To further the ability of a developmentally disabled individual to live independently by supervising and assisting direct service workers (DSW) and managing house activities.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
This position requires strong organizational, relational and communication skills plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. It requires the ability to focus, set goals and priorities and is attentive to details.
- Knowledge of disability types (e.g., developmental disorders, and physical disorders)
- Knowledge of individual service recipients (e.g., range of function, special needs)
- Knowledge of medication (e.g., how and when to administer)
- Knowledge of safety guidelines (e.g., general emergency procedures)
- Knowledge of Policies and Procedures
- Knowledge of related parties (e.g. monitoring agencies, service recipient's family)
- Skill in coordinating service recipient's daily activities
- Skill in deciding (accurately) what is in the service recipient's best interests (e.g., safety)
- Skill in communicating with service recipient, families, and others (e.g., listening, speaking)
- Ability to engage in service recipient's hygiene, manages behavior problems, and meets other challenges
- Ability to handle sensitive issues while protecting others' welfare
- Ability to be honest, reliable, dependable, and professional at all times
- Ability to exercise patience, understanding, creativity, and flexibility
- Ability to work well with others as a team
High school/ GED
- Transport clients to day services, job assignments, outings, and appointments on an ongoing basis.
- Coordinate staff schedules.
- Ensure that all staff has necessary training.
- Complete monthly reports on service recipients' goals progress and significant changes.
- Document all house problems or incidents. Report safety issues timely.
- Maintain and document all personal funds, petty cash for service recipients, and operate home within budgetary guidelines. Maintain current inventories.
- Maintain all required management and service recipient related training.
- Serve as a point-of-contact for emergencies and urgent questions.
- Serve as Healthcare Coordinator and ensure that all health related documentation is kept, if deemed by IDT.
- Investigate and attempt to resolve problems that arise in the home (e.g., employee or service recipient conflicts).
- Maintain a clean, safe, and pleasant living environment for service recipient.
- Prepare for and attend all required meetings.
- Conduct monthly staff home meetings.
- Communicate house or policy changes to staff, team members, and other relevant parties.
- Request, coordinate and monitor all home related expenditures (e.g., including but not limited to shopping, petty cash, personal funds, receipts) Maintain current inventories.
- Report needed household repairs to Program Director. Ensure repairs are completed in a timely manner.
- Participate as member of IDT.
- Coordinate all Individual Plan activities.
- Assist in interviews as needed.
- Prepare and participate in evacuation emergencies
- Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor
- Lifting and moving (e.g., adult service recipients from wheelchair to bed)
- Lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
- Pulling (e.g., van doors, wheelchairs into elevators)
- Pushing (e.g., wheelchairs)
- Flexing (e.g., reaching)
- Bending and crouching
Other Conditions to Employment:
- Subject to random drug testing. Refusal by employee to take a requested drug test will be grounds for dismissal.