DSP III - Float

<strong>CREATE JOY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES</strong><br />Share your talent and join a team of compassionate people who create joy, supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You will work with and for the whole client, leveraging their strengths to foster independence.

Milwaukee, WI 53221, USA

Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin

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keywords: position summary,administration,communication,clerical skills,crisis intervention,personal growth & development,education/experience,language/communication skills,mathematical skills,reasoning skills,other skills/requirements,typical tools, equipment and materials utilized,culture


Overview: Responsible for the supervision and management of the residents and acts as an dependable floating staff for the agency.&nbsp; Accountable for the implementation of treatment plans and documentation of resident's functioning within a group home or supported living environment. Providing persons with developmental or mental disabilities the assistance, service, and support they need to live in group home communities.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Administration</strong></p> <ul> <li>Promotes and assists in the development of a wholesome, orderly, and therapeutic living environment for the resident.</li> <li>Provides and participates in recreational, educational, and social activities that meet resident's physical, intellectual, and social needs.</li> <li>Provides life skills training and management s directed by the need of the program participant (e.g. sex education, drug education, relaxation techniques, etc.)</li> <li>When required, drive a program participant to events in the organization's van. Provides medication administration to program participants.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Communication</strong></p> <ul> <li>Observe, report, and document as defined by program, accurate and reliable information regarding resident behaviors and actions.</li> <li>Effectively communicate and interface professionally with all members of the treatment team, program participant families and other outside professionals.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Clerical Skills</strong></p> <ul> <li>Assists in the planning, development and implementation of individual treatment plans and programs.</li> <li>Assures situation assessment and interpretation is responsive to individual program participant needs.</li> <li>On a routine basis, exercises good judgment regarding responding to program participant's needs.</li> <li>Participate and moderate program group meetings.</li> <li>Facilitate effective group treatment sessions with residents. Provide individual and personal counseling on as needed basis. Create a safe and therapeutic atmosphere.</li> <li>Provide a healthy and appropriate model for residents to emulate. Assures proper medical care is provided as needed by residents.</li> </ul> <strong>Crisis Intervention</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Respond appropriately, as prescribed by program, to crisis situations as they occur. Understand and apply principles, as determined by program, of behavior management.</li> <li>Implement agency's restrictive technique program as trained.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Personal Growth &amp; Development</strong></p> <ul> <li>Know, understand, and follow program and organizational policies, rules, and procedures</li> <li>Learn and work within the center's treatment philosophy.</li> <li>Display proficiency working with staff and residents of different cultural and/or gender backgrounds.</li> <li>Assures program participant privacy is maintained by being knowledgeable and following HIPAA privacy and security regulations.</li> <li>Must maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality.</li> <li>Ability and willingness to work at least two shifts a week for the selected &ldquo;critical staffing hours&rdquo; every week at any site for the assigned geographical region.&nbsp; (Shifts may be back-back on same day.)&nbsp;</li> <li>A small pay-period stipend payment will be awarded only if the person is not used at all during the critical staffing hours that they have indicated availability. The stipend will not be awarded if the employee fails to work available staffing hours due to illness, requested time off, etc. &nbsp;</li> <li>Overtime is not allowed in this role, and the float employee is responsible for not accepting hours that would create overtime.</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities: &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Works under moderate supervision.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Decision Making Authority/Self-Initiative:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Decisions are not those&nbsp;directly related to management or general business operations</li> </ul> <p><strong>Professional relationships to be maintained:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Must maintain appropriate reasoning/boundaries, and work ethic skills with residents, coworkers, families, center staff, school personnel, community professionals, and medical professionals</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Education/Experience:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>High School diploma or GED</li> <li>A minimum of 6 months of related work experience (1,500 hours)</li> <li>Ability to provide for behavioral health, various medical, and personal care needs.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Language/Communication Skills:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.&nbsp;</li> <li>Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Mathematical Skills:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Basic math skills are required for this position.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Reasoning Skills:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Analytical</li> <li>Creative problem solving</li> <li>Decision making</li> <li>Independent judgment</li> <li>Negotiating/Mediating</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Skills/Requirements:</strong></p> <ul> <li>18 years old or older</li> <li>Ability to pass required background checks</li> <li>Behavior management; limit setting.</li> <li>Basic medical care experience.</li> <li>Crisis intervention techniques.</li> <li>Valid driver&rsquo;s license with a good driving record.</li> <li>Must have reliable/dependable transportation (no mileage/travel reimbursement).</li> <li>At all times dress in a manner that is functional, clean, and appropriate.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Physical Demands:</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Typical tools, equipment and materials utilized</strong>:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Typical office, recreational, and arts &amp; craft equipment is used in the performance of this position. Must be able to drive company vehicle.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Work Environment:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The work environment consists of office, school, residential, and community recreation/leisure activity settings.</li> </ul>