Therapeutic Program Worker-Intermittent
State of Ohio - Knox County, OH
Provides active treatment and skills training according to each Individual Program Plan (IPP) to assist Individuals to function independently in self-help &/or daily-living skills (e.g. eating, bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, oral hygiene, dressing, grooming, communication, money management); trains the individuals to serve themselves & assist in pre & post meal set up; assures access to personal possessions & assures individuals are dressed appropriately; accompanies and trains individuals in programs at off- living area program areas as described in the individuals’ IPP; assists with planning & implementing therapeutic leisure-time activities including community trips (e.g. shopping, movies, out to eat, hair cut appointments, grocery shopping, banking); institutes appropriate behavioral intervention for unacceptable behavior as defined by approved behavioral plans; completes required daily documentation; provides level of supervision as determined by Individuals’ IPP; maintains a positive learning environment by providing positive reinforcement, encouragement and promoting an atmosphere of choice and self management. Communicates with the individual’s in a manner indicative of a relaxed atmosphere and interacts with them in a positive, constructive manner. Mandatory overtime is required of this position; participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Program Plan Team in the development, implementation, evaluation & modification of individual’s Individual Program Plans (IPP’s); attends team meetings/staffings (Annuals and Specials) for assigned individual's, serving as direct care representative; recommends changes in individual program plans as behavior shows progress or regression; completes monthly progress summaries and yearly assessments and clothing inventories; observes for and reports reaction to medication & any unusual incidents; assists nursing by obtaining vital signs as necessary, completes treatments (e.g. applies ointments); assists in keeping living environment safe; shops with individual's for clothing &/or personal belongings; completes Incident Reports as necessary. Operates a motor vehicle to transport individuals to on-grounds & off-grounds activities (e.g., transports individuals to educational, recreational or occupational activities, shop for personal items, medical appointments including local and out-of-town locations [e.g. Ohio State Medical Center Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic] , workshops transports individual's to & from appointments & classes on & off grounds.) Operates equipment necessary to teach individual's activities prescribed on individual treatment plans (e.g., washer, dryer, dishwasher, sweeper, kitchen appliances); assists in the maintenance of a clean & sanitary living environment by assisting & teaching individual's how to mop floors, wash windows, dust furniture, complete personal laundry; performs other related duties (e.g., mentors new employees, attends in-services [e.g., first aid, fire safety, CPR, PACES]).Attends meetings and in-service programs as applicable; keeps self updated on Center’s policies and procedures; completes all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Formal education in arithmetic that includes addition & subtraction & in reading, writing & speaking common English vocabulary.

For positions that require operation of motor vehicle to transport consumers to recreational, educational &/or occupational activities, a valid driver’s license is required.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Major Worker Characteristics:

Knowledge of J.C.A.H. (i.e., Joint Council for Accreditation of Hospitals) standards for resident care or I.C.F.M.R. (i.e., Intermediate Care for Mentally Retarded) standards for resident care & Resident Review & Licensing Regulations*. Skill in operation of motor vehicle; direct care procedures (e.g., taking of vital signs, rendering of tub baths, appropriate lifting & positioning procedures, first aid). Ability to deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; maintain accurate records; cooperate with co-workers; develop good rapport with residents &/or patients; demonstrate physical strength to lift 50-100 lbs.; read short sentences with concrete vocabulary.

(*)Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:

NOTE: Employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal background check as required by Section 5123.081, Ohio Revised Code and a pre-employment Physical Examination. The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to the appointment to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment.


If you are a person with a disability and modification of our interview procedures are necessary to accommodate you, we will do so. If contacted for an interview, please advise of the type of accommodation needed.
The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider of Services

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