Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc.

Community Networking Paraprofessional

3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-6205
Type
Regular Part-Time
Davidson County
Shift
2nd Shift
Category
Direct Care
Min
USD $12.00/Hr.

Overview

Make a difference in someone’s life.  Work one on one with a person with I/DD helping them to reach goals developed for individual needs to assist them to become as independent as possible.  You could be working with them in a private home or a location in the community.

 

This position would require working every other Saturday for 3 hours and one Friday evening per month. Please note that hours are subject to change without notice. 

Responsibilities

1.    To receive, read, and be familiar with the Employee Handbook regards personnel Policies and Procedures for the agency.

 

2.    Required knowledge, skills, abilities, and specific consumer competencies:  Knowledge of basic principles of I/DD, ability to work with persons who may be different from me in areas of ability, age, economic status, socially, etc; 

empathy and understanding of consumer problems and ability to respond to these problems; ability to determine consumer needs; ability to engage with and build a rapport with the person served.

 

3.    Become familiar with and implement the individual’s habilitation plan-the Individual Support Plan to address the individual’s identified goals according to the service definition.

 

4.    Document the service provided in progress notes.  The basic data included in these notes will include observations, consumer participation, and progress, behavior changes, or any pertinent  information relating to the consumerAll documentation must be completed on the day the service is provided and completed in BLACK INK only.   Use of “white-out” is not acceptable.

 

5.    Adhere to company policy that prohibits taking a person supported to a private residence without written approval of administration or leaving consumer unattended in a vehicle or any other public place.

 

6.    Submit all required documentation by the deadlines specified by the Supervisor.

 

7.     Obtain and keep current all training required by the agency, according to the service provided and according to the individual’s needs.  Understand that failure to renew training by date due will result in immediate removal from schedule until training is brought up-to-date.

 

8.    Attend all mandatory staff meetings and consumer conferences or give advance notice to Supervisor as to reason(s) for inability to attend.

 

9.    Receive supervision from Supervisor/Qualified Professional (QP) or Supervisor/Associate Professionals (AP) grandfathered in as of waiver implementation of 3/31/12 at least quarterly and as needed either face-to-face, via phone, or group staff meetings.

 

10.  All paraprofessionals or associate professionals will be supervised by a Qualified Professional in accordance with G.S. NCAC 27 G .0204.  

 

11.   Work only authorized hours unless specifically approved in advance by Supervisor/Administrator.

 

12.   Report changes in person’s condition, family situation, or needs to the Supervisor.  

 

13.   Report any allegation of consumer abuse, neglect, or exploitation of consumer to Supervisor to be investigated and an incident report to be completed, along with a report to the local DSS.

 

14.   Report any destruction or theft of agency property to Supervisor.

       

15.   Report any possible fraud against the consumer or agency to the Supervisor to be investigated.

 

16.   Perform other duties as required by circumstances.

 

Qualifications

Must be at least 21 years old with High School Diploma or high school

equivalency (GED) and able to read, write, understand, and follow directions. Must meet the definition for paraprofessional or associate professional as in 10A NCAC 27G .0104(15).  Must have no substantiated findings on the NC Health Care Abuse Registry and not be listed on the HHS/OIG List of Excluded Individual/Entities.  SBI and DMV records must meet the requirements of LME/MCO contracts. General requirements if position requires transporting consumer: All employees must have a valid driver’s license and 3 full years of driving experience, no DWI on their driving record for at least the past 7 years, a safe driving record, and an acceptable level of automobile liability insurance. 

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