Life Skills Coach, Part-Time (HC) in Louisville, KY at ResCare

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Title: Life Skills Coach, Part-Time (HC)

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: HomeCare Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Life Skills Coach, Part-Time (HC). In this position, you will play a vital and positive role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

About This Career Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Life Skills Coach, Part-Time (HC). In the position, you will play a vital role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their highest level of independence. Not only will you see positive results of your work every day, but you will have an opportunity for professional development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility. Many leaders with ResCare began their careers as Direct Support Professionals.

Life Skills Coach, Part-Time (HC) Responsibilities

The Life Skills Coach is an essential part of the Independence Program (IP) team reporting directly to ResCare Home Care, as well as the Independence Program Case Manager. The Life Skills Coach position is a community-based position working with warriors who have brain injuries, PTSD, neurological disabilities, and other cognitive or physical challenges. The LSC position provides functional supports to warriors on an individualized basis. The LSC is responsible for providing warriors opportunities for increased participation in community activities, increased social capital, improved quality of life, and development of meaningful and purposeful activities.

The following describes principal job functions but does not represent an exhaustive description of all position requirements. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. This
position has no authority to enter into contracts.

  • Provides positive support and be an advocate for the warrior.
  • Provides assistance and guidance with identifying choices and making informed decisions that involve warrior's activities and life.
  • Provides structure and support in household management such as: maintaining cleanliness of home environment and establishing a safe, healthy and efficient routine.
  • Assists with participation in recreation and community activities in order to promote socialization and establish relationships with peers. 
  • Assists warrior with improving community living and integration skills in a variety of settings such as shopping, church attendance, sporting events, club participation, classroom support, volunteer/employment support, etc.
  • Works with warriors to learn how to participate in their desired recreational and social activities within their surrounding community.
  • Assists with participation in recreation and community activities in order to promote socialization and establish relationships with peers.
  • Provide training or assistance with mobility in home environment, using adaptive aids, and accessing public transportation.
  • Provides assistance with developing effective and appropriate communication and social skills.
  • Operates the program within organizational guidelines, policies, professional and ethical standards.
  • Maintains organization confidentiality of information relating to individuals and their families in accordance with HIPPA/company policies.
  • Treats clients, families, co-workers, and outside parties with respect and dignity, honoring all values and all written and reasonably implied ethical practices of the organization.
  • Based on the established goals of an individualized Care Plan provides warriors functional supports to acquire, retain and improve independence.
  • Helps warriors with reintegrating and reconnecting with their communities in order to encourage a healthy level of independence.
  • Identifies barriers, triggers, or changes in functional status in order to develop proactive interventions that promote continued independence.
  • Educates warriors on how to develop necessary problem solving skills and strategies.
  • Accompanies warriors to locations and appointments in the community, to educate them in learning how to assess and utilize their community resources and services.
  • Serves as a role/mentor for warriors and maintains good communication/relationships with warrior, their families, and referral sources.
  • Completes daily progress notes and other necessary documentation in compliance with organization policies and provides to own agency and to NCC Case Manager.
  • Responsible for monitoring and appropriately utilizing billable hours with warriors.
  • Conducts professional behavior at all times.
  • Participates in trainings at their agency and necessary and appropriate trainings through NCC.
  • Communicates regularly with organization personnel regarding warrior issues/concerns.
  • Participates in team meetings as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the program goals or as requested by NCC and own agency. 

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and experience listed below OR Associates Degree with 1 year experience in related field and experience listed below OR High School Degree/Equivalency with 3 years experience in related field and experience listed below.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of brain injury, accessibility to community resources and experience with appropriate training skills, assessment and evaluation skills. 
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) preferred. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and the vehicle is compliant with local Department of Motor Vehicle standards such as current registration, inspection, and insurance. 
  • Must pass criminal background check, motor vehicle checks and a sex offender registry check.

Additional Information

Looking for a male to provide community support to Wounded Warrior that enjoys being outdoors, playing golf and going to the gym. Must be able to spend 20 hours a week with this warrior, located near Smyrna Road.


In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Suite of voluntary insurance options
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Performance incentives
  • Company Discount Purchasing Program
    • Cell phone Service
    • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Staples discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Predictive Full-time, 40 Hour Plus Schedule
  • Part-time and On-call shifts available (less than 30 hours)

Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. 

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.