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Lead Companion - Community Guide Specialist For Special Needs Adults - King County

LEAD COMPANION - COMMUNITY GUIDE SPECIALIST For Special Needs Adults(King County) 40 hours/week

Do you have a passion for working with disabled adults?

Do you believe people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to support to help them reaching their personal goals and establish a sense of satisfaction with their lives?

Right at Home, a leading in-home care services provider, is currently hiring full time and part-time COMPANIONS and CAREGIVERS to work with intellectually disabled adults as a Community Guide.

What is a Community Guide? – A community guide works with intellectually disabled adults to explore various social and personal interaction experiences in their community.

What is the goal of a Community Guide? The Community Guide will help developmentally disabled clients reach personal heights, become more connected with their community, and build self-reliance.

What will I have to do? As a Community Guide you will work with the client and their support team to identify activities that will help bring them joy and self-fulfillment. Activities and goals are personalized and based on capabilities of the individual. Activities vary from:

  • Arranging for a regular outing to the mall, or to the movies
  • Visit to the library to check out books or do research
  • Visit the Farmers markets (on sunny/warm days), or to the park to enjoy a Little League baseball game or to enjoy nature

Job Duties:

The Lead Companion/Community Guide Specialist will coordinate services among Client’s DSHS Case Manager, their family, and Right at Home. The Lead Specialist will work with all interested parties to develop goals and care plan. The Specialist will start all cases and work with Recruitment and Operations Department to identify part-time Community Guides to work with individual clients.

The Lead Specialist will balance having their own case load and being point person for the program’s other Companions/Community Guides.

Hours: The Lead Specialist is a full-time 40 hour per week position.

Pay Rate: $15 - $16/hour + Benefits


  • The Community Guide/Companion has skills and abilities to research and connect our clients with people or organizations in their local community
  • Must have an Home Care Aide or Certified Nursing License
  • Must have interest in working with the developmentally disabled in their community
  • Must pass background check and complete orientation
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • May not be an employee of DDA or ALTSA or a parent of the waiver participant


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