Changing lives is part of our job description.
If that sounds interesting, you’re in the right place. Advance is a place where we change lives every day. We support individuals with disabilities through day programming, virtual options, and employment opportunities – all focused on transforming the lives of the individuals we serve.
At Advance, there are opportunities to serve clients through day programming, virtual options, and employment training – all focused on helping them find meaning and purpose. If you’re looking for the chance to create a real impact in the lives of others and to work in an environment where you will feel supported and valued, then you’re in the right place.
Current Job Openings:
Job Coach (Full Time or Part Time)
- Provide community integration and inclusion through new skill building, employment exploration and support, life enrichment activities and recreational/leisure activities. Provide training and support services including positive approaches to learning, systematic instruction, behavioral intervention, and self-care needs. Provides transportation services for individuals.
- Standards of Conduct and Workplace Behavior - All Advance employees are expected to commit to, sign and follow-through on Advance’s Standards of Conduct and Workplace Behavior. Refer to “Standards of Conduct and Workplace Behavior” document in the Employee Handbook.
- Person-Centered Practices - Learn and consistently perform person-centered practices: Identify those things that are important to people who receive support; implement strategies to assure they are present in day-to-day life. Identify areas where change can happen without permission. Act on those areas. Challenge co-workers and supervisors to use person-centered practices.
- Safety: Participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace. Comply with safety policies and procedures and adhere to safe work practices. Comply with state motor vehicle laws and regulations. Take reasonable care to ensure your own, co-workers, and Individuals served safety and health. Report any hazards, injuries, or illnesses immediately to your supervisor. Will not place others at risk by any act or omission or interfere with safety equipment. Act as a role model by demonstrating safe work behaviors.
- Direct Support Care - Provide direct support for the individuals in this program using a person-centered approach including lifting and transferring adults to/from wheelchairs. Carry out self-care and support services (toileting, feeding, personal hygiene needs) as designated by the daily schedule. Assist other staff with strapping wheelchairs, transferring of individuals from the vehicles. Provide ongoing support for behavioral concerns, provide de-escalation and intervention as needed. Provide therapeutic programming as recommended by OT, PT, and speech therapies.
- Remote Services – On occasion, due to weather conditions, illness, or other situations causing the closing of the facility, providing services through remote means may be necessary to ensure continuity of care with Individuals served.
- Employment Support – Minimum 50% of time spent supporting Individuals will be spent on Employment Support services such as Exploration and Development. Each Career Coach will assist 2-3 Individuals served in exploring job possibilities in their chosen location and assist 1-2 individuals in successfully selecting an area of employment focus each month.
- Dispense Medication - Certified to pass medications and perform specific medicinal treatments/cares according to individual need.
- Support the daily operations and needs of the program. Assist in general cleaning and caretaking of the building (loading dishwasher, doing laundry, picking up work materials at the end of the day, cleaning and maintaining the refrigerator, etc.).
- Communication – Speak clearly; listen to others; write effectively; establish relationships; act with integrity; establish trust; demonstrate a high level of respect and patience with Individuals served and coworkers. Communicates with other program staff and residential staff on a daily, or as needed basis, regarding program issues, caseload issues, staffing, and other related information.
- Crisis Prevention and Intervention - Be knowledgeable about crisis prevention, intervention, and resolution techniques and match such techniques to circumstances and individuals. Identify the crisis, defuse the situation, evaluate, and determine an intervention strategy and contacts necessary supports. Continue to monitor crisis situations, discussing the incident with authorized staff and person(s) served, adjusting supports and the environment, and complying with regulations for reporting. Use appropriate first aid/safety procedures when responding to emergencies.
- Lead with a service focus – Set the example for and lead others in focusing on providing excellent service for people served, their families, and all other people who support them; etc.
- Provide transportation services as designated by the driving schedule, drive and/or ride along on route, as needed or assigned.
- Complete all required annual trainings on time using Advance’s online learning management system or alternate delivery method if offered.
- Ensure that all required documentation and paperwork is completed accurately and according to current statute and regulations.
- Represent Advance and the programs/services offered within the local and surrounding community in a manner that promotes the organization.
- Complies with Advance policies and procedures.
Other Job Functions
- Act as Chair or member of assigned committees as needed.
- Develop, facilitate, attend, and/or participate in community meetings/events, in-service trainings, workshops, and/or classes as apparent or directed.
- Keep your Supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems, and related information necessary for effective program management.
- Coordinate program plans and activities with other staff as appropriate to ensure a coordinated work effort and team approach.
- Performs related work as apparent or assigned.
- Service-focus – focus on the needs of the person served.
- Interpersonal skills – positive behaviors; build relationships; value diversity; manage disagreements; act with integrity; demonstrate adaptability; show work commitment.
- Thinking skills – think strategically, analyze issues, use sound judgment, innovate.
- Self-management – use time effectively and efficiently; concentrates efforts on the most important priorities; adeptly handles several tasks at once.
- Compassion – genuinely cares about people; is available and ready to help; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pains of others.
- Perseverance - pursues tasks with energy, drive, and a need to finish; does not give up before finishing, even in the face of resistance or setbacks; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Attention to detail - Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitor and check work or information. Plan and organize time and resources efficiently.
- Motivating Others - create a climate in which people want to do their best; can assess each person’s strengths and use them to get the best out of him or her; promotes confidence and optimistic attitudes.
- Knowledge –Applicable State statutes, agency regulations (DHS, DOL, DEED, etc.), licensing requirements, billing processes, funding sources.
- Abilities - Interact with individuals served, assess their needs, and implement services effectively. Take ownership in addressing issues immediately. See the big picture. Communicate with emotional intelligence.
- Leadership – Every Advance employee is a leader; everyone leads.
- Minimum 1-2 years’ experience providing Employment Support services.
- Ability to demonstrate competency in required areas of Employment Support to meet the criteria established by DHS.
- Technology skills - Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, etc.) and SETWorks or other software (or willingness to learn).
- Familiarity or willingness to learn systems of adaptive communication and assistive technology in areas of software, hardware, and mobility.
- Current, valid driver’s license
- A driving record that demonstrates safe, legal driving habits
- Ability to pass criminal background checks and medical examination requirements.
- Previous experience practicing person-centered techniques with people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
- Degree in human service field and one-year experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, brain injuries, or other related conditions.
- Completed ACRE certified Customized Employment training.
Salary: $15.62 - $16.62 per hour
Expected hours: 4 – 40 per week
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- Monday to Friday
3 Ways to Apply:
- Apply on Indeed.com job post.
- Download application: Download, print and fill out the application: click here to download. Turn in at our office location, 1401 Peterson Street, Marshall, MN.
- Pick up an application: at 1401 Peterson Street, Marshall, MN.
Job listings above are open until filled. Applications will be held and considered for applicable current and future job openings for 6 months.
Advance Opportunities is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
Advance Opportunities is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). It is the policy of the Advance Opportunities to provide equal employment opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local commission, veteran status, age or any other protected status.