• Support Advocate / Sleep Overnight (64.2)

    Affiliate
    SHCS
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Job ID
    14235
    Schedule
    Thusday, Friday, Saturday 11pm-9am, A manitory staff meeting once a month on Thursday 9am - 11am. Total 31 hours.
  • Overview

    Residential Direct Support Staff and Residence Directors are part of a professional team responsible for assisting each individual to live a safe, enjoyable life in their community with opportunities to learn and to exercise increasing independence and control over their lives. The people we support participate in hiring, training and evaluation of employees who work with them. The agency and its employees are responsible to the people we support. This direct support position is responsible for the provision of overnight support to program participants.

    Responsibilities

    To treat all individuals with dignity and respect.

    To support individuals to take control of their lives, to make wise decisions that enhance their ability to reach their goals. To support individuals to take on as much control as possible over the routines and activities in their home.

    To support people to always look their best.

    To be available and responsive in an emergency.

    To follow all routines of the individuals and home including, but not limited to; Behavior support plans, personal care, Physical Therapy, etc.

    To teach, assist and support individuals in the home so that the individual is able to learn, practice and master skills that enable him/her to enhance his/her status by assuming socially valued roles.

    To ensure that the health and wellbeing of individuals are met by accompanying individuals on appointments as needed, administering medications (or supporting them to self medicate) in accordance with residential guidelines and DMR policy, providing a well-balanced diet prepared to meet individual needs (when applicable), following all instructions given by Primary Care Physician and Health Care Coordinator.

    To complete agency training programs in a timely manner and participate in other professional development as required by supervisor (within 6 months of employment.)

    To implement ISP/Support Plans and strategies as written and at frequency stated in the plan. Demonstrate accurate data collection procedures and consistent use of described support strategies that promote success.

    Maintain all required certifications such as medication administration, First Aid & CPR. (must be MAP certified within 1st. 6 months)

    To participate in individual advocacy system Fulltime/part-time employees: applicable:
    _____ Yes _____ No

    To train new staff in the implementation of intervention strategies and correct data collection procedures. _____ Yes _____ No

    To maintain neatness and cleanliness of individual’s bedrooms. _____ Yes _____ No

    To maintain regular contact and positive relationship with individual’s family members/guardians which includes providing status updates, scheduling visits, and acting as a positive liaison between family/guardian and the residential program. _____ Yes _____ No

    To maintain regular contact and positive relationship with work program staff. _____ Yes _____ No

    To participate in supervision meetings with the Residence Director.

    To participate actively in staff meetings.

    To facilitate teamwork between all team members via open communication, sharing of responsibilities and a positive, constructive attitude. o treat all individuals with dignity and respect.

    To support individuals to take control of their lives, to make wise decisions that enhance their ability to reach their goals. To support individuals to take on as much control as possible over the routines and activities in their home.

    To support people to always look their best.

    To be available and responsive in an emergency.

    To follow all routines of the individuals and home including, but not limited to; Behavior support plans, personal care, Physical Therapy, etc.

    To teach, assist and support individuals in the home so that the individual is able to learn, practice and master skills that enable him/her to enhance his/her status by assuming socially valued roles.

    Qualifications

    Commitment to assisting people with developmental disabilities.

    Good driving record.

    Proven record of conscientious, responsible behavior (work, volunteer or school history).

    Ability to work as part of a team. Positive, constructive.

    High School Graduate.

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