Day Service Specialist
Day Service Specialist
Department: Adult Day Services
Location: Evansville, IN
New rates starting at $15.00/hr!
Are you looking for a career that will allow you to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities? No weekends, evenings, or holidays!
The Arc of Evansville is currently seeking a Day Service Specialist that will assist in providing community integration, self-care, and active treatment to individuals served with disabilities.
Benefits of working for The Arc:
- 15 days of paid time off annually
- 8 paid holidays!
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Immediate access to a no-cost medical clinic, which includes FREE medical care, lab work, and generic medications.
- Ensures that all individuals served are continually engaged in learning activities including, but not limited to, independence, social skills, health & safety, etc., during programming hours.
- Solicits input in developing daily plans for classroom activities. Submits plans weekly to supervisor for approval.
- Solicits input from persons served in developing routine community outings that are goal driven.
- Proficient in computer programs routinely used.
- Successfully complete medication administration training and administers medication per agency policy, as assigned and under the direction of the Program Coordinator and/or Manager of Day Services for Adults
- Serves as an effective role model for individuals served and other staff by displaying positive interactions with others, an excellent work ethic, and upholding the mission of The Arc of Evansville.
- Completes all documentation on a timely basis, as related to the provision of services. Assures that documentation is thorough, accurate, and legible, meeting state and Medicaid Waiver requirements.
- Assists individuals with personal care needs, in a manner that promotes dignity and respect.
- Reviews the individual’s file and participates in centered training, becoming fully acquainted with his/her strengths, needs, and preferences, and utilizing this information to develop individual training approaches.
- Maintains an awareness of, and ability to quickly access, pertinent information relating to an individual, including, but not limited to; emergency contacts, medical orders, visitation allowance, hospital preference, allergies, re-enforcers, behavior support strategies, goals, current medications, and possible side effects, to provide the support needs of each individual.
- Monitors the safety of individuals served and immediately reports and documents injuries, accidents, and incidents following appropriate procedures.
- Adheres to HIPAA regulations regarding the privacy and confidentiality of individuals served, their families, and staff.
- Participates professionally and actively in meetings regarding individuals served, staff meetings, and training; i.e. positively offering suggestions, and respectfully providing input.
- Assists effectively in crisis intervention, following MANDT-approved techniques.
- Maintains appropriate relationships with individuals served, families, and providers, i.e. maintaining appropriate professional boundaries, and treating them with respect and dignity.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must have a valid operator’s license to drive Agency vehicles in the community.
- Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record, i.e., less than 3 moving violations within 3 years.
- Good computer, oral, and written communication skills.
- The ability to maintain a positive relationship with individuals served, community organizations, family members, co-workers, and other support service providers.
- Completes training as required by agency and funding sources.
- Maintains certification for First Aid and CPR.
- Completion of crisis intervention Mandt training upon hire.
- Ability to work daily with clients who exhibit potentially aggressive behavior.
- Performs with a minimum of supervision. Uses correct judgment, initiative, and flexibility to meet job requirements.
- Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
- Ability to regularly lift and move 50 pounds.
- Requires the ability to hear, see, talk, read and write on a constant basis.
- Regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands/arms and talk or hear.
- Must be able to work in a variety of agency and community settings which may require sitting, standing, and stooping for extended periods.
- May be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, as well as inclement weather, while in the community.
If interested, text FTDSS at (812) 358-7507!
APPLY NOW: Apply for a job at The Arc of Evansville (clearcompany.com)
Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : High School
Experience Level : Entry Level
Job Function : General