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Intensive Residential Support Specialist

Company: Washington County Mental Health Services
Location: Barre
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDESCRIPTION: We are an innovative person-centered organization that has been providing support to individuals and families living in Central Vermont for over 50 years. We support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to live their best life, to be part of the community, to explore their dreams and achieve their goals. You will be part of a dynamic and caring team that promotes creativity, growth and having fun.If you have a positive mindset, are creative and passionate about helping individuals achieve goals then you will be a great fit for our team! This is a 40 hour/benefited position providing day-time and awake overnight support to a young man who is working on social, emotional and behavioral goals. Flexibility to accommodate a work schedule that may include day, night, weekend and holiday hours.About this position:

  • Serve as one of the primary support staff, working with an individual with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and/or Autism.
  • Provide individualized support services to assigned individual who has significant social, emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Develop a positive and therapeutic working relationship with identified individual.
  • Create a safe environment by providing supervision and support. The work setting will be in the home environment with potential for community outings.
  • Facilitate activities that will encourage personal, social and intellectual development.
  • Successfully follow and implement sensory, communication & behavioral programming within various settings.
  • Have related experience providing direct support to individuals with a variety of support needs (behavioral, emotional, communication, self-care, mobility, etc.).
  • Possess the ability to work independently as well as with the team that supports the individual.
  • Ability to problem solve and manage crisis in the moment.
  • Willingness to learn and implement crisis de-escalation techniques.
  • Complete all online notes and data collection related to the individual's daily experiences in an accurate, detailed and timely manner.
  • Collaborate and build positive relationships with team members, other support staff, and other appropriate individuals both inside and outside the agency as needed.
  • Preserve privacy, confidentiality and ensure dignity to assigned individual and all others.
  • Attend trainings, in-services, and/or conferences to assure professional growth as approved by supervisor.
  • Have a safe reliable vehicle. Possess a clean driving record and valid driver's license to transport individuals to community activities, appointments and meetings.
  • Adhere to all of Washington County Mental Health Services policies and procedures.
  • Additional duties as required or assigned by your supervisorQUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree preferred. Experience providing support and therapeutic services to individuals with Autism strongly preferred. Knowledge of ethical work practices, a sense of humor, ability to adapt to a changing environment and experience with technology such as Microsoft applications important. Valid driver's license, good driving record and safe, reliable, insured vehicle required.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementWCMHS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business need, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.Powered by JazzHRwmcH95Iysy

Keywords: Washington County Mental Health Services, New England , Intensive Residential Support Specialist, Other , Barre, Northeast

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