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Home-Based Waiver Coordinator-Direct Hire
POSITION TITLE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY REPORTS TO
Home Based Waiver Coordinator
This is a confidential position dealing with the needs of individuals and their families in a home and community based setting. An employee in this position is responsible for providing families with contact information/qualifications of potential Family Support Persons. They assist the families/individuals through the process of interviewing, hiring, scheduling, and the supervision of Family Support Persons based on the needs of the individuals on their caseload by answering any regulatory questions posed by the families/clients. This position is responsible for the overall management of their assigned caseload ensuring services are being provided as authorized, monitoring the training needs of the program, ensuring compliance with the Family Support Person’s contract, etc. Work is performed under the general direction of the Home and Community Based Director with periodic review of work conducted through conferences and observation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Scheduling & Planning
Developmental Planning & Treatment Skills
Ensure that services are being rendered and provided in accordance with each Individual Support Plan (ISP)
Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Support Plans (ISP) for each individual on their assigned caseload through participation in all team meetings i.e. Annual ISP meetings and various Interdisciplinary Team meetings
Develop and maintain monthly progress notes and back-up plans for all Home and Community Based Services for each individual on their assigned caseload
Review monthly utilization reports for each individual on their assigned caseload and notify the Supports Coordinator and their Supervisor of lapses in service, increased need, or decreased need for the authorized services
Develop, update, and revise goals as outlined and discussed during ISP and team meetings for each individual on their caseload based on assessed needs and the desires of the individual and their family
Conduct information sessions with prospective Family Support Persons and ensure the Family Support Persons are adhering to the terms of their contract.
Assist families and clients in finding a replacement worker in the event the family/individual discharges a Family Support Person by providing updated Family Support Person Information Sheets to the family/individual
Maintain a working knowledge and implement the Chapter 51 regulations regarding Home and Community Based Services along with all Office of Developmental Program (ODP) initiatives, bulletins, and regulations
Maintain a log of all referrals, Family Support Persons contacted, and ensure accurate and up to date information is on file at the individual’s residence
Follow agency Incident Management and Abuse Policy of reporting all incidents within 24 hours, ensuring the health, safety and welfare of program participants and participating in agency investigations
Must be familiar with the various funding streams associated with the individuals on their caseload such as Consolidated Waiver, Person/Family Directed Supports Waiver and Community Living Waiver
Maintain positive working relationship with County referring agencies, as well as other social service agencies.
Be available to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends, and on-call for emergencies
Attend workshops and trainings, as necessary, some may require overnight or multi-day stays
Participate in staff meetings and in-service trainings
Other job duties as assigned
SPECIFIC EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE
Must possess a Bachelor Degree in the area of Human Services and experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
Must possess all mandated state and federal clearances
Must possess a valid PA Driver’s license and be insurable
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Frequently sit, stand and walk
Regularly required to talk or hear
Frequently required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls
Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds
Vision abilities to include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
Temperature in the workplace is typically moderate, though the ability to withstand seasonal cold and heat of the outdoors is necessary
Regular travel is required
Therapeutic Activity Aide - Direct Hire
STATUS: Part Time 20-25 hours/week
This is a non-professional position assisting a Program Supervisor in adapting a program to fit the educational and social needs and abilities of individuals being served by The Arc of Fayette County in their Adult Training Facility. This position may also be responsible for providing individualized support to one specific consumer based on their required level of supervision being 1:1 support.
1) High School Diploma or equivalent
2) Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and clean driving record
3) Child Abuse and Criminal (Pennsylvania) clearances (FBI required if lived outside of Pennsylvania anytime over the last 2 years)
4) Physical and TB test required upon hire and every 2 years thereafter
5) Must be able to lift (50) fifty lbs
6) Must possess the ability to maintain an interest in the positive improvement and development of individuals with varying degrees of disabilities
Residential Advisor-Direct Hire
STATUS: Full Time
This is a non-professional position that provides direct personal supports to individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Residential Supervisor. This position is responsible for complying with the Chapter 6400 Regulations and the PA Department of Human Services Standards. The Residential Supports Advisor ensures the health, safety, and welfare of the individuals supported. This work is reviewed through observation, conference, and written evaluation. This person will provide training and assistance to individuals in various skill areas associated with residential living such as cooking, cleaning, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, bathing, laundry, personal hygiene including toileting and bathing, vocational/educational pursuits, mobility, etc. This job may require varied hours, including weekends, overnights, and holidays.
1) Previous experience working with individuals with disabilities in a residential setting preferred.
2) Must be 18 years of age or over.
3) Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
4) Must meet Act 33 and 34 requirements and possibly FBI clearances (if the individual being supporting is under the age of 18 or if you were not a resident of Pennsylvania within the last 2 years).
5) Must possess the ability to maintain an interest in the positive improvement and development of individuals with disabilities.
6) Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
7) Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and be insurable.
8) Must have reliable transportation.
9) Must have the physical capabilities to lift fifty (50) pounds.
10) Must be able to work independently as this position is performed in a residential setting separate from administration.
11) A current physical and TB test is required upon hire and every 2 years thereafter
We have Contracted Opportunities Available
FAMILY SUPPORT PERSONS - CONTRACTED
Contracted Family Support Persons provide direct care and support services to individuals with developmental disabilities, in a community setting. A family Support Person performs under the direct supervision of the individual and/or family member and provides independent services that follow the goals of the Individual Support Plan (ISP). The individual and/or family member hires and discharges Family Support Persons as well as sets the schedule for services needed, which may involve varied hours, including weekends and holidays.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AS PER STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS:
1) Must be 18 years of age or over
2) Must possess all Pennsylvania required Clearances including FBI, if individual is under the age of 18
3) Must possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers license with proof of valid insurance
4) Must have a current physical and TB test
The Arc of Fayette County is searching for people interested in becoming Lifesharing Providers. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your home and family with an individual with an intellectual disability. The Individual’s participation in appropriate social, recreational, educational, and vocational activities with the Lifesharing Provider or arranged by the Lifesharing Provider is an important component of the Life Sharing Supports
The Lifesharing Provider will involve the Individual in all routine activities of the family, including, holiday celebrations, birthdays, day outings, and vacations. The Individual will also participate in routine household chores and duties.
Qualified families are selected and provided training based on the individual’s needs. For more information, please contact Monica Gardner at (724) 438-9042, extension 201.
Independent Contractor-Job Coach
POSITION: Independent Contractor - JOB COACH
STATUS: PART TIME – Flexible Hours
This is a non-professional position that provides direct care and support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities who work within a community setting. The Job Coach will independently follow goals as outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP). This work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and Office of Developmental Programming forms by the employment team. Hourly Rate is $14.00
DUTIES AS OUTLINED IN THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT:
i. Provide vocational training to individuals to hold a job in the community; work closely with the business/employer
ii. Participate in the development and implementation of the Individual Support Plan
iii. Coordinate and schedule working hours with the individual and employer based on the authorized units in the Individual Support Plan
iv. Maintain records of and report to The Arc of Fayette County any incidents that may occur in accordance with Department of Human Services requirements and standards
v. Follow all mandated regulations, as set forth by the Department of Human Services
vi. Attend and participate in team meetings and assessments as requested to do so by the individual and/or family
vii. Responsible for the safety of the individual while in care
viii. Transport individuals to and from the job site as outlined in the Individual Support Plan
ix. Work in conjunction with the individual and employer in planning
x. Record data and maintain records where applicable
Must be 18 years of age or over.
Must obtain all Pennsylvania required Clearances including FBI, if individual supporting is under the age of 18.
Must possess the ability to maintain an interest in the positive improvement and development all individuals receiving services.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Must have and provide the Agency with a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, copy of vehicle insurance card, and the date of the last vehicle inspection date.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must have the physical capabilities to lift fifty (50) pounds and be in good physical health.
Occupational Therapist- Early Intervention
PA Licensed Occupational Therapists to provide Early Intervention services for infants and toddlers and their families in Fayette County. Services are delivered in the child’s natural environment. The therapist works as a member of the child’s multidisciplinary team by collaborating with families/caregivers, supports coordinator, and other professionals to develop and implement the Individual Family Service Plan.
* Per Diem Competitive Contracted Hourly Compensation
* Flexible scheduling
*Experience in pediatrics preferred
*Pennsylvania State Licensure
*Current State Criminal, Child Abuse, and FBI Clearances.
Full-time direct hire employees enjoy the following:
-100% company paid vision
-100% company paid life insurance
-100% company paid LTD
-Paid holidays and other paid time off benefits dependent upon position
-403(b) plan eligible with company match
Part-time direct hire employees enjoy the following:
-Paid time off is accrued based on the hours worked
-403(b) plan eligible with company match