Mentor of Community Supports
Love what you do. Love where you work. MOKA is seeking Mentor's to work in our Community Supports Programs in Muskegon, Kent and Ottawa counties. The Mentor supports individuals living in the community by assisting them in meeting their predetermined goals, as determined by their Individual Plan of Service, through mentoring, skill building, training, advocacy, and offering support in general living skills.
Essential Functions: Include the following, other duties may be assigned
Monitors, trains, advocates, and generally assists individuals with disabilities in meeting their predetermined goals, as determined by their Person-Centered Planning, in the community, their home and/or in their launch pad.
Participates in person centered planning for individuals served by contributing during the pre-planning process and attending person centered planning meetings as requested.
Supports individuals served with self-advocacy.
Establishes relationships with community resource agencies and employers and informs the community of the benefits of their involvement with individuals with a disability.
Facilitates and encourages strong peer-group support as a primary and ideal support.
Facilitates development of positive relationships between individuals and employers.
Assists individuals in learning to access volunteer and job sites specific to the individual’s plan of service and interests.
Consults with individuals served on how the group can best plan activities to meet their goals.
Ensures safety and well-being of individuals served, including supporting those individuals in safety- related issues.
Reports accidents and incidents involving individuals served, as required by MOKA policies and applicable regulations.
Transports those served in personal or company vehicles to appointments, shopping, social activities, etc. as per each individual’s Person-Centered Plan.
Develops possibilities for social and recreational activities and coordinates this activity for the individuals.
Supports individuals in maintaining and developing their personal relationships.
Communicates with MOKA management, and the individual’s support team relative to program activities and progress of individuals served.
Maintains and submits accurate and timely records, including but not limited to: incidents and daily progress.
Observes, evaluates, and reports individual’s skill levels and work performance toward improving community involvement.
Executes individual training programs, according to the Individual Plan of Service (IPOS).
Coaches the volunteer work performance of individuals served toward the satisfaction of goals set in the IPOS.
Maintains a professional, friendly and consciences demeanor in dealings with family members, guardians, visitors and others.
Attends meetings, seminars, trainings, etc. as needed.
Responds to health risks or any hazardous condition(s) and communicate using the agency hierarchy any potential health risk, hazardous or unsafe condition(s).
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or equivalent.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software;
Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid MI Driver's license.
Must be 19 years of age and have at least three years’ experience as a licensed driver.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment depends on where the individual is residing that day.
MOKA provides paid training, flexible scheduling and a tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees who work 20 hours a week.