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Independent Living Skills Trainer is a teaching service. Specific activities may include assessment and training in: self-care; medication management; task completion; communication and interpersonal skills; socialization; sensory/motor skills; mobility and community transportation skills; problem solving skills; money management; and the ability to maintain a household. Assistance and supervision are not provided under this component. Employed staff must:

    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and one year’s experience providing services to individuals with brain injuries in the community

AND

    • completed training program(s) concerning acquired brain injury (ABI) and person-centered planning, given by a State Agency, Allied Community Resources, Community Providers, Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, or Independent Living Center

OR

    • Have a high school diploma and two year’s experience providing services to individuals with brain injuries in the community AND completed training program(s) concerning acquired brain injury and person-centered planning, given by State Agency, Broker Agency, Community Providers, Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, or Independent Living Center

    • Demonstrate ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
    • Have documented experience implementing cognitive/behavioral interventions developed by a clinician and utilized in community settings.

COMPETENCIES

    • All HOI positions are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of 1) Confidentiality; 2) the Recovery Model; 3) Cultural Sensitivity; and 4) Age-appropriate Communications by utilizing the training and evaluation tools available online within the probationary period.

QUALITIES NECESSARY:

      • To perform the job successfully, an individual should possess the following qualities:
          • Problem Solving
            – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
            – Develops alternative solutions
            – Works well in group problem solving
            – Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
          • Interpersonal
            – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming
            – Keeps emotions under control
            – Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things
          • Oral Communication
            – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
            – Listens and gets clarification
            – Responds well to questions
            – Participates in meetings
          • Team Work
            – Balances team and individual responsibilities
            – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views
            – Gives and welcomes feedback
            – Contributes to building a positive team spirit
            – Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed
          • Ethics
            – Treats people with respect
            – Keeps commitments
            – Inspires the trust of others
            – Works with integrity and ethics
            – Upholds organizational values
          • Organizational Support
            – Follows policies and procedures
            – Completes administrative tasks correctly and on-time
            – Supports organizational goals and values
          • Adaptability
            – Adapts to change in the work environment
            – Manages competing demands
            – Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
            – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
          • Attendance / Punctuality
            – Is consistently at work and on time
            – Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent
            – Arrives at meetings and appointments on time
          • Dependability
            – Follows instructions, responds to management direction
            – Takes responsibility for own actions
            – Keeps commitments
            – Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan
      • Job Type: Part-time
      • Pay: $15.00 per hour

Job Description

  • Provide supervision and socialization that are provided in accordance with a therapeutic goal included in the service plan and not purely divisional in nature. The companion may assist in or supervise such tasks as meal preparation or laundry, but does not perform these activities as discrete services. The companion may also perform light housekeeping tasks that are incidental to the care and supervision of the individual. The provision of companion services does not entail hands-on nursing care, but may include cuing and/or incidental hands-on assistance with activities of daily living that is of a non-medical nature, provided this is acceptable to both the consumer and the provider.
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Pay: $12.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Flexible schedule Schedule: Holidays Monday to Friday Weekends
  • Experience: Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Education: High school or equivalent (Required)
  • License: Driver’s license
  • Preferred Work Location: Multiple locations This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is: Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

Job Description includes but not limited to:

  • Monitors client condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.
  • Supports clients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.
  • Assists clients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Helps clients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
  • Helps family members care for the client by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the client; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.
  • Records client information by making entries in the client journal; notifying agency of changing or unusual conditions.
  • Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy client environment by following asepsis standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards; Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Following Plan of Care
  • Record and note clients’ condition and progress.
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Pay: $12.00 per hour
  • Education: High school or equivalent (Required)

Job Description includes but not limited to:

  • Monitors client condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.
  • Supports clients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.
  • Assists clients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Helps clients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
  • Helps family members care for the client by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the client; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.
  • Records client information by making entries in the client journal; notifying agency of changing or unusual conditions.
  • Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy client environment by following asepsis standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards
  • Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Pay: $12.75 per hour
  • Education: High school or equivalent (Required)

Job Description includes but not limited to:

    • Assist in or supervise meal preparation or laundry, perform light housekeeping tasks that are incidental to the care and supervision of the individual.
    • Cuing and/or incidental hands-on assistance with activities of daily living that is of a non-medical nature, provided this is acceptable to both the consumer and the provider.
    • PROBLEM SOLVING: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
    • INTERPERSONAL: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things
    • ORAL COMMUNICATION: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings
    • TEAM WORK: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed
    • ETHICS: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethics; Upholds organizational values
    • ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on-time; Supports organizational goals and values
    • ADAPTABILITY: Adapts to change in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
    • ATTENDANCE / PUNCTUALITY: Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time
    • DEPENDABILITY: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan
    • job type: Part-time
    • Pay: $12.00 per hour

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Job Summary:

The Aide enables clients to stay in their homes by monitoring and recording client condition; providing support and personal services; teaching families.  Duties include but are not limited to.

Home Health Aide/PCA Job Duties:

  • Monitors client condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.
  • Supports clients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.
  • Assists clients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Helps clients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
  • Helps family members care for the client by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the client; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.
  • Records client information by making entries in the client journal; notifying agency of changing or unusual conditions.
  • Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy client environment by following asepsis standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards;
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Following Plan of Care
  • Record and note clients’ condition and progress.
  • Report changes to case manager.

Skills/Qualifications: Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Nursing Skills, Health Care Administration, Client Services, Verbal Communication, Listening, Training, Dependability, Emotional Control, & Teamwork.

A Home Health Aide/PCA shall:

  • Bilingual a plus
  • Be able to physically perform the services required
  • Follow instructions given by the consumer or the consumer’s conservator
  • Be able to report changes in the person’s condition or needs
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Have the ability or skills necessary to meet the consumer’s needs as delineated in the service plan
  • Demonstrate ability to implement cognitive and behavioral strategies
  • Be able to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Have own reliable vehicle

Required Registration/Certification for CNA:

Successful completion of the Massachusetts Certified Nurse Aid Program.

Massachusetts CNA Certification must be current and in good standing with the MA Nursing Registry.

 COMPETENCIES:  All HOI positions are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of 1) Confidentiality; 2) the Recovery Model; 3) Cultural Sensitivity; and 4) Age-appropriate Communications by utilizing the training and evaluation tools available online within the probationary period.

 QUALITIES NECESSARY:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should possess the following qualities:

  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Develops alternative solutions
  • Works well in group problem solving
  • Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Interpersonal
  • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming
  • Keeps emotions under control
  • Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things
  • Oral Communication
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Listens and gets clarification
  • Responds well to questions
  • Participates in meetings
  • Team Work
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views
  • Gives and welcomes feedback
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed
  • Ethics
  • Treats people with respect
  • Keeps commitments
  • Inspires the trust of others
  • Works with integrity and ethics
  • Upholds organizational values
  • Organizational Support
  • Follows policies and procedures
  • Completes administrative tasks correctly and on-time
  • Supports organizational goals and values
  • Adaptability
  • Adapts to change in the work environment
  • Manages competing demands
  • Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Attendance / Punctuality
  • Is consistently at work and on time
  • Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent
  • Arrives at meetings and appointments on time
  • Dependable
  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction
  • Takes responsibility for own actions
  • Keeps commitments
  • Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position may perform tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

Job Summary:

ISCH staff is a teaching service. Specific activities may include assessment and training in: self-care; medication management; task completion; communication and interpersonal skills; socialization; sensory/motor skills; mobility and community transportation skills; problem solving skills; money management; and the ability to maintain a household. Assistance and supervision are not provided under this component. Duties include but are not limited to.

An ISCH staff must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • bi-lingual Spanish speaking a plus
  • have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in human service field) or least 2 year’s comparable, community-base, life or work experience providing services to individuals with disabilities
  • demonstrate ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • have documented experience implementing cognitive/behavioral interventions developed by a clinician and utilized in community settings

COMPETENCIES: All HOI positions are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of 1) Confidentiality; 2) the Recovery Model; 3) Cultural Sensitivity;) Age-appropriate Communications by utilizing the training and evaluation tools available online within the probationary period.

QUALITIES NECESSARY:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should possess the following qualities:

1) Problem Solving

  1. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  2. Develops alternative solutions
  3. Works well in group problem solving
  4. Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

2) Interpersonal

  1. Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming
  2. Keeps emotions under control
  3. Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things

3) Oral Communication

  1. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  2. Listens and gets clarification
  3. Responds well to questions
  4. Participates in meetings

4) Team Work

  1. Balances team and individual responsibilities
  2. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views
  3. Gives and welcomes feedback
  4. Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  5. Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed

5) Ethics

  1. Treats people with respect
  2. Keeps commitments
  3. Inspires the trust of others
  4. Works with integrity and ethics
  5. Upholds organizational values

6) Organizational Support

  1. Follows policies and procedures
  2. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on-time
  3. Supports organizational goals and values

7) Adaptability

  1. Adapts to change in the work environment
  2. Manages competing demands
  3. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
  4. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

8) Attendance / Punctuality

  1. Is consistently at work and on time
  2. Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent
  3. Arrives at meetings and appointments on time

9) Dependability

  1. Follows instructions, responds to management direction
  2. Takes responsibility for own actions
  3. Keeps commitments
  4. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position may perform tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

Job Summary:

Peer Support is an ongoing service and supports designed to assist participants to acquire, maintain or improve the skills necessary to live in a community setting.  This service provides supports necessary for the participant to develop the skills that enable them to become more independent, integrated into, and productive in their communities.  Peer Support includes face to face interactions that are designed to promote ongoing engagement of persons covered under the waiver in addressing residual problems resulting from psychiatric and substance use disorders, and promoting the individuals strengths and abilities to continue improving development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills.  Duties include but are not limited to: Assistance in daily management, social and emotional support, linkages to clinical and community resources, ongoing support keeping clients engaged by providing, flexible and continual long-term follow-up. This service enables the participant to retain or improve skills related to personal finance, health, shopping, and use of community resources, community safety, and other adaptive skills needed to live in the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Bilingual Spanish speaking a plus
  3. Have a minimum of a one year’s experience providing services to individuals with brain injuries/Mental Health/Addiction Recovery in the community.
  4. Demonstrate ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  5. Have documented experience implementing cognitive/behavioral interventions developed by a clinician and utilized in community settings.

COMPETENCIES: All HOI positions are expected to demonstrate competency in the areas of 1) Confidentiality; 2) the Recovery Model; 3) Cultural Sensitivity; and 4) Age-appropriate Communications by utilizing the training and evaluation tools available online within the probationary period.

QUALITIES NECESSARY:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should possess the following qualities:

1) Problem Solving

  1. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  2. Develops alternative solutions
  3. Works well in group problem solving
  4. Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

2) Interpersonal

  1. Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming
  2. Keeps emotions under control
  3. Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things

3) Oral Communication

  1. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  2. Listens and gets clarification
  3. Responds well to questions
  4. Participates in meetings

4) Teamwork

  1. Balances team and individual responsibilities
  2. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views
  3. Gives and welcomes feedback
  4. Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  5. Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed

5) Ethics

  1. Treats people with respect
  2. Keeps commitments
  3. Inspires the trust of others
  4. Works with integrity and ethics
  5. Upholds organizational values

6) Organizational Support

  1. Follows policies and procedures
  2. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on-time
  3. Supports organizational goals and values

7) Adaptability

  1. Adapts to change in the work environment
  2. Manages competing demands
  3. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
  4. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

8) Attendance / Punctuality

  1. Is consistently at work and on time
  2. Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent
  3. Arrives at meetings and appointments on time

QUALITIES NECESSARY (continued) from page 2:

9) Dependability

  1. Follows instructions, responds to management direction
  2. Takes responsibility for own actions
  3. Keeps commitments
  4. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position may perform tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.


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