Full Job Description
Direct Care Professional III provides an array of services which are necessary to service people and their families with needs related to disabilities, mental health or aging to live in community settings and provide companionship services of fellowship, care and protection. Supports are individually planned and tailored to meet the specific needs of the people we serve. This may include working at multiple homes, locations, and departments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate on the Mobile Crisis Team by implementing interventions to persons in crisis; under the supervision of the behavior specialist and lead LCSW
Maintain hyper-vigilance during shifts in order to provide redirection and other behavioral interventions to individuals in crisis;
Demonstrate and perform as an effective adult model for people we support;
Adhere to assigned schedule and report for duty for the hours assigned and implement planned schedule to include: activities, menu and appointments;
Implement ISP goals;
Maintain supervision of the people we support unless it is stated in the plan of care. This includes if the relief staff is tardy or absent;
Keep accurate daily documentation of activities (progress notes), fire/ disaster drills, behavior support plans, monitor and track targeted behaviors, medications, ISP tracking, as well as other documentation and enter into documentation system as required
Review medication administration reports for assigned homes and supervise individual with self-administered medications;
Assist in creating a physical environment that lends to progress including house cleaning and laundry;
Assist with the execution of ADLs
Communicate professionally and act respectfully with people we serve, support, their families, service providers, service monitors, coordinators and GCSS employees;
Participate in at least four trainings annually to remain knowledgeable on updated skills and techniques in the industry;
Assist with coordinating medical and dental appointments for individuals in the home, such as transportation etc.
Notify supervisor of incidents within 24 hours of occurrence
Complete incident reports and submit to administrative office as required;
Adhere to Georgia Community Support & Solutions policies concerning confidentiality of consumer information;
Adhere to Georgia Community Support & Solutions documentation standards for participant and provider records;
If applicable, monitor house funds, i.e. making funds available for recreational events, document individual spending of funds, collect receipts and follow GCSS administrative finance procedures and policies;
If applicable, develop weekly/monthly menu with individual assistance;
If applicable, monitor the vehicles assigned to the homes i.e., cleanliness, good repair, etc.;
Provide care for a total care individual;
Manage aggressive behaviors.
Other duties may be assigned.
High School Diploma and experience in the area of developmental disabilities, mental health, or aging, preferably with the focus being in community based programs. Knowledge of family systems, person centered programs and structures. Minimum of 3 years experience is required.