Venture Community Services

Residential Shift Supervisor

US-MA-Spencer
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-1793
Type
Regular Full-Time
Schedule
Sun 9am-9pm, Wed 1-11pm, Thur 12-9pm, Fri 2-11pm
Category
Direct Support Professional

Overview

This is a full-time position in an adult residential setting. The Residential Shift Supervisor is responsible for providing support and supervision and the day to day programing for the adults in our care. Essential skills include empathy, compassion, teamwork, striving for excellence, willingness to learn, and a desire for a challenging growth opportunity. A key component of this position is to assist residents in their physical, emotional, social, and vocational development; promoting their increased independence, and engaging them to connect with their family and community.

 

The Shift Supervisor reports to the Residential Transition House Manager. This position will be compensated on an hourly basis.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Development and implementation of ISP's, behavior plans and assessments to insure individual input, relevance to program goals, feasibility and capabilities of individuals. To include participation in creating, developing and implementing behavior plans.
  • Develops and maintains a program structure that supports community integration, purposeful activity engagement and recreation, etc.
  • Foster and support employment interest of those supported
  • Serve as a shift supervisor to Direct Support Professionals.
  • Consistently communicate information to Direct Support Professionals, parents, guardians and day programs as designated by Residential House Manager.
  • Assist with individual accounts, and the house budget as directed by the Residential House Manager.
  • Assist with fire drills to ensure that they are completed in accordance with DDS regulations.
  • Identify renovation/repair needs of the program.
  • Identify and follow through on maintenance needs of vehicle.
  • Attend meetings with management personnel from other agencies and the Department of Developmental Services as requested by Residential House Manager.
  • Attend annual and semi-annual reviews as assigned by Residential House Manager.
  • Assist RHM with the preparation of weekly staff meeting agenda specific to individual centered issues and programmatic issues.
  • Coordinate and assist with planning of individual leisure/recreation time.
  • Serve as shift leader when working on shift
  • In the absence of the Residential House Manager communicate with Administrative personnel on the day-to-day operation of the program.
  • Insure the program maintains the standard outlined in the Department of Developmental Services Mission Statement, the Survey and Certification Tool, as well as requirements of Performance Based Objectives.
  • Maintain records and document daily data.
  • Educate, supervise and monitor individual self-medication programs.
  • Educate and train individuals in goals and objectives specified in ISP.
  • Educate and assist individuals with meal preparation and food shopping.
  • Educate and assist individuals with finances, banking, receipts, purchasing and maintain records.
  • Educate, transport, accompany and provide supervision to individuals in/to their place of worship.
  • Physically assist individuals in transfer and carries, both ambulatory and non-ambulatory.
  • Physically escort/restrain individual during emergency situations or behavioral episodes, physically assist individuals in bathing and personal hygiene tasks which may include lifts and supports to individuals with body weights of 150-250 pounds.
  • Implement Agency policies and procedures as defined in the Agency Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Maintain confidentiality and positive demeanor while successfully juggling multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Promote cost effectiveness by monitoring electric and telephone usage, etc.
  • Complete Supervisors Training.

 

Residential Shift Supervisor will be assigned specific responsibilities which may include but are not limited to:

  • Advocate:  All full time staff will have advocate responsibilities for one of the people living in the home. 
    • Responsible for preparation of Advocate Agenda for staff meetings and lead discussion concerning the person. 
    • Prepare all data and documentation for End of Month submission
    • Ensure all records are complete, neat and in proper order
    • Assure all medical, dental, personal, and social needs are met.

 

  • Safety Officer:  
    • Perform safety check of home, van and grounds utilizing safety checklist and report at staff meeting.
    • Attend Safety Committee meetings quarterly.
    • Bring report back to safety meeting regarding general and seasonal safety issues.
    • Maintain ongoing focus on safety and best practice within the program.

 

  • Healthy Eating Officer:  
    • Healthy Eating Officer’s will comply with Agency standards set-forth in the Nutritional Healthy Eating Policy and Procedure, Agency training, any and all training materials utilized to support the policy and procedure, and all duties outlined in the Direct Care/Healthy Eating Officer job description.
    • Participate in ‘Food for Health’ training.
    • Prepare weekly menus in compliance with dietary orders/needs of the individuals.
    • Lead staff meeting discussions around healthy eating.
    • Take primary responsibility for preparing shopping lists and maintaining healthy pantry/freezer items in the house.
    • Role model healthy eating practices (i.e. meal preparation and demonstrations)

 

MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Residential House Manager in evaluating Direct Support Professionals.
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct staff meetings in absence of Residential House Manager.
  • Coordinate ongoing medical, dental, psychiatric services as needed or directed by Residential House Manager to ensure optimal health to the individuals.
  • Create daily working schedule in the absence of the Residential House Manager and provide emergency coverage as necessary.
  • Implement staff recognition.
  • Maintain First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Complete Agency Orientation.
  • Maintain MAP certification.
  • Complete New Supervisor Training within first 6 months.
  • Maintain trainings specific to individual programmatic issues.
  • Complete forms, questionnaires and reports as required.

 

Qualifications

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree, preferred (in education, psychology, rehabilitation, Special Ed, ABA Early childhood or related field) and one year experience in human services; OR: 
    • 30 Credits toward B.A. / B.S. Degree and one year experience in a residential program; OR:
    • 1 year experience with our agency, successful completion of appropriate evaluations, and recommendations from your supervisor.
  • Must be 21+ years old, have a High School Diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, daily use of a car on site and be available by telephone for daily contact.

 

 

 

Employee must possess the knowledge; skills and abilities listed above, and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job. Employee must be able to speak, read and write in fluent English.

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