JOB PURPOSE: In-home respite is provided
on a short-term basis because of the absence of, or need for relief for, the
legal authorized representative (LAR) or other primary caregiver of a Waiver
participant. This service is intended as a one-to-one respite service for a
single Waiver participant during a specific time period. In-Home Respite is
done inside of the participant's home or the home of a relative.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Must be 18 years of age with
a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. One year's documented experience
working with individuals with mental illness issues is required.
DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF
DRIVING REQUIRED: Yes
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
spelling and grammar skills.
to write progress notes according to standards, assessments, brief mental
status exams, memos, letters, various complex reports and miscellaneous other
documents with acceptable spelling and grammar.
- skilled in the use of technology with Microsoft Office and all Google
to input data into computer, make calculations, complete paperwork, produce
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS (specify):
be required to interact with other consumers, referral sources, outside agencies,
and family members to determine needs and actions to be taken.
State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be
currently licensed in that state.
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.
complete all training requirements in month in which they are due.
be required to provide on-call duties.
of a personal vehicle for business use may be required.
will take place within office setting, community setting and within the homes
of clients, which may include shelters and temporary housing.
submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test
successfully pass all background screens as required by the state
be physically able to conduct home visits to include walking on uneven
surfaces, climbing stairs, and standing for long periods of time if required.
have a current Texas driver's license;
have a criminal history and background check. [See CRIMINAL HISTORY AND
BACKGROUND CHECK, policy 2300.1 of the Texas Health and Human Services Yes
be a relative of the participant other than the parents, spouse, legal
guardian, or LAR;
Safety and Environmental Health checklist must be completed prior to providing
Essential Tasks & Standards(For all employees, specific to their position;
8-10 position specific tasks)
direct care services to individuals diagnosed with SED.
with Wraparound plan requirements.
to the MH unit's accurate and timely submission of encounter data.
effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
participant in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self
short term reprieve for families of waiver participants.
Work Behaviors &
Standards (For all employees)
work regularly and punctually in order to provide reliable and consistent
coverage in area of responsibility.
Arrives at designated time and departs according to schedule. Maintains a willingness to adjust schedule to
meet the needs of the situation. Makes
every attempt to pre-schedule absences and provide dependable coverage and
service. Complies with Center policies
regarding leave usage, absenteeism, and tardiness.
with person served in an emotionally supportive and/or therapeutic manner in
order to provide an environment of caring, dignity, and respect.
harmoniously with fellow employees, supervisors, family, and friends of persons
served, and the public in order to create an environment of caring, dignity and
respect, and that allows for the accomplishment of the Center's mission.
work time effectively to insure that all assignments are completed in a
thorough and timely manner.
by all Center policies and procedures regarding training objectives and
requirements including those that relate to safety and infectious disease
control. Will keep all Staff Development mandatory trainings current.
to Center policies and procedures and all applicable requirements and
regulations of HHSC, CMS, Texas Administrative Code, CARF, relevant contracts
and all other applicable regulatory bodies.
confidentiality regarding consumers, records, personnel, and other sensitive
and confidential information in order to comply with Center, state, and federal
all aspects of employment in accordance with Center's Compliance Program.