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Community Habilitation Specialist

companyEIHAB
locationNew York, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

The community habilitation specialist will work directly with individuals in program activities, both in their homes and in the community. Assist individuals (service recipients) in skills development by implementing individual-specific and general programs. The Community Habilitation Specialist will have the ability to interact with individuals and staff professionally and ethically, understand and implement service plans, and Staff Action Plans as written, and complete all required documentation clearly, legibly promptly.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in the life of the individual in their home to foster a person-centered atmosphere conducive to the growth of the individual and towards their maximum independence in all areas of daily living. Commit to person-centered support and honor the personality, preferences, culture, and strengths of the individuals. Promote and protect the health, safety, and emotional well-being of the individuals.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of the program.
  • Maintain daily Community-Habilitation bi-weekly progress reports, datasheets, timesheets, and other required documentation. The community Habilitation Specialist will document each training session in the appropriate databases and report the progress and barriers with each client.
  • Attend and participate in staff mandatory and In-service training and meetings as required. Community Habilitation Specialists must know and protect individual rights.
  • Maintain contact with Program Supervisors and individuals and family about changes in schedules, lateness, absences, and other issues that will affect working with the individual.
  • Communicate relevant information to Program Supervisors verbally and in writing, i.e., daily notes, incident reports, etc.
  • Complete documentation electronically as required. Follow up with electronic visit verification (EVV) on assigned dates.
  • Follow all specified policies and procedures, for managing behaviors, emergencies, and reporting incidents.
  • Accompany and advocate for the individual when in the community. Community Habilitation Specialist will travel to borough assigned.
  • Act as a role model for consumers by appropriate behavior and offering assistance as indicated in Individual Service Plans.
  • Community Habilitation Specialist meet with the assigned individual for a few times per week depending on the individual’s coordinated hours Rev. 2/2022
  • Provide personal care consistent with participant’s skill level and as outlined in the habilitation plan (including; bathing, toileting, dressing, laundry, travel safety, etc.)
  • Support the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by supervisor or the organization as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Some prior experience on a personal level with developmentally disabled people
  • Must have a personal computer device, such as smartphone, or tablet, and be able to perform required documentation on the personal device using company’s software.
  • Unrestricted NYS Driver's License (Preferred) and proof of car insurance needed if client’s goals require the use of a vehicle.
  • CPR Certification (Preferred). PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be able to:
  • Use a computer or phone with capability to access EVV and other software as it relates to the job.
  • The employee may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds The Community Habilitation Specialist must be able to prioritize situations and manage time, and may find that they are needed at irregular hours causing fatigue and stress. The Specialist may experience stress and stress-related symptoms due to interacting with a person in crisis. They may also have to manage physically threatening situations and be prepared to be responsible for their safety, and the safety of others. Work is performed in a family home environment and the person’s community.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Experience:

  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Company DescriptionEIHAB Human Services is a multilingual, multicultural nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. We believe every human being deserves the chance to succeed. Through high quality, compassionate care, we aim to help physically, and mentally challenged individuals lead fulfilling, productive lives.

Company Description

EIHAB Human Services is a multilingual, multicultural nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. We believe every human being deserves the chance to succeed. Through high quality, compassionate care, we aim to help physically, and mentally challenged individuals lead fulfilling, productive lives.

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