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Service Coordinator

Community Bridges

Community Bridges is growing

 We want you to join our team!

We are looking for a SDS Coordinator 

 Community Bridges is a non-profit area agency celebrating over 35 years working with individuals who experience development and intellectual disabilities. We are located in the Concord, NH area.  Community Bridges assures and maintains the integration, growth and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities so they have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves. Community Bridges is a leader in the development of and advocacy for innovative approaches in supporting families.

We are currently seeking  a Full-time Service Coordinator.

 


The Service Coordinator assists individuals and families through education and support to develop and achieve their personal visions.  This is accomplished by sharing information, and making referrals to various local, state, and federal resources; through collaboration and advocacy with those resources on behalf of families/individuals; linking families to education and training opportunities and developing short and long-term person centered futures planning to identify goals, and initiate actions to make those goals a reality. 

Requirements:

Education: Associate's degree preferred.

Experience: Two years experience in human services, developmental services, special education, or a related field required.

Responsibilities:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direct support to families including but not limited to: home visits, and occasional transportation; information and referral assistance in accessing and/or applying for benefits; information and referral to community resources, direct supports (i.e., crisis intervention, advocacy and mediation), information and advocacy with community resources as requested by the family.
  2. Meets with families to identify natural supports, current unmet needs, and future plans.  Provides follow-up contacts as needed and requested by family.
  3. Maintains up-to-date, accurate information and knowledge of community resources, information, and referral.
  4. Engages families in the process of person-centered-planning to clarify the individual's personal values, preferences, and vision for the future, identify goals for the short and long-term that will assist families/individuals in making the necessary community connections for supporting their son or daughter; identify support roles and necessary actions to be undertaken.
  5. Facilitate ISP development including coordinating the meeting, determining responsibilities for providing services, assuring that goals are related to individuals desired future, and ensuring completion of necessary evaluations/assessments on behalf of the individual.
  6. Service Coordination duties to include facilitation of communication between service providers, individual, family, and Community Bridges, on-going review, monitoring, and evaluation of formal service provision, facilitation of service re-design as needed and requested.
  7. Performs all duties in a manner that demonstrates an awareness of the respect for each individual's legal, civil, and human rights-including maintaining confidentiality of information regarding the individual and family that ensures the respect and dignity of persons with a developmental disability.
  8. Provides all support and advocacy in a manner which takes into consideration the preferences of families and individuals and which actively encourages choice making and self-determination by the family and individual.
  9. Looks for opportunities and seeks creative ways to educate the community and to eliminate preconceived notions and stereotypes about persons with disabilities.
  10. Attends trainings and seminars as required.
  11. Assists in the orientation/training of new staff, which may include the role of mentor.
  12. Other duties as assigned. 
Salary Range:

$31k-$32k

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: February 11, 2020

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