Vocational Community Support Coordinator
Company: Region V Services
Posted on: November 22, 2021
PHILOSOPHY & MISSION
The philosophy of Region V Services is to provide desired and
necessary supports for people with disabilities in the least
restrictive environment. Individualized training and supports are
the basis for the vision and mission of Region V Services.
Facilitating personal outcomes for persons with disabilities is a
basic principle of every position within Region V Services. It is
expected that staff make positive connections in the lives of
persons receiving services and assist them in increasing their
social roles within the community.
Utilizes an Employment First philosophy in providing training and
work opportunities for persons supported. The philosophy focuses on
informed choice of options available, career planning to the least
restrictive alternative and addressing barriers to progress.
Utilizes an Authentic Living philosophy when providing residential
supports while providing a variety of integrated living situations;
opportunities for access to community integrated services and
activities; encourages the development of socialization
opportunities with other members of the community. The philosophy
focuses on informed choices of options available, planning for the
least restrictive alternative and addressing barriers to
This is a full-time exempt position based on a 40-hour work-week
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. This
position is full time and eligible for full employee benefits
including health, dental, paid leave, and retirement benefits. This
position is exempt and includes some evening and weekend hours. The
coordinator is responsible for scheduling direct care staff and may
occasionally, provide direct support when substitutes are not
The Vocational Community Supports Coordinator performs responsible
professional work in hiring, supervising and training staff who
provide for the health and well-being of individuals supported. The
coordinator is ultimately responsible for ensuring all staff
facilitate personal outcomes and make positive connections in the
lives of persons receiving services and assist them in increasing
their social roles within the community.
The ability to exercise good judgment in evaluation situations and
in decision-making, which ensures individuals' safety and maintains
Utilizes effective oral and written communication skills.
Interviews job applicants and makes hiring decisions for direct
Provides and/or coordinates training in the skills and procedures
necessary to maximize consistency and to provide habilitative
services and ensure competency and image enhancement.
Participates actively in the goal setting process and may attend
Coordinates and monitors skills training for individuals supported
to promote greater integration and independence at work, home and
in the community by providing opportunities for a meaningful
Ensures that individual goals, which are based on individual needs
and personal outcomes, are developed, implemented and monitored as
directed by IPP teams.
Supervises record-keeping activities to ensure completeness,
accuracy of information and adherence to applicable policies and
procedures as defined by Region V Services and regulatory
Proficient in the use of a personal computer and applications.
Ensures that written programs contain the necessary components by
assisting staff with program development as necessary.
Provides the necessary supports for all staff that encourages team
Attend staff meetings, training conferences, and other
developmental sessions as required to continue to improve job
Serves as a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team and helps
develop behavioral interventions and Program Ethics Committee
reports for all restrictive programs and procedures.
Performs on-call duties to assist staff with a variety of issues
including but not limited to medical and behavioral issues. Must be
able to respond to emergencies at all locations within the area
Confers with parents/guardians, Service Coordinators, Medical
Services Associates and others as necessary to coordinate
Organizes and monitors internal quality reviews and is a member of
the internal investigation team as necessary.
Coordinates activities with regulatory agencies and ensures
Conducts performance reviews and carries out disciplinary action as
necessary for staff directly supervised.
Works a flexible schedule, which may involve considerable overtime
including evening and weekend hours.
Schedules staff coverage to meet intervention hours and/or
Provides immediate direction and necessary approval for actions,
purchases and plans of staff to allow agency operations to continue
Ensures follow-up to safety committee recommendations.
Provides data necessary and assists in fiscal and administrative
planning as a member of the agency's management team.
Fills in for direct line staff when no substitutes are
Reviews and approves time cards, attendance sheets and other
reports as assigned.
Supervises volunteers as necessary.
Interprets policies and procedures to staff to ensure safety,
improve communication and provide quality services.
Recommends procurement of facilities and equipment as
Manages and/or maintains and/or monitors individuals' personal
Serves on regional committees as assigned.
Coordinates and facilitates regular staff meetings.
Performs minor maintenance activities and/or contacts the
appropriate person for repairs.
Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of Region V
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge in evaluation and teaching techniques for
instruction of persons with disabilities.
Ability to train and supervise staff, exercise good judgment in
evaluating situations and making decisions and maintaining and
preparing moderately complex records.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Considerable knowledge of the use and interpretation of assessments
and data collection as it relates to people with developmental
Lifting may be required at the service location. If lifting or
other adaptive equipment is available, it MUST be used.
Qualifying Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in a related field or is actively pursuing a
Two years experience in human services.
Possession of a driver's license valid in the state of Nebraska or
other adequate means of transportation.
Performs duties on-call to attend to area program emergencies.
Must possess a reliable means of communication (e.g. telephone,
cell phone, etc.).
Will be subject to criminal history APS and CPS background check.
May be subject to drug and alcohol screen.
Keywords: Region V Services, Lincoln , Vocational Community Support Coordinator, Other , Crete, Nebraska
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