Self Determination Assistant - Genesee County - (1439)

Posted: 04/03/2022

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Reads, understands the Individual Service/Life Plan. Assists in providing data for the development of Individual Service/Life Plan, as requested.
  • Monitors the safety and security of each individual’s living/working/social environment as applicable.
  • Completes and maintains proper documentation and record keeping
  • Transport people we serve as required using personal vehicle.
  • Participates in all required and scheduled trainings and meetings.
  • Encourages and promotes individual’s independence and development of natural supports.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of self-management techniques.
  • Assists participants with monitoring personal appearance and hygiene. Will be required to assist with daily living skills as needed; i.e. assisting with toileting and/or changing depends, which may include lifting and transferring the people we serve.
  • Provide support in reading & writing and support and training in time management, mobility, and other community living skills.
  • Provide support, training and monitoring of individual’s household/environment as applicable to include assisting with the organization of belongings, the performance of household chores, assistance with food planning, preparation and storage, and other daily living skills.
  • Provides people we serve with consumer education, which may include planning and budgeting purchases, purchasing goods; training in comparison shopping, assistance with money management, which could include assisting with recording bank statements and the development of written spending plans; and monitoring payment of rent, utilities and other bills.
  • Assists in the identification, development and implementation of training opportunities and/or community based experiences and placements.
  • Assign daily jobs/activities to individuals served. Monitors and trains on completion of said tasks and ensures persons served demonstrate safe and proper use of equipment and supplies when applicable.
  • Has Emergency Care Worker status – provides essential services to individuals served during periods of emergency as deemed by local authorities.
  • Adheres to the Code of Conduct for Staff Members and Volunteers which is included in the Personnel Manual.
  • Conducts self in such a manner as to meet agency policies and standards at all times.
  • Performs any other duties as deemed necessary by Self Direction Manager, Director of Community Services, and Executive Director
  • Punctuality and attendance during scheduled work hours are essential functions of this position.
  • Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 40 pounds.
  • This position requires a valid NYS Drivers License with an acceptable driving record as determined by Arc GLOW. While driving an Agency vehicle or driving a personal vehicle on Agency business, all NYS laws and Agency policies pertaining to driving must be adhered to at all times.
  • If deemed necessary, must be able to become certified in Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP-R) and implement when needed.
 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with people with disabilities is preferred, but not required.
  • Valid NYS Drivers License with an acceptable driving record as determined by Arc GLOW.