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Licensed Practical Nurse/Therapeutic Activity Aide Full-Time 37.5 Hours per Week
This is a licensed position assisting a Program Supervisor/Specialist in adapting a program to fit the educational, social and nursing/health needs and abilities of individuals being served by the Arc Fayette. Work is performed under the general direction of the Program Supervisor/Specialist and Coordinator of Medical Services with periodic reviews of work conducted through conferences and observation.
Receive and administer routine medications and insulin to individuals under the orders of a licensed physician.
Perform nursing duties as needed: tube feedings, ROM exercises, colostomy, and catheter care, etc.
As needed, take and record vital information regarding individuals, e.g., blood pressure, temperature, etc.
Maintain Adult Training Facility first aid kits in compliance with Older Adult, 2380 and 6100 regulations.
Attend meetings as therapeutic aide and/or in the absence of the Medical Coordinator, e.g., ISP/ Critical, Admissions and Discharges, etc.
Obtain necessary ATF medical information for the updating of Lifetime Medicals.
Review incident report(s), provide thorough exam of participant(s) and assist ATF staff in determining proper medical care(if needed). Provide notification of incident to appropriate person(s).
Complete Older Adult nursing notes for participants 60 and older. In the absence of Medical Coordinator submit monthly and/or quarterly notes to RN for review/suggestions.
Create regulatory monthly activity calendar for Older Adult participants.
Carry out various activities related to the goals/objectives of the ISP under the supervision of the Program Supervisor/Specialist.
Provide for the overall care and health and safety of the program participants in accordance with their ISP and in accordance with all agency policies and procedures.
Adhere to all Adult Training Facility regulations including Chapter 2380, Chapter 6100 and the Older Adult Chapter 11 regulations under the supervision of the Program Supervisor/Specialist.
Provide Community Participation Support Services to include community inclusion for program individuals to build on their interests, preferences, strengths, volunteer opportunities and community involvement.
Assist Program Supervisor/Specialist in organizing and conducting various therapeutic activities.
Take daily data on programs according to the ISP by documenting progress on service notes, behavioral plans, etc.
Provide feedback to the Program Supervisor/Specialist regarding activities/techniques to modify and/or maintain present functioning level of behavior.
Follow agency Incident Management and Abuse Policy of reporting all incidents within 24 hours, ensuring the health, safety and welfare of program individuals and participating in agency investigations.
Participate in staff meetings and in-services.
Act as aide and/or driver on vans transporting individuals to/from centers, assisting individual as necessary, inside and outside groups.
Ensure that work area is free of hazards.
Participate in general housekeeping functions.
Performs related work as required.
Must receive at least 24 hours of annual training as mandated by the Office of Developmental Programs no later than June 30th of every calendar year. Training includes but is not limited to: First Aid, CPR and Heimlich techniques, Fire Safety, Chapter 61 regulations and Community Participation Support certification.
Adhere to all agency policies and procedures including but not limited to; Code of Conduct, Attendance and Punctuality, Drug and Alcohol and Personal Cell Phone.
Must have valid PA driver’s license.
Must process a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience preferred.
Must have ACT 33 and 34 Clearance from the State of Pennsylvania.
Must possess the ability to maintain an interest in the positive improvement and development of individuals with varying degrees of disabilities
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Must have the physical capabilities to lift fifty (50) pounds
Employment Specialist-Direct Hire-Full Time
POSITION TITLE EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST
REPORTS TO DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
FULL TIME NON-EXEMPT
This is a confidential position dealing with the needs of individuals and their families in a home, community and business based setting. The Employment Specialist will seek out new business opportunities for the purpose of finding gainful employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. This position is responsible for the overall management of their assigned caseload i.e. ensuring services are being provided as authorized, monitoring the training needs of the program, ensuring compliance of the Office of Developmental Program and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation regulations. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Employment Services with periodic review of work conducted through conferences and observation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Scheduling & Planning
Internal and External Client Service
Developmental Planning & Treatment Skills
Ensures that services are being rendered and provided in accordance with each Individual Support Plan (ISP) or Individual Work Plan.
Initiates and maintains contact with business and industry representatives to promote employment programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Works with employers to resolve any potential employment barriers
Assists with career counseling and evaluation for successful job placement in the community
Helps program participants develop job readiness skills such as job seeking, application procedures, resumes and interviewing preparation
Completes a functional assessment or a vocational pre-assessment within the first 30 days for each new program participant
Coordinates the needs of the employers to program participant’s assessed abilities and qualifications
Assists 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
Develops and maintains monthly progress notes, quarterly progress notes, fade plans and back-up plans for Home and Community Based Services of job finding/job support through the Office of Developmental Programs and required assessments and documentation for participants funded through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for each individual on their assigned caseload
Reviews monthly utilization reports for each individual on their assigned caseload and notify the Supports Coordinator, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and their Supervisor of lapses in service, increased need, or decreased need for the authorized services
Develops, updates, and revises 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
Completes a task analysis of the program participants job requirements
Trains the Job Coaches on the different job sites
Works as a Job Coach in the absence of a Job Coach
Maintains a working knowledge and implementation of the PA regulations regarding Home and Community Based Services along with all Office of Developmental Program (ODP) and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OR) initiatives, bulletins, and regulations
Must be familiar with the various funding streams associated with the individuals on their caseload i.e. Consolidated Waiver, Person Family Directed Support Waiver and Community Living Waiver or Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.
Maintains positive working relationship with County referring agencies and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, as well as other social service agencies
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
Works non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends
Attends workshops and trainings, as necessary, some may require overnight or multi-day stays
Must obtain ACRE certification within 6 months of date of hire
Participates in staff meetings and in-service trainings
Must be available to be on-call for emergency purposes
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 intellectual and developmental disabilities
Must possess all mandated state and federal clearances
Must have reliable transportation
Must possess a valid PA Driver’s license and be insurable
Part Time Job Coach
Job Coaches Needed
This is a part time position, approximately 15-20 hours a week, which provides direct care and support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities who are competitively employed within a community setting. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Employment Services. The Job Coach will independently follow goals as outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP) or Service Definitions on the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Purchase Order. Must have an approved Supported Employment certification (such as ACRE) within 6 months of hire. Starting wage is $11.00 an hour. This job may require varied hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Candidates must be 18 years of age, be a high school graduate or possess a GED, have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle and be able to pass all mandated state and federal clearances. Contact Megan Harvey, Director of Employment Services at (724) 438-9042 with any questions.
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.
Physical Therapist-Early Intervention
The Arc of Fayette County is seeking PA Licensed Physical 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