Anthesis (formerly PVW), is a nonprofit organization located in Montclair, CA and is currently seeking to fill an Instructor - Senior Companion position. Anthesis is dedicated to serving adults with intellectual disabilities in order to help them live and work to their fullest potential and become integrated into their surrounding communities. We are looking for people like you to give back and make a difference in your community by helping us deliver on our promise to support independent and inclusive lives for adults with disabilities through employment and community integration! Please keep in mind that this position will require travel in company vehicles.
Our Instructor - Senior Companions at Anthesis are what make us who we are and will help us continue to grow and improve the services we provide for our consumers. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. Associate of Arts Degree in a related field preferred but not required. Sufficient experience working with adults with developmental disabilities to carry out duties required in job description. Any combination of education and/or job-related experience will be considered for this position.
The rewards that come with embarking on this exciting career path are infinite and if you are looking to take on a challenging but fulfilling career role, Anthesis is the place for you!
Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Day Programs and the Program Manager, the Instructor-Senior Companion instructs adults with intellectual and developmental [dis]abilities in community-based activities designed to promote vocational, social, physical, and intellectual growth. The ideal candidates for this position are individuals who are empathetic and patient, but are also able to take charge in situations that call for it. The position requires an individual who is not only caring and patient but also someone who is proficient at multi-tasking with the ability and willingness to address hygiene, toileting, mobility, and general living skills. Instructor-Senior Companions must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively (oral and written) with program participants and Anthesis’ staff and be able to work with a high degree of independence. Instructor-Senior Companions must treat program participants fairly and ethically at all times. The Instructor-Senior Companion must be professional, responsible and able to handle a variety of critical situations, including emergencies and be capable of adapting to rapidly changing situations. This role may, at times, require handling the distribution of money and medication and the ability to chart activities daily. Ability to drive company vehicles and/or use public transportation to attend scheduled community outings is a must. Regular hours for this position are Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Must be available Monday through Friday either 7:00am-3:00pm or 8:30am-4:30pm in case there is a need for a transportation route. Driving and operation of company vehicles is required for transportation of program participants. An hour of driving will be allotted per day through our AIM program in which an additional $2.00 will be added to the base pay of $12.00.
Candidate must have the ability to work in inside and outside temperatures which are affected by weather conditions. Candidate must have a valid California Driver’s License with three (3) years of driving experience, an insurable driving record and current vehicle insurance and registration. Candidates must be able to pass an FBI/DOJ fingerprint scan, a pre-employment, post offer drug screen, physical exam and TB test. The position will require a CPR/First Aid certification. If a candidate is not certified, Anthesis will provide the means for training and certification.
Give yourself the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and embark on an exciting and rewarding career path! Don't delay, apply today!
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