Community Habilitation/Respite Provider - Part Time

POSITION: Community Habilitation/Respite Provider
PT, schedule varies, up to 19 hrs/wk available
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Habilitation/Respite Provider is responsible for providing direct care through implementation of Habilitation Plans. Habilitation/Respite Providers specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the subsequent items and are characterized in the following standards of performance, defined as below:
JOB KNOWLEDGE Provide supervision and all direct care required to maintain safety and comfort of the consumer in the absence of family members Transport or accompany individuals on trips to community outings, appointments or recreation activities for the purpose of training in mobility, community orientation and awareness Assist individuals and/or families with, or if necessary, completing daily or routine domestic or personal care tasks Foster and promote skills leading to independent living Assist with the development of Habilitation Plans and following these plans for training and assistance Provide training and assist consumers to develop, maintain and/or improve desired individual goals, living skills and personal needs as assigned or required. Act as role model to consumers Provide supervision to consumers during program hours and during community outings as to ensure their health and safety. Any additional duties as assigned
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess good interpersonal, written, oral, and communication abilities and effective time management/organizational skills
Must be able to work scheduled hours that may include weekend and/or holiday timeframes and maintain an acceptable work attendance as defined in the agencys personnel policy manual and handbook.
Be computer literate with knowledge in agency operating systems and applicable software required for department needs.
Have regular access to a computer with internet capability
Demonstrate sound judgment in normal work and emergency situations
Must physically be able to perform required certifications and lift 50 pounds
Possess a valid drivers license acceptable to the agencys insurance carrier
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate with some knowledge of or experience working with the developmentally disabled preferred.
A combination of education and experience that in the opinion of the reviewing agency, exceeds the above standards of the program.

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