Specialized professional level in the habilitative services occupation under general supervision of Professional Services Director requiring considerable knowledge of the principles, methods and applications involved in client-based habilitation programs in an ICF/MR facility as a qualified mental retardation professional in order to coordinate the development and direct the implementation of individualized habilitation plans which comply with federal and state standards, coordinates habilitation services on one or more assigned shifts. Performs the material and substantial duties of the classification more than 50% of the time.
Coordinates and administers the implementation of habilitation programs, coordinates the development of individual habilitation plans for the purpose of training residents to function independently in self-help/daily living skills by the application of behavior modification and related techniques, directs the inter-disciplinary review and modification of programs, directs habilitation services on one or more assigned shifts, assists direct care staff with program in-service training implementation and provides relevant instruction, regularly monitors Active Treatment Groups, monitors the charting and documentation of resident's behavior, reviews off-site and on-site programs to determine effectiveness, prepares monthly progress notes covering each resident's progress/regression in relation to their program goals, develops recommended modifications in quarterly review of objectives, ensures habilitative services and documentation meet requirements (e.g., Medicaid, ICF/MR), applies first aid/CPR in emergencies, provides professional direction of habilitation services.
Performs functional duties of the habilitation services area, attends inter-disciplinary meetings relevant to maintaining over-all effectiveness of resident services, represents facility in area of expertise with outside groups and organizations, assists with internal liaison during facility reviews by state and federal agencies, orients new employees and directs required job training, develops changes in methods and procedures affecting level of services provided, performs as Habilitative Care Supervisor as required, conducts periodic rounds to ensure proper implementation of programming and monitor staff in proper documentation, appropriate client interactions and compliance with Medicaid, ICF/MR regulations and standards.
(Performs Related Duties As Required)
Minimum Class Requirements:
Must be able to provide own transportation.
Completion of graduate major program course work in nursing, specialized therapy (O.T., P.T., Speech), mental health, or human services curriculum (psychology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, social work) and 1 yr. experience working directly with persons with developmental disabilities.
Training & Development:
- OR Licensed Registered Nurse in State of Ohio per Section 4723 of the ORC, or completion of bachelor in specialized therapy (O.T., P.T., Speech, social work) and 2 yrs. experience in long-term care setting including 1 yr. experience working directly with persons with developmental disabilities.
- OR alternative, equivalent evidence of the Minimum Class Requirements may be substituted for experience required but not for mandated licensure.
Standard First Aid/CPR certification must be completed during initial probationary period. Must maintain certification and licensure.