Habilitation Aide

Full time/ Part time

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

The primary functions of the Habilitation Aide are:

  • To provide direct care to individuals with developmental disabilities in home and community settings.
  • To teach, support and maintain skills, behavior, social and recreational, and incidental programs.
  • To provide individual care and ensure safety in the home and community.
  • Assist with care of the home and daily needs of the individual.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Specific responsibilities vary depending on the individual job assignments. Habilitation Aide functions include, but are not limited to the following. Some assignments may not include all tasks.

Daily Tasks in the Home

  • Assist with personal care such as bathing, grooming, toileting/diapering, eating and dressing. Lifting and/or transferring persons with physical challenges into and out of wheelchairs, beds, etc., which may be required several times during a shift.
  • Assist individuals and/or operate the use of adaptive equipment and/or technology such as communication devices, mechanical lifts, van lifts, motorized wheelchairs, etc.
  • Teach and/or assist with daily living skills, e.g. personal hygiene, cooking, laundry, shopping, and housekeeping skills.
  • Ensure safety of the individual and provide emergency and evacuation planning.
  • Manage continually changing dynamics of life including interpersonal relationships, conflicts, illnesses and schedule changes.
  • Provide support and encouragement, comfort and consolation.

Documentation Tasks

Proper documentation of progress, lack of progress is EXTREMELY essential. Understand the requirement to report all changes. Habilitative tasks must meet the standard for billing claims.

Behavior Management Tasks

  • Follow behavior plans and record data as required.
  • Effectively identify and respond to challenging behavior.
  • Handle behavioral emergencies according to protocols and agency policies. Document and submit behavioral incidents within required timelines.

In the Community

  • Identify and encourage appropriate community activities for the individual’s interests and needs.
  • Accompany individuals to appointments and community activities, ensuring safety. Facilitate inclusion in community life, advocating as necessary to achieve inclusion. Teach community living skills, e.g. using the bus system and public transportation, money management, shopping, and appropriate behavior in the community.

In the Workplace

  • Attendance at the assigned work site is mandatory. In emergencies, arrange for a substitute when unable to work scheduled shift.
  • Pursue opportunities for training and professional growth and share information and skills with others.
  • Interact professionally and collaboratively with clients, supervisors, coworkers, and other agency representatives within and outside of the agency.
  • Maintain professionalism including client, coworker, and agency confidentiality.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.

The qualifications listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill and ability required:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Current Pa. Driver’s License or Pa. ID/ Social Security Card
  • Working Vehicle/proof of insurance/registration/inspection
  • Criminal Record/FBI clearance (if not a 2 yr. Pa. resident), Childline Verification (Child Abuse clearance)
  • 2 work references/2 personal references
  • Able to pass TB testing with a negative result
  • Capable of moderate lifting
  • Formal or informal experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferable
  • Must be dependable and reliable
  • Must be available to complete required training within established schedule and timelines

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have physical strength for lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping and reaching. Ability to function with minimal supervision and coaching within the responsibilities of the job description. Serious errors or lack of effective problem solving may endanger the health and safety of individuals or staff. Ability and capacity of thwarting physical aggression directed towards self or others using redirection and/or gradual guidance. Must have the ability and capacity to assist individuals with physical disabilities, i.e. movement of wheelchair, transferring and lifting of individuals. discretion of the Supervisor, and according to circumstances, verbal/written additions or deletions may be made.)

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IDD House Manager

Full Time - Direct Care

Job Description

The IDD program House Manager will supervise and coordinate all services related to the group home under the supervision of the Director/Coordinator of the assigned site.  Responsibilities include formal programming, skills training, and support for individuals, as well as supervision of staff and facility maintenance.  Must be available for emergency coverage as program needs dictate.

Essential Functions

The ability to perform basic math functions, write, read, and comprehend what is read. Expressive and receptive language skills are also required in the execution of the responsibilities below, and may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. One must be able to move about the specific program site and be able to perform the safety skills. The ability to transfer and lift individuals with or without assistance, and to occasionally push/pull up to 50 lbs., may also be required. Twisting, bending, and other physical movements are required (at varying degrees) depending upon the work site. In some situations, the performance of Physical Crisis Intervention skills may be required.

Requirements

  • Ability to follow, implement and perform safety skills necessary for the safety of all individuals and self.
  • Ability to transfer and lift individuals with or without assistance and to occasionally push/pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Participation in initial and annual mandatory trainings
  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Physical examination and TB testing
  • Favorable criminal record check and child abuse clearance
  • One year of experience in human services in preferred or equivalent combination of experience and training is
  • acceptable.
  • Valid driver's license is required unless programmatic circumstances permit.

Responsibilities

  • Enhancing Staff Relations
  • Providing and Modeling Direct Support
  • Facilitating and Supporting Individuals’ Support Networks
  • Program Planning and Monitoring Programs
  • Managing Personnel
  • Leading Training and Staff Development Activities
  • Promoting Public Relations
  • Maintaining Homes, Vehicles and Property
  • Protecting Health and Safety.
  • Managing Finances
  • Maintaining Staff Schedules and Payroll
  • Coordinating Policies, Procedures, and Rule compliance

Qualifications

  • An Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and 4 years work experience working directly with persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • H.S. diploma or equvalent and 4 years experience working directly with erson wit intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

(This job description basically summarized duties and is not inclusive. At the discretion of the Supervisor, and according to circumstances, verbal/written additions or deletions may be made.)

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Personal Care Assistant

Full time/Part time

Personal Care Assistants provide services to elderly and/or disabled individuals in their own homes

and communities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Specific responsibilities vary depending on the individual job assignments. Personal Care Assistant functions include, but are not limited to the following. Some assignments may not include all tasks.

DAILY TASKS IN THE HOME

  • Assist with personal care such as bathing, grooming, toileting/diapering, eating and dressing. Lifting and/or transferring persons with physical challenges into and out of wheelchairs, beds, etc., which may be required several times during a shift.
  • Assist individuals and/or operate the use of adaptive equipment and/or technology such as communication devices, mechanical lifts, van lifts, motorized wheelchairs, etc.
  • Teach and/or assist with daily living skills, e.g. personal hygiene, cooking, laundry, shopping, meal preparation and housekeeping.
  • Ensure safety of the individual and provide emergency and evacuation planning.
  • Manage continually changing dynamics of life including interpersonal relationships, conflicts, illnesses and schedule changes.
  • Provide support and encouragement, comfort and consolation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.

The qualifications listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill and ability required:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High School Diploma/or equivalent
  • Current Pa. Driver’s License or Pa. ID/Social Security Card
  • Criminal Record/FBI clearance (if not a 2 yr. Pa. resident), Childline Verification (Child Abuse clearance)
  • Able to pass TB testing with a negative result
  • Capable of moderate lifting
  • Experience working with older adult and/or individuals with disabilities is preferable
  • Must be dependable and reliable
  • Must be available to complete required training within established schedule and timelines discretion of the Supervisor, and according to circumstances, verbal/written additions or deletions may be made.)

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IDD Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Full Time/Part Time/Casual

Job Description

We are seeking passionate and hard-working DSP(s) to join our growing team of Habilitation professionals.  The DSP will be focused on assisting and participating in the direct care services of mentally/physically disabled individuals in a group home setting. DSP will report directly to the House Manager.

Job Responsibilities

As a DSP, you will primarily be responsible for duties such as physical care, behavioral intervention and activities of daily living. The DSP will also be communicating with individuals and helping them fulfill their needs in this position.  Other responsibilities for the DSP will include:

  • Support the individual(s) to develop strategies, make informed choices and follow through on responsibilities.
  • Utilize modes of communication that are appropriate to the communication needs of the individual(s).
  • Completes assigned areas in preparation for the Individual Support Plan utilizing appropriate assessment tools.

Requirements

  • Ability to follow, implement and perform safety skills necessary for the safety of all individuals and self.
  • Ability to transfer and lift individuals with or without assistance and to occasionally push/pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Participation in initial and annual mandatory trainings
  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Physical examination and TB testing
  • Favorable criminal record check and child abuse clearance
  • One year of experience in human services in preferred or equivalent combination of experience and training is acceptable.
  • Valid driver's license is required unless programmatic circumstances permit.

(This job description basically summarized duties and is not inclusive. At the discretion of the Supervisor, and according to circumstances, verbal/written additions or deletions may be made.)

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