Exercise Specialist

Work Activity Center is a non-profit service center committed to enriching the lives of people with disabilities. We provide day activity programs and at-home care designed to promote independence and personal development.

The Work Activity Center is seeking an Exercise Specialist.  This person is responsible for the successful development, implementation, and assessment of the exercise program. The Exercise Specialist assures that appropriate clients participate fully in the program and that adequate data is recorded to fully assess the progress of each participant, the effective ness and value of the exercise program to the Center’s clients, and to fulfill the record keeping and reporting requirements for the grant.

Compensation: $12.50 per hour

The Exercise Specialist fulfills the following duties:
- Develops and utilizes effective recordkeeping systems that will assure that accurate and complete records exist to satisfy the requirements of the grant.
- Maintains accurate records regarding each participant, and in a timely manner provides the required documentation and reports as requested.
-Identifies appropriate participants for the program
- Assures that participants are assessed by a physical therapist, that the exercise programs recommended by the physical therapist are implemented and followed according to the instructions of the physical therapist, and that participants are reassessed by a physical therapist as necessary.
- Regularly monitors and records data that accurately tracks each participant’s progress in the program.
- Creates and schedules exercise activities and engages clients in exercise activities that adhere to the instructions of the physical therapist.
- Monitors each participant and assures that each participant performs exercise activities in a safe manner that achieves the client’s goals and that does not jeopardize the well-being of the participant.

Requirements
-Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in Bachelor degree exercise science program
- Communicate effectively and efficiently in both spoken and written English
- Competence in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Must have a valid and current Utah driver’s license and be able to pass an MVR annually
- Must be able to pass a drug test and criminal background check
- Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or one-quarter of body weight.

Schedule: This is a part-time position. The hours are Monday- Friday, 8:45 am- 2:30 pm.

Apply Now below OR Apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT 84041. Please select position you are interested in: Exercise Specialist.

Employment Specialist

PT Flexible Schedule up to 28 Hours per week OR

FT position with added supervision duties and writing of monthly summaries.  FT position includes benefits including medical, dental, paid vacation, paid holidays, retirement benefits, and life insurance. 

Pay: $14-15 per hour D.O.E.

 Preferred to have the ACRE certification through Griffin-Hammis Associates. Please attach the certification. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively with the individual’s team and employer
  • Punctuality and regular/consistent attendance at the worksite are required and the employee must be able to ensure proper oversight of individuals and their worksite schedules and facilitate successful employment outcomes
  • Follows and applies coaching techniques that promote individual independence in the workplace
  • Build professional relationships with employers
  • Teach individuals daily living skills as it relates to the job
  • Create opportunities for people to increase quality of life in their work environment
  • Support the individual’s choices through Discovery and implement Person Centered Plans (PCSP) and goals
  • Complete necessary administrative tasks and documentation within established time frames
  • Complete and document all that is required by Covenant Employment Services and the State such as employment records and performance
  • Supports problem solving processes by coaching the employer and individual while assessing performance. Renegotiate as needed with an employer
  • Perform other related duties or projects as assigned by supervisor

Requirements

  • Minimum of least 21 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screen
  • Must possess a valid Utah driver license and have a good driving record
  • Should possess the ability to speak, read and write effectively in English

Experience or Education:

  • High school Diploma or GED

Training and Certifications:

  • Preferred to be a Certified Customized Employment Specialist through the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE)
  • Prefferred to be a Certified as an Employment Specialist
  • Complete annual CPR, First Aid, OSHA and SOAR training
  • Complete annual Human Rights, Abuse Neglect, Maltreatment and Exploitation Training
  • Obtain and maintain Food Handler’s Permit
  • Complete T.B. test
  • Complete any other required training assigned by Covenant Employment Services

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent public relations skills working with individuals and employment personnel
  • Ability to work successfully unsupervised
  • Works directly with individuals to obtain employment in their community at minimum wage or above
  • Develops and maintains regular business contacts in the community as well as professional relationships with individual, family, advocates, support coordinators, worksite personnel etc.
  • Uses customized employment techniques, including Discovery and Person Centered Service Planning (PCSP) to offer customized employment services
  • Through observation, individual interviews and general interactions, identifies individual’s skills, abilities, conditions and contributions to customize the employer relationship
  • Ability to manage multiple time demands balancing a case load of 8-15 individuals requiring customized approach to employment
  • Acts as a liaison in the community to ensure smooth transition and continuity of service between individuals and employer
  • Displays integrity, trust and follow through in all interactions
  • Follows established safety practices and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment
  • Knowledge of Vocational Rehabilitation process and services
  • Works effectively within a team to enhance service delivery while respecting the right to privacy, confidentiality, HIPPA of the individual
  • Attends organizational training and provides documentation of certifications required for employment with Covenant Employment Services
  • Understand qualification process for Paratransit or other transportation options, be able to train an individual on how to use these services
  • Maintains documentation of services provided that clearly and legibly reflects the individual

Select Apply Now button below to submit application and resume. Please attach the ACRE certification.  OR Apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT.

Day Services Program Manager

The Work Activity Center has been making a difference in the lives of people we serve for over 50 years. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by proactively providing them with opportunities for independence and individual growth. We are seeking a Program Manager to supervise and manage our day activity program.

In our day activity program, we provide direct care and development activities for adults with disabilities. We are seeking a person with passion for service, supervisory experience, and previous experience providing and coordinating direct care in the human services field.

Please visit our website at http://workactivitycenter.org to learn more about what we do and the people we serve

PROGRAM MANAGER - ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Monitor and manage program involving a caseload of approximately 20 participants
- Train, supervise, and coordinate schedules for a team of support staff
- Responsible for the proper care of participants and oversees their individual progress
- Monitor and review participant documentation and ensure proper record keeping
- Develop support and development strategies for participants
- Assist participants with activities of daily living, including personal hygiene assistance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Associates degree or two years of higher education
- At least 21 years of age
- Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English
- Utah driver license and a good driving record
- Previous healthcare or human services experience
- Experience supervising a team of employees
- Able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelors degree
- Experience supervising employees and coordinating patient care in a healthcare or human services environment
- Ability to manage assigned program with little supervision once job training has been completed

Starting rate of pay: $13.50 per hour
This is a full-time position with fringe benefits, including health, dental, and life insurance.

HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the full application below and include your resume and three work related references. Please include the job title: Program Manager. May apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT 84119.

Driver

The Work Activity Center delivers residential, employment, and daily activity assistance to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Our activities and services promote individual growth and independence in the lives of our program participants. We have an immediate need for a part-time or full-time driver who will operate a mini bus and transport our clients to the day activity center in the morning.

We are looking for those who can help us maintain the bright, positive atmosphere we strive for as we interact with program participants and help them enjoy active lives.  Employees of the Work Activity Center have the rewarding opportunity to do work that is both enjoyable and challenging. When our shifts end and we go home, we know we have made a difference in the lives of those we serve. 

SCHEDULE

Part-time: Mon-Fri, 6-9 am OR/AND 2-5 pm

If you want a full-time position, we can combine driving with one of our other direct care positions.  Full time positions are offered benefits. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Must possess a valid Utah driver license and have a good driving record
- High school diploma or GED
- Able to bend/kneel to assist participants as needed during boarding process
- Able to pass a UDOT physical examination (UDOT - Utah Dept of Transportation)
- Able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check

Starting rate of pay: Part-time: $11.25/hr; Full-time: $10/hr

Since drivers represent the Work Activity Center to our clients' loved ones and care providers, we are looking for friendly people who are clean and tidy in appearance and are able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.

Select the Apply Now button below to submit application OR You may apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City UT 84119. Please select the job title: Driver.

Job Coach

Work Activity Center is a non-profit organization seeking to hire an employment specialist in Salt Lake area who will assist our customers with developing job skills, job searching, interviewing, and finding and maintaining meaningful employment. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by providing opportunities for independence and individual growth.

SCHEDULE
Part-time position with a flexible schedule (afternoon, nights, and some of the hours need to be on the weekend) working up to 30 hours per week.

OR

Full-time position: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am- 3:30 pm with benefits

Starting pay is $10.00 -10.50/hr


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, extremely organized, has the ability to pay close attention to detail, and will maintain a working knowledge of the needs of each assigned customer. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Job development
- Maintain an active caseload and regularly schedule appointments with all assigned customers
- Assist individuals with resume/cover letter writing and interview skills before and during the job search. 
- Familiarize job seekers with job site, employer, supervisors and co-workers
- Train in all aspects of the job, including breaks, lunch and transportation
- Assist with obtaining any and all supports that may be needed to maintain employment, including modifications of the work-space to enable the individual to perform assigned duties
- Serve as an ongoing liaison between the individual, co-workers, and employer after the initial on-the-job training has ended to ensure that all parties are satisfied

QUALIFICATIONS
- High school diploma or GED required; Associates degree preferred
- Valid Utah driver's license
- Clean driving record (no major violations, 2 or fewer minor traffic violations)
- At least 21 years of age
- Able to pass a background check and drug screening

**Please email your resume and letter of interest to: application@workactivitycenter.org**

Apply online below or in person at the Work Activity Center (1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT 84119). Please select the job title: Job Coach.

Support Staff

The Work Activity Center is a non-profit service center committed to enriching the lives of people with disabilities.  We provide day activity programs and residential assistance designed to promote independence and personal development.  We are seeking new a team member at our West Valley City.  Our Direct Care Staff provide gentle, cheerful care to clients in day activity program and classroom settings.  This is a great opportunity if you are seeking a personally rewarding position!

 

We currently have the following openings:

West Valley Activity Center:

Monday through Friday; Part-time OR Full-time

Starting rate of pay: $10.00 per hour

 

Responsibilities:

- Assist clients as they participate in sensory activities that stimulate and encourage movement.

- Help clients achieve individual goals.

- Train clients about daily living skills.

- Assist with feeding and providing personal hygiene including bathrooming.

 

Requirements:

- High school diploma or equivalent is required.

- Must be at least 18 years of age

- Able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.

- Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds frequently and to stand and/or walk throughout the duration of the shift.

- Able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check

 

Select "Apply Now" below to submit an application/resume.  You may apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT 84119. Select title for Support Staff.

 

Residential Trainer/Caregiver

Do you have a PASSION for HELPING PEOPLE? Do you want to be part of an amazing team of direct caregivers?  Come join us at The Work Activity Center and make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities. 

We provide services day and night so pick the shift that works best for your schedule. Days, evenings, graveyards, weekends, full-time, part-time; you name it! We have shifts that meet your needs. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Through physical, recreational, and social activities, we help our clients develop life skills. We are seeking energetic, cheerful individuals to assist adults with developmental disabilities in all aspects of daily living.

This is a great opportunity for those looking for an evening or weekend job, or who want a schedule that fits in with school demands.  Starting pay is $10.00 per hour.

BENEFITS
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
-Retirement matching
- Tuition Reimbursement - Residential care staff who are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for up to $500 of tuition reimbursement per semester
-Paid training

Residential Trainers/Caregivers promote healthy lifestyles and support residents' daily activities in their homes by:
- Assisting with meal planning and preparation
- Teaching housekeeping skills
- Teaching personal resource management skills
- Assisting with shopping
- Encouraging community participation
- Engaging residents in physical and social activities
- Providing direct care and assisting with personal hygiene

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a valid Utah driver's license and a good driving record.
High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
Stable work history and record of excellent attendance and dependability.
Must be in good physical condition and able to stand for long periods, kneel, bend at the waist, and lift and carry at least 50 pounds
Able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Work Activity Center provides ongoing training to help you excel in your position.

Please select the "Apply Now" button below to submit an application or resume. If desired, you may apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT 84119. Please select the Residential Trainer position on the application.

Recreation Specialist

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Develop and implement individualized physical activity programs
- Oversee the Exercise Specialist to ensure that the individual exercise programs are proceeding as intended and that participants are progressing in reaching their individual goals
- Use observable and measurable data to monitor and report on the progress of program participants related to various exercise and recreational programs
- Advise and direct support staff on safe use of exercise equipment and proper involvement in participants' recreational activities
- Design and maintain instructional documents related to proper leisure and recreational activities and routinely engage staff and participants in these activities
- Foster community inclusion to help participants have meaningful lives
- Assist in the planning, promotion, and coordination of participant-centered holiday parties and special events
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- At least 21 years of age
- Ability to pass drug screening and criminal background check
- Valid Utah driver license and a good driving record (required to drive company vehicles)
- Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
- 2-year degree or certificate of completion in recreational therapy, exercise science, or related field
- Minimum of 6 months of experience working or volunteering in recreational therapy, rehabilitation services, sports medicine, or a related field.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree in recreational therapy, exercise science, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, or related field
- Prior experience in event coordination or project management
- Prior experience providing direct care to adults or working with adults in the healthcare or human services field
 

SCHEDULE
The Recreation Specialist will normally work Monday through Friday from approximately 8 AM to 4 PM but needs to have the ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of program particpants.

Wage: $13.00 per hour

Select the "Apply Now" button below to submit an application and resume. May apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT.  Please select Recreation Specialist as primary position.

Graveyard Residential Trainer

A great opportunity for students who attend school during the day and are looking for part or full-time work during the evening or on weekends. Starting pay is $10.00/hr along with tuition reimbursement.

At the Work Activity Center we serve adults with special needs by helping them develop life, social, and job skills.  Employees in our assisted living program who work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for tuition assistance, which offers up to $500 of tuition reimbursement per semester.  Come earn a well-deserved paycheck and join a company that does fulfilling work by helping others reach their potential.  

 
Residential Trainers promote healthy lifestyles and support participant's activities in their homes by:
o    Assisting with meal planning and preparation
o    Teaching housekeeping personal resource management skills
o    Engaging residents in physical and social activities in the community
o    Providing direct care and assisting with personal hygiene


REQUIRMENTS
•    High school diploma or GED
•    At least 18 years of age
•    Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
•    Able to pass a drug screening and background check
 

Residential Apartment Lead

The Work Activity Center is a non-profit service center committed to enriching the lives of people with disabilities. We provide day activity programs and at-home care designed to promote independence and personal development.

An experienced lead is needed to assist in overseeing residential services for adults who have disabilities. This is a great opportunity to positively impact the lives of the people we serve. The Apartment Lead ensures that all aspects of the residential program are performed according to standard and that residents' physical, medical, and social needs are met. 

Schedule: Full-time; Afternoons, evenings, and weekends; Required to be on call at least two nights per week and as needed according to the schedule.

Starting Salary: $10.50 per hour

The Apartment Lead fulfills the following duties

-Teaches and trains individuals receiving services to do as much as they can for themselves.

-Creates weekly menus and completes grocery shopping in accordance with the menu.

- Indirectly supervises 5-7 employees in the assigned Residential section.

- Routinely trains staff members on data collection, menu planners, medication logs, and all other job requirements.

- Schedules and assures adherence to all daily routines and activities for individuals receiving services.

-Implements programs such as community and home based activities, money management including creating a list of needs and wants for the individuals receiving services, spend down shopping, and maintains petty cash fund.

Requirements:
- High school training/education and at least one year of higher education. Two to five years related experience in the human services field. Education may be substituted on a two for one basis.
- At least 21 years of age
- Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English
- Utah driver license and a good driving record

Preferred Requirements:
- An associates or bachelor’s degree related to human or social services

- Prior experience supervising a team of employees

This is a full-time position with benefits, including paid time off, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, and insurance benefits: medical, dental, and life. The ability to work a flexible schedule is required.

Apply online below by selecting the Apply Now button. You also may apply in person at 1275 W 2320 S, West Valley City, UT 84119. Be sure to include title in your application: Residential Apartment Lead.