TITLE: Day Hab Assistant
STATUS: Non-Exempt, M-F 8am-4pm
REPORTS TO: Day Habilitation Coordinator
PURPOSE : To work as a team member to assure an efficient operation of the Day Habilitation Center by providing managed care and appropriate environment for each individual.
1. Demonstrates good role modeling while working with the individuals in daily living skills, leisure and recreational activities. No swearing, cussing or spitting.
2. Prompt and regular attendance is necessary and essential to the successful fulfillment of the responsibilities of this position. This position is classified as essential.
3. Assure the safety and well-being of each individual while promoting independence and respecting each individual’s choices, needs, and rights.
4. DHA’s will assist in assessing the participant’s skill and writing goal plans. Staff will maintain documentation and records as required on a daily basis.
5. Maintain certifications and in-services as required by this position such as Fire Prevention and Fire Extinguisher Use, Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention, Medication Administration, First Aid, and any other training mandated by OMRDD or the agency necessary to meet the needs of the residents of that residence.
6. Maintain current understanding of Springbrook’s Policy and Procedure Book for handling Medical Emergencies, Incident Reporting, Medication Administration Procedures, etc.
7. Maintain proper inventory level of food, clothing, personal care supplies and household maintenance supplies to meet the personal needs of the individuals and the smooth operation of the center.
8. Maintain the personal hygiene of the participants and the sanitary conditions of the center. Specific tasks ranging from performing intensive personal care needs for the participants (i.e., toileting) to supervising participants while they perform the tasks will depend on the abilities of the participants to care for themselves and their center. Provide for proper maintenance of the center, its grounds, and its vehicles.
9. DHA’s need to be able to do a one-person transfer when necessary. They also need to be able to lift a minimum of 50 lb. On occasion, it may be necessary to lift a greater weight at which time the DHA must determine whether or not to ask for assistance.
10. DHA’s will report crucial information or changes regarding the participant’s condition, problems, environmental needs or safety to the Coordinator.
11. Perform Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention as necessary for physical restraint and control of individuals exhibiting aggressive behaviors.
12. Other duties as needs arise to ensure quality a program.
Minimum requirements are high school diploma or GED, valid NYS driver license without any convictions for moving violations, and the capacity for performing physical requirements described on the attached sheet. Experience with individuals who are developmentally disabled is preferred. CDL preferred but not required. UHCA orientation which includes Medication Administration, CPR, and First Aid must be completed within 90 days.
Springbrook - 15 months ago