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STAFF SUPPORT FLOATER – Full Time -

Salary: $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Vision insurance
Schedule:

This is a Full-Time with benefits position. The schedule is typically 8-4, Mon-Fri but please note at times some evening or weekend hours may be required in order to meet the needs of our program participants. This position provides direct support, guidance, training and supervision to program participants in various program settings (“floats” to whichever program they may be needed at for the day) when regularly scheduled staff employees are unavailable. Responsible for the safety and well-being of program participants at all times.

This is a highly independent position that requires staff who: have the ability to problem-solve; are sensitive to the needs and requirements of community employers/agencies; and will represent and maintain the positive reputation that the agency has built in the community. Independence, professionalism and the ability to quickly adjust to the needs of the organization are requirements for this position at all times and at all assigned work-sites.

Job Responsibilities

Provides daily supervision of program participants while engaged in program activities, during breaks and lunch, and during arrivals and departures. Supervises extracurricular activities as necessary.

Monitors program participants’ work performance to ensure quality control and demonstrates positive role-modeling by working directly with program participants in the performance of tasks.

Assigns and/or monitors program participants’ activities and demonstrates positive role-modeling by working directly with program participants in the performance of activities.

Prepares supplies and sets up work or activity areas for program participants. Develops and implements necessary assistive devices as needed.

Assists with ambulating, toileting, transferring, feeding, meal preparation, clean-up and personal care.

Assists program participants with accomplishing goals as outlined in the Individual Support Plan (ISP). Provides support based upon familiarization with program participants’ abilities, limitations and other relevant circumstances.

Records all tasks performed, goal achievement status and related observations on a daily basis. Submits pertinent data on a timely basis; including, but not limited to: production sheets, attendance forms, observation notes.

Attends and actively participates in program participant-related meetings, staff meetings and trainings throughout the year.

Assists program participants in dealing with life-management problems in coordination with program supervisor via counseling, discussions with family and other team members or referrals to other appropriate agencies. Assists with social integration and self-advocacy.

Safely transports program participants or supervises program participants during daily transportation when directed to meet program needs. Develops and enforces proper vehicle etiquette for program participants. Accurately completes transportation attendance forms. Completes transportation incident reports and observation notes as warranted.

When scheduled to work at agency work sites, follows directives and completes tasks as assigned by site location Managers and Supervisors.

When necessary, implements OVR Job Coaching Needs Determinations and Training Plans.

Is sensitive to the needs/requirements of community employers and is unobtrusive when on any worksite.

Accommodates the needs of PIP by maintaining a flexible work schedule to meet program needs and program participants’ needs.

Qualifications

EDUCATION: High School Diploma (or GED).

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience working in human services required; two (2) years of experience working in direct care with MH/ID population preferred; Willing to become Certified in CPR and First Aid.

DRIVER’S LICENSE: Must possess a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory three (3) year driving history in order to be considered an agency approved driver by the agency’s vehicle insurance carrier.

Mission Statement: Partners In Progress empowers Individuals with disabilities to succeed.

Vision Statement: We envision a community that is inclusive and progressive.

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