Under general supervision, responsible for supervising and assisting group home residents with activities and individual goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Summary:
Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Serve as an advocate for Group Home residents, supervising and assisting with their daily activities as they work towards their individual goals; implement instruction by consultants and/or therapists. Ensure that individuals are engaged and supervised at all times. Encourage individuals to participate in community activities and encourage peer relationships. Attend and participate in individual’s doctor visits. Maintain confidentiality of residents per LIFESPAN policy and HIPPA. Assess needs; assist residents in personal hygiene (male and/or female). Complete required administrative documentation accurately and timely utilizing a variety of office and other equipment. Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and trainings. Perform general cleaning and housekeeping. Transport individuals to day programs, community events, volunteer sites, etc. Assist with grocery shopping; plan and prepare meals; assist with clean up after meals. Administer medications, as needed. Work weekends, evenings, and holidays according to schedule.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform the job successfully, you must demonstrate the following competencies. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Some experience working with individuals with disabilities in a residential group home setting is preferred. Ability to communicate clearly expressing ideas and thoughts verbally and in writing; Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Establishes and maintains effective relationships; displays positive behavior. Responds to the care and concerns of the residents with accurate information in an effective and timely manner while working in a team environment. Follows policies and procedures and strive to continuously build knowledge and skills. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Ability to withstand heavy lifting and the ability to transport residents to various locations is required. Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools. Knowledge and understanding of telephone etiquette. Working knowledge of general clerical practices and procedures. Ability to apply specific department rules and regulations relating to the care of the individuals. Working knowledge and ability to use technology to include computers, scanners, communication systems and other systems. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a variety of individuals and groups. Working knowledge of LIFESPAN CHOICES Training Curriculum. Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and approved automobile insurance are required.
LIFESPAN empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing education, employment, and enrichment opportunities to live, work, and play in their community.
LIFESPAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.