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Springbrook Day Habilitation Assistant - DHWOW in Norwich, New York

Day Habilitation Assistant - DHWOW

Norwich, NY 13815, USAReq #2549

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

To protect the safety of the individuals we support and staff, Springbrook requires new employees to be current on all recommended vaccinations, including but not limited to: COVID-19.

Position Summary:

Day Habilitation – the focus is on all aspects of community integration – gain exposure to the community, explore a variety of activities and experience while building skills to promote independence in the community.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • With Coordinator, meet family/participant on initial home visit.

  • Read participant’s Individualized Service Plan, Res Hab Plan, Day Hab Plan, and/or Respite forms to gain a better understanding of the participant’s condition and needs.

  • Initiate and supervise activities with the participant in accordance to the habilitation plans, respite forms, and input from the participant, their primary caregiver and other team members. Encourage appropriate, stimulating, and productive activities.

  • Guide participants in the areas stated in their habilitation plans: personal care, social habits, household chores, community integration, budgeting money, keeping appointments, cooking skills, etc. Encourage individuals to develop to their fullest potential at all times.

  • At all times assure the safety and wellbeing of the participant. Depending on the participant’s needs be sure he/she is supervised. Follow participant Protective Guidelines.

  • Serve as a role model to the participant by demonstrating positive examples in dress, communication, social behaviors, and healthy decision making.

  • Learn and be able to communicate with the participant [through facilitated communication, sign language, communication book, or other communication devices].

  • Respect each participant’s choices and needs.

  • Communicate with the primary caregiver to receive any pertinent information and/or special instructions and keep them informed about the individual’s program.

  • Be cognizant of the fact that you are in someone else’s home and be sure that thing are left neat and clean as you found them when you first came on duty.

  • Maintain positive relationships with all members of the family and other staff with whom you are working. If a conflict arises, contact your supervisor.

  • Utilize constructive suggestions and criticism from both the family and your supervisors.

  • Stay in contact with the coordinators to discuss any pertinent issues.

  • Attend all Springbrook required trainings [orientation and yearly re-certifications]; some may be done online.

  • Learn, understand, and abide by all Springbrook policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of emergency and disaster procedures.

  • Documentation records, progress notes, and Travel Reimbursement are to be completed on a daily basis and submitted weekly.

  • Document activities you engage in with the participant and other pertinent information in the participants progress notes (for Community and Day Habilitation services only) as required by Medicaid.

  • Adhere to schedule determined by the family/participant and aide – be prompt! Report major schedule changes to coordinator.

  • If you cannot make a shift, call the family/participant as soon as you can. If you cannot reach them, leave a message then call the coordinator, leave a message if they are unavailable. Continue trying to contact the family and coordinator.

  • In keeping with Springbrook policy, must give participant, family members and agency two weeks written notice before you stop working with a participant. (See employee handbook). All materials (i.e. Folders, notebooks, plans, etc.) must be returned to Springbrook.

  • Maintain a quality program by performing other related duties which may be necessary and are assigned by supervisor.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required; Associates degree preferred.

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

  • Duties require professional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in or knowledge of using a variety of computer software and e-mail applications, especially Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word; have the aptitude to learn other computer software as necessary.

  • Meet the requirements to drive Springbrook vehicles as required.

Springbrook is a leading provider of at-home care, residential, and educational services, day services, and clinical, therapeutic, and behavioral supports to over 850 people with developmental disabilities from across New York State. The organization is Otsego County’s third largest employer with nearly 1,200 highly trained, compassionate employees.

Other details

  • Job FamilySPR

  • Pay TypeHourly

  • Required EducationHigh School

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