Venture Community Services

  • Relief- Residential (Per-Diem)

    Job Locations US-MA-Taunton, Attleboro, Raynham, Foxborough
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/30/2018 4:01 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2154
    Type
    Relief
    Schedule
    Minimum of 3 shifts per month
    Category
    Residential Management
  • Overview

    Venture Community Services, a leading Human Services provider in Massachusetts, currently has great employment opportunities in Taunton, Attleboro, Raynham, Foxborough, Brockton, Franklin, South Easton and Medway for relief workers. If you’re looking for a job which can lead to a full time career with benefits, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. We believe in our employees, provide excellent support to our staff and enjoy promoting from within to give you the best possible opportunity to move up and bring your career to the next level while enjoying your work. Your experience and willingness to be the best can make a difference in this industry. Don’t delay and apply today.   

     

    Position Summary:

     

    The Relief Staff reports to the Residential Logistics Director and is responsible for the daily care, supervision and safety of developmentally disabled individuals in the residential and community settings.  Relief will be required to work a flexible schedule including, weekends and holidays, and be reassigned from one program to another for emergency coverage. Ability to work a minimum of 3 shifts every month. This position will be compensated on an hourly basis.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Monitor individuals for health and safety.
    • Ensure and safeguard individuals' human dignity, rights, and liberties.
    • Safely evacuate individuals in the event of fire or disaster.
    • Ability to Communicate with the Residential Director at least once every two weeks via phone or email to discuss upcoming openings, give feedback on previous covered shifts, schedule needed trainings and other concerns.
    • Physically escort/restrain individuals during emergency situations or behavioral episodes, to ensure safety of individuals and program staff.
    • Physically assist individual, as needed, in bathing and personal hygiene tasks which may include lifts and support to individuals with body weights of 150 - 250 pounds.
    • Assist individuals in transfer and carries, both ambulatory and non-ambulatory. 
    • Educate and train individuals in goals and objectives specified in ISP and behavior plan.
    • Assist with meals preparation.
    • Maintain records and document daily data.
    • Demonstrate a high regard for each person and sensitivity for cultural values, expectations and goals of individuals, families, staff and others.
    • Work effectively and cooperatively with individuals, staff, families, community members and others; presenting self and Venture in a positive and professional manner.
    • Maintain confidentiality by discussing individual concerns only with appropriate people in private settings.
    • Be an active listener and utilize clear and direct communication.
    • Assist individuals to identify, develop and participate in a variety of meaningful activities to increase functional independence.
    • Assist individuals to build on their individual strengths and interests.
    • Identify and provide the support needed by individuals to successfully become a part of the community and to participate with in-house activities.
    • Document each person’s progress towards DHSP objectives.
    • Complete all necessary data sheets for the Physical, Occupational, Speech and Behavioral Therapists.
    • Complete incident reports as necessary; to include behavioral incident reports.
    • As needed lift and/or transfer/move individuals in and out of wheelchairs, vehicles, up from and down to a mat etc.
    • Responsible for daily housekeeping and cleaning of residence to include laundry, dishes, mopping, sweeping, snow shoveling.
    • Able to work a flexible schedule including, weekend, holidays, and program emergencies.
    • Maintain confidentiality and positive demeanor while successfully juggling multiple priorities simultaneously.

     PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Maintain First Aid, CPR & Safety Care certifications – we’ll train.
    • Insure the program maintains the standards outlined in the Department of Developmental Services, the agency Mission Statement, the Survey and Certification Tool, as well as requirements of Performance Based Objectives.
    • Obtain and maintain certification in Applied Non-Violence, Safety Care and PBS –we’ll train.
    • Complete Agency Orientation requirements within 90 days of employment.
    • Will not engage in actions that jeopardize the care and safety of individuals at any time.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATION:

    • High School Degree or G.E.D.
    • Must be 21+ years old, have a valid driver’s license.
    • Be available by telephone for contact.
    • Be able to speak, read and write in fluent English.

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