This position in Fargo ND supports people with disabilities in the community with their employment, volunteering and activities throughout the day. This position is primarily M-F days but may occasionally work evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the person supported
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Learning About The Person Supported
- Uses the Personal Outcome Measures and other assessments to learn about each person’s goals and dreams.
- Learns about the life experiences (work, residential, social, etc.) of the person and assists him/her to expand his/her experiences through education and a variety of community experiences.
- Learns what barriers hinder the accomplishment of the person’s goals and dreams. Utilizes current services and supports and/or advocates for additional services and supports as needed to overcome the barriers.
- Maintains person’s data using Therap system.
Integration and Community Support
- Actively solicits employment and volunteer opportunities for people as requested.
- Actively teaches people supported job tasks and expectations according to the employment site.
- Advocates and communicates with the employer according to employment site expectations.
- Completes all employment tasks and expectations as assigned by the supervisor (i.e., job analysis, time cards, etc.).
- Learns about people’s vocational, community and social interests and provide the necessary support to assist the person to develop his/her interest in an integrated environment.
- Supports and assists people to remain connected to their natural supports (family, close friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).
- Supports and assists people to develop and maintain a network of friends/relationships.
- Supports and assists people to be active members of the community (i.e., volunteer work, belonging to clubs/organizations, participating in church activities, etc.) by emphasizing choices and options.
- Supports and assists people to direct their services and make informed choices in all aspects of their life.
- Be a Personal Advocate for people and teach members of the community to treat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudes and respectful communication and interactions.
- Advocates with employers, service coordinators, families and other stakeholders to develop needed supports and services for people we support.
Health, Safety and Welfare of the Person Supported
Assist and support people:
- To have a safe environment in which to live and work, free of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- To look their best by providing needed assistance to complete hygiene, grooming and clothing care tasks.
- To learn to maintain a clean living/work environment.
- To learn about nutritional recommendations through meal planning and preparation.
- To learn about and practice safety awareness in all of their environments (living, work/daytime and leisure activities).
- To learn about their personal finances and budgeting skills.
- To learn about and exercise their rights.
- To learn about fair treatment and to understand due process if s/he feels that treatment is not fair.
- To learn about and become involved in their personal health needs.