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What are some benefits of working for CLO?

CLO offers:

  • Paid training
  • A rewarding work environment
  • Flexible schedules
  • A great resume-builder for those entering the fields of Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, and Education.

Current Blocks Available

Each block must be accepted in its entirety (all days and hours per block)

  • (12 hours) Fri, Sat 4p-10pm
  • (14 hours) Sat, Sun 4pm-11pm
  • (Relief only) Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm
  • (21 hours) Sat, Sun 3pm-10pm, Mon 4pm-11pm
  • (16 hours) Sat, Sun 11am-7pm
  • (14 hours) Sat, Sun 4pm-11pm
  • (16 hours) Fri 3pm-11pm, Sun 8am-4pm
  • (40 hours) Sat-Wed 3pm-11pm
  • (16 hours) Wed, Thurs 7am-3pm
  • (32 hours) Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Mon 11pm-7am
  • (28.5 hours) Sun-Tues 9:30pm-7am
  • (25 hours) Thurs, Fri, Sun 3pm-9pm, Sat 3pm-9:30pm
  • (24 hours) Wed, Thurs, Sat 3pm-11pm

The following blocks require 1+years of direct care giving experience in mental health/high behaviors

  • (22 hours) Thurs, Fri 7am-2pm, Sat 7am-3pm
  • (36 hours) Wed 11am-11pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat 3pm-11pm
  • (26 hours) Thurs 7am-5pm, Fri, Sat 7am-3pm
  • (35 hours) Tues, Wed 4pm-8pm, THurs, Fri, Sat 11am-8pm

FAQs

How Do You Train Staff?

Once employed, all CLO program support staff are required to complete the following trainings:

Within 30 days of hire

  • Adult CPR (Expires after 1 year) & First Aid (Expires after 3 years)
  • Module 7-Recipient Rights (required annually)
  • HIPAA (required annually)
  • Blood Borne Pathogens (required annually)

Within 60 days of hire

  • Person Centered Planning (required annually)
  • Limited English Proficiency (required annually)

Within 90 days of hire

  • Module 1-Your Role As Direct Care Staff (no recert required)
  • Module 3-Health (no recert required)
  • Module 5-Medications (no recert required)
  • Module 6-Environmental Emergencies (no recert required)
  • Mandt Basic & Intermediate (required Annually)
  • Working With People (no recert required)
  • Cultural Diversity Training (required Annually)
  • Nutrition (no recert required)
  • Staff Orientation Checklist (no recert required)

How Do You Screen Staff?

As part of the hiring process, Community Living Options checks the criminal and driving records of all new employees. As of April 1st, 2006 this background check includes an exhaustive FBI Fingerprint Background Check. We also check with the local Office of Recipient Rights to confirm that an individual does not have any substantiated abuse or neglect charges. Upon hire, each staff is also required to agree to complete a drug screen, a physical, and a TB test. All direct care staff must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent.

EEO Policy

Community Living Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive equal consideration for job openings. No staff member will be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, former substance abuse history or against disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era unless a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification is demonstrated.

This policy applies to all policies governing recruitment, placement, selection, promotion, training, transfer, rates of pay, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Discrimination in any of the above mentioned is prohibited in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

Current Positions

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Program Support Staff
Program Support Staff

DEPARTMENT: Residential, Supported Living, Day Program

REPORTS TO:  Program Supervisor

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None

STATUS: Non-exempt

REVISION DATE: May 1, 2015

Summary of Responsibilities:

Directly support consumers in group homes, supported living programs, and day programs. Implement treatment plans as established by an interdisciplinary team. Responsible to model appropriate behavior and teach life skills to individuals. Responsible for the personal, social and community skill training to individuals served and enhance their abilities to live and socialize within the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.0 Consumer Involvement

  • Participate in the evaluation and development of consumer goals, activities and programs through attendance at staff meetings and at service team meetings as requested.
  • Instruct and assist with consumers’ service plan goals, objectives and programs as defined by written plans and program procedures.
  • Document daily activities in the manner prescribed by the service team, supervisor and/or agency procedures.
  • Supervise medication administration and monitoring of health treatment applications, medicine side effects and health problems.
  • Provide training on various independent living skills.
  • Transport and supervise consumers as needed to community appointments and activities.
  • Run scheduled groups and/or provide meaningful one-to-one interaction with consumers to encourage maximum progress toward independence and community inclusion.
  • Disburse consumer personal funds, including prompt and accurate recording of all transactions.
  • Ensure that consumers are treated with dignity and respect and given choices whenever possible.

2.0   Home/Facility Maintenance

2.1 Complete and document all assigned home maintenance duties, working in conjunction with consumers whenever assigned.

  • Responsible for keeping all areas of the home/facility clean, safe and sanitary; identify an deal with problem areas as appropriate.
  • Shop for food and/or operational supplies as assigned, working with consumers when appropriate.

3.0   Transportation

3.1  Provide safe, responsible transportation as needed.

  • Monitor and report vehicle operation or safety concerns. Ensure fueling occurs as necessary.
  • Accurately complete necessary transportation documentation including logging mileage for each trip.
  • Other Consumer Related Areas
    • Complete progress notes, case record material, incident and accident reports, shift logs and other required paperwork within established time frame.
  • Ensure consumer confidentiality by checking that appropriate releases of information are in the case record prior to providing any identifying information.
  • Ensure a safe environment including, but not limited to, screening home visitors, conducting scheduled drills, supervising activities, knowing general whereabouts of individuals served, following safety guidelines in specified area.
  • Ensure rules are followed and that violations are appropriately documented and reported as necessary.
  • Review and initial shift/staff logs from previous shifts for appropriate programs.
  • Coordinate emergency response with on-call, case management and/or other emergency providers (and Access Center for Kalamazoo programs). Immediately inform Program Supervisor (or on-call after hours) of any situation as appropriate.
  • Read and be aware of all applicable agency policies and procedures.
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Staff Development
    • Complete and maintain all required trainings and certificates according to training schedule guidelines.

Position Requirements — Essential:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent
  2. Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. (on occasion, a position may become available where driving is not necessary).
  3. Ability to work effectively in a team setting.
  4. Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate in both verbal and written format.
  6. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  7. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and on all shifts to meet program needs.
  8. Ability and willingness to work at any site managed by Community Living Options.
  9. Proficient computer skills.
  10. Reliable transportation

Position Requirements — Non-essential:

  1. Experience and knowledge working with computers.
  2. One year related experience and/or education

PHI Classification Level 8 —  access to limited PHI of consumers on a need to know basis, as specifically related to your job.

Transitional Support Specialist
Transitional Support Specialist

Community Living Options is seeking individuals to provide direct support to consumers in the Intensive/Transitional Support Program.  Responsibilities include implementing treatment plans and behavior plans as established by an interdisciplinary team.  Responsible for modeling appropriate behavior and teaching life skills to individuals, facilitating group and individual conversation and developing a rapport with individuals served. Position requires patience, critical thinking skills and decision making ability.

Hours: Full-time and part-time, varied shifts available

Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent
  2. Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. (on occasion, a position may become available where driving is not necessary).
  3. One year experience in mental health working with individuals with challenging behaviors.
  4. Ability to work effectively in a team setting.
  5. Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  6. Demonstrated ability to communicate in both verbal and written format.
  7. Demonstrated decision making ability
  8. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  9. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and on all shifts to meet program needs.
  10. Proficient computer skills.
  11. Reliable transportation

Preferences

  1. One year related education.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Salary & Benefits: $12.50 per hour + benefits

To apply: Please submit written letter of interest and  resume to  Karen Burpee, 626 Reed St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001 or email kburpee@communitylivingoptions.org.

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Community Living Options in Southwest Michigan

Community Living Options

626 Reed Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

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