Current Openings:

ADULT PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR (OPEN)HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT (OPEN)PRESCHOOL TEACHER (OPEN)PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT (OPEN)DIRECT CARE STAFF (OPEN)
Position Summary:

FT Position as a Direct Service Staff working with adults with developmental disabilities in an occupational training program. Provide daily care, training and assessment. Assist individual in development of independent skills as well as personal care needs as required. Provide supervision and assistance during break and lunch periods. Case noting of daily activities.

Qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age possess a High School Diploma with two years' experience working with people with developmental disabilities. Requires the ability to work with persons with disabilities in a respectful manner. Basic computer skills required. Must undergo drug testing, Level one and Level two background screening and rescreening every five years. Valid Florida driver's license, safe driving record and proof of motor vehicle insurance.

DESCRIPTION:
Full Time

SUPERVISOR:
Health Care Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma and two years’ experience to job description
  • CPR, First Aid and 4 hour HIV training, Zero tolerance training
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Meet District standards for background screening
  • Drug screen requirements for Medicaid transportation

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with all Medical Directives, Health and Safety Standards, Abuse Laws, Children & Families Guidelines, Core Assurances, Delmarva Monitoring Requirements, The Haven’s agency and program policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare Benefits
  • Keep all required certifications and job requirements current
  • Maintain consumer confidentiality
  • Attend staff meetings and report consumer medical and health status
  • Adhere to 65G Law

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Develop a working knowledge of all Residents medical history.
  • Assist in the updating of Emergency Medical Information Forms annually.
  • Have over the counter drugs form approved by the individual’s physician annually.
  • Have over the diet order forms approved by the individual’s physician annually.
  • Obtain from the consumer and/or guardian annual permission to see routine medical care.
  • Coordinate and schedule medical appointments and treatment to include any follow up and document results on appropriate forms.
  • Complete the top portion of the Consultation & Referral Form and attach copy of current MAR. This is given to whomever is attending the appointment with the resident.
  • Assist with taking consumers to medical and other health related appointments as needed
  • If a follow-up visit was not scheduled, Schedule follow-up visit with physician or health care provider’s office.
  • Fax any medications ordered to the pharmacy, provide a copy for the HCC and for the house. Assist in adding new medications and/or treatments to the Medication Administration Record (MAR).
  • Document visits on the individual’s Therap records.
  • Ensure a paper copy of the visit is sent to the house to be filed in their house medical file.
  • Ensure paperwork is filed in correct resident’s medical files in the office.
  • Assist in emailing residential the result of any medical or health care provider visit and any resulting medication or treatment changes (This includes but is not limited to: Community Living Direct Care Staff and Adult Day Program Staff)
  • Ensure that vehicles are reserved for medical appointments.
  • Talk with appropriate staff before making appointments to obtain medical case notes to assist the consumer in relaying information to physicians or other health care providers
  • Assist the resident as necessary, in completing any required paperwork for physician or health care provider
  • Schedule and take consumers to medical and other health related appointments
  • Work with consumers in their home to ensure health and safety needs are met; i.e. diet, medical, physical therapy, etc.
  • Maintain Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and other insurance cards for consumers
  • If expenses are not covered by one of the above, obtain authorization for funding from the individual’s Support Coordinator before making appointments
  • Set-up medical file for all new placement and keep current
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with Support Coordinators, Physicians, Health Care Providers, Pharmacies, The Haven staff, family, guardians and others as necessary to provide quality medical and health service.
  • Provide Support Coordinator with individual medical information as it occurs and a summary of medical supports prior to Support Plan Meeting.
  • Schedule, organize and monitor podiatry care
  • Participate in In-Service Training and other training as appropriate and available
  • Participate in Outcome Measurement of the Residential Program
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree with a major in education, early childhood development or special education or an emphasis in family and child development or an associates degree in early childhood education and 5 years of experience
  • Florida teacher’s certificate required or eligibility for certification.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license, have a safe driving records and proof of motor vehicle insurance
Essential Job Functions
  • Comply with all Health and Safety Standards, Abuse laws, DCF guidelines and CHAC policies and procedures
  • Maintain student and program confidentiality
  • Comply with grant and contract standards, including training requirements
Major Duties
  • Monitor assistant teacher/aide/volunteer performance.
  • Assure of all required documentation for each child, including sign-in, attendance, body checks, and emergency medical cards.
  • Maintain written weekly lesson plans and classroom schedules according to developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Complete developmental assessments (Ages and Stages) and document developmental gains.
  • Complete case notes daily on each child with a Family Support Plan or IEP.
  • Write student goals and progress reports.
  • Maintain parent contact, including daily notes and verbal contact at least monthly
  • Conduct parent-teacher conference twice a year
  • Promote developmentally appropriate skills and behavior
  • Assist children with toileting
  • Assure that classroom is maintained in a clean manner, including sanitizing toys, shelves, etc., cleaning floor and doing laundry daily
  • Assist with transition of children to a new room
  • Assure that accident, behavior and incident reports are completed as necessary
  • Coordinate and implement therapy goals with appropriate specialists
  • Perform other duties as requested by program director
  • Assume management responsibilities pertaining to their classroom in the absence of the program director
Physical Limitations

Must be able to lift and transfer objects and/or children weighing up to or over 50 pounds

Job description:

  • Monitoring children
  • Assuring of all required documentation for each child, including sign-in, attendance, body checks.
  • Implementing written weekly lesson plans and classroom schedules (creative curriculum) according to developmentally appropriate practices
  • Completing developmental assessments (Ages and Stages) and documenting development progress for goals and objectives for ach child
  • Children with toileting
  • Transition of children to a new room
  • Coordinating and implementing therapy goals with appropriate specialists.
  • Promote developmentally appropriate skills and behavior under the direction of the teacher.
  • Assure that classroom is maintained in a clean manner, including sanitizing toys, shelves, etc., cleaning floors and doing laundry daily.

Physical Limitations: Must be able to lift and transfer objects and/or children weighing up to or over 50 lbs.

Qualifications:

  • Prefer someone with a CDA or CDS certification, early childhood or special needs.
  • Behavior Modification Training
  • 40 Hours Childcare State Mandated Training preferred, but not required for hire. Must be able to acquire the training within 90 days of hire.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license, have a safe driving record and proof of motor vehicle insurance

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: High school or equivalent

Required experience: minimum preschool experience: 1 year

Required license or certification: Driver's License

Position Summary:

Direct Care Staff weekend daytime shift Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-8pm is available in one of our Group Homes working with developmentally disabled adults.  Responsible for assisting individuals in their daily life skills, i.e. planning and carrying out daily chores as well as social and community activities; working together as a team to include events for families and friends. Provide supervision of clients at all times including community inclusion. Create a congenial and homelike atmosphere within the community residence.

Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma and one year of experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting or in working with persons who have a developmental disability. College vocational or technical training equal to 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or 720 classroom hours can substitute for the required experience. Level two background screening and rescreening every five years. Basic computer skills required. Valid Florida driver’s license, safe driving record and proof of motor vehicle insurance.

Contact Information:

Christine Crawford
Director of Residential Services

941-355-8808 x264

941-359-8520 (Fax)

ccrawford@communityhaven.org