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Direct Support Professional Lehigh County

Company: APIS Services Inc.
Location: Allentown
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Supportive Concepts for Families, Inc., an affiliate of Apis Services, is committed to providing person directed, community-based services to individuals and their family members living with behavioral health, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. We are committed to providing care, compassionate support through a person's life span, recognizing the importance of the accomplishment of personal goals and dreams and supporting individuals in becoming valued members of their community.We are currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Full-Time Assistant Program Coordinator in the Lehigh Valley area. MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED PREFERRED EXPERIENCE One year of experience in human services or related field Knowledge of and ability to work with individuals with Mental Health Diagnoses Excellent communication skills and organizational skills/detail oriented POSITION STATEMENT: The Assistant Program Coordinator will: Function with autonomy, diplomacy and professionalism within the guidelines established by this organization Function with the highest esteem in dealing with all employees, supervisors, and consumers of this organization Be an advocate for all the policies and protocols of the organization RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB AND ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS: Oversight of 1 CLA Conduct quality inspections on all shifts Provide assistance with emergencies at the CLA Supervise and direct the work of Residential Specialists to include the following: Medical Appointments/ medication management in conjunction with the Program Coordinator Attend consumer medical appointments Complete requirements to become a Medication Administration Observer Monitor medications for refills and reconcile weekly medications with the PC upon delivery prior to the start of each week Ensure staff administering medications have completed and are current in medication administration training On Call - Participate in on call rotation PART team - participate in PART team and associated trainings Training - in conjunction with the Program Coordinator Monitor compliance list and inform staff of upcoming training needs Conduct and observe medication practicums for employees Conduct in home orientation and individual specific training for all new employees Review Critical Information Book with all employees working in the CLA Provide documentation for all training to the Training Department Complete understanding of applicable regulations, bulletins, and laws Maintain home according to applicable regulations, bulletins, laws, and agency policy Maintain consumer files and records according to regulations, bulletins, laws, and agency policy Maintain staff training according to regulations, bulletins, laws, and agency policy Review all CLA EMR (SETWORKS) documentation daily Elevate any concerns to immediate supervisor Review documentation and ensure completion Follow up with staff regarding any missing documentation General Supervision Utilize Person Directed Framework/Non-Violent Communication during interactions with consumers and employees Mentor and provide ongoing feedback and indicate areas of improvement regarding job performance Partner with consumers and employees to identify issues and resolve problems Complete accurate and timely employee performance evaluations prior to the due date Report all employee concerns to the Program Coordinator and the Human Resource Department Completion of Leadership Training series Complete Program Oversight as assigned Complete food shopping and maintain food supply in the CLA Monitor proper completion of all required paperwork and SETWORKS documentation; submit all items in accordance with established deadlines Assist with vehicle training and wheelchair securement training for employees working at the CLA and operating the vehicle Complete expense records for house petty cash and consumer funds based on receipt content and forward to Program Coordinator Ensure that all house and individual funds are managed and maintained safely and properly. Monitor counts of the funds to ensure that they are being completed as outlined Report CLA maintenance needs/requests to Program Coordinator Respectfully interact with outside agencies (funding entities, case managers, counselors, day programs, employers, family members) Take over responsibilities of the CLA, when the Program Coordinator is out for any period of time Scheduling Assist Program Coordinator with providing explanations regarding time over and time under reports Assist in completing live schedules for assigned home, cover absences, and notify HR of employee absences Fill open shifts to reduce overtime Vehicle maintenance and care Assist with additional duties relative to the specific CLA as assigned by the Program Coordinator Apis Services provide the Shared Service offerings to affiliates allowing these entities to advance their mission and vision so they can focus on enhancing quality services delivery. Apis is one of the "Top 25 employers in Berks County, PA" while also providing services to agencies in Allegheny, Bucks, Lebanon, Lehigh, Huntingdon & Juniata, Mifflin, and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania as well as multiple agencies & locations in New Jersey and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information & to apply:

Keywords: APIS Services Inc., Allentown , Direct Support Professional Lehigh County, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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