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Day Hab Community Integration Specialist

Company: AHRC Suffolk
Location: Bohemia
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Community Integration Specialist assists and trains participants in making informed decisions and choices which allow them to exercise self advocacy and control over their lives. Under the direct supervision of the Day Habilitation Supervisor, an employee in this position is responsible for assisting and training in the areas of communication, life skills, social behaviors, personal skills, health care, and promoting self reliance to the extent possible.This position is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (35 hours), Full Time and Benefit Eligible. On-call employment is also available.Illustrative Examples of Work:Attends meetings with participant and service coordinator.Maintains program setting in a neat, organized manner; adheres to safety standards.Brings to the attention of supervisor any changes in the health condition of the participant or any other pertinent information.Immediately contacts medical department in case of injury, seizure or changes in participants health status.Submits written reports (Case Action Summaries) on significant events which have occurred to the participant in program, the community or residential setting.As needed, assists participants in/out of van.Assists participants, as needed, with toileting and personal hygiene.Assists participants, as needed, in transferring/lifting.Schedules activities based on participants needs and/choice.Completes written assignments as required.Prepares all required paperwork in a comprehensive and timely manner.As required and with specific training, administers medications.With specific training, drives agency vehicle.As required and with specific training, maintains CPR and SCIP certification.Keeps confidential, all information regarding program participants.May be required to use own vehicle on agency business.Manages behavior problems in a prescribed manner; consults with supervisors as required.Uses universal precautions when dealing with bodily fluids.Required Knowledge, Skills, AbilitiesAbility to carry out daily routine in a timely and organized manner.Ability to understand written and oral instructions.Ability to complete paperwork in a thorough and timely manner.Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with program participants, community and service coordinators.Ability to verbally present information at meetings in a thorough and concise manner.Dress and comport oneself in a manner which is in keeping with good safety practices, and serves as a positive role model to individuals being served.Ability to learn and utilize special techniques needed to serve the program participants. Ability to utilize proper body mechanics and transfer techniquesSome knowledge of developmental disabilities.Knowledge of the community area.RequirementsMinimum QualificationsA High School Diploma or GEDNYS Driver's License with satisfactory driving recordReadiness to learn and utilize relevant agency computer applications.Benefits3 weeks Vacation, 2 weeks sick, 1 week personalMedical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance plansAfter Probation Eligible for benefits if you don't need Medical and have it elsewhere the agency will pay you an extra dollar a hour you work.

Keywords: AHRC Suffolk, Westport , Day Hab Community Integration Specialist, Other , Bohemia, Connecticut

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