Responsible directly to the Residential House Manager for implementing the prescribed habilitation training, and support to insure completion of other routine daily needs for persons who reside in MARC group homes.
Implements residents training programs (both formal and informal) as directed by the Residential House Manager and records results.
Assists residents in maintaining a clean, safe, positive, and appropriate homelike atmosphere that allows dignity.
Promotes and ensures an environment which enables residents to reach the highest physical, mental, and social potential.
Assists and instructs residents with food preparation, laundry, cleaning, personal hygiene, leisure activities, and all other aspects of daily living.
Administers medication as prescribed and maintains accurate records of medication administration.
Assists in the initiation and support of follow-through of the daily routines of the group home residents, e.g. supervising the residents in the performance of household maintenance activities, personal routine, hygiene, mobility, communication, economic need, etc., only to the level the residents are unable to perform.
Promotes a safe environment by conducting scheduled fire drills and other emergency procedures (i.e. severe weather drills, etc.) and correct potential safety hazards such as exposed electrical wires, broken glass, etc.
Completes medication administration and follow up of other medical orders as prescribed. Reports any medical concerns/illness to the R.N., follows directions given by R.N.
Follows procedures for recording information, (i.e. daily log, behavior checklists, accident/incident reports, progress notes, task analysis, medication charts, petty cash expenditures, vehicle inspection checklists, visitor/telephone log, seizure reports as needed, etc.)
Notifies appropriate person/people (i.e. on-call supervisor, R.N., Behaviorist, Coordinator) when necessary (i.e. medical emergency, change to weekend agenda, behavioral incidents, medication errors, client injury, etc.).
Follows procedures related to behavior management and motivational programs. (e.g. providing reinforcement for positive/appropriate behavior, recording the necessary data, etc.).
Performs related duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to relate to people in a positive manner.
Ability to interact with MARC's group home residents in a positive manner with respect.
Ability to focus on training the group home residents to be as independent as possible.
Ability to be flexible in responding to work demands and schedule as needed.
Ability to do shift work including weekends.
High school diploma, or GED (required).
Ability to work a flexible schedule and participate in work related activities outside of normal work hours (required).
Satisfactory DMH/ MR Termtrack, police background check and drug screen (required)
Completion of a 2 step TB test with negative results, or may present a chest x-ray if previously exposed to TB (required).