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JOB DESCRIPTION

ENHANCED COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER

Innovative Housing provides enhanced community support services to individuals and their families throughout the St. Clair County area. Support workers provide in~home and out~of~home support to individuals needing assistance in a variety of activities of daily living. The primary focus is to promote an individual’s independence and community integration.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Some college or Associates Degree in a mental health related field preferred.

2. Must be flexible and possess a variety of skills.

3. Physical health compatible with demands of the job and completion of a medical exam within two weeks preceding employment, including TB test and drug screen.

4. Three employment and/or character references.

5. Preferred qualifications for position: Lived experience with behavioral
health issues

BASIC SKILLS

1. The ability to work and communicate with mentally impaired individuals.

2. The ability to understand and carry out the individuals person centered plan of treatment.

3. The ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ENHANCED COMMUNITY SUPPORTS WORKER

1. Observing and documenting individual’s behavior and physical changes and
maintain necessary paper work.

2. Carry out recreational and rehabilitative activities with individuals.

3. Assist, support, and/or train individuals in activities of daily living (meal
preparation, laundry, bathing, shopping, money management, reminding
and/or observing of medication, socialization, transportation, leisure
choices,and household chores.

4. Transport individuals for support services and recreational activities.

5. Act as an advocate for the individual to ensure protection of individuals
rights.

6. Work closely with Community Mental Health Case holders.

7. Maintain ongoing communication with immediate supervisor.

8. Employee will be evaluated 4 months, 8 months, and every year after.

9. Innovative Housing embraces an employment environment that
promotes recovery and discovery, a person-centered approach to
treatment/services, and cultural competence. An employee in this
or any position is expected to support the employment environment.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM TECHNICIAN

QUALIFICATIONS

1.    A high school diploma or equivalent is required with some college
or Associates Degree in mental health related field preferred.

2.    Must be flexible and possess a variety of skills.

3.    Physical health compatible with demands of the job and
completion of a medical exam within two weeks preceding
employment, including TB test and drug screening.

4.    Three character references.

5.       Preferred qualifications for position: Lived experience with behavioral
health issues.

BASIC SKILLS

1.    The ability to establish and maintain effective working relation-
ships with other residential home staff.

2.    The ability to work and communicate with mentally handicapped
individuals.

3.    The ability to understand and carry out the treatment plan within
the context of a home program.

4.    The ability to work as part of a treatment team and accept super-
vision.

5.    The ability to develop a working knowledge of the policies of the
home.

6.    The ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE RESIDENCE

1.    Assists in planning and implementing individual treatment plans
through in-home programs.

2.    Observing and documenting residents behavior and physical
changes and maintaining daily logs, charts, etc.

3.    Carry out recreational and rehabilitative activities with clients.

4.    Assisting the home supervisor in running the house on a day-to-
day basis.

5.    Assist in planning and preparing meals.

6.     Assist in maintaining home in a clean, orderly fashion.

7.    Transport clients for support services and recreational activities.

8.    Act as advocate for the client to ensure protection of the client’s
rights.

9.    Participate in staff and clinical meetings as scheduled.

10.    Participate in all in-services.

11.    Administer and record prescribed medications for residents.

12.      Reports to the Group Home Supervisor.

13.      Innovative Housing embraces an employment environment that promotes
recovery and    discovery, a person-centered approach to treatment/services,
and cultural competence.  An employee in this or any position is expected to
support the employment environment.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.    A full-time employee is one who is hired full time with benefits and
working 40 hours per week.

2.    A part-time employee is one who is employed on regular basis and
works less than 30 hours a week.

3.    On-call employee is one who is used in emergencies, etc.

4.    Employee must meet minimal qualifications before hired.

5.    Employee will be evaluated after 4 months, 8 months,1 year, and yearly thereafter.

6.    All terms and conditions of employment will be read by the
employee and employee will sign a statement saying they have
read and understood these conditions.

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