Community Support Provider-Common Ground

Company: Centerstone ( Learn More )

General Information
US-KY-Louisville
N/A
High School
Full-Time
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Job Description

Come join our team of highly motivated and caring professionals dedicated to delivering care that changes people lives. At Centerstone we focus on career development and go above and beyond to support you in meeting our mission. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about a career with Centerstone Kentucky.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Teaches, models, and coaches activities of daily living (ADL) (e. g., personal hygiene, housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, money management, educational and vocational goal-setting, nutrition needs); monitors performance of ADL skills and provides therapeutic feedback.
  • Teaches psychoeducation classes on recovery (e. g., medication side effects, ADL, communication skills, stress management strategies).
  • Plans and facilitates community-based activities (e. g., medical appointments, grocery shopping, leisure/recreation/socialization); facilitates access to community resources (e. g., AA/NA meetings, school, job placement).
  • Contributes to safe and therapeutic environment by practicing verbal de-escalation and, as authorized, other behavior management techniques.
  • Serves as "ambassador" of SCS and its clients by integrating clients into the community and educating community members about people with disabilities and about SCS's services and programming.
  • Collaborates with community systems on behalf of individuals served (e. g., school, landlord, family, transportation provider, employer).
  • Provides transportation (e. g., driving SCS van or personal vehicle), ensuring adherence to standard safety practices (e. g., driver certification, seat belts, child safety seats); teaches and facilitates use of public transportation systems.
  • Provides personal care, as needed (e. g., personal hygiene, toileting, laundry, meal preparation, safe eating techniques).
  • Administers First Aid and CPR, as needed.
  • May administer or supervise self-administered medication, depending on the specific clinical program's protocols.
  • Identifies assigned clients' food and/or medication allergies and exercises reasonable care to avoid exposure to allergens.
  • Communicates information relevant to care, treatment, and services, with other SCS staff members and, as authorized, with non-SCS providers, to ensure appropriate level and quality of care.
  • Documents services and care provided by timely completing various forms (e. g., attendance records, daily logs, shift/progress notes, incident reports, Service Activity Logs (SALs), time reports) in accordance with SCS and regulatory standards.
  • Maintains confidentiality of protected health information, consistent with SCS procedures and state and federal law.
  • Attends and participates in all required staff and service planning meetings and trainings.
  • Maintains and enhances skills for working with clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Required Skills:
  • High school diploma or GED. 18 years of age or older.
  • Valid driver's license. Proof of automobile liability insurance. Positive driving record.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate with verbal and nonverbal individuals.
  • Teaching skills.
  • Ability to provide caring, nurturing attention and care to individuals with disabilities.
  • Patience and empathy.
  • Maturity and judgment.
  • Required Experience:
  • Six to twelve months' relevant experience, working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Job Requirements