Our mission is to serve, provide for, and champion individuals with disabilities.
Evergreen Life Services (ELS) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides a full range of professional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in the 1950s, today we are proud to serve more than 1,100 individuals with disabilities in 8 states.
Working at Evergreen Life Services isn’t just a job; it’s a rewarding career. Whether you provide direct care in our adult day care or in a group home, or you serve in a support or corporate office role, you will be an important part of the Evergreen team.
- Assist in the development and monitoring of individual(s) served plan(s) of care, following all federal and/or state guidelines.
- Interview prospective individual(s) served and families.
- Coordinate and arrange appointments, meetings, etc.
- Serve as a support for the individual(s) served, individual(s) served family, and Evergreen staff who provide services.
- Monitor budgetary requirements and expenditures.
- Ensure that all policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines are followed.
- Assist with scheduling individual(s) served specific training and maintaining documentation of such training.
- Abides by all policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines for safety, quality assurance and general corporate oversight.
- Meets with individual(s) served, families, persons from other agencies, including state agencies, medical and other service providers, to develop individualized programs and services for individual(s) served.
- Coordinates services, monitors and revises programs, and generally provides oversight of individual(s) served health and welfare.
- Employs and trains staff and monitors their work performance.
- Performs all supervisory duties as required.
- Reviews written and oral reports on matters relating to individual(s) served and acts through verbal and/or written instructions on these matters.
- Assist in the performance of other duties required by the needs of individual(s) served and as assigned by the Executive Director or Program Supervisor.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in related Human Service field preferred.
- At least one year of relevant experience in the field of ID/DD or vocational setting.
- A combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Must know how to determine needs of individuals served and develop programs that will meet those needs.
- Ability to calculate wages in order to assist individuals served.
- Must have good physical and mental health and be able to work in a fast paced work setting.
- Must be able to deal with stress, and adjust to a flexible work schedule.
- Must be able to travel to various areas of the state and out of state, as well as worked unscheduled shifts when the need arises.
- Regularly moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds
- Occasionally exposed to viruses and infectious conditions
- Constantly alert and observant during working hours
- Must have understanding, patience and tact in dealing with individual(s) served and their families.
- Must be creative in problem solving and planning.
- Must have the ability to maintain good working relationships with staff, professionals, and with persons from other agencies.
Evergreen Life Services
I want more than just a job.
I want to make a difference in people’s lives.
I want to make a difference in my community.
We want to make a difference too. Working at Evergreen Life Services isn’t just a job; it’s a rewarding career. Sometimes that reward is a smile or a song from a resident, sometimes it’s the reward of knowing you helped a resident to learn daily life skills, like setting a table or preparing a meal. It could be watching a resident make beautiful artwork in one of our studios. Every day you will have opportunities to help those with intellectual or physical disabilities feel that they are a part of a community that cares.
Whether you provide direct care in our adult day care or in a group home, or you serve in a support or corporate office role, you will be an important part of the Evergreen team.
We have nearly 2000 employees and more than 1100 individuals served in eight states, including Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.
If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference, at Evergreen Life Services you will change lives. Every employee is a valuable part of the team, because at Evergreen, everyone matters.
Evergreen, in its mission is to serve, provide for and champion individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is looking for qualified, caring individuals to work with us.
Company Website: evergreenls.org
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