Come reach your peak with Summit Educational Resources! Summit Educational Resources, located in Amherst, New York, is a regional, not-for-profit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities. With more than 500 employees serving more than 1600 individuals and a $22 million annual budget, Summit is one of the largest human service organizations in Western New York. We recruit staff members who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our highly-professional, academic/clinical environment promotes a culture of care based on measurable progress for every individual. We support research and are committed to evidence-based practice, treatment fidelity and accountability. Strategic planning drives our growth and business direction.
A Respite Provider must be able to consistently and successfully perform all essential functions of the position.
1. Provides respite services to individuals with developmental disabilities
2. Submits all daily/weekly/monthly paperwork by specified deadlines
3. Communicates individual needs to Family Support Coordinator, Respite Supervisor or Habilitation Coordinator on a minimum of a monthly basis
4. Achieves minimum caseload and service delivery requirements as directed by the Family Support Coordinator, Respite Supervisor.
5. Complies with agency Incident Reporting Policies and Procedures
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - High School Diploma required AND one year combined work, volunteer, internship and/or applicable training and education with the Developmentally Disabled population
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Etc. - A valid NYS Drivers License and agency approval of driving record according to agency's Policy and Procedures, OR accessibility to public or other private transportation AND clearance through NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment AND clearance for convictions of criminal misdemeanor and felony offenses. Must be CPR, First Aid and SCIP-R certified. (Agency will provide training) Annual physicals and PPD’s are required. Must be cleared through NYS OMRDD criminal background check unit prior to first day of employment.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Command of the English language exhibiting the ability to verbally communicate, read and interpret general education periodicals/professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations; write and comprehend routine instructions, short correspondence, reports, etc. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the organization etc.
- OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND TWO WEEKS OF NEW HIRE TRAINING DURING THE DAY.