People Inc. TEAM LEADER - RESPITE PART TIME EVENINGS in TONAWANDA, New York
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES• Supervise direct care staff in Senior Respite Supervisor’s absence and provide oversight and guidance on designated shifts. Observes Direct Support Professionals to ensure supportive, caring services, and that they are actively engaged with the people enrolled. • Observes Direct Support Professionals on implementation of behavioral documents, safeguards, BSPs and provides mid-course correction.• Maintains and seeks knowledge of the individuality of each person enrolled, and how this individuality informs the best way to support the person and then trains, models, and mentors in this area. • Assist Senior Respite Supervisor with staff development, coaching and feedback, and corrective action.• Provide engaging, interesting, and fun programming optimizing opportunities for inclusion. Ensures appropriate support and supervision of individuals in areas of daily living including: personal hygiene, dietary and nutritional needs. Money management, (including documentation), utilization of community recreational activities. • Promote and coordinate positive relationships and daily communication with individuals, families, advocates, employees and host site. Functions as role model and mentor to Direct Support Professionals, especially in regard to interactions with families. • Ensure communications are disseminated to appropriate parties in an effective and timely manner.• Safely transport individuals to and from activities and community events.• Ensure efficient, confidential and comprehensive record keeping as mandated for individual and staff related activities/incidents and site maintenance.• Ensure timely and accurate reporting of all incidents (minor, reportable, serious reportable). Ensure completion of all required paperwork and implement quality improvement measures.• Monitor and maintain facilities appropriately to ensure a safe environment conducive to the health, safety and well-being of individuals and employees.• Facilitate and participate in quarterly fire drills.• Performs CPR and Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP-R).Responsible for recording time worked at the start and end of each shift.• Complies and ensures compliance with all agency policies and procedures.• Functions as part of the leadership team. Attends all meetings and reviews as assigned. • Other duties as assigned.
• High School Diploma or GED. • One year of experience as a Direct Support Professional preferred.• NYS Driver’s License that meets agency policy.• Ability to read and write.• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.• Ability to meet physical requirements of the position when performing the following: standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing.• Lifting requirement of 35 lbs.• Ability to lift and transfer individuals manually and mechanically as required by prescribed program/plan.• Ability to move, reposition, and place individuals in pieces of equipment.• Physical agility and ability to react to emergency situations, including maintaining Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP-R) certification as per regulatory guidelines.• CPR certification.
• Provide supervision, direction and training to all direct care staff at the site.• Assists Senior Respite Supervisor with completing Core Competency Evaluations. • Provides immediate on site correction, and keeps Senior Respite Supervisor informed of performance issues.