Transfer Station Crew Supervisor
Position: Jefferson County Transfer Station Crew Supervisor/Job Coach
Location: Jefferson County Transfer Station Port Townsend, WA / admin work-from-home
Status: Part-time, hourly, non-exempt- Approximately 16-20 hours per week; Full-time option available
Compensation & Benefits: $25-$27/hr + benefits (listed below)
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30am-12:30pm
Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This role manages the daily operation of the established Transfer Station Crew Program. This program encompasses working with adults with disabilities that have been determined to safely provide litter pick-up services and light maintenance work at the Jefferson County Transfer Station. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who loves to teach and seeks to work with others outdoors without the physical demands of full-time maintenance work.
Job Coaches receive training to assist individuals both professionally and personally. The goal is to encourage individuals to develop skills, abilities and behaviors that enable and support their transition to a more independent employment position, if they desire. This role provides job coaching support and guides clients in accessible employment in a small group, light-hearted setting. Cascade Community Connections partners with the Jefferson County Public Works Solid Waste Program to guide individuals to build self-empowerment and professional skills in an outdoor setting.
Responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Transfer Station Crew Program and coordinating work crew projects throughout the facility.
- Responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Transfer Station Crew Program and coordinating work crew projects throughout the facility.
- The Crew Supervisor leads 3-6 crew members in developing skills, abilities, and behaviors that will enable them to most fully realize their vocational aspirations. Help participants maintain positive work related habits through hands-on coaching.
- Duties take place at the Jefferson County Transfer Station and include guiding and supporting the work crew with litter pick-up, environment protection, building and equipment cleaning, grounds maintenance and beautification, using light power tools to perform light maintenance and ‘housekeeping’ to keep the site clean.
- Provides daily direction to crew on site, complying with all Washington State Labor & Industry worker safety laws and regulations to ensure safety.
- Assess clients’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis. Provide individualized onsite job coaching to assist clients.
- Collaborate with employees at the County to identify opportunities to broaden the role or enhance skills. Provide support to, and frequent communication with, the County.
- Comply with County site requirements and maintain excellent attendance, year-round, rain or shine to support the work crew. Proper gear is provided.
- Responsible for acquiring all tools and safety equipment necessary to perform each litter crew task safely.
- Prioritize solutions-based thinking through timely and proactive communication. Use conflict resolution skills to provide timely interventions when needed.
- Develop individualized employment plans with clients that meet Cascade standards and principals. Adjust plan according to clients’ needs and preferences. Keep thorough documentation of progress.
- Documents daily progress of each individual
Responsible for maintaining and submitting all work-related reporting forms in a timely and accurate manner
- Attend and contribute to internal weekly meetings, complete required staff training, and attend community meetings/events relevant to clients and their progress
- Participate in ongoing staff development and maintain cooperative working relationships with all agency staff, and community partners.
- Other duties as assigned and in support of Cascade Community Connections
Duties may change as business needs dictate. The above list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS & Experience
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques and related tools/equipment to accomplish the basic function of this position, including any safety and/or legal requirements. This may include specialized skills.
- Ability to oversee the intellectual and developmental disability population. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, follow instructions, and complete work independently.
- Strong supervisory and organizational skills preferred.
- Previous professional experience that demonstrates ability to work independently, guide or collaborate with others, and perform with punctuality.
- Experience building mentoring relationships while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. Experience building relationships with individuals with diverse backgrounds or abilities is valued.
- Experience in managing maintenance, landscaping, or outdoor work is preferred.
- Experience in social work or supporting those with developmental disabilities is preferred but not required.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
- This role requires the employee to walk, stand and/or occasionally operate tools up to five hours per day; occasionally lift up to 25 pounds and perform various physical tasks to assist clients in performing their job functions. Cascade works with employees to develop reasonable accommodations as needed.
- Proven success being punctual, reliable, and responsible.
- Self-motivated and self-directed with a high level of initiative. Demonstrated ability to independently manage projects and schedules with accuracy and efficiency.
- Effective interpersonal skills led by compassion and respect. Able to demonstrate empathy and compassion. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Knowledge of or interest in cultural diversity, inclusion, developmental disabilities, facilitation and/or personal development.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word. Working knowledge of Google programs (Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar).
- On-site hours at the Transfer Station are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30am-12:30pm
Paid sick leave and paid vacation
Simple IRA (3% employer match after 90 days)
Professional development opportunities
Access to online learning modules with paid time for participation
Occasional opportunities to work from home or in-office as desired
Access to in-office technology and equipment
Bonus structures for referrals and placements
At Cascade Community Connections, we strive for a fully inclusive society – in which each individual is provided equal access to community services and gainful employment. We proudly provide the resources and one-on-one guidance necessary for those seeking assistance with independent living, securing employment and navigating the transition from high school to broader community life.
Cascade employees are provided thorough training with 1:1 shadowing and in-depth education, giving them the tools to succeed. Cascade provides a unique, supportive environment where our employees work independently to offer guidance to their clients and collaborate with community members.
Cascade Community Connections Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Cascade Community Connections provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.