DC Community Inclusion Specialist Residential
Job DescriptionJob Summary: Provides support to individuals with disabilities in developing and/or maintaining skills that will enhance the quality of their lives in the community; assists with personal care, household tasks and daily routines; performs other job related duties as assigned. Essential Functions:1. Observe and respond to individuals physical, social, behavioral and personal needs;2. Provide adequate supervision to individuals to facilitate their health and safety;3. Will:A' | Administer medication to consumers; ensure that administration is timely and in the right dosage;A' | Transport consumers to and from appointments, community sites, etc.;A' | Document consumer responses to programmingA' | Assist consumers prepare for their appointments, community activities, employment, etc.;A' | Assist with the planning and implementation of daily activities;A' | Prepare meals or assist with the preparation of meals;A' | Assist with the daily household chores, to include but not limited to laundry, meal preparation and cleaning up;4. Attend and participate in all relevant agency events, workshops, training and meetings;5. Ensure responsible usage of consumer and agency resources, eg vehicles, buildings, finances, etc and6. Performs other job related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:1. Ability to gain working knowledge of St. JohnA cents € (TM) s Community Services policies and procedures;2. Ability to act as a representative of St. JohnA cents € (TM) s Community Services to the public;3. Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with other staff members and individuals from diverse backgrounds;4. Ability to pass a criminal background check;5. Knowledge of acceptable food preparation and safety practices and procedures; and6. Skilled in the operation of relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines. Education and Experience: 1. High school diploma or GED required2. One or more years related experience working with persons with disabilities preferred; experience in community based programs preferred;3. Must meet SJCS and funding jurisdiction current requirements for criminal background/records check.4. Valid health certificate to meet current funding jurisdiction requirements required;5. Valid state-issued driverA cents € (TM) s license with current driving record in good standing required. Physical and Environmental Conditions:Work may require lifting heavy objects up to 30 pounds.Work environment involves risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions eg safely operating a motor vehicle; lifting, transferring and/or positioning consumers; exposure to aggressive human behavior; practices with office equipment; and/or avoidance of trips and falls. Company DescriptionAdvancing community support and opportunities for people living with disabilities, St. John's Community Services is a historical, non-sectarian, non-profit human service organization that is diversified, community-based and acts as an agent of change. For 145+ years, SJCS has been providing quality services for people in need. These services are the product of a unique blend of characteristics that have enabled SJCS to meet the diverse and evolving needs of communities and their residents who are living with disabilities. SJCS currently operates in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.