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Activities Companion for adults with developmental disabilities

Ollie Webb Center, Inc. Omaha, NE
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Job Description

**Please note that the schedule for this position is approximately one shift per week (roughly 3 - 4 hours each).**

Ollie Webb Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the e-Verify program.

General Overview of Position:

The Ultimate Life Companion is responsible for providing one-on-one or small group companion services for the Ultimate Life program of the Arc of Omaha.  Ultimate Life Companions teach adults with developmental disabilities social skills through modeling and natural experiences as well as provide transportation for participants to social/recreational events (e.g., sporting events, dinner, movies, etc.).  All outings are during evening and weekend hours.  Mileage reimbursement is provided.

Companion Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a professional relationship with referral sources, parents, and appropriate others
  • Provide teaching and support through modeling
  • Assess program participant’s needs and goals for community participation and integration
  • Utilize effective written/oral communication
  • Provide person-centered support and instruction
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and persons with developmental disabilities
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to follow instructions and submit all reports in a timely manner

Physical Prerequisites

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, own vehicle (that can seat 3 participants plus companion) and have auto insurance
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to enter and access information using a personal computer
  • Ability to travel both in and out of city limits

Qualifications

  • Must be 19 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities

Job Details

Date Posted December 4, 2019
Date Closes January 3, 2020
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Part-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, up to $11.00, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Hours 4 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants
Zipcode 68105
Name Lisa Dougherty
Address 1941 S 42nd Street, Suite 122
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68105
Phone 402-346-5220 x 22
FAX 402-342-4857

This job offers the following benefits

  • Casual Dress

This job requires the following skills

  • Excellent Communications
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Microsoft Office

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