JOB TITLE: ENGAGEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY PROFESSIONAL
provide care, supervision, support and guidance of all assigned
consumers to ensure a safe, healthy, secure and pleasant environment,
which promotes and reinforces consumer growth and development.
assist in the development and implementation of the Individual Program
Plans and to document consumer progress.
support consumers in their growth towards greater independence in
self-care, daily living skills, socialization and community living.
for the engaging of opportunity in all area of their lives. This will be done using focused strategies
the help in all domains of the person’s life.
direct supervision from the Residence Manager/Team Leader.
high school Degree or General Equivalency Diploma, one year of experience
working with persons with mental retardation and at least 18 years of age.
communication skills, both oral and written.
to work independently as well as part of a team.
the ability to lift,(minimum 50 lbs.) carry, fold, kneel, reach, stack,
stoop, and bend which may require direct contact with consumers.
manual dexterity and fine motor skills.
possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers’ license and an acceptable driving
the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to effectively
complete paperwork and communicate with co-workers, supervisory personnel,
family and outside professionals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plan or Plan
and assists the consumers in the completion of their household chores,
personal care, meal preparation, shopping, social and recreational
activities, medical appointments, and associated transportation services
files and maintains all required documentation which includes daily logs,
incident reports, medication logs, consumer and household petty cash logs,
and other related forms as directed by the supervisor.
fire drills at least monthly and completes necessary documentation.
residence, vehicle, and equipment in a safe, functional, and secure manner
conductive to the consumer’s physical well being.
the consumers in the expression and fulfillment of their needs by being
familiar with, and following the community life plan for each consumer.
crisis intervention strategies as prescribed in agency policies and
procedures for handling emergency situations.
in accordance with agency policies and procedures for handling emergency
as a team member in supervisor, staff and team meetings.
the purpose of adaptive equipment; makes recommendations as to adaptive
equipment that would allow consumer to be more independent and functional;
insures adaptive equipment is available and used by the consumer.
and/or administers the taking of medication in accordance with the
regulations and policies and procedures of the agency governing medication
professional development sessions monthly and maintains required
certifications in compliance with the State 6400 Regulations.
relationships with consumers, visitors, families, team members, staff and
neighbors by responding to inquiries with tact and sensitivity. Demonstrates a courteous, cooperative
attitude while maintaining strict standards of confidentiality and
the overall safety of the consumers by maintaining a hazard free
environment and avoiding potentially dangerous situations.
that all necessary food and other household items are in ample supply and
are stored properly.
and initiates a variety of social and recreational activities for the
consumers and supports consumers in their involvement in these activities.
to work, meetings and appointments in a punctual manner prepared to
and Team Effectiveness: Works
effectively with others towards a common goal. Establishes and sustains a positive
impact on people. Actively and
positively contributes to morale and teamwork.
and Adaptability: Adjusts behavior,
style or schedule as situations change.
Handles multiple tasks.
- Independence: Performs work assignments with minimum
need for supervision and guidance.
Interest and Motivation: Originates
actions and actively influences events.
Offers suggestions without waiting to be asked. Anticipates and responds to others’
needs promptly and courteously.
expresses self. Listens
attentively. Creates a climate of
open communication. Respects
confidentiality and privacy. Treats
people with dignity and respect. Takes into consideration the needs and
position of others.
Support: Keeps supervisor well
informed of status of assignments. Responds to requests and leadership of
supervisor. Helps supervisor get
support for departmental goals and plans.
Productivity, and Time Management:
Demonstrates ability to set goals, assign priorities, anticipate
problems, establish limits, and achieve results. Completes multiple tasks with
timeliness. Schedules and uses time
efficiently. Achieves quality
and follows all agency policies and procedures as well as complying with
all applicable State regulations.
other duties and responsibilities related to the overall increase in
quality of the program and the way it operates.