Community Living Specialist
Company: ADP Ventures
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 23, 2020
The Community Living Specialist works cooperatively with the
program staff in providing consistent programming and behavioral
interventions. Provides direct support and actively involves
clients in programming as outlined in the personal plan. Ensures
clients are safe and healthy. Duties: Provides overall care and
services, which may include bathing, personal hygiene, dressing,
cooking, cleaning, and laundry, for people living at the homes. May
encounter occasional aggressive behaviors. Responsible for
implementing and having a clear understanding of clients' support
needs by reviewing each client's plan in detail with management.
Implements plan outcomes and objectives as outlined in
methodologies. Documents activities accurately and professionally
in behavioral data charts, task analysis, daily logs, staff
communication log, and provide information regarding community
events as needed. Provides education and support to clients in
completing daily hygiene, eating well balanced meals and snacks,
and overall upkeep of the home. Provides education and support to
clients regarding health issues, medications, and side effects.
Administers medications and medical care according to physicians'
orders and communicates any changes in functioning, health status
or behavior to team and Supervisor. Accompanies clients to medical
appointments, communicates physician's orders to team, and
completes necessary documentation. Provides education and support
to clients to expand leisure interests and social opportunities, to
increase affiliation in their community, and to make friends.
Provides support to clients in communicating regularly with their
friends, family, physicians and other providers, and records
communication of all contacts (parent, family, school, physician,
etc.) and visits to the home. Transports clients to day
programming, school, or within their community in personal vehicle.
A successful candidate will possess: Good communication skills,
both orally and written. The desire to provide direct support to
clients with developmental disabilities in their home and as part
of a team. Motivation, initiative, and independence to work without
direct supervision. Must be flexible, reliable, and dependable and
embrace change. Qualifications: Education: High school diploma or
GED required. College credit in human service or related field
preferred. E xperience: Some experience in providing direct support
to clients with autism, developmental disabilities, or behavior
disorders preferred. Specific Skills: Must maintain a safe driving
record and valid driver's license. Must have clean, reliable,
working vehicle with enough fuel to meet clients' transportation
needs. Must have the ability to do basic math. Other: Must be
available to work some weekdays, weekends, and evening shifts. For
all full time positions, permanent schedule must include at least
one weekend shift.
Keywords: ADP Ventures, St. Louis , Community Living Specialist, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri
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