Indian Creek Foundation
  • Souderton, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, 401-K with company match, wellness program, and employee assistance program.


General Responsibilities

The Program Specialist is responsible for the coordination of services, communication of service needs and documentation of service delivery for an identified caseload of individuals.  He/she works to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with each individual's plan; and that relevant agency and regulatory guidelines are met. He/she serves as the agency lead of the Interdisciplinary Team.

Essential Duties

  1. Is responsible for being well versed in the functions of a Program Specialist as defined by regulation; and for completing these functions for their assigned caseload.
  2. Responsible for the coordination of services to individuals in their caseload, including but not limited to:
    1. Developing and implementing services for each individual according to their ISP; and that are age appropriate, focused on acquiring or maintaining functional skills and which provide opportunities for community participation.
    2. Reviewing outcomes or goals and making recommendations for changes
    3. Training Residential Instructors on the implementation of outcomes and goals, as well as the health and safety needs of individuals
  3. Responsible for the coordination and completion of Annual Functional Assessments for each individual in his/her caseload.
  4. Adheres to regulatory requirements for communicating the results of the initial assessment and any revisions to the individual and the team.
  5. Attends meetings for and participates in the development of the ISP/IPP, Annual updates and revisions for individuals in their caseload.
  6. Responsible for the review, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the ISP/IPP for individuals in their caseload; and for communicating discrepancies to the Supports Coordinator and team.
  7. Responsible for reviewing participation and authoring monthly progress and quarterly reviews for individuals in their caseload; and for reporting changes in need to the Supports Coordinator.
  8. Responsible for reviewing the ISP, Quarterly Reviews and any revisions with the individual; and for providing documentation of the review to the Supports Coordinator and the team.
  9. Coordinates and attends regular monitoring visits with the Supports Coordinator.
  10. Monitors the completion of all required agency and regulatory documentation; and communicates issues and problems in a timely manner.

Other Duties

  1. Attends county, regional and state meetings as assigned.
  2. Functions as a Certified Investigator of unusual incidents when required.
  3. Coordinates support services to the family (Life Sharing Program only)
  4. Provides training to the family on relevant health and safety needs of individuals served in the home (Life Sharing Program Only)

Education/Training:

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities, or an Associate's degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and 4 years work experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities. Degree in a social services discipline preferred.

  

Skill(s): Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to read and write in English. This position requires the skills needed to effectively communicate qualitative and quantitative data to various stakeholders. Moderate mathematics skills are required; proficient interpersonal relationships skills;  auditory and visual skills; satisfactory completion of post-offer pre-employment physical exam and drug test as required.

*Completion of physical and drug testing along with clearance of a criminal background check and a child abuse.  Must have a driver's license with a clear three-year driving record.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the physical duties required of Direct Care Worker. Must have adequate mobility that requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (vertical and horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs and torso in providing various care; and operate an vehicle. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, including transferring of client.

Experience:    Minimum of 2 years experience working in the field of developmental disabilities. 

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