Community Engagement Specialist

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Community Engagement Specialist

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Provides opportunities for community inclusion, enhanced independence, relationship building, and engagement in meaningful activities that are person-centered.

Provides direct support in a team-oriented work environment, sets up chosen in-house activities, plans, and implements person-centered community inclusive opportunities. Prepares for activities prior to arrival and after the departure of persons served by developing activity opportunity calendars and gathering materials needed to implement the day’s activities. Provides necessary personal care and effectively manages individual activity funds per departmental guidelines. Maintains supplies and materials for day-to-day services and notifies the supervisor of any inoperative equipment or needed materials or equipment.

Informs the coordinator or director about persons served and departmental issues, respectively. Aids persons served to work towards outcomes and support considerations as outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP) and documents services rendered as required. Provides support to individuals as needed for them to effectively participate in day-to-day activities and services offered to focus on each person’s unique skills, priorities, abilities, and preferences. Assists in assessments, suggests referrals as appropriate, and works closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator to ensure that appropriate services and supports are rendered.

Plans and provides transportation support as part of community-based day services. Ensures all vehicle inspections are completed as required in order to ensure safe transportation.

Accurately and promptly completes required reports, including but not limited to: daily documentation in the electronic documentation system for Medicaid reimbursable services, unusual incident reports, persons’ served attendance reports, and delegated nursing tasks.

Strives to increase and maintain the highest level of independence safely possible for persons served while ensuring the provision of the necessary level of supervision and assistance to persons served.

Communicates changes in behavior, ability to participate in action steps tied to ISP outcomes, support considerations, medical status or other pertinent information to the department leadership in a timely manner. Encourages and supports self-advocacy and individual choice in day-to-day routines while providing needed support.

Develops and maintains a positive rapport with persons served, families, and co-workers. As a representative of RT upholds a positive presence while building relationships with community members and organizations.

Completes continuing education training relevant to the work environment, including but not limited to Crisis Prevention and Intervention, Delegated Nursing, CPR and First Aid, MUI, Behavioral Supports, and Community Integration.

Maintains confidentiality as required by HIPPA Regulations and RT Privacy and Confidentiality Policies.

Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent.

Must be physically able to lift, carry, and move persons served or items in the work environment in a safe manner.

Must satisfactorily pass a post-offer medical Physical Demands Analysis and consistently maintain the ability to pass such testing.

Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid First Aid/CPR certification

Satisfactory Abuser Registry, Web-database, and criminal background checks as defined in OAC 5123:2-2-02.

Maintain the ability to pass a drug screen.

Possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license with less than six (6) points on record at any time.

Benefits

$11.10 - $15.98 per hour depending upon experience


Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) with employer match, Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays.

Address

110 Foss Way, Troy, OH 45373, USA