Salary: $18.13 – $19.61 per hour
Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED required and at least two years experience in direct care work in human services, preferably with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Judgment/Initiative: Must be able to use good judgment in dealing with consumer issues/emergencies, as well as staff related issues. Must work well independently and maintain a good working relationship with supervisor.
- Valid New Jersey drivers license.
- Successful completion of all pre-service training, at time of hire, or within 3 months of employment.
- CPR and First aid certification.
- Physical and negative Mantoux or chest x-ray every year.
- Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Description: Work is active and is performed within the individual’s home, or in the community. You may be required to provide individual support in a dignified fashion in areas of a personal nature. As individual’s behavior may change dramatically due to a variety of influences (i.e. environment and medical conditions) you could find yourself dealing with a hazardous situation. You may have exposure to individuals with Hepatitis B, a bloodborne pathogen.
Essential Functions: To improve the lives of individuals through direct services, advocacy, consultation and referral. To work in partnership with individuals and their families to make choices possible about how and where they live, learn, play and work.
- Facilitate the achievement of outcomes as defined by each individual receiving services and outlined in their I.H.P.
- Provide ongoing adherence and support to therapeutic interventions in place for the individuals receiving services, as prescribed by the Clinical Services Coordinator. This includes following appropriate data collection procedures, attending all trainings and providing input at interdisciplinary team meetings and staff meetings.
- Support individuals in availing themselves of all relevant community resources and entitlements.
- Protect individuals’ rights, help them understand and exercise their rights and support them to live up to their responsibilities.
- Provide support in the acquisition of skills needed to achieve the level of independence and individual chooses. These may include, but are by no means limited to, social skills, meal preparation, money management, sexuality and literacy.
- Assist individuals in making links in their community in order to become active participants in community life as they desire.
- Help individual fill their free time with leisure and recreation activities that they are interested in.
- Serve as an advocate for individuals receiving services.
- Observe each individual’s right to confidentiality.
- Maintain a professional liaison with families, guardians, employers, and other professionals in the community.
- Covid-19 Considerations:
Employees are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or provide weekly negative results from Covid-19 test.