ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Teaches, models, and coaches activities of daily living (ADL) (e. g., personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation, money management, educational and vocational goal-setting, nutrition needs); monitors performance of ADL skills and provides therapeutic feedback.
- Teaches psychoeducation classes on recovery (e. g., medication side effects, ADL, communication skills, stress management strategies).
- Plans and facilitates community-based activities (e. g., medical appointments, grocery shopping, leisure/recreation/socialization); facilitates access to community resources (e. g., AA/NA meetings, school, job placement).
- Contributes to safe and therapeutic environment by practicing verbal de-escalation and, as authorized, other behavior management techniques.
- Serves as “ambassador” of CKY and its clients by integrating clients into the community and educating community members about people with disabilities and about CKY’s services and programming.
- Collaborates with community systems on behalf of individuals served (e. g., school, landlord, family, transportation provider, employer).
- Provides transportation (e. g., driving CKY van or personal vehicle), ensuring adherence to standard safety practices (e. g., driver certification, seat belts, child safety seats); teaches and facilitates use of public transportation systems.
- Provides personal care, as needed (e. g., personal hygiene, toileting, laundry, meal preparation, safe eating techniques).
- Administers First Aid and CPR, as needed.
- Supervises self-administered medication, depending on the specific clinical program’s protocols.
- Identifies assigned clients’ food and/or medication allergies and exercises reasonable care to avoid exposure to allergens.
- Communicates information relevant to care, treatment, and services, with other CKY staff members and, as authorized, with non-CKY providers, to ensure appropriate level and quality of care.
- May take responsibility for specific assignments within the program (e. g., food programs, admissions at Crisis Stabilization Unit).
- Documents services and care provided by timely completing various forms (e. g., attendance records, daily logs, shift/progress notes, incident reports, time reports in accordance with CKY and regulatory standards.
- Maintains confidentiality of protected health information, consistent with CKY procedures and state and federal law.
- Assist with discharge planning as needed.
- Provide support for additional training needs of direct support staff as needed.
- Attends and participates in all required staff and service planning meetings and trainings.
- High school diploma or GED.
- 18 years of age or older.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Proof of automobile liability insurance.
- Positive driving record.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to communicate with verbal and nonverbal individuals.
- Teaching skills.
- Ability to provide nurturing attention and care to individuals with disabilities.
- Patience and empathy.
- Maturity and judgment.
- One to two years’ relevant experience, working with individuals with disabilities
Job Location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
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