Community Engagement Specialist
Type of Job
About the job
• Provides opportunities for community inclusion, enhanced independence, relationship building and engagement in meaningful activities that are person-centered and developed around the interests and preferences of each person.
• Provides direct support by planning and implementing person-centered community inclusive opportunities. Prepares for activities by developing activity opportunity calendars and gathering materials needed to implement the day’s activities. Provides necessary personal care and supports in order to ensure safety and wellbeing of persons served. Maintains supplies and materials for day-to-day services and notifies the immediate supervisor of any inoperative equipment, needed materials or equipment. Ensures persons served are engaged and active throughout the entirety of the provision of day services.
• Informs the department leadership about persons served and departmental issues. Provides assistance to persons served to work towards outcomes and support considerations as outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP). Documents services rendered as required per Medicaid, DODD and RT rule and policy. Provides necessary supports 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 and works closely with department leadership to ensure that appropriate services and supports are provided.
• 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.
• Performs other related duties as assigned, including but not limited to attending staff meetings, in-services and other organizational gatherings.
· High school diploma or equivalent.
· Must be 21 years old.
· Must be able to read, speak, write and understand English.
· Must be physically able to lift, carry, and move persons served or items in the work environment in a safe manner.
· 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.
· Possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license with less than six (6) points on record at any time.
· Must be physically qualified to operate a vehicle, which includes passing a post-offer Federal/DOT drug screen and physical demands analysis prior to hire and ongoing.
$11.10 per hour or more depending upon experience. Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k), PTO/vacation, paid holidays & more.
110 Foss Way, Troy, OH 45373, USA