Job Description & How to Apply Below
The Specialized Mentor of Community Supports is responsible for leading a group of individuals served in participating in the specialized community supports program.
Essential Functions: Include the following, other duties may be assigned
Develops daily activity planning with individuals served and supervisor.
Transports individuals to and from community sites, and coordinates learning to access transportation independently.
Facilitates development of positive relationships between individuals and community members.
Maintains and submits accurate and timely records and reports to a variety of destinations, including but not limited to: incidents and daily progress.
Helps individuals be part of the community through valued roles and relationships and assists individuals with transitions that occur in community life.
Respects cultural differences and provides services and supports that fit with individual’s preferences.
Links individuals to community resources through mentoring and volunteer work experiences, and facilitates learning how to independently access community resources.
Builds trust and productive relationships with the individuals served, co-workers and others through respectful and clear verbal and written communication.
Uses person-centered-practices, assisting individuals to make choices and plan goals, and provides services to help individuals achieve their goals.
Monitors the individuals served physical and emotional health, gathers information about the individuals and communicates observations to guide services through verbal and written documentation.
Implements OT/PT, and behavior plans as directed by the person-centered-plan and treatment team.
Assists individuals in building skills to be more independent with personal care needs.
Identifies risk and behaviors that can lead to a crisis, and uses effective strategies to prevent or intervene in the crisis in collaboration with others.
Facilitates individuals learning their own behaviors that can lead to a crisis and strategies to manage those independently.
Helps individuals manage risk and helps them recognize how to stay safe on their own.
Maintains individual’s confidentiality and respects the individual’s rights.
Provides advocacy and empowers and assists individuals to advocate for themselves.
Practices wellness initiatives with individuals.
Helps individuals to become more independent in managing tasks that are necessary on a day-to-day basis to pursue an independent community based lifestyle.
Establishes relationships with community resource agencies and informs the community of the benefits of their involvement with individuals with a disability.
Facilitates and encourages strong peer-group support as a primary and ideal support.
Responds to health risks or any hazardous condition(s) and communicate using the agency hierarchy any potential health risk, hazardous or unsafe condition(s).
Attends meetings, seminars, trainings, etc. as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in a human services or physical health related field and at least one year experience working with individuals with development disabilities, or equivalent combination of skills and experience.
Ability to communicate in person, on the telephone, and in written form, represent MOKA at meetings and convey information.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Must possess the ability to problem solve and make decisions in a variety of situations and direct others effectively in carrying out those determinations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic knowledge Microsoft Windows Office Suite programs, and the ability to learn to utilize an Electronic Health Record to enter service documentation.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid MI Driver's license.
Must possess the ability to work independently and work cooperatively as part of a team.
Must possess the ability to think creatively when reviewing existing procedures and proposing improvements as well as the ability to develop and implement creative strategies.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee is required to exert 50-120 pounds of force occasionally, (when lifting an individual served in cooperation with at least one other employee), or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10-20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or assist clients. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to outside weather conditions.
Position RequirementsLess than 1 Year work experience
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