Program: Family Services
Reports to: Home/Community Services Manager
**$15.00 hourly, non benefit position**
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified
The Home/Community Provider implements a prescribed habilitation plan for eligible participants while providing routine direct care either in the home, community or center based. This position works closely with the family or guardian and the FRA Home/Community Services Manager to design, implement, and modify consistent intervention strategies that can ultimately be maintained by the family or guardian in their daily routines.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Depending upon the eligible participants needs provides direct care as per the Plan of Care (POC). Services may include acquiring, retaining and improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills such as meal preparation, eating, toileting, bathing, dressing and recreational activities.
2. Assures that health and safety needs are met.
3. Prepares and/or assists the individual to prepare meals. Ensure that nutritional needs are met during the time of care.
4. Observes, supervises and records eligible participant activities. Discusses with Home/Community Manager and other staff members the participants’ responses to intervention strategies and makes suggestions for modifying activities.
5. Maintains records and prepares reports on services provided.
6. Performs or requests emergency aide as needed or required.
7. Maintains current knowledge of developmental disabilities.
8. Inputs participant information and case notes into electronic medical record (Therap), in accordance with agency procedures, state and federal requirements when applicable.
9. Attends training seminars, in-service sessions and staff meetings as requested.
10. Responsible for maintaining training compliance in accordance with FRA policies and procedures, state and federal regulations.
11. Provides other support services and duties as necessary.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. Six months experience working with individuals who experience developmental disabilities is preferred, but not required.
3. Must meet agency insurance criteria for operating agency and personal vehicles on agency business (21 y/o and licensed 3 years).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Demonstrate proficiency in direct care activities. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written, with participants, families, guardians, supervisor, other agency staff and the general public. Excellent observational and organizational skills to assess and record participant responses to interventions. Ability to work flexible schedule. Ability to work independently, learn intervention strategies, and prioritize activities with minimal direction. Ability to be punctual, reliable, enthusiastic and professional. Demonstrated interest in working in direct care position serving the emotional, physical and health needs of eligible participants. Must have reliable transportation and maintain a good driving record. Must possess the knowledge and ability to utilize a computer and electronic medical record (EMR) system. Ability to learn new software and hardware applications, including ADP for time and attendance.
Alaska Driver’s License
Certification in Adult/Child and Infant CPR
Certification in First Aid
Annual PPD Test
Hepatitis B immunization (or) Waiver
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, press against something with steady force in order to thrust forwards, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities which demand detailed or important instructions spoken to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 db loss. Ability to receive oral communication and make fine discriminations in sound.
Driving: Minimum standards required by State Law (including license).
None: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as typical office or administrative work)
Fairbanks Resource Agency shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or changes in marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability.