Therapeutic Program Worker

State of Ohio Jobs - Mount Vernon, OH3.9

30+ days agoPart-time$16 an hour
Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Knox County
Work Locations: Mount Vernon Development Ctr 1250 Vernonview Dr Mount Vernon 43050
Organization: DODD - Mt. Vernon Developmental Center
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Part-time
Work Hours: 2:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Compensation: 16.43
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Job Function: Developmental Disabilities

Therapeutic Program Worker (18000057)

Job Duties

Provides active treatment and skill training according to each Individual Program Plan (IPP) to assist Individuals to function independently in self-help &/or daily-living skills (e.g. eating, bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, oral hygiene, dressing, grooming, communication, money management, etiquette, social skills); participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Program Plan Team in the development, implementation, evaluation & modification of individual’s Individual Program Plans (IPP’s); institutes appropriate behavioral intervention for unacceptable behavior as defined by approved behavioral plans; provides level of supervision as determined by Individuals’ IPP; attends team meetings/staffings (Annuals and Specials) for assigned individual's, serving as direct care representative; recommends changes in individual program plans as behavior shows progress or regression in relation to treatment plan &/or delivery of services to individuals; assists with planning & implementing therapeutic leisure-time activities, including community trips (e.g. shopping, movies, out to eat, hair cut appointments, grocery shopping, banking); facilitates & participates in on-grounds activities with individuals (e.g. gymnasium, pool, Bean Scene, activity room, pavilion, People Mover); operates a motor vehicle to transport individuals to activities on & off grounds (e.g. educational, recreational or occupational reasons); drives to local and out-of-town medical appointments [e.g. KCH, Ohio State Medical Center Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic]; shops for, or with, the individual for clothing &/or personal belongings; performs light housekeeping duties in individual’s living area; completes required documentation (e.g. daily charting, monthly progress summaries, yearly assessments, clothing inventories, sleep charts); observes for and reports reaction to medication & any unusual incidents; keeps self updated on Center’s policies and procedures; attends meetings, training, and in-service programs as applicable [e.g., Individual rights, Ethics, HIPPA, MUI, first aid, fire safety, CPR, Positive Behavioral Support Methods]); Maintains a positive learning environment by providing positive reinforcement, encouragement and promoting an atmosphere of choice and self-management. Communicates with the individuals in a manner indicative of a relaxed atmosphere and interacts with them in a positive, constructive manner; trains the individuals to serve themselves & assist in pre and post meal set up; assures access to personal possessions & assures individuals are dressed appropriately; accompanies & trains individuals in programs on & off-unit as described in the individual’s IPP; operates equipment necessary to teach individual's activities prescribed on IPP (e.g., washer, dryer, dishwasher, sweeper, kitchen appliances); assists in the maintenance of a clean & sanitary living environment by assisting & teaching/instructing individuals how to mop floors, wash windows, dust furniture, complete personal laundry. Mentors new employees; participates in group projects as requested; assists nursing by obtaining vital signs as necessary, completes treatments (e.g. applies ointments/lotions); completes other related duties as assigned. Mandatory Overtime is required of this position.


Formal education in arithmetic that includes addition & subtraction & in reading, writing & speaking common English vocabulary. In Department of Developmental Disabilities, must also possess a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalence pursuant to Chapter 5123:2-3-01(F) (1) (c).

For positions that require operation of motor vehicle to transport consumers to recreational, educational &/or occupational activities, a valid driver’s license is required.

To be able to lift 50-100 lbs.

  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Knowledge of J.C.A.H. (i.e., Joint Council for Accreditation of Hospitals) standards for resident care or ICF/IID (i.e., Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities) standards for resident care & Resident Review & Licensing Regulations*. Skill in operation of motor vehicle; direct care procedures (e.g., taking of vital signs, rendering of tub baths, appropriate lifting & positioning procedures, first aid). Ability to deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; maintain accurate records; cooperate with co-workers; develop good rapport with residents &/or patients; demonstrate physical strength to lift 50-100 lbs.; read short sentences with concrete vocabulary.

(*)Developed after employment.

Must be available for mandatory overtime

Background Check Information

Civil Service applicants are subject to criminal background checks and drug testing.