This position is: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 with weekend and evening availability
The START Therapeutic In-Home Coach provides support to persons with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental or behavioral health needs and their family/primary caregivers who are temporarily accessing crisis or planned therapeutic services with START. Coaches work within the home or other community settings to create and implement daily and crisis therapeutic interventions and communicate these interventions with primary caregivers. This position contributes to the overall crisis stabilization and prevention of the individual and family by providing hands-on assistance and education to families. The START Therapeutic In-Home Coach participates as part of comprehensive START services that collaborate with individual's primary provider and clinical home, community crisis services, family and others.
Essential Job Functions:
**Due to COVID-19, many services provided by the START Therapeutic Coach are now being provided virtually through telehealth platforms such as Zoom. In-person sessions will be resumed soon on a limited basis, and safety precautions such as physical distancing and PPE will be utilized**
Implement person-specific therapeutic interventions within an individual's home and communicate the benefit of these interventions to primary caregivers
Offer consultation and hands-on education with entire family/support system to create a safe, nurturing, and meaningful environment for families and individuals with developmental disabilities
Establishes rapport with guest/individuals with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviors, while maintaining respect for each guest/individual's dignity, individuality and right to confidentiality.
Assists individuals with daily activities, personal care, behavioral health needs, and health, wellness and leisure activities.
Maintains professional boundaries with clients and follows ethical and licensing guidelines.
Monitors individuals for any mental health or behavioral symptoms and provides crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation supports in accordance with crisis guidelines and person's plan.
Participates in development and implementation of persons' cross system crisis prevention plan.
Plans, structures and prompts social and leisure time activities, including activities that build skills for behavior management, stress management, communication, adaptive living and daily living.
Serves as a positive representative for agency with other professionals, families and the community.
Maintains timely documentation, progress notes, and other data, including incident and accident reports.
Responds to individual safety needs, including reporting significant changes in behavior and health.
Communicates with other staff and supervisor on progress, needs, concerns and changes.
Adheres to program standards and policies as well as local, state and federal regulations
Assists with discharge planning.
Possesses knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
Provides support at the START Resource Center when there are no individuals requiring their assistance in the community.
This position requires daily travel throughout the region in order to provide services in homes. Mileage is reimbursed and personal vehicles are use
Other duties as assigned.
Essential physical requirements:
Must be physically able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, bend and assist individuals with mobility needs.
Must be able to hear with in normal ranges
Must be able to talk in order to articulate crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation supports.
Must be able to see with or without accommodation to observe individuals.
Standard and mobile office equipment: laptop, fax, smart phone, scanner, printer, copier, tablet. Use of personal transportation required.
There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.