SUMMARY: This is a direct care, hourly position that supervises and coordinates activities for children with developmental disabilities in their homes and Integrated Community settings. These programs are designed to train individuals in Activities for Daily Living (ADL), sensory, physical fitness, social development, safety and independence in their homes and in the communities. Staff are responsible for transporting individuals in their own vehicles.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide training and supervision to the individuals we serve.
Protect the health, safety and wellbeing of the individuals we serve, including but not limited to administering a physical restraint to protect the individual and others from harm.
Provide personal care to the individuals in our programs.
Adhere to applicable State and Central Aroostook Association policies and regulations.
Support individuals with difficult behaviors.
Document all progress and behaviors on the appropriate forms weekly in accordance to documentation regulation.
Responsible for reviewing and approving time records to certify the accuracy.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Experience working with Children with developmental disabilities with varying abilities and behaviors is preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: (Required by Program)
CPR/First-Aid—-within three months
Safety Care—-within three months
Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) —-within one year
Must maintain a valid State of Maine Driver’s License and be insurable by Central Aroostook Association’s insurance carrier.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to walk and stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk to hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, taste or smell, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee will also need the strength and balance required to perform the activities associated with range of motion activities that are required as part of some individuals’ program.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. These physical demands will vary depending on the program area.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud but will vary in different program areas. The work environment may include locations where there are individuals who smoke or have pets.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly work near moving mechanical parts. The employee may occasionally work in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.