Job DescriptionImplements care, training and supervision as outlined in the individual's residential support plan.Assists individuals in participating activities of his/her choice to support community integration.Follows agency protocol to report all emergency/crisis situations appropriately to protect the life, safety, and well being of individuals supported. Provides transportation and supervision for individuals as required to meet employment, recreational and leisure activities. Ensures that all information regarding daily activities, problems and needs of residents are recorded properly according to agency practices.Ensures each individual's personal hygiene needs are met. Provides training and assistance in choosing appropriate apparel for the weather, activity, or event to ensure comfort and well being of the individualsAssist with meal preparation, laundry and household cleaning as needed. Utilize safe lifting techniques as instructed in training using appropriate body mechanics to lift, move, and position individuals.Follows the individuals approved behavior support plan to proactively address challenging behavior. Abides by code of ethics and serves as a positive role model for individuals.Develop and maintain positive and productive relationship with individuals, families, co-workers, and community members Maintain objectivity in position in order to set appropriate limits while working with individuals.Support individuals in their personal growth and development, respecting cultural, ethnic, spiritual and individual differences.
JOB TITLE: Community Living Coach
SUPERVISOR: Community Living Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB SUMMARY: Provide direct care, supervision, and training for people with disabilities residing in a residential facility.
EDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIREMENT: High School diploma or equivalent.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: 1-2 years experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or related field preferred but not required.
SPECIAL LICENSES, REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATION: Valid SC Drivers License with safe driving record
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Training/Program Responsibilities
II. Responsibilities Relating to Health and Safety of the Individuals Being Served
Ensure that the home is safe, sanitary, and free from obvious hazards at all times.Corrects any health and safety hazards immediately and/or report by phone or appropriate systems.Perform housekeeping responsibilities to include but not limited to, kitchens, bathrooms, windows, bedrooms, and floors.Perform visual safety inspections and cleaning of agency vehicles as needed on each shift. Conducts evacuation drills, as directed by supervisor. Records results of each drill.Follows agency protocol for all potential emergencies and disasters. Maintains documentation as required.Follows policies and procedures for all medical emergencies.Ensure that food is properly stored, labeled as required, and protected from contamination and spoilage.
III. Administrative Responsibilities
Ensures compliance with agency, state and federal rules and regulations governing residential habilitation.Complies with the organization policies and procedures governing the use of behavior management programs for controlling maladaptive or problem behavior.Complies with policies and procedures to ensure that confidentiality requirements are upheld.Supports and protects the fundamental human, civil, constitutional and statutory rights of individuals and families as defined by human rights counsel.Reports to work promptly and on time and does not leave work until assigned shift ends or has approval from supervisor. Observes policies/procedures governing requests for annual, sick or other leave time.Abides by all other personnel policies and works closely with supervisor to ensure compliance.Maintains records in the home to meet agency, state and federal guidelinesMakes individual related entries in daily logs that are legible, dated, authenticated by signature and positions, in ink and without use of symbols or abbreviations.Maintains tracking records in accordance with the individual's plan(s) to comply with program requirements.Records contacts with client's family or guardian.Maintains current log for approved family visitations and/or outing with friends.Maintains medication records in accordance with policyMaintains appropriate documentation relating to health, safety and infection control.
VI. Other Required Duties:
Maintains required trainings and certifications as required to remain in compliance with agency, state and federal guidelines.Adheres to all agency policies and procedures and SCDDSN standards.Must be able to lift at least 50lbs, bend, squat, stand, walk frequently throughout the shift. Other duties as assigned