New Horizons, a non-profit serving individuals with special needs for more than 60 years, seeks self-starters to be in various departments including Residential Living, Community Living, and Employment Services. The work we have available is in the San Fernando Valley area.
All positions require: a valid CA Driver License (for at least 3 years) and driving record acceptable to the insurance carrier.
Employment Positions Available
This person will be responsible for one-on-one and small-group travel training and support to eligible Travel Training Program participants. Training and instruction will include bus rules and regulations, appropriate public behavior, safety skills, and landmark identification. Detailed record-keeping is necessary. Experience with travel training and interacting with individuals with special needs or seniors required. Travel trainers will not be required to have a driver license. One full-time and one part-time position are available.
Direct Support Assistant
Part-time available immediately; varied work schedules which may include 6am-9am, M-F; 3pm-11pm, M-F, first or second shifts on Saturdays and Sundays, or others. Some flexibility needed if willing to fill in as substitutes when absences occur. Assist residents to succeed in a residential home by teaching them personal living skills, and joining them in group activities. No experience necessary and will train the right candidate. Group home experience or home health aide experience is a plus. The wages start at $10.50/hr. with capability to increase. Additional requirements are: have the ability and enthusiasm to drive a large van for community outings; ability to pass a criminal background check; and be comfortable with all aspects of adult hygiene.
Life Skills Instructor
Seeking self-starter to be a Life Skills Instructor in our Supported Living Program. Several positions are available and the different shifts will cover hours during the week or during the weekend – some flexibility needed. The wage is $10.50/hr. You will assist an individual with developmental disabilities with their basic self-help skills, and oversee and participate in basic housekeeping and meal preparation duties. Additional requirements are: ability to pass a criminal background check; and have access to a car.
Seeking a part-time Job Coach who provides instruction, coaching, assistance, support, and advocacy needed by individuals with developmental disabilities (consumers) to successfully work in a community job setting. The wage is $10.50/hr. Additional requirements for this position are: must have good organizational skills; flexibility to work varied hours including some evenings and weekends; and computer proficiency.
New Horizons offers a supportive, team environment. More importantly, it offers the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life and well-being.