Purpose of Position- Promotes the heath and welfare of participants/ clients. Engages in skilled interaction with participants who require therapeutic supports, thus enabling them to access and utilize their community and build on skills. Acts in accordance with Community Services mission and guidelines as well as Individual Plans. Monitors and reports on data to ensure compliance with all applicable regulating agencies. Maintains professional relationships with participants as well as members of treatment teams.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

 

  • Promotes the health, safety, and welfare of the participants.

 

  • Engages in skilled interaction with participants who require therapeutic supports to replace aggressive or socially inappropriate behavior.
  • Assists participants in accessing and utilizing their community, by transporting them safely to recreational facilities or other community-based sites for activities, utilizing company cars, buses, walking, etc.
  • Learns and consistently practices effective teaching skills, working with Therapeutic and Coordinating team as necessary.

 

 

 

2. Acts in accordance with Community Services policies, mission, and the Individual Plans.

  • Supports and implements activities according to Community Services guidelines, in the context of activity protocols and plans, and in the context of a nurturing, stable environment.
  • Completes documentation and tracking timely and accurately.

 

 

3. Monitors and reports on data to ensure compliance with all applicable guidelines and regulations, including Imagine! Policies and Procedures.

  • Ensures quality service delivery, meeting the guidelines set forth in Community Services quality standards, as well as follows schedules, information sheets, and plans.
  • Completes all required training, including annual refreshers, in the appropriate timeframe.
  • Reports all behavioral incidents, medical emergencies, and/or significant changes in medical condition to supervisor, and completes all related paperwork in a timely manner. 
  • Implement Individual Treatment/Behavior Plans developed by Behavior Therapists and/or BCBAs
  • Implements behavior intervention strategies as directed by the Behavior Therapist or BCBA
  • Collect data when working with some individuals
  1. Proactively communicate any questions or concerns to the Behavior Therapist or BCBA

 

Other Duties/Responsibilities

  • Supports Community Services mission in the context of both individual and collaborative work.
  • Actively participates in staff meetings, workshops, in-services, discussions, etc.
  • Maintains and cares for Imagine!’s property, including supplies, vehicles, etc., being mindful of safety and cleanliness.
  • Represents Community Services in meetings and committees, as well as in promoting and marketing, as requested.
  • Promotes team morale by being positive and professional.

 

 

Job Qualifications

 

  • Demonstrated skill in working with people with developmental disabilities preferably in a community based setting
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in skilled interaction with people who require therapeutic supports
  • Effecitve written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups at all professional levels
  • Effective and creative negotiator and problem solver
  • Ability to work independently – traveling and working in the community
  • Ability to work effectively with various technology including word processing software, intranet based databases and assistive technology
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to meet Imagine!’s driving requirements
  • Regular use of a personal mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent

 

  • 2 year college preferred

 

  • Willingness to successfully complete required training curriculum including developing an understanding of community service structure, services, philosophy, as well as community resources, etc.

 

  • 2 years experience preferred
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to drive a mini van
  • Ability to push wheelchairs and to lift and transfer patients as related to toileting, diaper changing, and other health and activity related needs.
  • Effective with shifting roles and responsibilities, expectations in a changing environment
  • Willingness and ability to respond to emergency situations as they arise
  • Work is performed in a variety of settings including in office, outside, and in client home.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.