Melwood COMMUNITY CONNECTOR in Maryland

INTRODUCTION:

The Community Support Assistant is responsible for providing personal care services, community integration and for assisting persons served with maximizing their independence. The Community Support Assistant will deliver services as outlined in the person-served individual plan.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide and/or assist with personal care and emotional support for person-served; assist the individuals towards reaching maximum independence based on their individual plan.

  2. Support persons-served in meal preparation, daily living activities, and assist with the maintenance of a clean and healthful environment.

  3. Assist with medical appointments as needed.

  4. Monitor and report changes in individual’s condition or living situation to the Program Director and/or Case Manager promptly.

  5. Maintain the confidentiality of each person served information.

  6. Communicate with the Case Manager, Program Director and persons-served in regard to schedule implementation and other needs for the person receiving services.

  7. Engage persons-served in meaningful community/recreational activities.

  8. Attend and actively participate in required trainings, mandatory monthly staff meetings and supervision meetings.

  9. Complete and submits time sheet, log notes and mileage reports to the Program Director and/or Case Manager by established deadline(s)

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

This position is supervised by the person receiving services and the Program Director, Community Support Services.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The incumbent in this position must be able to stand/walk 50% of work time; sit and/or drive 50%. Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull 50 pounds: must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach. All of these requirements are necessary in order to properly assist individuals with daily living activities, recreation and shopping trips. Hearing ability is not required for this position but vision is as incumbent must be able to drive.

QUALIFICATIONS:

HS diploma or equivalent; excellent verbal and written communication skills and two years of driving experience required. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, specifically in a community based setting strongly desired.

This position may require use of your personal vehicle to transport persons-served. All Melwood transportation policies must be followed and liability insurance on your personal vehicle must be in full force and effect while transporting for or on the behalf of Melwood. Melwood will reimburse for mileage pursuant to the Travel policy

No phone call please.

EEO/AAP

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.