COVID-19 considerations: All employees are required to wear a mask MUST be COVID-19 vaccinated. Salary: $14 an hour Job Type Full-time Part-time Responsibilities: Ensure client and employee safety at all times. Uphold client confidentiality at all times. Follows appropriate chain of command when faced with concerns related to clients, parents/primary care providers, VAC vendors, supervisors, and other employees. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, personal accountability; looks for ways to improve or promote quality. Adheres to all VAC policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook. Supervises client on the worksite per assigned schedule. Completes appropriate and required forms daily and monthly this includes but is not limited to: Time Cards, mileage, Client Progress reports, and other forms and reports as assigned. Assists in training the client on the following: Basic employer procedural requirements. expectations and job duties. appropriate workplace communication and socialization. Demonstration and role modeling job tasks and work ethics including, but not limited to, punctuality, attendance, personal hygiene, and appropriate workplace attire. Maintains a professional and objective relationship with referral sources, employers, parents, care providers, clients, and other stakeholders. Participates in meetings, program special events, training, and/or workshops. Exemplifies VACis Mission, Vision, and Core Values. Completes other related duties as assigned. Minimum Job Qualifications: Current and Valid California Driver's License (must submit a copy if offered employment). Clean DMV Record (must submit a copy no more than 5 days old if offered employment). Adequate, reliable automobile with proof of Insurance (must submit a current copy of your insurance card if offered employment). At least 2 years of prior entry-level work experience is preferred. Availability to work nights or weekends as required. Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with students, parents, VAC vendors, supervisors, and other employees. Ability to work as a team, actively participate and collaborate with other team members. Knowledge of crisis management techniques is preferred. Ability to maintain composure, be objective, demonstrate sound judgment, and react effectively in challenging situations. General working knowledge of standard computer programs. Prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred. Flexible and adaptive to student, program, and organization changes. Exhibits a positive, solution-oriented, and motivating demeanor at all times. Excellent time management skills with the ability to implement goals and objectives. Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED is required for all programs. Physical Requirements: Lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs. with assistance. Frequent squatting, sitting, walking, standing, bending and twisting, kneeling, crawling and climbing. Occasional running, pushing and pulling, reaching above and below shoulder level. Regular exposure to excessive noise levels. Walking and running on uneven surfaces. Regular exposure to outside elements, including excessive heat, direct sunlight, cold, wind, or rain. Certificates: CPR/First Aid certification preferred. About Valley Achievement Center: Valley Achievement Center (VAC) was founded by Jolene Billinger and Bonny Hulsy. These two passionate mothers of children with autism had a vision to help many families like them in our community. VAC’s Basic Education Program was established to provide a progressive, positive and well-staffed school that would use proven research based techniques to help children with autism attain their educational goals and improve functional skills. VAC quickly developed a reputation for making substantial progress with its students. As a result, increasing numbers of children were referred to VAC. When parents expressed a need for afterschool adaptive skills and social skills programs for their children with autism, VAC established its Intermediate Afterschool (ages 6 through 9) and Afterschool (ages 10 through 22) programs, as well as its Social Skills Program (ages 6 through 18) to meet the need. As those children who attended VAC became adults, it became clear that they and other adults in the community with autism and other developmental disabilities would continue to require ongoing support and services. In response, VAC opened its Adult Services programs, which include supported living, supported employment, and its adult behavioral day program, to continue to meet the needs of its clients and to ensure that, regardless of age, individuals in our community with autism and other developmental disabilities will have the support they need to achieve their goals and thrive. VAC currently has 12 programs for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Our more than 300 employees operate out of our four sites in Bakersfield, providing exceptional service to our wonderful clients and their families.