Administratively responsible to the Supervisor and/or the Assistant Supervisor on duty, the Resident Assistant is responsible for carrying out the assigned programs to individuals of the Intermediate Care Facility Program (ICF/MR). A minimum of 85% of work-time is spent in direct individual contact.
Valid PA driver's license required for driving van during residents' outings.
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Two (2) years experience working with mentally retarded/developmentally disabled individuals preferred.
Responsible for individual’s immediate general physical well being and supervision at all times.
Implements specified developmental services and Individual Program Plans as developed by the ID Team and/or referenced in ongoing in-service information.
Provides guidance and supervision to the individuals in accordance with program objectives and/or as situations warrant.
Routinely provides physical assistance to individuals as needed with activities of daily living (ADL) and in transfers to and from beds, bathroom facilities, and company vehicles, etc. Assists and supports individuals with ambulation or gait difficulties.
Implements Individual Behavioral Programs under the direction of the Psychology Department and ID Team. This may involve crisis intervention with aggressive individuals or protecting individuals from themselves or other aggressive individuals.
Utilizes appropriate prompts/interventions, (physical, verbal, modeling, shadowing, etc.) to carry out training programs.
Attends Interdisciplinary Team meetings and other staff meetings as assigned by supervisory personnel. Provides accurate information relative to individual’s progress in the residence.
Assists in the development of Individual Program Plans and individual goal plans.
Participates in documenting and maintaining accurate records for each individual’s Individual Program Plan and data collection sheets relative to goals established by the Interdisciplinary Team.
Assists individuals in the area of community integration (e.g., transportation, shopping, banking, dining, etc.). As required, drives agency vehicles to transport individuals to programming, appointments, recreation and community integration.
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