People Inc. SELF DETERMINATION ASSISTANT in Williamsville, New York
SDA hourly rate: $14.20 - $29.51
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The Self Determination Assistant provides instruction and supervision to people participating in the Self-Direction Program, including Community Habilitation and In Home Respite. The Self Determination Assistant works with individuals in their own homes and in the community to increase their independence in activities of daily living.
• Assists individual in skill-building activities as defined by Staff Action Plan, such as, but not limited to:o Gaining and maintaining independence in areas of their daily living skillso Providing a break to the Caregiver (In Home Respite only)o Accessing and/or being involved in their communityo Learning social skills while at home and/or in community o Other duties as outlined in the Service Plan and as assigned. • Provide ongoing supports and safeguards as required by individuals Service Plan (this may include budgeting, transportation, and incidental personal care tasks)• In all cases responsible to submit necessary billing and program documentation and responsible for any improper or fraudulent submissions.• Responsible for insuring that all confidential and potentially sensitive information is processed, maintained and utilized according to the procedures in a strict and confidential manner.• In all cases complies with all applicable regulations, policies and procedures and agency required trainings.• Safely transports individuals to and from activities and appointments, in their own vehicle.• You have a co-employment status. This is a co-management between the individual/family and/or guardian and People Inc. as the hiring agency. There is required communication with your People Inc. Supervisor on a regular basis.
• High School Diploma or GED preferred.• 18 years of age • Valid driver’s license unless otherwise listed in self-directed plan.• Ability to transport individuals in personal vehicle as needed. Valid driver’s License and insurance documentation is required. (Unless hiring party being served has agreed it is not needed)• Ability to use a personal device (cell phone, tablet, etc.) that meets agency requirements to complete documentation.• Compliance with any applicable regulatory background checks.• Meet Individual/Individual Family specified requirements.• Ability to meet physical requirements of the position as required by prescribed program/plan.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:This job has no supervisory requirements.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS:• People Inc. acts as Fiscal Intermediary pursuant to applicable program regulations. • The Individual/Individual Family and/or Guardian serves as managing employer and supervisor and are in control of work environment pursuant to applicable program regulations.
Why People Inc.?
When you join the People Inc. team, you can make a difference in the lives of people receiving services while also receiving outstanding benefits (generous PTO, PTO buyback, affordable insurances, tuition reimbursement, career mentoring, shift incentives and more), consistent schedules and the opportunity to help others move closer to their life goals and dreams. People Inc. is the regions most experienced provider of programs for people with developmental disabilities and other special needs. We understand that working one-on-one with people who have disabilities and helping them in all aspects of daily life takes someone who’s dedicated, caring and compassionate – that’s how we treat our employees.