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New! Hiring Community Support Professional

We are hiring a Community Support Professional. We are looking for a responsible, supportive, and compassionate Community Support Professional to join our growing team. The ideal job candidate will be highly dependable and have a passion for helping those with physical and/or mental disabilities live a more fulfilled and happy life. The Community Support Professional will also be responsible for helping them to improve and meet individual specific goals, while insuring that all internal and external agency guidelines are met by providing supports in their community.


Apply today by emailing your resume to Kristy Ferback at kferback@ability-works.com


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for fulfillment of mission, vision, and values by demonstrating respect, and promoting a positive culture.

  • Assist individuals with disabilities to engage and progress towards independence in their community through the Start Toward Emerging Possibilities (STEP) and Teleservice supports.

  • Create and implement a monthly calendar to support individuals authorized for STEP and Teleservices including but not limited to volunteerism, community memberships, civic opportunities, personal relationships, independent living skills, employment skills, and other avenues as identified by individual interests and desires.

  • All support activities must be outcome focused to meet the needs of the individual.

  • Ensure client supervision, health, safety, development, and quality of care according to client's Individualized Service Plan (ISP) or other care plan.

  • Encourage and foster individuals’ preferred goals and interests.

  • Assist with and work to strengthen the individuals’ many daily living needs including but not limited to: nutrition, hygiene, exercise, communication and socialization skills.

  • Help set individual goals and track client progress, noting any drastic changes; report findings to superiors.

  • Develop meaningful relationships and connections with your clients to make them feel cared for and included in the community.

  • Assist clients with medication administration to insure compliance with written physician orders.

  • Comfortable working independently and can consistently make good decisions that benefit the client.

  • Flexible, with a keen ability to handle stress well.

  • A friendly disposition with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

  • Computer literate and technologically savvy.

  • Experience tracking and recording information.

  • Can quickly manage stressful situations responsibly and effectively

  • Strong interpersonal skills and passionate about helping those in need

Roles and Job Descriptions Ability Works Policy Guides

  • Ability to move and stand for prolonged periods and frequently perform physically demanding tasks

  • Transport clients to other volunteer opportunities, outings and other events as needed.

  • Connect client with community resources and natural support system through activities, outings and other events.

  • Follow Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule to insure client protected health information is secure.

  • Attend continued education courses, training and get further certified as the job requires.

  • Be a compassionate, patient and encouraging support professional at all times; you are a support, cheerleader and advocate rolled into one and your work can change the lives of many for the better.

Minimum Qualification includes:

  • Must be 18 with a copy of a High School Diploma or GED

  • CPR/AED Certification

  • First Aid Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Current proof of Auto Insurance

  • Must be able to pass Criminal, OAC 5123:2-2-02, and Driving Background Checks

  • May be able to pass company ODOT physical

  • Must be able to pass drug testing

  • Must be able to pass and maintain all certification/training required by the Department of Ohio Developmental Disabilities

  • Must be able to attend training as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to to lift 10 pounds consistently, 20 pounds frequently, 50 pounds occasionally.

  • Able to conduct a two person lift or transfer up to 175 pounds. Conduct a transfer of a person from wheelchair to shower to bed. Bathe and or lift clients.

  • Ability to frequently lift, carry, push, pull, squat, bend and twist, stoop and physically maneuver to properly secure clients and wheelchairs in vans for transport.

  • Ability to operate and properly use hoyer lift, glucose monitor, client lifts/accessories, shower chairs and seats, other assistive devices to improve abilities and monitor overall health.

  • Use of technology and office equipment including: Windows Operating system, email, Microsoft Office Suite, fax, printer, Paychex system, Advisor/Bid system and other client records management systems.

Job Specifications (Characteristics to perform successfully):

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as scheduled to the needs of the clients.

  • Exhibit a high standard of client care.

  • Maintain objectivity in position in order to set appropriate limits while working with clients.

  • Work cooperatively and responsively with Ability Works Leadership to ensure optimal quality service delivery of clients.

  • Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with Clients, Families, Co-Workers and Community Members.

  • Ability to manage time effectively and exhibit organizational skills.

  • Support clients in personal growth and development while respecting differences.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $16.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Referral program

  • Retirement plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Vision insurance

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No