Offer: Day Hab Specialist:
Day Hab SpecialistPOSITION SUMMARY
The Day Habilitation Specialist is responsible for the direct provision of community and site-located Day Habilitation services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
» Under the guidance and direction of the Manager of Waiver Services and through direct communication and collaboration with team of co-workers, develop, plan, and implement everyday activities that support person-centered goals which help to foster community access, independent living expertise through activities such as volunteerism and planned everyday activities.
» Prepare and submit a weekly plan of activities to the Manager of Waiver Services, prior to the commencement of each service week. Keep the Manager and co-workers advised of any changes in the plans.
» Through direct communication with the Manager of Waiver Services, remain knowledgeable of each participant’s Habilitation Plan, goals, safeguards, and support needs and structure and plan everyday activities such that they address skill acquisition and personal choice as stated in their valued results. Instruct participants in identified skill deficits.
» Responsible for the safe transporting of clients to and from everyday planned activities.
» Supervise individuals and monitor whereabouts at all times while in the community. Model appropriate behaviors using the environment to demonstrate and instruct on safety and appropriate behaviors. Remain knowledgeable of policy and procedures in the event of an emergency while in the community.
» Act as a representative of Gateway Hudson Valley, Inc. when dealing with individuals and all community resources.
» Complete all assigned paperwork, documenting participant’s progress and everyday activities within specified timeframes.
» Act as a crisis intervener when necessary.
» Decorate the Day Habilitation room creating a new theme for each month.
» Develop and implement art projects that are interesting and educational and ready by 9 a.m.
» Provide back-up coverage for the Health Office as assigned.
Health, Safety, & Compliance
» Maintain a work environment in a clean, organized, and safe manner. Conduct everyday inspections of work areas to look for unsafe conditions
» Use all required safety devices and personal protective equipment.
» Ensure all accidents are reported to manager and Human Resources.
» Be familiar with the Health & Safety Program and abide by all safety and health rules, work practices, and regulations.
» Demonstrate positive work attitudes and habits. Act as a function model for vocational success for individuals
» Maintain a clean and neat appearance consistent with agency standards and act as a function model
» Attend all required meetings and trainings
» Participate in training programs for professional growth as scheduled and approved
» Responsible for knowledge and adhering to Gateway Hudson Valley’s Corporate Compliance Policy and Standards of Conduct as well as all applicable program rules, regulations and policies. Keep abreast of any changes or modifications to policies or regulations. Ensure that all staff are knowledgeable of applicable regulations, laws, and policies
» Perform other tasks as assigned
» Associate’s Degree in human services related field and 1 year practice working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
» High School Diploma with two years of related practice accepted.
Licenses / Certifications:
» CPR/First Aid
» Medication Administration (AMAP)
BONA FIDE WORKING CONDITIONS
» Must be able to Sit or stand for 8 hours/day
» Must be able to bend down or kneel occasionally (1-2 times/week)
» Must be able to use hands, wrists, and fingers with full range of motion
» Must be able to execute CPR in emergency situation and for regular recertification.
» May occasionally be required to lift no more than 50 pounds (1-2 times per month)
REGULATORY CLEARANCES REQUIRED:
» Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License and maintain a driving record which meets the insurable criteria of the Agency’s automobile insurance carrier
» Driver’s License Abstract
» Must have a favorable result from all state, federal, and agency mandated background checks
» New York State Justice Center Fingerprinting Criminal Background Check
» OWPDD MHL Abuse/Neglect History Check
» Statewide Central Registry Check
Affirmative Action & EEO Statement: It is the policy of Gateway Hudson Valley to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, discapability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.
As part of the company’s equal employment opportunity policy, Gateway Hudson Valley will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.