Residential Advisor

Resources for Human Development
Bear, DE
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Choices supports people with intellectual disabilities by assisting them in the process of reintegration to the community. Employees help people improve daily living skills, medication management, social skills training, transportation, access to resources, medical care, and advocacy. Overview of Position: The Residential Advisor (RA) is responsible for maintaining the safety and supervision of consumers in the unit. The RA works in conjunction with the House Manager to create and maintain a safe, productive and healthy environment for consumers and employees. The RA fulfills the obligations outlined in the consumer's Essential Lifestyle Plan (ELP). The RA encourages and or assists consumers to participate in healthy choices, in both the home and the community. The RA transports consumers to medical appointments, recreation activities, etc. A deep commitment to all the RHD values must be exhibited as job duties are performed. Job Summary The duties of the Residential Advisor focus on providing direct support to consumers with intellectual disabilities, physical and medical issues, mental health issues, trauma issues and a variety of other challenging behaviors.The RA provides support and monitoring with the goal of assisting the consumer to be as independent as possible. The RA seeks to empower consumers to increase their independence and participation in community life. The House Manager provides direction for work duties, supervision, and performance. The Residential Advisor is expected to complete the following: Monitor the comfort and safety of the consumers in the home. Ensure that the consumer's medical, nutritional and personal care needs are being met. Provide assistance, as needed, to the individuals being supported in all activities of daily living, including bathing, washing, toileting, transferring (one or two person). This includes the expectation that the employee can lift and transfer individuals who are physically challenged and who may weigh up to and above 200 lbs pounds two or more times a day in either a one - or two-person lift (with assistance). Attend and participate in team program plan meetings as assigned and regularly communicate each person's progress with team members, supervisors, parents and/or guardians as appropriate. Maintain effective verbal, written and electronic communication with employees, consumer families and service providers. Interact with individuals in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner, and practice effective techniques for reinforcing appropriate individual behavior. Provide transportation and assist individuals with integration into the community (when needed) by accompanying them to social and spiritual activities of their choice. Attend in-services and trainings as advised by the Director, and required by DDDS and RHD Choices. Promote a positive self-image of each individual. Supervise and/or assist the individual, in the maintenance of the grounds of the home, or maintain the grounds of the home, as needed, and identify needed repairs; Provide access to approved recreational and leisure activities in the home and community; Administer medications to the individuals as prescribed (after completion of approved training); Provide emergency medical procedures as needed Follow and perform all duties and follow all policies in accordance with DDDS, DLTCRP, RHD and Choices Additionally, employees are to perform any work related duties as requested by the Director. **Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. From time to time other duties may be assigned. Minimum Experience and Training High School Diploma or GED equivalent A minimum of one year's experience in working with the individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities; and/or any combination of education, experience or training deemed appropriate by the Unit Director. A current and valid Driver's License, with less than 5 points on driving record, per Fleet regulations Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, and veteran or disability status.