STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE:
The Habilitation Specialist is responsible for the supervision, program implementation, and documentation for a variety of individual daily routines and personal daily living needs for their assigned children. The Habilitation Specialist shall assist in the development and implementation of individual program plans and shall participate as an interdisciplinary team member for their assigned youth. The Habilitation Specialist shall promptly report any behavioral and/or medical changes in their assigned youth and shall be responsible for promptly reporting any necessary repairs or safety concerns that they observe. The Habilitation Specialist shall ensure that youth are safe; that youth achieve maximum levels of independence in self-help, independent living, social skills; and that youth enjoy programs, services, and activities.
Carries out individual youth programs ensuring that youth are engaged in programs and activities which support the goals of the youths Individual Support and Service Plan
Actively participates with youth in all scheduled activities.
Consistently assists youth in the area of self-help skills, (Eating, dressing, toileting, feeding communication etc.).
Willingly accompanies youth on off campus field trips.
Engages youth in activities as defined/listed in the youth’s activity schedule.
Documents necessary and/or requested information on a daily basis that would include but not be limited to: log notes, behavioral data sheets, program data, incident or general event reports, etc.
Read and submit T-logs of youth in home.
Document Medication passes on EMARS in Therap.
Follows safe lifting practices in lifting and moving youth who are in a wheelchair or who need special assistance.
Recognizes behavioral signs if illness, pain, injury, discomfort or any deviation from the normal behavior and promptly reports those deviations to the appropriate person.
Assumes responsibility for completing support service tasks (i.e., general housekeeping) as assigned.
Assumes responsibility as a mandated reporter concerning incidents of purported abuse/neglect of youth, as outlined in the Agency Policies/Procedures.
Models appropriate behavior and dress for youth (manner of speech, dresses appropriately, etc.
Attends required training.
Assumes responsibility for assuring compliance of youth rights and program delivery as defined in the Illinois Department of Mental Health Code and the Confidentiality Act, as well as the Child Care Act of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Attends meetings pertaining to youth, (staffings, pre-clinics and team meetings).
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Must be 21 years of age.
Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.
Successful background clearance, physical and drug/alcohol screening
Lift, push, pull and/ or carry 50 pounds.
Ability to stand, walk, grasp, reach, stoop, crouch, crawl and run
Must pass the physical agility test at the time of hire
A valid Illinois driver's license and qualify as a DCFS licensed driver