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Community Habilitation Staff - Hearing

Employment Type: Full-Time
Community Habilitation services are individually designed for helping a person learn skills and get the support needed to pursue personal interests, integration, and independence. Community Habilitation services are provided in the person's home and in the community. Habilitation staff is to assist individuals in achieving their goals, personal values, and outcomes.
Provide services to persons served in their home and community according to their written Habilitation Plan and individual Safeguards. Document Habilitation services contemporaneously in accordance with the Agency, OPWDD, Medicaid and other requirement. Provide input into the development and implementation of the Staff Action Plan in accordance with the person’s Life Plan as developed by each person receiving services, family, advocate, and Care Coordinator. Monitor the safety and welfare of people served, take corrective actions as necessary and immediately notify supervisor of concerns. Provide the required level of supervision as stated in the Staff Action and individual Safeguards. Assist and support people served to build positive relationships in their community. Provide training and encouragement to people served to ensure good personal health care as needed. Provide needed support and encouragement to people served to advocate for their needs and rights. Communicate health care concerns to supervisor or administrator as necessary. Communicate professionally with persons receiving services, families, team members and the community. Complete al required paperwork and documentation on a daily basis, as needed, including checklists, progress notes, and injury/fall reports, Complete Monthly Summary Notes on time as required. Encourage community integration with an emphasis on inclusion, access, community awareness and safety. If traveling in an agency vehicle, follow transportation protocol and ensure that attendance checks are done each time individuals board and vacate the vehicle. Attend staff meetings and participate in supervision for professional growth and development. Complete all required initial and annual training as well as ongoing training to increase knowledge. Report to work promptly and adhere to the assigned schedule. Adhere to all Agency and Program Policies and Procedures, including HIPAA, Confidentiality and implementing the Corporate Compliance Plan and related policies and procedures. Other related duties as assigned.
Good oral and written communication skills Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English and or ASL. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Strong interpersonal, listening, communication and motivation skills. Good analytical ability with problem-solving and follow up. Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and appropriate software and e-mail system. Valid driver license and own vehicle required. Possess a smart phone mobile device with data plan.
One (1) year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Language Required: Other
Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience: 1-2 years
Contact Name: HR Department
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510
The Center for Disability Rights strives to be a participant controlled, cross disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. CDR values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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