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Community Habilitation Aide-FT-Monday through Friday Days-001

POSITION SUMMARY
The Community Habilitation Aide is responsible to implement the Individual Habilitation Plan, attend to individual's personal care needs, respect the individual's privacy and home environment, participate in Agency activities, provide transportation as required and maintain documentation.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Activities include but are not limited to the following:
Promote the individual's independence by implementing the Individual Habilitation Plan.
Attend to personal, self-care, and other needs that the individual cannot independently accomplish.
Respect the privacy and home environment where services are being provided.
Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings and committees.
Provide transportation for the individual as required to carry out the goals and services of the individualized habilitation plan.
Maintain documentation as required.
Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Agency's culture, values and mission.
Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards.
QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Valid NYS Driver's License.
Basic Computer Skills (Windows, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Word and Excel)
This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/HAZARDS
Job related tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or the potential for skin or mucous membrane contact from spills or splashes of these substances. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at Upstate Cerebral Palsy sites.
OSHA Exposure Category I
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must have fluency in the English language. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit. Must be able remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift, bend, twist and pull. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, and is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to move or lift up to 60 lbs.
Frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, computer printer, etc.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising work-flow and efficiency.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
All staff, individuals at sites, visitors, family members, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies.
SUPERVISED BY: Director II Community Services


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