Life Skills Mentor - Direct Care
Job Description Locations: Hagerstown, MD, USA JOB TITLE: Life Skills Mentor HOURS : FT or PT, non-exempt SUPERVISED BY : Residential Manager/Residential Manager II WHY WORK AT STAR COMMUNITY INC Medical Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance 403B Paid Time Off Christmas Bonus MINIMUM Qualifications : Commitment to the Mission and Vision of Star Community Safe driving record; valid driver's license meeting the requirements of Star Community and the insurance company HS diploma or GED preferred SUMMARY : The Life Skills Mentor (LSM) works with individuals in their home at Star Community, and is responsible for their daily living needs. The LSM will work as part of a team to provide a safe, enjoyable, and family environment reflective of each individual's unique talents, desires, abilities and interests. Conditions of Employment : Must have the ability to lift, transfer and implement restraint techniques. This position requires the availability for flexible work schedules. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and the ability to speak and write proficiently in English is required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Care Will assist each individual with activities of daily living. Will treat individuals with dignity and respect. Will honor privacy when providing personal care. Will ensure physical, emotional, personal, spiritual, and social needs of the individuals are met. Will maintain a positive home environment. Will provide opportunities for learning and growth. Will honor choices and preferences of the individuals. Communication Will communicate with individuals according to his/her natural ability. Will communicate information to residential house manager, health care, behavioral support, residential director, human resources, and the day program using appropriate channels. Will demonstrate proper use of chain-of-command. Will role model positive communication, discourage gossip, honor confidentiality, and promote team spirit. Will advocate for individuals on their behalf and in their best interest. Health To ensure the health and well-being of the individuals: Will administer medications, will follow all instructions from the health care department, and will provide healthy meal choices in line with prescribed diets. Will follow policies and procedures for reporting information to health care nurses and follow-through of documentation as required. Will administer first aid as required. Administration Will complete daily paperwork, documentation of medication administration, goal implementation data, communication logs, and other necessary documentation. Will complete time keeping records. Will complete incident reports per policy and procedure. Will attend staff meetings and trainings as required. Will maintain receipts and records of expenditures. Will follow policies and procedures established by Star Community as defined in the Employee handbook. Safety Will ensure a safe home environment. Will complete emergency preparedness drills and documentation as required. Will maintain neatness, cleanliness and overall appearance of the home. Will complete facilities maintenance reports, report maintenance concerns to supervisor and to on-call maintenance department in the case of emergency. Training Will maintain all required certifications such as but not limited to CMT, CNA, CPR, and First Aid. Will successfully complete initial training and annual updates in accordance with DDA, and Assisted Living regulations and Star Community policy. Will complete other duties as assigned.