Breakfast with Santa is only a week away!

Countdown to Santa: one week!! Join us next Saturday, December 9 for Breakfast with Santa at the Kate Pew Wolters Center at Indian Trails Camp. We’ll have a buffet breakfast, holiday activities and a chance to visit with Santa and receive a gift from him.

Get details at https://www.facebook.com/events/582442111926090/.

Join Our Team: Custodian

Join a team that is all about making a difference. IKUS Life Enrichment Service is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing individuals with disabilities an enriched life experience through recreation, advocacy and meaningful relationships. We are currently seeking applicants for a Custodian position:

Custodian
Indian Trails Camp (a part of IKUS Life Enrichment Services) is hiring for a full-time Custodial/Janitorial position to serve at our main campus. The position will generally report 8am-4pm weekdays with some evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities include:
• General cleaning (Sweep, mop, dust, trash removal) of facilities
• Organizing and washing towels, linens, cover-ups
• Light grounds work (mowing, weeding, etc)
• Other facility and maintenance duties as assigned

Wage is $10-12.00 per hour. Full time employees are eligible for benefits including: PTO, 401K plan, and Health Insurance enrollment.

Contact
Contact kpolzin@ikuslife.org.

The R.E.C. Connect December schedule is here!

It’s here! Check out our R.E.C. Connect page to download the December schedule and check out all of the classes, activities and events coming up soon!

http://ikuslife.org/rec-connect/

http://ikuslife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/REC-Connect-December-Calendar.pdf

Today is Giving Tuesday! Help us fill our Wish List

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Please consider supporting IKUS and helping us fill our Wish List by holding a Wish List drive at work, church or school. The next time you’re at the store, consider picking up a few items to share with IKUS. Your kindness will be remembered long after your gift is used.

Visit our Wish List page to download a PDF or visit our Amazon Wish List to ship items directly to camp.

Learn more at http://ikuslife.org/get-involved/#tab-id-4.

You can also support IKUS financially by making a donation on our website by clicking on our Donate link.

November 28 is Giving Tuesday: Help us fill our Wish List!

November 28 is Giving Tuesday. Please consider supporting IKUS and helping us fill our Wish List by holding a Wish List drive at work, church or school. The next time you’re at the store, consider picking up a few items to share with IKUS. Your kindness will be remembered long after your gift is used.

Visit our Wish List page to download a PDF or visit our Amazon Wish List to ship items directly to camp.

Learn more at http://ikuslife.org/get-involved/#tab-id-4.

See you at Breakfast with Santa on December 9!

Santa and his helpers are looking forward to seeing YOU at Breakfast with Santa! Join us on December 9th from 10am to noon for a buffet breakfast, holiday activities and a chance to visit with Santa and receive a gift from him!

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/582442111926090/.

This is a family-friendly, inclusive event and all members of the community are invited to attend. Invite your friends, family and others!

Winter/Spring Respite Registration Begins November 1

Save the Date! Our Winter/Spring overnight and drop-in respite registration will begin on Wednesday, November 1. Here’s a sneak peek at the sessions & themes we have planned:

OVERNIGHT RESPITES:
• January 12th-14th (Adults): Penguins and Polar Bears
• January 26th-28th (Adults): Super Bowl
• February 9th-11th (Adults): Winter Wonderland
• February 16th-18th (Youth): Animal Planet
• February 23rd-25th (Adults): Walk on the Wild Side
• March 16th-18th (Adults): Luck o’ the Irish
• March 23rd-25th (Adults): March Madness
• April 6th-8th (Adults): Hollywood
• April 13th-15th (Youth): Hollywood
• April 20th-22nd (Adults): Spring has Sprung
• May 4th-6th (Adults): Cinco de Mayo
• May 11th-13th (Adults): Throwback Weekend

DROP IN RESPITES:
• January 20th
• February 3rd
• March 3rd
• March 31st
• April 28th

For more information and to register online beginning on November 1, visit http://ikuslife.org/services/indian-trails-camp/#overnight-respites.

Join Our Team: Community Living Support Manager

UPDATE: THIS JOB OPENING HAS BEEN FILLED. Visit our Employment Opportunities page for information on other positions.


Join a team that is all about making a difference. IKUS Life Enrichment Service is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing individuals with disabilities an enriched life experience through recreation, advocacy and meaningful relationships. We are currently seeking applicants for a Community Living Support Manager:

Job Summary
The Community Living Support (CLS) Manager provides leadership for CLS Department at IKUS Life Enrichment Services. The Manager will lead, monitor, train, teach, and assist individuals with disabilities in the areas of community skills while maintaining positive community involvement. Participate in the planning, documentation, and evaluation of Community Living Support (CLS) plan as stated in Person-Centered Planning (PCP) process and that is consistent with Recipient Rights, HIPAA and organizational procedures. Model appropriate behavior to clients served. Assist and advocate on clients’ behalf on becoming acclimated to the community as well as encourage building positive community relations. The Community Living Support Manager will be responsible for administrative duties as well as lead, direct, train, and evaluate Community Living Support Mentors.

Summary of Essential Job Functions
• Oversee the day-to-day services of the IKUS CLS program
• Work 10-15 hours of 1-on-1 CLS client shifts per week
• Relate, interact, and communicate positively with the clients served in Community Living Support
• Support and assist the clients in developing skills that will further their independence, increase their community involvement, and improve their quality of life
• Display, mentor, role model professional conduct, a positive attitude, and team building
• Assist in the hiring and scheduling of CLS Mentors
• Supervise, train, and evaluate Mentors
• Recognize and acknowledge exemplary performance by Mentors
• Attend PCP meetings and conduct staff meetings
• Verify that all CLS Mentors complete CLS and Skill Building billing
• Visit CLS Mentor and client during service delivery to ensure quality services
• Communicate with Clients, Families, Supports Coordinators, and Staff routinely
• Follow Contract Providers guidelines for client supervision
• Safely transport CLS clients in IKUS vehicles to and from their home and community outings
• Document all relevant information on billing sheets, data collection sheets, and Incident Reports in a timely and professional manner
• Provide a safe and healthy environment by cleaning buildings and materials that are being used by CLS service
• Implement client CLS plan and goals including assisting clients with direct care needs, daily housekeeping, etc
• Perform other duties as assigned

Learn More
Download a complete Job Description.

Download a Staff Application.

Contact kpolzin@ikuslife.org.

 

 

 

R.E.C. Connect News

Hockey and cupcakes and karaoke, oh my! November is almost here and our R.E.C. Connect program has some fun classes, activities and events coming up! On Mondays, join us for Cupcake Creations where you’ll learn different frosting techniques. On Friday, November 3rd, we’ll have a special GVSU Groove acapella performance at Karaoke Night.

Check out our schedule for these activities and more (including a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game and Grand Rapids Drive basketball game) all coming up soon!

Download a November Schedule.

To join in all the fun R.E.C. Connect classes, activities or events, contact us at (616)677.5251, ext. 100 or email info@ikuslife.org.

Pre-registration is required for all classes, activities and events. If you are not a member yet, please complete the Member Profile today! Mail or drop this off to us along with your $1 annual membership fee to O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.

Visit http://www.ikuslife.org/rec-connect/ for more information on this program.

Have a great Halloween!

R.E.C. Connect Team

Save the Date! Breakfast With Santa Community Event is December 9

Breakfast with Santa Flyer 2017Santa Claus is coming to camp! Join IKUS at Indian Trails Camp for our Breakfast with Santa community event on Saturday, December 9 from 10am to noon. We’ll have a buffet breakfast, holiday activities, a chance to visit with Santa and an opportunity to receive a gift from him. This is a family-friendly, inclusive event and all members of the community are invited to attend!

https://www.facebook.com/events/582442111926090/