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Requisition Number 15-0072
Post Date 10/18/2016
Title Waiver Habilitation Specialist-Part Time
City Rochester
Description Facilitates the personal growth and development of each individual through advocacy of their individual rights, program implementation and documentation, community involvement and by maintaining a nurturing, safe, healthy living environment free from abuse and neglect. Responsibilities pertain to the Waiver Services Programs of Therapeutic Respite, Enhanced Community Habilitation and Day Habilitation.

Remain alert and responsive while on scheduled shift(s).

Facilitates active participation of the individuals by implementing their habilitation plans in their family home, respite and/or out in their community. Completes the necessary training to be able to work closely with fellow staff, as well as, work one-on-one with an individual in an isolated environment within their family home, respite, various day habilitation worksites and/or out in the community. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in necessary lifting, moving and positioning tasks; facilitating improved gross motor, fine motor and range of motion skills; promoting self care, activities of daily living and personal hygiene; fostering receptive and expressive communication through many different avenues such as, sign language, pictograms, electronic devices, etc; assisting with meals through modeling appropriate behavior, therapeutic feeding and use of therapeutic equipment; assisting with recreational activities and facilitating active engagement in community outings; accurate and consistent implementation of behavior support plans/SCIP-r.

Navigates the Agency's IntrAnet, time tracking program and the Agency's email system. Regularly checks the IntrAnet, time card and email and is responsible for all information shared in written and electronic form. Approves time card according to the payroll schedule and responds to email requests in a timely manner.

Accurately and consistently completes all required documentation practices, in a contemporaneous manner, utilizing the PrecisionCare software and in written form, when necessary.

Facilitates and/or provides for the personal and physical care needed by each individual including tasks such as bathing, toileting, eating and dressing.

Performs housekeeping tasks in respite as designated by the shift supervisor/Residence Coordinator including tasks such as meal preparation, cleaning, laundry and shopping.

In keeping with confidentiality and HIPAA practices, communicates a wide range of information regarding the residents to a variety of people in and out of the waiver services program such as co-workers, teachers, supervisors and parents.

Is responsible for following the Code of Ethics for Direct Support Professionals, as well as, show proficiency in the Core Competencies to ensure person-centered supports for the individuals participating in the waiver service programs.

Attends and actively participate in, at least, biweekly staff meetings as scheduled or requested by the Staffing Supervisor and/or Waiver Services Manager.

Attends and actively participates in case reviews, in-service sessions, team meetings and other meetings upon request.

Implements fire, safety and emergency procedures and assists with fire drills when working in respite.

Implements and follows all required individual programming and Agency/Program-specific protocols and procedures accurately, consistently and according to how they are written.

Safely drives Agency vehicles and personal vehicle, when necessary, to assist in transportation to and from day habilitation activities, recreational activities, community events and other appointments as required.

Maintains Agency-Approved Driver status, as well as, certifications in SCIP-r, CPR and First Aid. Completes all required ongoing/annual trainings and inservices, as assigned.
Requirements High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. Six (6) months to one (1) year related experience and/or training is desired.

Must maintain Agency-Approved Driver status, certification in CPR, First Aid, SCIP-r and all other training mandated by OPWDD regulations.

Must have the ability and temperament to work effectively with youth and young adults who are developmentally disabled. Must be able to work alone and in a team oriented environment, possess strong communication skills including communicating effectively amongst staff, exhibit patience, handle flexibility in scheduling, etc. Must have the ability to take part in various physical and recreation activities outside the residence.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policy and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of people. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
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