Duties and Responsibilities:
Remain alert and responsive while on scheduled shift(s).
Facilitates active participation of the residents by implementing their individual program plan in their home and out in their community. Completes the necessary training to be able to work closely with fellow staff, as well as, work one-on-one with a resident in an isolated environment within the house or out in the community. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in necessary lifting, moving and positioning tasks; facilitating improved gross motor, fine motor and range of motion skills; promoting self care, activities of daily living and personal hygiene; fostering receptive and expressive communication through many different avenues such as, sign language, pictograms, electronic devices, etc; assisting with meals through modeling appropriate behavior, therapeutic feeding and use of therapeutic equipment; assisting with recreational activities and facilitating active engagement in community outings; accurate and consistent implementation of behavior support plans/SCIP-r.
Navigates the Agency's IntrAnet, time tracking program and the Agency's email system. Regularly checks the IntrAnet, time card and email and is responsible for all information shared in written and electronic form. Approves time card according to the payroll schedule and responds to email requests in a timely manner.
Accurately and consistently completes all required documentation practices, in a contemporaneous manner, utilizing the PrecisionCare software and in written form, when necessary.
Facilitates and/or provides for the personal and physical care needed by each individual including tasks such as bathing, toileting, eating and dressing.
Performs housekeeping tasks as designated by the shift supervisor/Residence Coordinator including tasks such as meal preparation, cleaning, laundry and shopping.
In keeping with confidentiality and HIPAA practices, communicates a wide range of information regarding the residents to a variety of people in and out of the residential program such as co-workers, teachers, supervisors and parents.
Is responsible for following the Code of Ethics for Direct Support Professionals, as well as, show proficiency in the Core Competencies to ensure person-centered supports for the residents.
Attends and actively participate in, at least, biweekly staff meetings as scheduled or requested by the Residence Manager.
Attends and actively participates in case reviews, in-service sessions, team meetings and other meetings upon request.
Implements fire, safety and emergency procedures and assists with fire drills.
Implements and follows all required individual programming and Agency/Program-specific protocols and procedures accurately, consistently and according to how they are written.
Safely drives Agency vehicles and personal vehicle, when necessary, to assist in transportation to and from recreational activities, community events and other appointments as required.
Maintains Agency-Approved Driver status, as well as, certifications in Medication Administration, SCIP-r, CPR and First Aid. Completes all required ongoing/annual trainings and inservices, as assigned.
Administers medications to residents in accordance with the Residential Medication policies and procedures.
Assumes shift supervisory responsibilities when requested.
May serve as an advocate for one of the residents and implements responsibilities such as writing reports, data collection, case reviews, regular classroom/day program visits, etc.
Other duties may be assigned.