Community Support Coach Lead

General Description

The Faison Residence features 45 apartments, approximately a third of the apartments are set aside for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The remaining apartments are rented to the public, making this an integrated community. The Lead Community Support Counselor helps provide development of daily life skills and health and recreation programs. Manages all services and activities occurring at their assigned program, and directs the workflow of other CSC’s working at their location. Responsible for teaching new skills and managing behaviors to maximize independence in activities of daily living. Work location is in a variety of community based settings, but primarily occurs in the apartment building. This position is Essential to the daily operations of the program and individuals in this role are deemed Essential Personnel requiring inclement weather related and crisis availability.


Experience Requirements

One – two years of prior experience in a position of similar scope, preferred

Must have a current, valid 32-hour certificate through DBHDS for medication training or

Medication Aide certificate including the 4-hour insulin module

Ability to recognize natural teaching opportunities and act upon them

Ability to handle all aspects of personal care with sensitivity and caring

Ability to allay maladaptive (sometimes aggressive) behaviors while maintaining calm and composure

Flexibility in assigned working locations

Ability to communicate through verbal and written mediums

Ability to observe, ask questions, listen actively, and give and accept feedback effectively

A high energy level, adaptability, assertiveness, patience and ability to work in a team environment

Operation of a motor vehicle is required which includes proof of a valid drivers license, an ability to maintain automobile liability insurance as required by state law in Virginia and an ability to qualify as a driver under Faison insurance guidelines

Must live within a 15 mile radius from the Faison Residence

Education Requirements

High school degree or equivalent required

Essential Physical Requirements

Lift 50 pounds (and keep back straight while doing so)

Bend at all joints fluently

Move in and out of and maintain a kneeling position for up to five minutes

Reach in all directions

Grasp using both hands

Move quickly in both confined and open spaces to avoid safety issues

Run in order to retrieve an individual who is moving quickly away from staff

Maintain balance while lowering to a half squat position

Salary Description
$21.50 per hour