The Lead TRS Staff person directly supports the Site Supervisor in maintaining Mainstay Western PA program operations in accordance with Chapter 6400 (Community Homes for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability) of the Public Welfare Code. In addition to providing direct-care to consumers and performing the duties of the TRS staff, this leadership position serves as a mentor to TRS staff members via modeling effective interpersonal interactions, developing creative strategies aimed at enhancing consumers’ independent living skills, and maintaining professionalism. The Lead TRS Staff person will perform responsibilities assigned by the Site Supervisor to ensure that quality services and operations are maintained. Compensation for this position may vary due to the needs of the individuals in the homes.
Provide support and supervision to Mainstay Western PA consumers, according to individual plans of supervision, during direct-care shifts focusing on the consumers’ reduction of risk and enhancement of independent living skills. Support, guide, and teach Mainstay consumer’s everyday skills, including cooking/food preparation, shopping, budgeting, interpersonal skills, utilizing community resources, vocational skills, social and interpersonal development, etc.
Assist in the implementation of the consumers’ Individual Service Plans, focusing on supporting consumers in developing lifestyles conducive to goal attainment through community integration and the acquisition of independent living skills
Support the professional development of TRS staff members through modeling professionalism, maintaining effective interpersonal interactions, consistently adhering to Mainstay Western PA policies and procedures, and teaching effective consumer support strategies.
Assist in orienting and training TRS staff during onsite orientation, including teaching TRS staff responsibilities, site checklists, Mainstay Western PA Policies and Procedures, relevant systems, and all required documentation.
Complete and review all required documentation, including MARS, vehicle logs, medication logs, progress notes, sleep logs, menu plans, telephone logs, client inventories, incident reports, serious concerns, medical/dental forms, individual bank records, fire drills, property forms, individual monthly reports, 90-day psychiatric reviews. As needed, coach TRS Staff members on the proper completion of all required documentation.
Provide regular, constructive feedback to the Site Supervisor related to operations in the home, including necessary documentation, adherence to Mainstay Western PA Policies and Procedures, and the daily activities of consumers.
Model and provide guidance to consumers with regards to rights, independence and interpersonal skills
Communicate schedules and assignments as outlined by Site Supervisors for client appointments and activities (i.e. arranging transport and/or assist clients to and from appointments, coordinate funds needed, etc.)
Communicate with interdisciplinary team using corporate email, accessing email regularly during assigned shifts to ensure information is being shared in a timely fashion
Assist the Site Supervisor in ensuring licensing regulations of the site remain compliant
Assist the Site Supervisor in preparing for inspections
Communicate with co-workers, Program Specialist, and Program Leadership as necessary to ensure continuity of care
Attend and actively participate in all team meetings and training programs related to individuals and staff at the designated home
Manage appropriate usage of the ARI/RHD gas card
Assist Site Supervisor with maintaining company vehicles, including scheduling appointments, maintaining vehicle records, and reporting/facilitating reporting of accidents according to corporate guidelines.
Valid driver’s license
Personal vehicle or access to immediate and direct transportation
State police clearance, and FBI clearance
CPR, First Aid and Medication Administration certification
Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training or equivalent
Knowledge of the characteristics of sexual offending
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form
Ability to speak frankly, honestly, and appropriately about sex and sexual matters
Ability to engage clients and staff in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions
Problem Solving, conflict resolution, organization and time management skills
Ability to maintain professional and therapeutic boundaries
Capacity to lift individuals for the purpose of transfers, if applicable
Ability to engage clients in CPI
Ability to utilize and navigate corporate email, internet applications, Microsoft programs and applications, and maintain basic computer skills needed for Electronic Health Records
High School diploma or equivalent at a minimum; Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred
Two years of experience working with individuals with IDD and Mental Health issues
Mainstay is a specialized residential and treatment program for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities at risk of anit-social sexual behaviors that interfere with safe and/or legal community living. Mainstay balances the values of traditional rehabuilitative programs of choice sand independence with judicious external controls designed to ensure safety.
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.