Developmental Disability Spec I - Assisted Community Residential Services

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Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$49,873.82 - $83,122.21 Annually
Posted
Nov 20, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Ref
21-02512
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Primary responsibility is to carry out the philosophy and objectives of the group home while on duty to support individuals with a primary diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disability. Provides intensive supports to include education/training, role modeling, and physical assistance to enable individuals to perform activities of daily living, enhance communication and socialization skills, learn community awareness and safety, and monitor and attend to health and mobility issues. Involved in the implementation of behavior programs and teaching appropriate patterns of behavior which may include implementing restrictive techniques as specified in the individual's plan or as an emergency response to deal with dangerous behaviors. Some individuals also require specialized supervision because of Alzheimer’s or dementia, seizure disorder, cervical instability of the spine, sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, hearing or visual impairments, being nonverbal or no ambulatory or other medical concerns. Individuals may also be experiencing problems with drug and alcohol abuse and inappropriate social or sexual behaviors. Ongoing training and counseling will occur throughout the day in a natural and homelike atmosphere. Individuals will learn to participate as fully as possible in their daily routines with staff providing whatever physical assistance is needed for the upkeep and management of the home as well as the implementation of individual service plans. Work schedules and/or site assignments may change temporarily or permanently by management based on program needs.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

For positions in CSB residential services:
  • Performs direct support work of individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability in their place of supported residence;
  • Conducts or co-leads recreational, instructional or social skills groups;
  • Maintains protocols pertaining to work shifts, medical care plans, and financial controls;
  • Provides liaison with assigned individual's physicians or therapists;
  • Ensures that program participants are assisted in personal financial management;
  • Performs the functions of a Certified Medication Handler Disburses medication under proper medical supervision.
  • Participates in the implementation and review of individual service plans;
  • Participates in meetings related to services and needs;
  • Provides or coordinates individual transportation to appointments, meetings, and community activities;
  • Provides crisis intervention in emergency situations and collaborates with supervisor regarding the need for intervention by external sources, as necessary;
  • Links clients with appropriate community resources;
  • Organizes and maintains individual files and other confidential records, including state plan option and non-Medicaid case records;
  • Provides continuous review and evaluation of individual's progress towards established goals;
  • Represents program in the community;
  • Maintains ongoing communication with families, county programs and agencies, and state agencies.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques related to treatment of individuals with an intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of case management principles;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as issues relevant to human rights, mandated reporting, and skill in applying this knowledge to a variety of situations;
  • Knowledge of program services;
  • Knowledge of community resources, including relevant public and private organizations;
  • Ability to successfully participate and/or facilitate interdisciplinary team meetings;
  • Ability to recommend alternatives to allow for individual choice in services
  • Ability to recognize external behavioral symptoms of developmentally disabled individuals who may concurrently exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with individuals;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement .

  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • MANDT certification, First Aid & CPR, and Medication Administration Assistance certification (within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter)
  • Qualified Intellectual Disability Residential Specialist (QIDRS) (within 1 month of hire)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in related human service field.
  • Current completion of the DBHDS Orientation Workbook.
  • Clinical experience working in a behavioral health setting.
  • Experience working with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to navigate multi-level residences using stairs and drive a county vehicle to transport individuals to various destinations. Ability to physically manage and support ambulatory and non-ambulatory individuals based on their physical management needs to include, but not limited to, transferring, positioning, and proper use of physical management equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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