EP!C is a not-for-profit established in 1950 dedicated to the service of individuals with developmental disabilities. Our host family program places individuals to reside with caring families. We are currently seeking a Part-Time Site Monitor to oversee the care of the individuals at their Host Family homes.
General Scope of Duties:
Provide oversight and monitoring of the Host Family Homes in the Havana, IL area. Ensure the delivery of outcome-based services and supports for individuals served reflecting the application of person-centered planning. Ensure that home environments operate within established standards including health and safety guidelines, protection of individuals' rights.
- To support and educate the philosophy of the agency mission/vision statement and current strategic plan.
- Provide OJT and CBTA training for Host Family Providers, DSPs, ensuring maintenance of professional certification.
- Monitor the delivery of services and supports as outlined in each individual's Person-Centered Plan ensuring the activities and supports reflect individual preferences.
- Assist the Individuals in striving towards independence in accordance with goals and objectives in the ISP.
- Assist in admission, transfers and discharge of individuals.
- Interact with Community Options, Host Family providers, EP!C staff, Host Family Individuals, family members, other professionals, and other relevant individuals in a professional manner.
- Follow and implement all agency and departmental protocols and procedures.
- Communicate regularly with the QIDP and other team members regarding progress toward outcomes, health and safety and other issues that may arise at the Host Family setting.
- Assure dignity, privacy and rights of participants are respected at all times.
- Complete documentation as required regarding individuals served, quality assurance, and home environment.
- As mandated reporters ensure all allegations abuse and neglect are reported as required.
- Coordinate and participate in Host Family vacations, Power Team activities, fund raising and other events that are included in the Community Options program.
- Attend Community Options &/or Host meetings, in-services, as directed by the Community Option Coordinator.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Mobility to perform assigned duties in various environments.
- Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Possess coaching/training skills.
- Ability to perform and maintain certification as a DSP, in CPR, First Aid, Medication Authorization, Diet and Nutrition and CPI.
- Must be able to assess physical environment based on health and safety needs and implement corrective measures when needed.
- Knowledge of the principles of Person-Centered Planning and the Council of Quality Leadership (CQL).
- Basic computer skills
Work environments may vary to include office, living environments, and community settings. Participate in a 24-hour on-call system. Flexible schedule, including nights, overnights and weekends May be required to work extended shifts and/or be called upon for emergencies.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Education and Experience:
- Minimum of High School diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Three years experience working with people with developmental disabilities required.
- Valid Driver's License and automobile insurance.
- Must have the ability to lift fifty pounds.
- Must obtain and maintain DSP certification (training provided).