- 13-Jul-2014 to 16-Jul-2014 (EST)
- Kilmarnock, VA, USA
- Full Time
The Front Line Supervisor (FLS) works with Direct Support Professionals, team members, and persons in services to ensure quality support to each person in making day-to-day choices that lead to greater independence and to participate in and contribute to community life. A successful FLS is an advocate for the person supported and seeks to understand the likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams of persons receiving services to support them as part of a team as they make choices and progress toward their goals. Position includes working weekends.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Person centered approach
• Promoting physical and emotional well-being
• Integrity and responsibility
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Solid written and verbal skills
• Basic computer skills
• Knowledge of community resources
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Unconventional schedules, including evenings, weekends, overnights and holidays
• Valid driver license, reliable vehicle, good driving record per organizational policy
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
• High School Diploma/GED at least three year's experience in the field of developmental disability residential services
• The employee must pass background checks, have the ability to achieve and maintain required training and certifications to include but not limited to Medication Management Certification, Medicaid Waiver, Standard First Aid, AED & CPR Certification; TOVA, and other trainings or certifications as required.
• The employee must have excellent communication skills, a supportive personality, and strong work ethic.
• Must have valid driver's license. MVR must meet insurance carrier standards.
• Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Acceptable TB test required.
• Functional reading and writing skills.
• Experience developing behavior building programs
• Bachelor's Degree in human services field (including, but not limited to: sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology
• Provide direct support to individuals with disabilities by assuring the following: relationships, spiritual activities, community involvement and integration, power and choice, health and safety, status, and competence. Implement person-centered plans to assist people in achieving their personal goals and meet their needs and desires.
• Assist in establishing routines that meet all individuals' needs and desires and to ensure compliance with licensing regulations, agency policies and practices and protection of individual rights. Ensure opportunities to access to the community are scheduled and staffed; provide transportation to activities as needed.
• Schedule cleaning and home maintenance activities to provide for the health and well-being of people served.
• Guide and monitor the work of DSPs and mentor them in their professional development. Ensure all required documentation is complete, accurate and professional; assist with information gathering to identify personal outcomes desired and effect of supports.
• Maintains and expands skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality supports and services.
• Ensure that all home, vehicle, and personal property maintenance needs are addressed in a timely manner.
• Schedule and attend as needed medical, health, and dental appointments to ensure best possible health and safety. Supervise the administration of medication without error.
• Ensure fiscal responsibility by protecting agency and individual funds from misuse. Complete all paperwork thoroughly, correctly and on a timely basis. Complete audits as required.
• Work assigned schedule and arrive to scheduled shift on time. Change work schedule as needed to meet individual and program needs. Assist program managers in preparing staff schedules, resolving schedule conflicts, and calling in off duty employees when needed.
• Assist the Program Manager in maintaining the appropriate staffing ratio through staff scheduling.
• Assist in the onboarding process of new employees through training and modeling.
• Assist the Program Manager in all areas of the support plan process.
• Participate and assist in the assessment and development of programs to enhance and increase each person's independence.
• Manage household and resident funds by accurately recording and tracking expenditures.
• Assist with required reports/documents are completed on time and complete documentation audits to ensure compliance in the areas of safety, transportation/vans, central files, daily communication logs.
Include the people served in maintaining adequate accessible food and supplies in the home.
• Input purchase orders and monthly attendance.
• Follows all Heart Havens policies and procedures.
• Completes other projects and duties as assigned.
• The work requires physical exertion and moving about including bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching and similar activities. Lifting objects required; typically, weight does not exceed 40 lbs. Occasional lifting of up to 80 lbs. required when transferring persons served. Snow shoveling may be required.
• Potential Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids: Job functions may include tasks with possibility of exposure to blood borne pathogens.
• Mental/Visual Demands: Mental and visual alertness, concentration and attention are required in working with persons served.
• Unavoidable Hazards/Risk: The work involves moderate risk requiring special safety precautions (exposure to blood or bodily fluids, aggressive behaviors, etc.). Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gloves, gowns or shields.
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