JOB PURPOSE: Provides a variety of rehabilitation services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ensures that services are provided in accordance with the Individual's Person Directed Plan (PDP), Individual Plan of Care (IPC) and implementation plan (IP). including: assisting individuals in acquiring, retaining, and improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in the community; providing individuals with age-appropriate activities that enhance self-esteem and maximize functional level; complementing any professional therapies listed in the IPC; reinforcing skills or lessons taught in school, therapy, or other settings; providing training and support activities that promote the individual's integration and participation in the community; providing assistance for an individual who cannot manage personal care needs as required; and providing transportation as necessary for the individual. This position may be required to carry a caseload and to document all services performed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED, six-month experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred. Experience in assisting with therapeutic activities preferred. Knowledge of word processing, and computer data entry and the ability to utilize various computer programs preferred.
DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE): N/A
DRIVING REQUIRED: Yes
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
•Good spelling and grammar skills.
•Ability to write progress notes according to standards, assessments, letters, various complex reports and miscellaneous other documents with acceptable spelling and grammar.
•Ability to input data into computer, make calculations, complete paperwork, produce reports.
•Ability to lift and carry 45 pounds or more, ability to perform repeated bending, walking, standing, kneeling, pushing, twisting, stooping and simple grasping.
•Must be able to drive on highways, in cities, day and night in inclement weather.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS (specify):
•May be required to interact with other consumers, referral sources, outside agencies, and family members to determine needs and actions to be taken.
•Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state.
•Liability insurance required if employee will operate personal vehicle on Center property or for Center business. Must be insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business.
•Must complete all training requirements in month in which they are due.
•May be required to provide on-call duties.
•Availability of a personal vehicle for business use may be required.
•Work will take place within office setting, community setting and within the homes of individuals
•Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test
•Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state