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Direct Support Community Services Counselor

Company: Lifetime Assistance
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Rochester, NY, USA Commensurate with experience. Full TimeResponsibilitiesProvides services to individuals with development disabilities in the Community Habilitation Program. Apply the principles of self-direction and Person Centered Planning; Assist individuals in exploring their community and using community resources; Assist individuals in participating in activities of their choice; Work with individuals with developmental disabilities and receive training and instruction from the individuals who are co-managing their services; Provide all services as outlined in the Staff Action Plan; Provide support, education and life skills training to individuals receiving services in the program; Assist individuals in living independently in the community; Educate individuals with developmental disabilities on the importance of attending and following up on all medical appointments pertaining to health and safety; Train individuals with developmental disabilities on identifying any type of abuse and resources to seek help if they are endangered; Assist individuals with developmental disabilities with obtaining alternative housing when necessary; Assist individuals with developmental disabilities in maintaining a safe home environment; Maintain contact with the service providers involved with all assigned individuals with developmental disabilities; Conduct weekly in home visits as specified in the Life Plan and Staff Action Plans; Accurately complete monthly summaries and daily documentation and submit by the deadline as specified by the Community Services Department; Complete all monthly units of service as indicated in the Life Plans per assigned caseload; Complete and submit accurate weekly and monthly billing documentation and all necessary paperwork as specified by OPWDD and Lifetime Assistance. Must have a valid New York State Driver's License, a reliable and properly insured vehicle to transport service recipients as required.Qualifications:High School Diploma or equivalency required. Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the abilities and knowledge for successful performance will be considered. Must possess the ability to: read, analyze and interpret policies, procedure and regulations; write reports, business correspondence; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of individuals, their families, employees, other service providers and the general public; define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; interpret extensive instructions and deal with a variety of complicated options. While performing the responsibilities of the DSP Community Hab Counselor, the employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers to handle or feel and to manipulate keys and a keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with arms and hands. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. May be required to lift up to 35 pounds. Must successfully complete all required training including but not limited to First Aid/CPR, SCIP (Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention) and Medication Administration. Must be able to lift, move and transfer up to 35 pounds. Subject to background checks including but not limited to being fingerprinted/criminal history record check, NYS Child Abuse Registry, OPWDD Staff Exclusion List and Mental Health Law 16.34. Must meet LAI Vehicle Operator Requirements.SalaryCommensurate with experience.LocationRochester, NY - Community HabilitationHoursBoth full-time & part-time availableScheduleSchedule is TBDPI183097509

Keywords: Lifetime Assistance, Rochester , Direct Support Community Services Counselor, Other , Rochester, New York

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