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We're hiring - Lead Program Staff with Highland Friendship Club!

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Join an innovative nonprofit that is working to better the lives of people with disabilities daily! The mission of Highland Friendship Club is to serve individuals with disabilities from teens through adulthood by providing a range of opportunities to develop lifelong skills, friendships and connections within their community.  As a Lead Program Staff member, you will play an integral role in the success of our programs as well as in our members’ lives. With room for growth and development in the future, this position is perfect for anyone interested in working directly with people with disabilities! 
Lead Program Staff are responsible for the planning, safety, implementation and evaluation of designated Highland Friendship Club (HFC) Online & In-Person Programs. Examples of HFC Online Programs include: Yoga, Cooking and Group Fitness Classes. 
Salary: $17-$22/hour. Commensurate with experience. 
Hours: Part-time 15-20 hours per week with the potential for additional hours.  Must have daytime availability as well as occasional weekday evening and weekend availability. 
  • Assume role in planning, coordination and implementation of designated online and in-person programs. 
  • Attend and lead weekday in-person and virtual programming, and occasional evening and weekend programming. 
  • Communicate effectively with HFC contractors in the planning and execution of programs. 
  • Correspond with parents and caregivers as to the needs and accomplishments of their member. 
  • Create safe, caring, respectful environment for HFC community. 
  • Encourage member engagement and interaction with others.  
  • Solve problems and provide conflict resolution. 
  • Responsible for set up of Zoom calls for online programs, tech troubleshooting during programs, and safety of HFC online programs while a program is taking place. 
  • Address specific needs of members and families/caregivers. 
  • Assist with upholding COVID-19 guidelines and protocols when members check into a program, class or event, including asking COVID-19 screening questions, taking temperatures, reminding members to use hand sanitizer, etc. 
  • Ensure member sign-in sheet is completed. 
  • Ensure that all members are safely retrieved by their parents/caregivers at the end of the program. 
  • Prepare written incident and accident reports promptly and report to Program Manager within 24 hours of incident. 
  • Record observations and collect data when required for reporting purposes. 
  • Take photos and share with Program Manager. 
  • Assist in activity supply inventory, including purchasing supplies to be reimbursed. 
  • Collaborate with Executive Director, Program Manager, and Office Administrator on various projects, including event support, volunteer recruitment and training, and member registration. 
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings. 
  • Respect confidentiality. 
Specific Skills and Competencies: 
  • Strong communication skills (especially working with people with disabilities).  
  • Energetic, Positive Team Player. 
  • Organized, Motivated, Assertive, Compassionate. 
  • Punctual. 
  • Critical thinking skills. 
  • Confidence in ability to trouble shoot basic technology issues that may arise during online programming. 
Work Experience Requirements: 
  • 2+ years of experience working with diverse population including people with disabilities, or degree in related field. 
Specialized Requirements, Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: 
  • Since this position requires face to face contact with individuals who are vulnerable to illness, we require that candidates are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 
  • Experience with Zoom preferred 
Additional questions?