Lead Residential Program Worker
To support the operation of the designated community homes, the staff and individuals. Responsible for health, welfare, and development of individuals, and for assisting with and coordinating all aspects of the Residential home. Responsible for making recommendations and communicating with the Residential Site Manager for disciplinary actions if warranted. Responsible for coaching and training staff to perform at their fullest potential. Responsible for compliance with all applicable county and state regulations, as well as agency policies and procedures by performing the following duties working from a basic schedule that consist of 40 hours, including varying days and hours at the discretion of the Residential Site Manager. This position will be responsible for 32 hours of direct care coverage and 8 hours of tasks regarding management of the home and individuals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING; OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.)
- Interact daily with direct care staff. Attends to staff concerns, recognizing problems, and report or respond to issues as appropriate while having ongoing communication with the Residential Site Manager. Provides on-going training, development and constructive feedback to employees while having ongoing communication with the Residential Site Manager.
- Trains new staff in specific procedures including but not limited to individual routines, medication administration, record keeping, individual histories and emergency procedures. Train and consistently update staff in written client residential ISP plans as updated, and other tasks as needed.
- Communicates individually to Direct Care staff on a regular basis to clarify job responsibilities, program purposes, philosophy and goals to those they work with.
- Routinely assess training needs of direct care staff, and arrange for, or provide such training with the assistance of the Residential Site Manager.
- Effectively communicate all relevant information to Residential Site Manager, Residential Program Specialist, Program Assistant Director, Director and to direct care staff.
- Review staff and individual logs for appropriate and pertinent entries.
- Support the implementation of all agency policies and procedures.
- Modeling ' maintaining appropriate professional conduct worthy of individual and staff modeling and representation of the agency.
- Work alongside the Residential Site Manager to attend to and document client/family grievances or allegations of abuse and proceed with appropriate agency procedures.
- While this job description identified the major responsibilities of this position, it does not include all potential duties that may be assigned or needed for the efficient operations of the agency. This job description may be subject to modifications to reflect changes in the requirements of functions of the position. The position is also responsible for all other applicable duties as assigned by the Residential Program Director.
- Responsible for ensuring grocery list meets the needs of clients on a weekly basis; supervise menu implementation and overall individual nutrition.
- Support and monitor site budget, including necessary expenditures, household needs as appropriate.
- Maintain inventory of individual and agency possessions as required.
- Monitor household cleanliness and safety in compliance with all appropriate regulations. Coordinate along with Residential Site Manager any facility maintenance or repair by submitting work orders.
- Monitor compliance with fire safety requirements.
- Monitor dispensing, refilling and proper recording of individual medication administration.
- Coordinate along with the Residential Site Manager to complete any maintenance request for vehicle repairs.
- Maintain confidentiality of all appropriate information, including staff and individual information.
- Attend all and comply with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations, policies and procedures and reports any concerns about compliance practices.
- Completes all compliance and programmatic training to meet the 24-hour requirement per agency policy.
- Review as well as complete the documentation of individual behaviors and skills.
- Report to RSM and RPS to help in assisting with developing, implementing, monitoring and documenting goal plans
- Instruct and model appropriate monitoring of individuals in areas including, but not limited to daily living skills, personal hygiene, safety, mobility, and use of community resources.
- Support and arrange for or transport individuals as necessary, to appointments, recreational activities, and all other events as scheduled.
- Monitor and participate in making entries into staff communication log and individual logs as appropriate.
- Comply with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations, policies and procedures and report any concerns about compliance practices.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 6 months experience in the Individual Developmental Disabilities field.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to groups of families or employees of the agency.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid driver's license, ability to pass complete criminal clearances. Upon hire must become a Medication Practicum Observer.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate