Easterseals UCP is a nonprofit service provider with over 20 different service lines. We manage residential group home program, summer camps for children with IDD and autism, find employment for people with mental and psychical disabilities, afterschool programs, adoption and foster services, crisis services, among many others. As an organization, we have been active for over 100 years and are ever-growing to continue to serve as many individuals in the community as we can.
One of our service lines is: VA REACH
REACH is a program to support youth and adults with an intellectual disability and/or development disability, as well as a mental health condition or challenging behavior that is negatively affecting their quality of life. REACH stands for Regional, Education, Crisis Services, Habilitation. REACH emphasizes the prevention of crisis before they occur. This is done through early identification of individuals, development of crisis response plans, training, and technical assistance. The underlying philosophy of REACH is that people's lives go better when everyone involved in supporting the individual works as a team to develop ideas and strategies that will work best of that person.
HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00pm
Essential Job Functions:
Support the health and medication needs of guests admitted to the Resource Center.
Coordinate medication orders and ensure accuracy for guests being admitted to the Resource Center
Develop Medication Administration Records
Check medications and verify orders at admission
Obtain vital signs at admission
Monitor health issues and conditions for guests during Resource Center stay
Observe staff for accuracy in medication administration after they have received medication administration training by the RN
Observation of staff’s ability to use medical equipment and manage health conditions (e. g., CPAP, Epi-Pen, Nebulizer, seizures) after staff have received training by the RN
Administration of medications and treatments as needed
Work in collaboration with RN for questions or assessment as needed
Some travel may be required
Other Job Functions:
Teach CPR/FA/AED for all staff
Assisting with blood glucose level checks and insulin administration as needed