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Elwyn Life Skills Associate in Media, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 5001019488406 Life Skills Associate 111 Elwyn Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063

SHIFT DETAILS: Pancoast Thurs 11p-9a Friday 11p-7a Sat 7a-3p Sat 11p-7a About Elwyn - Since 1852, Elwyn has helped people with autism, intellectual, developmental, and behavioral challenges lead meaningful lives. As an internationally recognized nonprofit human services organization, we have always been on the forefront of innovation.

Please join us to make a difference in the life quality of children, teens and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and related behavioral health challenges - and feel the resulting pride that will enrich your own life.

Providing an excellent benefits package is another way we know that Elwyn is truly a special place to work. We invest in your future while you help care for ours: Generous Paid Time Off

Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit Packages

Earned Wage Access/On-Demand Pay Paid On-the-Job Training

Tuition Reimbursement

Career Advancement Opportunities and Growth

Flexible Schedules

Retirement Savings Plan Elwyn is currently seeking Life Skills Associates (LSA's) to provide supervision, guidance, instruction, and/or skill building to assigned individuals served within a specific program site regarding daily living activities, safety, vocational activities, and interaction with others. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains all levels of supervision for assigned persons served at specific program site as determined by program management in accordance with needs of individual resident's support plan Supervises, instructs, supports and provides guidance to assigned persons served in accordance with the individual's support plan, and working daily toward the designated outcomes, including but not limited to:


religious preferences

sexual preferences

ethnic and cultural support

recreational/socialization/vocational activities

physical fitness

healthy living

family visits and involvement, and family disagreements and grievances


purchase and inventory of food and personal supplies



money management

social awareness

interpersonal relationships

personal hygiene

Follows medical guidelines to administer medication as scheduled or as needed to persons served in strict accordance with each support plan and per medication administration protocols

Strictly follows physicians' orders for continued care, and follows program protocols to update necessary medical records to ensure that other staff are aware of the orders

Coordinates transportation needs, as applicable, of assigned persons served in accordance with support plan and dependent upon specific site needs

Prepares for, and promptly responds to, emergency situations to ensure the safety and security of the program site and persons served at all times; e.g., provide CPR, first aid and crisis intervention as needed in accordance with agency trained protocols, conducts fire drills, emergency evacuations, etc. Notifies proper authority in the event of an emergency

Completes paperwork and maintains all documentation as required and as determined by program management for the program site; e.g., daily logs, daily goal reports, assessments, daily financial transactions, Medical Administration Records, behavioral data sheets, Incident Reports, , etc.

During assigned shifts, ensures program site operates in accordance with the organization's quality standards for safety, cleanliness, and comfort and state licensing and accreditation standards and ensures the routine maintenance and cleanliness of Elwyn vehicles used

Remains on shift until incoming staff has clocked in to maintain required staff to resident ratios

Assists in the resolution of problematic situations that may occur for persons served; notifies program management of any unusual situations, emergency situations or any probl ms unable to be resolved

Participates in the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) process in support of the support plan; reports issues in the event plan is problematic

Reports all incidents as required by regulation of Mandated reporters

Promptly reports any infraction of Elwyn policies to program management

Performs other related duties as assigned EDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or equivalent

One (1) year experience with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally

Ability to independently problem-solve

Ability to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and crisis intervention techniques according to agency trained protocols

Current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years of driving experience in the United States, and acceptable driving record PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions. Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract. Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and identity, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information, disability status, military or veteran status, marital or family status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, and federal law. ELW-17302 111 Elwyn Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063 Part-time Union Direct Care

Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.