthdays Cleaning duties throughout the household Householder Support - Roles and Responsibilities: Cooking meals as scheduled and per dietary guidelines. Provide personal hygiene support to household members following the guidance of householders. Early evening is an important time for social interaction in Camphill householders. Sharing your interests is a valuable contribution - whether that be reading a book aloud, practicing a musical instrument, sketching or a craft. Communicate with householders when you observe something in the household needs repair or replacement Following guidance of householders, strive to meet the individual needs of household members, caring for the general social mood of the household and engaging household members to the fullest extent possible. Participate in weekly household meetings if scheduling permits. Ask questions about Heartbeet's policies, protocols, and cultural life. Take responsibility to inquire if you don't have all the information you need to be effective. Health and Safety Ensures well-being and safety of staff and Friends by being knowledgeable of, and consistently adhering to relevant Vermont TCR (Therapeutic Community Residence) regulations. Ensures, in support of householder, that homes are clean and safe and provides recommendations concerning repairs, maintenance, renovations or improvements as appropriate. In cooperation with the Director of Licensing and Compliance, supports investigations of any home-based accidents and ensures completion of incident reports as required. Ensures that the Heartbeet Health and Safety Policies and Procedures are effectively implemented in the home. Qualifications Valid U.S. Driver's license. I9 employment eligibility verification Must pass required background checks for position. Minimum of 3 years' experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities including Camphill experience, preferred but not required. Excellent verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team. Positive attitude, reliable, flexible, and self-motivated.