All employees of our facility take pride in learning about what is most important in the lives of people receiving services and providing and/or developing supports to help them achieve their personal priorities. We are responsible for working with people to develop and implement their Individualized Program Plan (IPP) by demonstrating the values outlined in our Mission Statement and Corporate Culture.
Learning About the Person Served:
Integration and Community Support:
- Use the Personal Outcome Measures, Outcomes Biography Assessment, Personal Profile, etc. to learn about each person's goals and dreams.
- Identify and establish services and supports needed to assist the person to achieve his/her goals and dreams.
- Learn about the life experiences (work, residential, social, etc.) of the person and assist him/her to expand his/her experiences through education and a variety of community experiences.
- Learn what barriers hinder the accomplishment of the person's goals and dreams. Utilize current services and supports and/or advocate for additional services and supports as needed to overcome the barriers.
- Identify the person's strengths for achieving his/her priorities and assist the person to use his/her strengths to achieve his/her goals and dreams.
- Learn about people's vocational, community and social interests and provide the necessary support to assist the person to develop his/her interest in an integrated environment.
- Support and assist people to remain connected to their natural supports (family, close friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).
- Support and assist people to develop and maintain a network of friends/relationships.
- Support and assist people to be active members of the community (i.e., volunteer work, belonging to clubs/organizations, participating in church activities, etc.) by emphasizing choices and options.
Health, Safety and Welfare of the Person Served:
- Support and assist people to direct their services and make informed choices in all aspects of their life.
- Be an advocate for people and teach members of the community to treat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudes and respectful communication and interactions.
- Assist people to become personal advocates.
- Advocate with employers, service coordinators, families and other stakeholders to develop needed supports and services for people we support.
Assist and support people:
- To have a safe environment in which to live and work, free of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- To look their best by providing needed assistance to complete hygiene, grooming and clothing care tasks.
- To learn to maintain a clean living/work environment.
- To learn about nutritional recommendations through meal planning and preparation.
- To learn about and practice safety awareness in all of their environments (living, work/daytime and leisure activities).
- To learn about their personal finances and budgeting skills.
- To learn about and exercise their rights.
- To learn about fair treatment and to understand due process if s/he feels that treatment is not fair.
- To learn about and become involved in their personal health needs.
High school diploma or equivalent required
One year of experience working in program(s) serving people with disabilities preferred
BLS Certification required
Conflict Avoidance Certification required
Current, valid state issued drivers license may be required
Certification for medication administration may be required
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.
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For Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), returning sick people to good health is more than a business -- it's a mission. Formed in 1996...