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OPENINGS IN MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS $20.00/hr
Part-time positions & full-time positions available

Soul Dogs, Inc. is a nonprofit based in Westminster, CO that provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More information can be found at our website http://www.soul-dogs-inc.org.

DEPARTMENT 1: SUPPORTED COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS STAFF

The Supported Community Connections Staff runs ‘SCC Groups’. These groups of 3+ participants and 1 staff take the Soul Dogs, Inc. van on fun community outings. These outings include nature walks, museums, basketball at the park, libraries, swimming, malls, and anything else the group and staff decide to do.

Most SCC Groups will have individuals with behavioral goals that are to be addressed and practiced with the support of the SCC Staff. All SCC Staff are trained to support these individual’s needs.

  • Support and supervise groups of 3 or more on community outings.
  • Drive the participants to community outings in the Soul Dogs, Inc. van
  • Coordinate attendance, scheduling, updates, etc. with participants / providers / family / guardian / etc.
  • Ensure COVID-19 guidance, standards, and protocols are followed.
  • Develop ‘Outing Schedule’ with your groups. Create and stick to a weekly or monthly schedule.
  • Address and assist participants with their behavioral goals in community settings.
  • Build relationships with managers, supervisors, and owners of community-based businesses to enhance outing experiences, get discounts, and discuss the Soul Dogs, Inc. brand.

 

DEPARTMENT 2: JOB COACHING

‘Job Coach’ is a very loose term at Soul Dogs, Inc. We have three types of Job Coaches. All of which play a part in supporting the participants in gaining paid, community-based employment.

  1. A) The ‘Job Readiness Coach’

The ‘Job Readiness Coach’ provides small groups of participants with the basic employability skills required to be an employee (ie attendance, accountability, appropriate relationships with coworkers, taking breaks, etc)

  • Part of ‘Job Readiness’ is classwork at the Soul Dogs, Inc. facility, the rest is spent in the community practicing the basic ’employability’ skills that the group is learning that week.
  • Drive the participants to community-based businesses in the Soul Dogs, Inc. van to practice the skills the group is learning that week.
  • Coordinate attendance, scheduling, updates, etc. with participants / providers / family / guardian / etc.
  • Ensure COVID-19 guidance, standards, and protocols are followed.
  • Develop ‘Outing Schedule’ for your groups that correspond with the topics you’re discussing that week.
  • Build relationships with managers, supervisors, and owners of community-based businesses to enhance training experiences, get discounts, and discuss the Soul Dogs, Inc. brand.
  1. B) The ‘Job Development Coach’

The Job Development Coach provides individuals with support in obtaining paid employment discovery, development, preparation, and acquisition.

  • Develop the individual’s Vocational Profile
  • Supports the individual in discovering their work place strengths and preferences.
  • Transports individuals into the community in personal vehicle to gain exposure to jobs and job types that fit their strengths and preferences.
  • Supports the individual in creating/developing their resume.
  • Supports the individual with in-person and online applications.
  • Transports the individual to job interviews in personal vehicle as needed.
  • Supports the individual at job interviews, communicates hiring benefits to employer/hiring manager.
  • Supports the participant in tracking applications, follow ups, and interviews. Continues supporting until the participant gains paid, community-based employment.
  1. C) The ‘Job Coach’ (or ‘Supported Employment Coach’)

The Job Coach provides support to the individual after they’ve gained paid, community-based employment.

  • If the participant has just been hired, the Job Coach goes to work with them, supports them with the employee orientation and assists with getting settled into their new position. The Job Coach must closely examine every aspect of the participant’s new position, ensure every work task is being met, come up with accommodations for the individual as necessary, and advocate with the employer as necessary.
  • Once the participant is comfortably settled into their job, the Job Coach develops a ‘Fading Plan’. This plan describes how participant can gain independence in some or all aspects of their job, if possible. Some participants require job coaching for every minute they are on the clock. Some only need to be checked in with for an hour or two a week. Every participant is different.
  • Advocate for the employee whenever necessary. Whether the employee needs an accommodation, needs different hours, needs shorter shifts, wants a promotion, or anything in between, the Job Coach is there to support the individual, mediate the conversation with the employee, and support the participant in maintaining long-term employment.

 

DEPARTMENT 3: BEHAVIORAL LINE STAFFING

The Behavioral Line Staff assists the participant’s Behavior Therapist in implementing and practicing the participant’s goals, generally in a community-based setting.

  • Coordinates with and reports to the Soul Dogs, Inc. Behavior Therapist assigned to the individual
  • Takes participant on community outings to work on behavioral goals.
  • Develop schedules for outings, activities, and methods of practicing behavioral goals in community settings.

 

Requirements for All Positions

  • Clear Criminal Records Check
  • Must have a Driver’s License, registered personal vehicle, current car insurance.
  • People-oriented. We work with countless different types of people, personalities, and behavioral issues. It’s important for you to know how to build rapport with every individual you work with.
  • Goal-oriented. We track and document everything we do. the Job Coaching and Behavior Line Staffing positions are very goal-oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. There is required paperwork for all positions.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Supportive, kind, caring, and compassionate towards all beings.

Preferences for All Positions

  • Geographical awareness of the Denver Metro area.
  • Experience with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Experience in any or all of the positions listed above.
  • Initiative and strong project management skills. Sees tasks through completion.
  • Strong time and task management
  • Organized
  • Flexible. Hours and schedules may change based on the individuals availabilities, the programs they’re enrolled in, etc.

All Soul Dogs, Inc. staff and participants are required to follow very stringent COVID-19 protocol and procedures including, but not limited to, weekly staff COVID testing, masks, COVID screening, and all staff must get COVID vaccine when available.