Easterseals UCP of North Carolina & Virginia exists to provide meaningful and exceptional services so that children, adults, and families living with disabilities and/or mental health challenges can live, learn, work, and play in their community. We leverage our extensive clinical expertise across the organization to provide integrated and comprehensive support to the 22,000 clients and families we serve each year. Learn more about Easterseals UCP Core Values: http://www.easterseals.com/NCVA/who-we-are/leadership/
Essential Job duties:
· Implements person-specific therapeutic interventions within an individual’s home and communicates the benefit of these interventions to primary caregivers
· Offers 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.
· Demonstrates 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.
· Other duties as assigned.