Instruction and Support Specialist

Jewish Family Service is currently seeking an Instruction and Support Specialist (Home Care Aide) to join our Supported Living Services team.  This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position is responsible for helping adults with cognitive disabilities reach their highest potential and complete tasks themselves. The schedule for this position includes a Saturday shift.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help clients in their homes with the following:
    • light housekeeping
    • food preparation
    • laundry
    • grocery shopping
  • Provide companionship and limited transportation
  • Provide skills training, such as cooking or cleaning instruction
  • Provide friendly telephone calls to provide emotional support and decrease social isolation
  • Communicate and coordinate with Case Managers and other team members to support client goals

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required
  • Must be able to work effectively and compassionately with clients who have mental, physical or cognitive disabilities
  • Knowledge of Jewish community and culture (or willingness to be trained) preferred
  • HCA, CNA or NA-r and relevant training/experience is required. Training will be provided for the right candidate.
  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and access to an insured vehicle

 
SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • The pay for this position is $22.68 – $27.72 an hour depending on relevant and applicable experience.
  • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
    • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
    • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
    • Paid Federal holidays and Paid Jewish holidays.
    • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
    • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
    • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.