Van Driver/Day Program Aide Full Time
- Expired: November 02, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
As a Van Driver, provides safe and timely transportation to individuals with disabilities between their residences and Cape Abilities day program site. As a Day Program Aide, assists program participants in the areas of work, independent living, self-management within the community, and social and independent living skills development.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS*
+ Ensures and safeguards Agency program participants' human dignity, rights, and liberties.
+ Attends training sessions, staff meetings and related programs, as scheduled.
+ Serves as mandated reported for suspected cases of abuse and/or neglect to Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC).
+ Establishes and maintains professional relationships with community contacts, colleagues, management, and State of Massachusetts and contract services staff.
+ As a Van Driver
+ Adheres to all applicable Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and Agency regulations, policies, and procedures, as well as state and local laws in the operation of vehicles.
+ Maintains consistent and clear communication with the Transportation Manager and other designated staff.
+ Provides safe and timely pick-up and drop-off of specified program participants, following routes, schedules, and procedures authorized by the Director of Transportation.
+ Assists program participants requiring assistance entering or leaving the vehicle; escorts participants requiring additional assistance to or from the vehicle.
+ Checks and responds to messages in a timely manner before beginning morning or afternoon routes.
+ Completes and submits all required paperwork including attendance sheets and vehicle checklists.
+ Maintains internal and external cleanliness of vehicle.
+ Ensures that snow and ice has been removed from assigned vehicle after a winter storm.
+ As a Day Program Aide
+ Assists with participant services in accordance with Day Habilitation regulations in the areas of independent living, self-management within the community, and social and independent living skills development.
+ Assist program participants in making and expressing choices based on assessments and other service need indicators.
+ Assists in providing community activities and supervises implementation of services created by program team.
+ Provides physical assistance to participants, as needed, including, but not limited to, toileting, transferring and feeding.
+ Adheres to all state day habilitation regulations and Agency policies and procedures.
+ Keeps management abreast of planned activities, as well as, and potential participant issues or needs which are not being met.
+ Implements behavior plans and/or protocols designed by the team and behavioral specialist.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
+ Performs additional duties, as assigned.
+ Adaptability: Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; inspires others to be adaptable to change.
+ Ethics, Values and Diversity: Promotes an appropriate and effective work environment and strives to ensure that the agency's core values and beliefs are applied during all circumstances; genuinely cares about people; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, lifestyle choices and genders; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all; adheres to and promotes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); advocates for the rights and interests of individuals with disabilities to maximize their potential in the programs and communities of their choice.
+ Integrity and Trust: Is respectful, truthful, and transparent; keeps confidences; takes ownership and responsibility for decisions and outcomes.
+ Problem Solving and Judgment: Probes all useful and constructive sources to find pertinent answers; can analyze issues, identify problems and work toward appropriate solutions; collaborates with others or as part of a team; displays willingness to make decisions; makes timely decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
+ Oral and Written Communications: Speaks clearly, appropriately and effectively with a diverse group of individuals; is an active listener and gets clarification when necessary; participates constructively in meetings; is able to write clearly and succinctly; is able to communicate clearly in a variety of settings and situations.
PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
+ High school diploma or equivalent required.
+ Prior experience providing direct care support and transportation services for individuals with disabilities preferred.
+ Must be able to respond appropriately to auditory stimulus without visual cues.
+ Ability to follow directions and read maps.
+ Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form with coworkers and supported individuals and read fluently.
+ Valid driver's license in the state of Massachusetts required.
+ Documented physical indicating fitness for job.
+ Successful completion of all state and Agency mandated trainings required upon hire.
+ No supervisory responsibility.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
+ Ability to physically assist adults with disabilities when entering or exiting vehicles, and as needed during program activities.
+ Ability to physically intervene in instances of extreme behavior that might jeopardize safety of individuals supported and staff.
+ Ability to perform wheelchair securement protocols as needed.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
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