Supervise the consumers according to planned supervision levels
Provide programming that follows the principals of normalization and positive approaches, and follows all therapeutic guidelines as outlined by the clinical team
Implement the goal plans from the Participant’s Wellness Plan
Support consumers in daily life skills development such as cooking/food preparation, shopping, academics, socialization, utilizing community resources, vocational, social and interpersonal development, etc.
Assist with the coordination of consumer appointments, activities and community events (i.e.arranging transport and/or assist consumers to and from appointments, coordinate needed funds with Unit Director, etc.)
Assist consumers with the purchase of items with personal or program funds; ensure receipts, or proof of purchase is obtained in accordance to consumer fund management guidelines
Assist in the development and implementation of safety plans
Assist the consumers in the completion of their identified therapeutic goals
Prepare, assist with preparing, or supervise menu planning and meal preparation
Assist with or supervise consumer cleaning and maintaining the home
Complete and review all necessary documentation: mileage logs, medication logs, progress notes, sleep logs, menu plans, telephone logs, consumer inventories, incident reports, serious concerns,medical/dental forms, fire drills, outing logs, therapy tracking
Communicate the need for the purchase of food, house supplies, and consumer goods and clothing
Accurately, record and submit time worked on a daily basis, in the Lawson system
Report any issues pertaining to the maintenance of the site or site vehicle in a timely fashion
Attend all mandatory staff meetings and trainings as identified by RHD, or State or governing agencies
Communicate with staff at shift change about the status of the consumers
Provide transportation and access to approved recreational and leisure activities in the home and community
Monitor consumer administration of medication as prescribed (after completion of Medication Administration Training), and complete all corresponding documentation
Immediately communicate suspected abuse or neglect to Site Supervisor and Unit Director.
Provide emergency medical procedures as needed, including Basic First Aid, and CPR (after completion of CPR Training)
Identify, write-up and notify the point person for all unusual incidents in the mandated timelines (Serious concerns, and Incident Reports)
Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries at all times
Follow all policies and procedures, and perform all duties as outlined by the state of New Jersey, Resources for Human Development, NJ S.T.E.P., and the NJ 10:37 and 10:37A Supportive HousingRegulations
Act in accordance with the values and beliefs of RHD at all times
All other duties as identified by the Unit Director.
Possess high school diploma/GED plus 4 years of experience in a supportive role with an individual(s) providing assistance, advice, guidance, instruction or direction in completing activities of daily living or coping with ongoing stressful life circumstances
OR bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field plus 4 years of experience in a role as already described.
Excellent Communication skills (written and oral) including interpersonal skills
Ability to speak effectively before groups of individuals and communicate professionally with outside agencies.
Ability to manage multiple tasks or projects
Demonstrate good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Ability to carry out duties without direct supervision
Demonstrate skills using Microsoft Office software and database management; ability to use the Internet as a resource; complete service plans, progress notes, and other necessary documentation.
Ability to engage participants in effective, therapeutic and recovery oriented interactions
Ability to support and implement RHD and unit values and beliefs
On-call Direct Support Professionals must work one direct care shift every three months.
Must pass NJ Criminal Background Check
Possess a NJ valid driver's license
Be 21 years of age or older
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic
information, veteran, or disability status.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.