Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position. Successfully complete all required and applicable trainings and in-services including annual refresher and appropriate intervention techniques.
Provide leadership, direction and support to staff on shift in coordination with the supervisor. This may include, but not be limited to scheduling, training, compliance, on-call pager, and administrative supports.
Elevate employee relations concerns to supervisor. May assist supervisor on special projects.
Provide input as requested in the development of the consumer’s treatment plans and goals. Confirm treatment plans are implemented properly.
Implement and participate in the clinical and behavioral goals for each consumer using approved methods of instruction and intervention.
Provide through, accurate and on-time daily observational data and document using electronic record according to Agency standards.
Safely transport consumers, report any vehicle maintenance needs, and have an accident (preventable) free driving record according to Agency standards
Communicate and record health concerns, administer and document prescribed medications (including subcutaneous injections as trained) and treatments as prescribed/directed by nurses and physicians in accordance with Agency standards.
Intervene in any crisis situation that arises according to established procedures. Physical intervention should be the last-resort method. Promote safety of all individuals involved.
Provide direct care for individuals who are unable to complete self-care tasks independently, including but not limited to: bathing, hygiene, skin care, toileting, bowel and bladder programs, feeding (including G tubes), dressing and transfers.
Maintain a safe working environment by: using proper lifting techniques, positioning people safely, safely securing people in their wheelchairs and addressing safety issues before an accident occurs. Also responsible for reporting any accidents, filling out incident and basic injury reports as needed in a timely manner. Ensure safety measures are implemented appropriately.
Has thorough knowledge of fire and smoke alarm systems and all emergency evacuation procedures according to agency standards.
Promote a positive morale among staff by modeling and encouraging effective teamwork and communications. Continually work to promote successful working relationships among all co-workers; alert supervisory staff of situations that may require further intervention.
Develop and maintain healthy, professional relationships with boundaries with consumers and co-workers while providing consistent follow through and enforcing applicable rules and routines of the home and/or program. Develop and maintain appropriate professional relationships with family/friends/guardians and outside agencies.
Monitor, supervise, accompany and interact with consumers in their home or program that is consistent with their person-centered plan.