Position Summary: Responsible for direct care and rehabilitative services to single and/or groups of persons served within the facility, “clubhouse model”, community training sites and/or community employment sites as outlined on Person-Centered Plan. Work is performed according to Johnston County Industries (JCI) policies and standards dictated by Innovations Waiver, Medicaid, Mental Health and other required standards. The employee shall meet required credentialing qualifications, training, service provision, documentation and professional expectations. Work hours vary according to the needs of the person(s) served and may consist of 10 – 40 hours per week. Competency shall be demonstrated based upon JCI philosophy of service provisions, Mental Health and Innovations Waiver regulations. The position is supervised by a Qualified Professional (QP).
Essential Functions: Reviews persons served information and Person-Centered Plan/Individual Support Plan to understand needs, limitations, strengths, and goals. Provides direct supervision of person(s) served in rehabilitation services based on the individual’s plan. Follows Person-Centered Plan/Individual Support Plan to aid in the development of leisure time, interest and activities, therapeutic mentoring, job development, vocational training and behavior and anger management skill training as needed. Provides one-on-one training and job coaching to person(s) placed in job settings to acclimate individual(s) to the work environment. Maintains current documentation of required qualifications and certifications for employment as outlined by program guidelines. Provides information to assist with the coordination of services with other professionals, guardians, family members, etc. as allowed by confidentiality guidelines. Completes documentation on person(s) served progress and reports information to immediate supervisor. Integrates individual needs with the needs of others and environment (JCI, job, community employment settings, community) as needed. Performs community-based employment checks with person(s) served, families and employers to ensure employment success as needed. Provides delivery of skill-building activities such as daily and community living skills, socialization, employment, adaptation, symptoms monitoring and management skills in areas identified. Provides wellness education and direct interventions to assist in achieving rehabilitative and vocational goals. Implements behavior management as related to the individual plan. Actively participates in the development of the Person-Centered Plan/Individual Support Plan. Provides transportation for the person(s) served as required. Complete in-service and external training as required.
Non-Essential Functions: All other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to recognize and use effective instruction methods and available resources. Ability to competently complete required training and execute methods of intervention. Ability to communicate in oral and written form. General knowledge of mental illness and developmental disabilities. Ability to assist person(s) served in achieving and maintaining rehabilitative, vocational and recovery goals. Ability to observe and assess the person(s) served in order to contribute to the treatment plan. Ability to be perceptive of needs and suggest methods to meet those needs. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other team members, agencies, and business representatives. Ability to relate positively to persons with disabilities, co-workers and community agencies. Ability to maintain credentialing documentation as required. Knowledge of available community resources. Insurable and valid NC driver’s license.
Education & Experience:
Required: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience working in the Human Services field with persons barriers to employment and community integration.
Required Certification/License: NCI (Part A &B) and First Aid/CPR/AED, NC Driver’s License
Occupational Demands: Requires lifting up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds intermittently, and ability to bend stoop and push/pull. Based on the need, assignments may require physical needs beyond those listed above due to the individuality of person(s) served. Work conditions may be inside or outside in inclement weather with a high degree of noise level and frequent distractions. Work hours are flexible and may require nights and weekends depending on the needs of the person(s) served. Specific physical demands will be reviewed with each applicant and accommodations provided that do not pose a threat to the health or safety of the person served/staff. Demonstrates the ability to work cohesively with individuals with barriers. Ability to separate pressures of work and home.