Venture Community Services

  • Assistant Residential House Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Dudley
    Posted Date 2 days ago(11/15/2018 4:01 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2163
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Schedule
    Mon 2p-11p,Wed 2p-11p,Thurs 9a-11am & 3p-11p , Sat- 9a-9p
    Category
    Residential Management
  • Overview

    Venture Community Services, a leading Human Services company is looking for individuals who are ready to take their experience to the next level as an Assistant Residential House Manager in Dudley Mass; a short distance from Worcester.   The assistant is responsible for the general daily care of program individual/service recipients and for primary program service delivery. Essential skills such as empathy, compassion, teamwork, striving for excellence, willingness to learn, and a desire for a challenging growth opportunity is needed.   If you feel you have what it takes to succeed, submit your application/resume today. This is a Non-Exempt position.

    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.
    • Consistently communicate information to Direct Support Professionals, parents, guardians and day programs as designated by Residential House Manager.
    • Oversee handling of individual accounts, and the house budget as directed by the Residential House Manager.
    • Ensure monthly fire drills 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 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.
    • Prepare weekly staff meeting agenda specific to individual centered issues and programmatic issues.
    • Coordinate and assist with planning of individual leisure/recreation time.
    • In the absence of the Residential House Manager perform all functions of that position.
    • 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.
    • 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:  

      • 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.
      • Take primary responsibility for preparing shopping lists and maintaining healthy pantry/freezer items in the house.

     

    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.
    • Maintain First Aid and CPR certifications.
    • Maintain MAP certification.
    • Complete New Supervisor Training within first 6 months.
    • Maintain trainings specific to individual programmatic issues.

     

    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include overtime, sleepover coverage (2-4 nights weekly), and night awake coverage as needed.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Actions should reflect judgment that would not jeopardize the health and safety of the individual.
    • Ability to maintain effective time management skills.
    • Collaborate with Residential House Manager on all necessary issues.

     

    Qualifications

    • Associates degree preferred and one year experience in a residential program.
    • Must be 21+ years old, have a High School Diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, and be available by telephone for contact.
    •  Employee must be able to speak, read and write in fluent English.

     

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