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Elwyn Life Skills Associate in Media, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 5000994745106 Life Skills Associate Cricket Lane, Media, Pennsylvania 19063

SHIFT DETAILS: Cricket Tuesday-Saturday 3p-11p POSITION SUMMARY: The LSA provides 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: healthcare 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 independence purchase and inventory of food and personal supplies cooking housekeeping 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 problems 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 condition 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. Cricket Lane, Media, Pennsylvania 19063 Full-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.

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