GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Under the general direction of the Division Manager of Residential Services, with specific supervision from the House Manager, is responsible for providing support, personal assistance, training and quality care to people with intellectual disabilities residing in a community group home.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION(S):
- Primary responsibility is to work in the residence of a person served as a personal support and to be engaged with him/her, always actively involved and to make sure all programs and activities are carried out for the benefit of the person served, both in the home and in the community.
- Provides supervision and training to adults with intellectual disabilities in order to promote each person’s growth toward his/her highest potential always following his/her individual plan and goals.
- To make sure the house is personalized and individualized to each persons served liking.
- Teach people served to do as much as possible for themselves, per program plans, and to not conduct personal business on work time (no personal cell phones, reading, TV watching, writing, etc.)
- Shares concerns in the home with House Manager or Division Manager in a timely manner; Shares information with day program if needed
- Utilizes approved behavior plans and intervention strategies to enhance the progress of achieving goals and objectives.
- To act as a positive role model for persons served and Agency staff.
- Works hands on directly with people served to assist each person in developing independent living skills, such as mobility, budgeting, personal hygiene, cleaning, bathing, toileting, nail care and oral hygiene.
- Is knowledgeable of routine and emergency medical procedures to include, but not limited to, CPR, vital signs, positioning, wheelchair usage, transfers, assistive devices, splints, dentures and walkers.
- Administers Meds as needed and correctly
- Helps make sure home is clear for residents.
- Is responsible for aiding persons served in the care and maintenance of his/her personal belongings and ensures these are secure and controlled by each person.
- Completes appropriate records and reports, i.e. monthly reports, incident reports, seizure records, program activity logs, fire drill reports, etc.
- Cleans home with person served where appropriate, completes laundry, and prepares food according to approved menus, special diets and food consistencies.
- Is responsible for transporting persons served to appointments, activities, community outings.
- Assumes financial responsibility for Agency and persons served funds, documents same per agency policy.
- Communicates medical concerns to Registered Nurse and supervisor within the appropriate time frame.
- Checks all rooms at specified times to ensure persons served safety and well-being.
- Uses approved crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations when persons served are in danger of injuring themselves or others.
- Knows the location of important house records: fire drills, water temps, medical records, menus, and other files.
- Attends needed trainings.
- Helps create a postive work environment ;Treats people with kindness, dignity and respect at all times.
- Based on Agency need may be required to work at other residential homes as assigned.
- Uses technology for the completion of specified job duties.
- Attends work regularly Regularly and On Time
- Assumes other duties, responsibilities and special projects as needed.
- Attends team meetings as required.
- Ability to work with others
EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent required
EXPERIENCE: Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities preferred. Ability to work as part of a team. Must have a driver’s license and an acceptable driving record as determined by criteria established by the Agency’s insurance carrier and by Agency policy. Must be able to lift, pull, and push adequate weight to assist individuals supported. May be more than 50 pounds.
Our not-for-profit organizations provide an array of educational, employment, vocational, residential, habilitative and behavioral health services and supports. Acknowledged as leaders in the industry, we are best known for the quality of our services and the integrity of our staff.
Why Work Here?The Chimes Family of Services began in 1947 as a small school in Baltimore, Maryland for children with intellectual developmental disabilities. Through planned growth over the years, we currently have services in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and Israel. Our not-for-profit organizations provide an array of educational, employment, vocational, residential, habilitative and behavioral health services and supports. Acknowledged as leaders in the industry, we are best known for the quality of our services and the integrity of our staff.
Full Benefit Package available at 30 hours per week; Competitive Salary