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Cook

Will prepare food items for our residents at Aldersgate Village.

To apply, go to www.alltogethergreat.com and search for “cook” jobs in Topeka  at Aldersgate Village. 

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

Transportation Coordinator

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, tasks, knowledge, or skills required for the position. Other duties may be assigned.

• Education Requirement(s): N/A
o Education Preferences: High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred. Preference may be given to applicant with technical education and/or certifications related to the requirements of this job.
• Experience Requirement(s): Must have two years of experience in property and/or vehicle maintenance.
o Experience Preferences: Preference may be given to an applicant with fleet management experience.
• Supervisory Experience Requirement(s): N/A
o Supervisory Experience Preferences: Preference may be given to an applicant with supervisory and/or project management experience.
• Certification Requirement(s): N/A
o Certification Preferences: Preference may be given to an applicant with certifications and/or technical training pertinent to the job/
• Driver’s License Requirement(s): Valid Kansas driver’s license required.
• Insurance Requirement(s): Must qualify for company insurance coverage.
• Reading & Writing Ability Requirement(s): Must possess the ability to read and interpret documents, as well as to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Math Ability Requirement(s): Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure.
• Other Ability Requirement(s): Must be able to lift and move heavy objects from time to time.
• Computer Skills Requirement(s): A general understanding of how to use basic productivity software, including Microsoft Office, is required; proficiency is preferred.
• Specific Knowledge/Skills Required: Must have the ability to develop and implement fleet management plans and vehicle replacement plans. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
• Ability to pass all required screening processes is necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

LEADERSHIP:
• Be a positive role model for others, treat others with courtesy and respect, and demonstrate professionalism at all times.
• Possess the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Accomplish both personal and organizational goals by considering varying viewpoints and suggestions, and demonstrating the desire to explore opportunities that positively contribute to the quality of SLI services and business functions.
• Demonstrate the ability to coach and motivate clients and coworkers to achieve to the best of their ability.
• Demonstrate initiative and do not allow barriers to stand in the way of goal achievement.
• Identify potential issues, apply sound judgment, and make clear recommendations for solutions to problems.
• Handle stressful situations and changes with an even temperament and flexibility.
• Ensure adherence to licensing requirements, CARF standards, and all local, state, and federal laws.
• Recruit, interview, hire, evaluate, and when necessary, terminate personnel directly supervised.
• Must attend para-transit meetings.
• Must assist the Grant Writer with applications to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
• Must coordinate vehicle assignments amongst numerous locations.
• Seek economical and effective avenues for vehicle acquisitions.

CUSTOMER SERVICES:
• Understand and support the organization’s mission, philosophy, and code of ethics.
• Demonstrate support for each person’s needs, choices, and participation in the community.
• Respond in a timely, professional, and positive manner to all clients, families and guardians, coworkers, stakeholders, and oversight entities.
• Interact with persons served professionally and respectfully at all times and respond to their needs in a dignified and timely manner.
• Work closely with leadership team to determine vehicle needs per location and assign, coordinate, and plan accordingly.
• Must be highly responsive to vehicle maintenance issues, providing staff support during vehicle incidents, and following through on all vehicle repairs.
• Must be able to build rapport with location vehicle dealerships in order to obtain best vehicle pricing possible.

COMMUNICATION:
• Report necessary information to supervisor(s) in a timely manner. Use all forms of communication, such as written, e-mail, incident reports and personal contact.
• Understand instruction from supervisor(s) and carry out instruction with minimal supervision. Contact supervisor(s) when clarification is needed.
• Communicate with all departments, as needed, to ensure the needs of the clients, the staff, and the organization are being met.
• Provide clear, concise, and detailed communication, both verbally and in written reports, documentation, and correspondence.
• Hold regular staff meetings for the department to ensure continuous and accurate flow of information.
• Clearly and accurately communicate vehicle issues to those assigned to use such vehicle. Coordinate alternate vehicle use when particular vehicle(s) are out of commission.
• Respond promptly to all communication and requests.

TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION:
• Display a team-oriented approach through collaborative group effort, in order to achieve a common goal.
• Function as an active team member of SLI to provide a high quality of service and support. Share relevant and necessary information with team members/coworkers.
• Resolve any disputes that may occur objectively, expediently, professionally, and with integrity
• Work in cooperation with others, participating equally in shared responsibilities and tasks.
• Demonstrate flexibility, a willingness to collaborate, and an individual commitment to a common group goal.
• Participate in scheduled team meetings.
• Assist in the development of processes and systems that facilitate the highest level of work efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.
• Must be able to act as maintenance specialist for SLI properties as needed and assigned.

POLICY AND PROCEDURE:
• Refer to and follow all SLI policies and procedures.
• Report all violations of policies and/or procedures in a timely manner.
• Adhere to the organization’s code of ethics, as well as illness, incident, and accident reporting procedures.
• Adhere to confidentiality and privacy practices
• Provide services in accordance with SLI corporate policy and procedure and within standards for licensing and accreditation.

PUBLIC RELATIONS:
• Follow SLI’s dress code and represent the organization in a professional manner at all times.
• Be a positive role model and represent a solid public image for constituents and the organization by exhibiting appropriate behavior, dress, and hygiene.
• Participate in community and civic organizations as assigned.
• Immediately report all press inquiries to the Vice President of Development or the CEO.

ATTENDANCE:
• Follow assigned work schedule and attend all required trainings and meetings.
Notify supervisor(s) of tardiness and absences as soon as possible prior to the shift, training, or meeting.
• Request for time off from set schedule should be submitted to supervisor(s) in a timely manner. Illness or emergency leave will be submitted upon return to work.
• Complete leave requests according to policy and do not abuse leave policy.
• Use work time productively.
• Salaried staff expected to work whatever time necessary to complete job duties; at times, weekends and nights may be required.
• Hourly staff must follow assigned work schedule and hours, unless variation approved by supervisor(s).

EFFICIENCY AND ORGANIZATION:
• Complete all paperwork in a timely, detailed, and accurate manner, ensuring adherence to deadlines.
• Ensure, if applicable, that staff supervised complete responsibilities as assigned.
• Prioritize and manage job responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
• Respond in a timely manner.
• Utilize resources as efficiently as possible.
• Maintain detailed documentation and data in an organized manner.
• Ensure vehicle maintenance and inspections are done in accordance with schedule and are in safe operating condition at all times.
• Provide written quarterly report on the status of all vehicle inspections, accidents, repairs, mileage, and any other important details needed to determine replacement plan for vehicles and efficiency of vehicle operations.

ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXABILITY:
• Handle stressful situations and change with an even temperament and flexibility.
• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, an understanding of, and a willingness to adapt to a variety of communication, learning, and working styles.
• Respond and adjust to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, strategies, and processes.
• Demonstrate strong communication, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.
• Display an optimistic outlook when attempting to overcome challenges.

JOB SKILLS AND JUDGMENT:
• Apply sound judgment and make clear recommendations for solutions to problems.
• Act to ensure the health and safety of all SLI clients, staff, and visitors.
• Plan strategically and make decisions by utilizing all relevant data.
• Display empathy, demonstrate cultural competency, and recognize and celebrate diversity.
• Practice active listening, elicit information, and be open to suggestions and new ideas.
• Seek out reliable information with which to base decisions.
• Accept and provide constructive criticism in order to improve performance.
• Exercise discretion and independent judgment.
• Effectively and efficiently develop vehicle replacement plan annually based on age, mileage, ongoing maintenance issues, and organizations’ needs.
• Ensure that all vehicle tags are current and replaced as needed.
• Ensure that all vehicles are in clean, working condition.
• Ensure that all emergency information and equipment is secured within each vehicle according to SLI policies and procedures.
• Ensure that all licensing requirements and CARF standards are met relative to transportation safety.

TRAINING:
• Complete required orientation and training in a timely manner.
• Inform supervisor(s) of additional training goals and needs.
• Provide specialized training and mentoring to ensure continued staff growth and development within assigned department.

Compensation ranges from $13.46-$19.23/hour; $500 hiring bonus; health/dental/vision/AFLAC, direct deposit, life insurance, KPERS, EAP, annual wage increase, tenure bonuses, safety incentives. Apply online at www.slitopeka.org (under the employment tab).

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

IT Specialist

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, tasks, knowledge, or skills required for the position. Other duties may be assigned.

• Education Requirement(s): Must have a minimum of a completed technical school course of study in Information Technology or related or relevant field.
o Education Preferences: Associate’s (or higher) degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant field.
• Experience Requirement(s): Must have a minimum of 1 year of relevant Information Technology experience with increasing levels of responsibility that demonstrate interpersonal, technical, and leadership qualities necessary for success in overseeing some complex areas of Information Technology.
o Experience Preferences: Must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant Information Technology experience with increasing levels of responsibility that demonstrate interpersonal, technical, and leadership qualities necessary for success in overseeing complex areas of Information Technology.
• Supervisory Experience Requirement(s): N/A
o Supervisory Experience Preferences: N/A
• Certification Requirement(s): N/A
o Certification Preferences: Networks+, Security+, and any other relevant industry certification
• Driver’s License Requirement(s): Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s license.
• Insurance Requirement(s): Must be eligible for company insurance coverage.
• Reading & Writing Ability Requirement(s): Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical documents, instructions, data and information, respond to common inquiries, requests and complaints, and to solve practical and technical problems.
• Math Ability Requirement(s): Must have the ability to understand and apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems and processes.
• Other Ability Requirement(s):
• Computer Proficiency Requirement(s): Must be proficient in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of computer systems and peripherals.
• Specific Knowledge/Skills Required: Must possess a firm knowledge of computing, networking, and software principles and practices.
• Ability to pass all required screening processes is necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

LEADERSHIP:
• Be a positive role model for others, treat others with courtesy and respect, and demonstrate professionalism at all times.
• Possess the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Accomplish both personal and organizational goals by considering varying viewpoints and suggestions, and demonstrating the desire to explore opportunities that positively contribute to the quality of SLI services and business functions.
• Demonstrate the ability to coach and motivate clients and coworkers to achieve to the best of their ability.
• Demonstrate initiative and do not allow barriers to stand in the way of goal achievement.
• Identify potential issues, apply sound judgment, and make clear recommendations for solutions to problems.
• Handle stressful situations and changes with an even temperament and flexibility.
• Ensure adherence to licensing requirements, CARF standards, and all local, state, and federal laws.

CUSTOMER SERVICES:
• Understand and support the organization’s mission, philosophy, and code of ethics.
• Demonstrate support for each person’s needs, choices, and participation in the community.
• Respond in a timely, professional, and positive manner to all clients, families and guardians, coworkers, stakeholders, and oversight entities.
• Interact with persons served professionally and respectfully at all times and respond to their needs in a dignified and timely manner.

COMMUNICATION:
• Report necessary information to supervisor(s) in a timely manner. Use all forms of communication, such as written, e-mail, incident reports and personal contact.
• Understand instruction from supervisor(s) and carry out instruction with minimal supervision. Contact supervisor(s) when clarification is needed.
• Communicate with all departments, as needed, to ensure the needs of the clients, the staff, and the organization are being met.
• Provide clear, concise, and detailed communication, both verbally and in written reports, documentation, and correspondence.
• Prepare reports on hardware and software issues as necessary.

TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION:
• Display a team-oriented approach through collaborative group effort, in order to achieve a common goal.
• Function as an active team member of SLI to provide a high quality of service and support. Share relevant and necessary information with team members/coworkers.
• Resolve any disputes that may occur objectively, expediently, professionally, and with integrity
• Work in cooperation with others, participating equally in shared responsibilities and tasks.
• Demonstrate flexibility, a willingness to collaborate, and an individual commitment to a common group goal.
• Participate in scheduled team meetings.
• Assist in the development of processes and systems that allow that facilitate the highest level of work efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

POLICY AND PROCEDURE:
• Refer to and follow all SLI policies and procedures.
• Report all violations of policies and/or procedures in a timely manner.
• Adhere to the organization’s code of ethics, as well as illness, incident, and accident reporting procedures.
• Adhere to confidentiality and privacy practices
• Provide services in accordance with SLI corporate policy and procedure and within standards for licensing and accreditation.

PUBLIC RELATIONS:
• Follow SLI’s dress code and represent the organization in a professional manner at all times.
• Be a positive role model and represent a solid public image for constituents and the organization by exhibiting appropriate behavior, dress, and hygiene.
• Participate in community and civic organizations as assigned.
• Immediately report all press inquiries to the Vice President of Development or the CEO.

ATTENDANCE:
• Follow assigned work schedule and attend all required trainings and meetings.
Notify supervisor(s) of tardiness and absences as soon as possible prior to the shift, training, or meeting.
• Request for time off from set schedule should be submitted to supervisor(s) in a timely manner. Illness or emergency leave will be submitted upon return to work.
• Complete leave requests according to policy and do not abuse leave policy.
• Use work time productively.
• Salaried staff expected to work whatever time necessary to complete job duties; at times, weekends and nights may be required.
• Hourly staff must follow assigned work schedule and hours, unless variation approved by supervisor(s).

EFFICIENCY AND ORGANIZATION:
• Complete all paperwork in a timely, detailed, and accurate manner, ensuring adherence to deadlines.
• Ensure, if applicable, that staff supervised complete responsibilities as assigned.
• Prioritize and manage job responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
• Respond in a timely manner.
• Utilize resources as efficiently as possible.
• Maintain detailed documentation and data in an organized manner.

ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXABILITY:
• Handle stressful situations and change with an even temperament and flexibility.
• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, an understanding of, and a willingness to adapt to a variety of communication, learning, and working styles.
• Respond and adjust to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, strategies, and processes.
• Demonstrate strong communication, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.
• Display an optimistic outlook when attempting to overcome challenges.

JOB SKILLS AND JUDGMENT:
• Apply sound judgment and make clear recommendations for solutions to problems.
• Act to ensure the health and safety of all SLI clients, staff, and visitors.
• Plan strategically and make decisions by utilizing all relevant data.
• Display empathy, demonstrate cultural competency, and recognize and celebrate diversity.
• Practice active listening, elicit information, and be open to suggestions and new ideas.
• Seek out reliable information with which to base decisions.
• Accept and provide constructive criticism in order to improve performance.
• Exercise discretion and independent judgment. Install and configure the organization’s servers and networks, performing setup, enhancement, and maintenance tasks.
• Ensure that employees’ work stations can successfully connect to networks and access business-critical data at all times.
• Configure network security settings and connect peripheral devices, like printers and scanners that are used by multiple users.
• Ensure that data is correctly stored and easily accessible.
• Adjust permissions as necessary and maintain data security and integrity during migrations, backups, and day-to-day use.
• Provide direct support to users across the organization.
• Set up hardware or software, diagnosing connectivity or data access problems, answering questions about hardware or software, and helping users access shared drives and devices.
• Assist in maintaining information security throughout the organization.
• Support the IT department and organization by troubleshooting systems and hardware, particularly after update or migration.
• Identify issues with new hardware or software and works with users to quickly resolve issues and prevent delays.
• Must be proficient with installation, configuration, security and maintenance of Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Exchange Server, Microsoft Office software, and Office 365 products.
• Ability to use, install, and update required and/or requested productivity software as needed.
• Ability to install, analyze, troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, and maintain computers, cell phones, laptops, tablets, and peripheral hardware and software.
• Ability to install, analyze, troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, and maintain company network, to include firewalls, routers, switches, access points, NVRs, DVRs, cameras, access control systems, IP phones, and any other devices as required.

TRAINING:
• Complete required orientation and training in a timely manner.
• Inform supervisor(s) of additional training goals and needs.
• Provide specialized training and mentoring to ensure continued staff growth and development within assigned department.
• Assist in user training for general and specific skills.

Salary ranges from $30,000-$50,000; $500 hiring bonus; health/dental/vision/AFLAC, life insurance, direct deposit, KPERS, annual wage increase, EAP, tenure bonuses and  safety incentives. Apply online at www.slitopeka.org (under the employment tab).

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

Accounts Receivable Specialist

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, tasks, knowledge, or skills required for the position. Other duties may be assigned.

• Education Requirement(s): Must have a high school diploma and a minimum of six hours of college level accounting course work. Two years’ experience in an accounting or related field can be substituted for the 6 hours of course work.
o Education Preferences: N/A
• Experience Requirement(s): Experience in Accounts Receivable processes is required.
o Experience Preferences: Experience in medical billing processes is preferred.
• Supervisory Experience Requirement(s): N/A
• Certification Requirement(s): N/A
o Certification Preferences: N/A
• Driver’s License Requirement(s): Valid Kansas driver’s license is required.
• Insurance Requirement(s): Must be eligible for company insurance coverage.
• Reading & Writing Ability Requirement(s): The ability to read and understand documents and the ability to write routine reports and correspondence is required.
• Math Ability Requirement(s): Must possess basic math skills.
• Other Ability/ Skill Requirement(s): The ability to plan, organize and carry out instructions is required. Proficiency with the use of a 10-key adding machine is required. Knowledge of Medicaid billing systems is preferred.
• Computer Skills Requirement(s): A general understanding of how to use basic productivity software, including Microsoft Office, is required; proficiency is preferred. Knowledge of computer software for an accounting system is preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

LEADERSHIP:
• Be a positive role model for others, treat others with courtesy and respect, and demonstrate professionalism at all times.
• Possess the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Accomplish both personal and organizational goals by considering varying viewpoints and suggestions, and demonstrating the desire to explore opportunities that positively contribute to the quality of SLI services and business functions.
• Demonstrate the ability to coach and motivate clients and coworkers to achieve to the best of their ability.
• Demonstrate initiative and do not allow barriers to stand in the way of goal achievement.
• Identify potential issues, apply sound judgment, and make clear recommendations for solutions to problems.
• Handle stressful situations and changes with an even temperament and flexibility.
• Ensure adherence to licensing requirements, CARF standards, and all local, state, and federal laws.

CUSTOMER SERVICES:
• Understand and support the organization’s mission, philosophy, and code of ethics.
• Demonstrate support for each person’s needs, choices, and participation in the community.
• Respond in a timely, professional, and positive manner to all clients, families and guardians, coworkers, stakeholders, and oversight entities.
• Interact with persons served professionally and respectfully at all times and respond to their needs in a dignified and timely manner.

COMMUNICATION:
• Report necessary information to supervisor(s) in a timely manner. Use all forms of communication, such as written, e-mail, incident reports and personal contact.
• Understand instruction from supervisor(s) and carry out instruction with minimal supervision. Contact supervisor(s) when clarification is needed.
• Communicate with all departments, as needed, to ensure the needs of the clients, the staff, and the organization are being met.
• Provide clear, concise, and detailed communication, both verbally and in written reports, documentation, and correspondence.

TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION:
• Display a team-oriented approach through collaborative group effort, in order to achieve a common goal.
• Function as an active team member of SLI to provide a high quality of service and support. Share relevant and necessary information with team members/coworkers.
• Resolve any disputes that may occur objectively, expediently, professionally, and with integrity
• Work in cooperation with others, participating equally in shared responsibilities and tasks.
• Demonstrate flexibility, a willingness to collaborate, and an individual commitment to a common group goal.
• Participate in scheduled team meetings.
• Assist in the development of processes and systems that facilitate the highest level of work efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

POLICY AND PROCEDURE:
• Refer to and follow all SLI policies and procedures.
• Report all violations of policies and/or procedures in a timely manner.
• Adhere to the organization’s code of ethics, as well as illness, incident, and accident reporting procedures.
• Adhere to confidentiality and privacy practices
• Provide services in accordance with SLI corporate policy and procedure and within standards for licensing and accreditation.

PUBLIC RELATIONS:
• Follow SLI’s dress code and represent the organization in a professional manner at all times.
• Be a positive role model and represent a solid public image for constituents and the organization by exhibiting appropriate behavior, dress, and hygiene.
• Participate in community and civic organizations as assigned.
• Immediately report all press inquiries to the Vice President of Development or the CEO.

ATTENDANCE:
• Follow assigned work schedule and attend all required trainings and meetings.
Notify supervisor(s) of tardiness and absences as soon as possible prior to the shift, training, or meeting.
• Request for time off from set schedule should be submitted to supervisor(s) in a timely manner. Illness or emergency leave will be submitted upon return to work.
• Complete leave requests according to policy and do not abuse leave policy.
• Use work time productively.
• Salaried staff expected to work whatever time necessary to complete job duties; at times, weekends and nights may be required.
• Hourly staff must follow assigned work schedule and hours, unless variation approved by supervisor(s).

EFFICIENCY AND ORGANIZATION:
• Complete all paperwork in a timely, detailed, and accurate manner, ensuring adherence to deadlines.
• Prioritize and manage job responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
• Respond in a timely manner.
• Utilize resources as efficiently as possible.
• Maintain detailed documentation and data in an organized manner.

ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXABILITY:
• Handle stressful situations and change with an even temperament and flexibility.
• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, an understanding of, and a willingness to adapt to a variety of communication, learning, and working styles.
• Respond and adjust to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, strategies, and processes.
• Demonstrate strong communication, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.
• Display an optimistic outlook when attempting to overcome challenges.

JOB SKILLS AND JUDGMENT:
• Apply sound judgment and make clear recommendations for solutions to problems.
• Act to ensure the health and safety of all SLI clients, staff, and visitors.
• Plan strategically and make decisions by utilizing all relevant data.
• Display empathy, demonstrate cultural competency, and recognize and celebrate diversity.
• Practice active listening, elicit information, and be open to suggestions and new ideas.
• Seek out reliable information with which to base decisions.
• Accept and provide constructive criticism in order to improve performance.
• Exercise discretion and independent judgment.
• Responsible for accounts receivable processing including posting monthly charges, payments and adjustments.
• Enter, transmit and tie out HCBS billing in a timely manner.
• Post remittance advices received from MCBs in a timely manner.
• Research MCO denials and short paid claims and take the necessary action to overturn denials.
• Perform fee calculations for clients on an annual basis, or more often as needed.
• Send out request for documentation to clients and track receipt of documents.
• Prepare monthly billing statements and follow up on outstanding receivable balances.

TRAINING:
• Complete required orientation and training in a timely manner.
• Inform supervisor(s) of additional training goals and needs.

Compensation ranges from $11.54 – $19.23/hour; $500 hiring bonus; health/dental/vision/AFLAC; direct deposit; KPERS; Employee Assistance Program; tenure bonuses, safety incentives and life insurance. Apply online at www.slitopeka.org (under the employment tab).

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

Direct Support Professional and Independent Living Advisor

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, tasks, knowledge, or skills required for the position. Other duties may be assigned.

• Education Requirement(s): DSP 1: N/A / DSP 2 and ILA: A high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.
o Education Preferences: Preference may be given to an applicant with college credits or degree.
• Experience Requirement(s): N/A – training provided in the field of Intellectual/Developmental Disability (IDD) services.
o Experience Preferences: Preference may be given to an applicant with experience in the field of IDD services or related experience.
• Supervisory Experience Requirement(s): N/A
o Supervisory Experience Preferences: Preference may be given to an applicant with supervisory experience in a health and/or human services field.
• Certification Requirement(s): N/A
o Certification Preferences: Preference may be given to an applicant with certifications relevant to the job.
• Driver’s License Requirement(s): DSP 1: N/A (non-driving position) / DSP 2 and ILA: Valid Kansas driver’s license is required in order to operate SLI vehicles or use personal vehicle in the line of work for SLI.
• Insurance Requirement(s): DSP 1: N/A (non-driving position) / DSP 2 and ILA: Must qualify for company insurance coverage in order to operate SLI vehicles or use personal vehicle in the line of work for SLI.
• Reading & Writing Ability Requirement(s): Must possess the ability to read and interpret documents, as well as to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Math Ability Requirement(s): Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure.
• Other Ability Requirement(s): DSP 1: Must be 16 years of age and have a valid Kansas I.D. Must complete and stay current on all SLI required training. Must be able to pass all background and other screenings. DSP 1 position is non-driving and does not monitor or manage client medications.
• Computer Skills Requirement(s): A general understanding of how to use basic productivity software, including Microsoft Office, is preferred.
• Specific Knowledge/Skills Required: Must be able to professionally and effectively communicate with clients, families, guardians, co-workers, and other stakeholders. Must be able to manage time efficiently and have ability to multi-task. Must be able to work well as part of a team and carry out fair share of job duties. Must possess empathy, patience, understanding, and compassion toward people with a variety of abilities and barriers.
• Ability to pass all required screening processes is necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

LEADERSHIP:
• Be a positive role model for others, treat others with courtesy and respect, and demonstrate professionalism at all times.
• Possess the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Accomplish both personal and organizational goals by considering varying viewpoints and suggestions, and demonstrating the desire to explore opportunities that positively contribute to the quality of SLI services and business functions.
• Demonstrate the ability to coach and motivate clients and coworkers to achieve to the best of their ability.
• Demonstrate initiative and do not allow barriers to stand in the way of goal achievement.
• Identify potential issues, apply sound judgment, and make clear recommendations for solutions to problems.
• Handle stressful situations and changes with an even temperament and flexibility.
• Ensure adherence to licensing requirements, CARF standards, and all local, state, and federal laws.
• Recruit, interview, hire, evaluate, and when necessary, terminate personnel directly supervised.
• Must be reliable, dependable, and trustworthy.
• Must be able to work in a variety of settings with a variety of diversities.
• Possess aptitude for taking ownership of the work environment, duties, and client care.

CUSTOMER SERVICES:
• Understand and support the organization’s mission, philosophy, and code of ethics.
• Demonstrate support for each person’s needs, choices, and participation in the community.
• Respond in a timely, professional, and positive manner to all clients, families and guardians, coworkers, stakeholders, and oversight entities.
• Interact with persons served professionally and respectfully at all times and respond to their needs in a dignified and timely manner.
• Treat visitors of clients to the homes and programs with respect, and be welcoming and inviting.
• Ensure the proper hygiene of all clients and provide guidance and hands on care as necessary.
• Ensure that well-balanced, nutritious meals are prepared three times per day. Motivate clients to get involved in meal planning and preparation.
• Teach client skills based on the goals set forth in their person-centered support plan, positive behavior support plan, and goal list.
• Assist clients in utilizing community resources and natural supports.
• Ensure the cleanliness and good working order of all adaptive equipment.
• Plan and coordinate meaningful activities based on clients’ needs, choices, preferences, abilities, and requests.

COMMUNICATION:
• Report necessary information to supervisor(s) in a timely manner. Use all forms of communication, such as written, e-mail, incident reports and personal contact.
• Understand instruction from supervisor(s) and carry out instruction with minimal supervision. Contact supervisor(s) when clarification is needed.
• Communicate with all departments, as needed, to ensure the needs of the clients, the staff, and the organization are being met.
• Provide clear, concise, and detailed communication, both verbally and in written reports, documentation, and correspondence.
• Participate in staff meetings as assigned.
• Must be able to clearly and concisely communicate with clients, families, guardians, staff, and stakeholders as needed to ensure the health and safety of the clients.
• Make suggestions and/or develop communication techniques best suited to individual clients.
• Hold client/house meetings to give all who participate in the program or live in the home an opportunity to discuss concerns, issues, and plan activities.
• Read and respond to all correspondence on every shift including email, phone messages, memos, client progress notes, and other correspondence.
• Communicate in a clear and detailed manner, to co-workers and/or other service providers, when changing shifts so that all are informed of anything pertinent related to the client.
• Be sensitive to the history of each individual client and adjust communication style according to their needs. Be cognizant that people with IDD are victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and sexual assault at a much higher rate than others.

TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION:
• Display a team-oriented approach through collaborative group effort, in order to achieve a common goal.
• Function as an active team member of SLI to provide a high quality of service and support. Share relevant and necessary information with team members/coworkers.
• Resolve any disputes that may occur objectively, expediently, professionally, and with integrity
• Work in cooperation with others, participating equally in shared responsibilities and tasks.
• Demonstrate flexibility, a willingness to collaborate, and an individual commitment to a common group goal.
• Participate in scheduled team meetings.
• Assist in the development of processes and systems that facilitate the highest level of work efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.
• Participate in client and team meetings as requested and assigned.
• Complete fair share of duties while on shift with co-workers and motivate others to do the same.
• Inform co-workers and supervisor of all relevant information related to the clients’ and overall maintenance and operations of the home or program.
• Provide input that facilities SLI’s improvement of services to clients and workplace for staff including, completing staff satisfaction surveys and other surveys as requested, sharing suggestions with supervisor and others, offer to be part of the solution.

POLICY AND PROCEDURE:
• Refer to and follow all SLI policies and procedures.
• Report all violations of policies and/or procedures in a timely manner.
• Adhere to the organization’s code of ethics, as well as illness, incident, and accident reporting procedures.
• Adhere to confidentiality and privacy practices
• Provide services in accordance with SLI corporate policy and procedure and within standards for licensing and accreditation.
• Adhere to emergency on-call utilization policy and procedure.
• Adhere to all reporting requirements including suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation, client health concerns, safety and maintenance issues, vehicle issues, and all other reporting requirements.
• Adhere strictly to SLI’s policy and procedures on medication administration and management. Report and address all medication errors in a timely manner.

PUBLIC RELATIONS:
• Follow SLI’s dress code and represent the organization in a professional manner at all times.
• Be a positive role model and represent a solid public image for constituents and the organization by exhibiting appropriate behavior, dress, and hygiene.
• Participate in community and civic organizations as assigned.
• Immediately report all press inquiries to the Vice President of Development or the CEO.
• Ensure the hygiene and appropriate dress of clients at all times and prior to attending community activities.

ATTENDANCE:
• Follow assigned work schedule and attend all required trainings and meetings.
Notify supervisor(s) of tardiness and absences as soon as possible prior to the shift, training, or meeting.
• Request for time off from set schedule should be submitted to supervisor(s) in a timely manner. Illness or emergency leave will be submitted upon return to work.
• Complete leave requests according to policy and do not abuse leave policy.
• Use work time productively.
• Salaried staff expected to work whatever time necessary to complete job duties; at times, weekends and nights may be required.
• Hourly staff must follow assigned work schedule and hours, unless variation approved by supervisor(s).
• Arrive on time to all scheduled shifts. Remember that the clients are dependent upon staff for care and consistency.

EFFICIENCY AND ORGANIZATION:
• Complete all paperwork in a timely, detailed, and accurate manner, ensuring adherence to deadlines.
• Ensure, if applicable, that staff supervised complete responsibilities as assigned.
• Prioritize and manage job responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
• Respond in a timely manner.
• Utilize resources as efficiently as possible.
• Maintain detailed documentation and data in an organized manner.

ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXABILITY:
• Handle stressful situations and change with an even temperament and flexibility.
• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, an understanding of, and a willingness to adapt to a variety of communication, learning, and working styles.
• Respond and adjust to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, strategies, and processes.
• Demonstrate strong communication, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.
• Display an optimistic outlook when attempting to overcome challenges.
• May be required to change work location at the request of supervisor.
• Must be able to adapt to a variety of client personalities, actions, responses, and behavioral concerns.

JOB SKILLS AND JUDGMENT:
• Apply sound judgment and make clear recommendations for solutions to problems.
• Act to ensure the health and safety of all SLI clients, staff, and visitors.
• Plan strategically and make decisions by utilizing all relevant data.
• Display empathy, demonstrate cultural competency, and recognize and celebrate diversity.
• Practice active listening, elicit information, and be open to suggestions and new ideas.
• Seek out reliable information with which to base decisions.
• Accept and provide constructive criticism in order to improve performance.
• Exercise discretion and independent judgment.
• Carry out all job duties including client banking, grocery/supply shopping, ensure clean and organized environment, complete all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner, perform emergency drills, attend meetings as requested/assigned.
• Immediately address and report anything that does or may have potential to negatively impact the health and safety of clients and/or staff.

TRAINING:
• Complete required orientation and training in a timely manner.
• Inform supervisor(s) of additional training goals and needs.
• Provide specialized training and mentoring to ensure continued staff growth and development within assigned department.

Compensation ranges from $9-$16.50; $500 hiring bonus; EAP, direct deposit. Apply online at www.slitopeka.org (under the employment tab).

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

General Maintenance Worker

Work Schedule is 7:30am-4pm Monday to Friday
Job Description :
70% – Moving/Set up: Loads and unloads trucks, moves equipment and furniture. Sets up and tears down tables, chairs, and heavy risers and moves percussion equipment and other band instruments for the University bands for special events approved through the University Events Committee. Complete stage set ups for commencement, spring, summer, and fall enrollments and other academic events. Delivers, sets up and picks up table arm chairs for classrooms or for repair.

Transports materials, supplies, and equipment to work sites. Moving of pianos, lab equipment, Geni Lift and scaffolding. Works from diagrams, job specifications or blue prints.

10% – Skilled Trades Assistance: Assists HVAC Technicians in performing seasonal maintenance on large chillers, rodding machines and changing end belts, using various hand tools, drills. Assists the Instrumentation Technicians, performing monthly fire alarm checks, documenting the information and reporting back to the Supervisor. Removes bulletin boards, chalkboards, and whiteboards.

10% – Equipment & Furniture Repair/Maintenance: Performs maintenance on equipment such as two wheelers, four wheelers, pallet jacks and lifts on the moving truck. Removes broken or obsolete furniture or equipment such as computers, desks, chairs, etc. Installs, repairs, and other maintains large tables, tablet arm chairs, table tops and desks. Repairs/assembles, office equipment and furniture such as file cabinets, desks, Herman Miller and other wall partitions, chairs and computer work stations, using hand/power tools. Delivery of janitorial supplies to all residence and scholarship halls. Delivery of filters, such as High Efficiency, to various buildings throughout campus, using preset maintenance schedule.
Work involves operation of light trucks, 17’ diesel crew cab box trucks and fork lifts.

5% – Miscellaneous Duties: Removes trash/recyclables from campus by collecting from trash receptacles. Repairs trash receptacles using and power tools. Removes snow and ice as well as surface treatment at assigned areas across campus. Cleans work sites and tools. Completes necessary paperwork associated with assigned projects.

5% – Perform other related work as assigned.

Position Requirements :
Reach, grasp, lift, carry and place moderately heavy loads frequently and heavy loads occasionally (75 lbs) with or without accommodation.
Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures – both hot and cold, inside and outdoors.
Operate vehicles in transporting self and materials to job sites.
Work overtime and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.

Required Qualifications :
High school diploma or GED equivalency.
Six months of experience in any trades area OR an associate’s degree or vocational school certificate.
Must have a valid driver’s license by time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications :
Experience in any or all of the following trades: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Paint, Carpentry, and Masonry.
Experience working on a relocation or event set up team.
Experience working in a university, college or other multi-building campus environment.

Compensation starts at $26,309 annually. Apply online at http://www.employment.ku.edu/staff/19379BR. A complete application will include your current contact information including email, phone number and your previous work experience including dates of employment. Review of applications will begin Thursday, June 24 , 2021.

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

General Maintenance Repair Tec

Work Schedule is 7:30am-4pm Monday to Friday
Job Description :
60% – Moving/Set-Up: Loads and unloads trucks, drives trucks and vans. Picks up and delivers office furniture within and between buildings; percussion equipment and other band instruments for University Band Department; mattresses, dressers, and other residential room furniture; janitorial supplies to residence halls and scholarship halls; and undergraduate catalogs and time tables. Loads, transports and sets and tears down chairs, tables, staging and other equipment for special events. Removes broken or obsolete furniture or equipment, such as typewriters, computers, desks, chairs, etc. Moving of pianos, lab equipment, Geni lift and scaffolding.

Assembles furniture, Herman Miller office systems, bunk beds for residential rooms, and special orders, following the specifications of the manufacturer and shop supervisor. Disposes of broken or obsolete furniture. Installs and removes bulletin boards, chalkboards, and whiteboards. Install, repairs, and otherwise maintains large tables, tablet arm chairs, table tops, and desks. Repairs office equipment and furniture such as file cabinets, desks, Herman Miller and other wall partitions, chairs and computer work stations. Operates hand and power tools and equipment as necessary on work sites.

Loads and unloads trucks, such as Production trucks for large performances. Loads and unloads water softener salt and high efficiency air filters to various building across campus.

35% – Maintenance/Upkeep/Misc.: Repairs shop equipment such as two and four wheel moving dollies, pallet jacks and lifts on the moving truck. Assists electric shop with light bulb and ballast wiring changes (with required training and tools). Assists HVAC technicians in performing seasonal maintenance on large chillers, cooling towers, window a/c units and other related equipment. Acts as lead worker in the absence of supervisor. Demonstrates safe lifting methods and other procedures to others. Reports materials usages and anticipated early or late completions of work in progress. Cleans work sites and tools. Complete necessary paperwork associated with assigned projects. Assists with snow/ice removal and surface treatment as needed. Performs other work as assigned.

5% – Performs other related work as assigned.
Position Requirements :
Lift and carry up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation and items greater than 100 pounds with assistance.
Work from high scaffolds and ladders, confined spaces.
Work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold inside and outside.
Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
Work overtime as needed.
Report to work during periods of inclement weather as declared.
Must have a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout the term of employment.
Must enter work order information digitally.
NOTE: this position is physically demanding requiring moderate physical exertion.
Required Qualifications :
High School diploma or GED equivalency.
Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and throughout the term of employment.
Two years of experience in a skilled craft area. Associate’s degree or vocational school. certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications :
Knowledge of the standard equipment for moving of office furniture, lab equipment, pianos etc.
Experience driving 1-ton box trucks with lift and pickup truck.
Experience in building of office furniture, bunk beds, and Herman Miller office Systems.
Knowledge of computer programs, Word, Maximo and Excel.

Compensation starts at $30,534.40 annually. Apply online at http://www.employment.ku.edu/staff/19379BR. A complete application will include your current contact information including email, phone number and your previous work experience including dates of employment. Review of applications will begin Thursday, June 24, 2021 and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

Vehicle Mechanic

The City of Topeka Fleet Services Division seeks individuals to join our team’s technical staff. The desired individual shall have strong communication and interpersonal skills, good computer skills, be highly punctual and reliable, and knowledgeable and interested in the service, maintenance and repair of a diverse fleet of vehicles and specialty equipment.

This position performs preventive maintenance, services and repairs on a wide variety of gasoline and diesel light and medium duty vehicles. The position will be filled at one of three levels of Mechanic, depending on candidate’s qualifications. Position hours are Monday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM, with potential for emergency response and call back overtime situations.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; vocational school applicable to the mechanics trade is preferred and must have and maintain a valid KS driver’s license applicable to the work requirement for equipment operated and a city insurable driving record.

Compensation ranges from 19.11 – $22.85 per hour depending on qualifications, plus $0.75 cents additional per hour for second shift hours. Applications accepted at www.topeka.org/careers.

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

The City of Topeka Fleet Services Division seeks individuals to join our team’s technical staff. The desired individual shall have strong communication and interpersonal skills, good computer skills, be highly punctual and reliable, and knowledgeable and interested in the service, maintenance and repair of a diverse fleet of vehicles and specialty equipment.

This position performs preventive maintenance, services and repairs on a wide variety of gasoline and diesel large vehicles, primarily class 6, 7 and 8, to include a variety of Firefighting apparatus and trucks. The position will be filled as either a Mechanic II or a Master Mechanic, depending on candidate’s qualifications. Position hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, with potential for emergency response and call back overtime situations.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; vocational school applicable to the mechanics trade is preferred and must have and maintain a valid KS driver’s license applicable to the work requirement for equipment operated and a city insurable driving record.

Mechanic II requires Three (3) years verifiable full time journeyman large truck and diesel / truck chassis maintenance work.

Master Mechanic – Must possess Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician certificate and Three (3) years verifiable journeyman experience in diagnosis, repair and overhaul of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines and automotive mechanical, hydraulic and electrical system maintenance to include large truck and diesel / truck chassis maintenance work.

Compensation ranges from $20.28 – $22.85 per hour depending on qualifications plus $0.75 cents additional per hour for second shift hours. Applications accepted at www.topeka.org/careers.

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021

HVAC Technician Senior

Work Schedule is 7:30am-4pm Monday to Friday. Facilities Maintenance also offers a flexible work schedule option, 4-day work week 10-hour days, Monday to Thursday, or Tuesday to Friday.

Job Description :

75%- HVAC Operations
Inspects, monitors, diagnoses, troubleshoot s, repairs as well as provides maintenance on all industrial and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration/chiller equipment and
associated plumbing, electrical, mechanical and energy management control systems independently or with limited supervision.
Reviews heat and cooling requirements; compares and recommends modifications to achieve optimal system effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
Participate in new equipment installations. Research and develop procedures and documentation.
Document and outline procedures for use of appropriate hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical troubleshooting skills as needed.
Works with impacted customers as needed to resolve heating and cooling related issues.

20% Training

Provides training and mentorship to junior level technicians and interns.
Conducts professional development as needed on new systems and/or controls

5% Other Duties as Assigned
Position Requirements :
Reach, grasp, lift, carry and place moderately heavy loads frequently and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs) with or without accommodation.
Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures – both hot and cold, inside and outdoors.
Work overtime and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.

Required Qualifications :
High School diploma or GED equivalency.
Five years of industrial or commercial HVAC experience. An associate degree or Vocational School Certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
EPA CFC Certification for refrigerants.
Demonstrated experience in repair and troubleshooting in 3 phase voltages.
Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications :
Experience in low pressure refrigeration repairs and troubleshooting.
Experience in developing and conducting training and/or mentoring.
Experience maintaining equipment inventory and documenting activities.
Experience working in a university, college or other multi-building campus environment.

Compensation ranges from $47,493 to $71,240 annually. Apply online at http://www.employment.ku.edu/staff/19289BR. In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position: A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met. Resume or curriculum vitae. Contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin Thursday, June 10th and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

 

Listing expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021