The Arc of Northeastern PA
  • Scranton, PA, USA
  • 13.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Community Home Supervisor, the position is responsible for assisting residential consumers in becoming fully included in the community; enhancing their self image and skills development; and maximizing their independence in life.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required. 
  • One year of experience working directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred.

 

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum age of 18 is required.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Ability to work in a drug-free workplace setting is required.
  • A criminal background check is required.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF JOB:

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:

  • RECOGNIZE that each individual served is to be afforded dignity, respect, and self- determination, as well as the right to be fully included in his/her community with supports where necessary.
  • ASSIST in implementing Person-Centered/ Individual Service Plans, including outcomes, prescriptive techniques, medical needs, etc.  RECORD individual progress.  PROVIDE input pertaining to the development and/or revision of the Individual Service Plans.
  • ATTEND to the daily needs (medications administration, personal hygiene, meal preparation, personal attention, etc.) of individuals.
  • PROVIDE a safe and adequate home-like environment for individuals.  PERFORM domestic duties including light housekeeping, laundry, supply and grocery shopping, etc.
  • ASSIST individuals in identifying personal interests and establishing community connections with supports where necessary.
  • IMPLEMENT consumer behavior support plans.
  • ENABLE consumers to experience a variety of meaningful leisure activities in inclusive community programs.  Allow individuals to participate in activities of his/her choice.
  • PROVIDE transportation to community activities, job , volunteer, or program option, medical appointments, and places of individual choice. 
  • ABIDE by agency vehicle policies.

 

OTHER ELEMENTS:

  • ASSIST the Residential Supervisor in obtaining supplies.
  • REPORT any "Unusual Incidents" immediately to the Residential Supervisor and/or Program Specialist. 
  • COMPLETE necessary reports.
  • MAINTAIN communications with families and advocates of residential consumers.
  • ATTEND and PARTICIPATE in program staff meetings and/or required in/out-service training.
  • PROVIDE first aid and/or necessary medical interventions in emergency situations.
  • COOPERATE with supervisor in providing supervision and direction to students, trainees, and volunteers.
  • WORK overtime in assigned home or any other Arc home when given reasonable notice by Supervisor or Program Specialist

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Individual must be able to meet established physical requirements of job (ie., lifting various weights, providing ambulatory assistance, performing restraintive techniques, performing any necessary CPR/First Aid, etc.)

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