Chose ANS As your Next Employer as a Community Integration Specialist
Summary: Community Integration Specialist (CIS-I) is a member of an interdisciplinary team of Creative Behavioral Solutions. A Community Integration Specialist provides a therapeutic environment to our high need behavioral residents who may need 24 hour, more intense staffing patterns. Our CIS staff members work with our residents to provide care giving as well as leads community integration, activities and daily living skills.
The Community Integration Specialist assists our residents in their homes by following their individualized support plan. The Community Integration Specialist works closely with the residents’ interdisciplinary team to facilitate their needs and wants, while preserving their dignity and integrity. The focus of our residential care giving services is to promote a healthy, independent lifestyle for our member, while also providing safety and protection, independence, quality of life and community involvement. ANS’ residential care giving services are very flexible and easily modified to accommodate changing abilities, interests, choices, and needs of each individual.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.
- Assists residents with care, personal cares, supervision and safety in their homes based upon their individualized service plan (ISP).
- Assist in supportive friendship role in relation to resident’s daily living skills and community life.
- Assists residents in learning independent living skills, which are defined in the resident’s individualized service plan. (i.e. laundry, housekeeping, personal hygiene, cooking, time and money management.). As well as encouraging management of symptoms through support services and education.
- Medical Management including but not limited to: vital monitoring, as ordered by physicians, documentation of medical appointments, and providing copies of documentation from medical services provider to all concerned and authorized parties and administering first aid to residents as needed by trained staff.
- Follow medication parameters, as ordered by physicians. This includes but is not limited to administering medications to residents, as prescribed by their physicians. Medications may include scheduled medications and as needed (or PRN medications).
- If designated, monitor self-administration of medicine by residents and record information on medical log and monitor consumer medication adherence as directed by their physician
- Complete each resident’s Medication Administration Record Sheet (MARS) daily before the end of each shift.
- Coordinate all resident transportation needs including accompany and transport to any and all medical emergency and non-emergency visits.
- Supervise and manage the behavior of the residents and provide appropriate behavioral interventions and supports. Report progress to concerned authorized parties.
- Schedule and facilitate meaningful opportunities for community engagement.
- Implement therapeutic activities and facilitate development of independent living skills. Must be actively involved and engaged with resident while completing programs (i.e. if resident goes swimming, so does staff).
- Coordinate and facilitate meaningful in-home/leisure time activities.
- Ensure that all documentation (client service records, charting) is maintained consistently with required rules and regulations.
- Communicates any significant changes in client status with relief staff during shift change.
- Reports to Supervisor any changes in client behavior and functioning, family issues/concerns, and/or any signs of abuse/neglect and any client’s complaints.
- Oversee the cleanliness of the house, resident house jobs, and the proper use of equipment and supplies. Including general cleaning and cooking duties as required.
- Participates in ensuring that nutritious meals are planned, prepared and served within the home, involving assisting residents in food preparation, serving, and storage as appropriate.
- Report any needed repairs or potential safety or health hazards to supervisory staff immediately.
- Actively participates in all team meetings and activities.
- Demonstrate positive guest relations in representing the agency.
- Maintains client confidentiality by following the guidelines established within The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
- Practices OSHA Standard Precautions for infection control safety.
- Serve as the resident’s advocate.
- Assume other related responsibilities as delegated by management.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, experience and skills required:
- High school diploma or GED and one year of experience with population served or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Candidates with CBRF certification is preferred, but not required.
- Must be 18 years or older and eligible to work in the State of Wisconsin.
- Successfully completed training through a reliable educational facility/agency.
- Obtain 12 hours of in-service credit approved by/for ANS, must have completed six hours by June 30th of each year.
- Able to work every other weekend.
- Valid Driver’s License and a stellar driving record that meets our agency standards.
- Adaptability: Flexible style; receptive to change. Process the ability to change (or be changed) to fit circumstances. Adjust with ease.
- Approachability: Puts others at ease by listening, allowing adequate time for interactions, and giving undivided attention. Shows receptivity to message being delivered.
- Composure: Responds to Information and situations in a self-controlled manner. Maintains a calm compose manner during stressful times.
- Customer Focus: Builds effective relationships, identifies customer expectations, see’s issues from their point of view: offers practical recommendations.
- Ethics and Integrity: Possesses strong set of core values and beliefs consistent with social, ethical and organizational principals. Confronts unethical situations.
- Listening: Gives attention to speaker, demonstrates non-verbal cues showing interest, and responds with information or questions, as appropriate.
- Personal Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own actions, including failure. Embraces experiences as learning opportunities and not chances to blame.
- Technical Skills: Demonstrates the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform required job elements to establish standards. Remains current regarding developments and trends in areas of expertise.
- Time Management: Allocates time efficiently to the most important issues and knows what not to spend time on; completes work in a timely fashion.
- Trust & Respect: Offers respect to all in the work environment adheres to high personal standards of acceptance, reliability, openness, and consistency of action with words.
Language Skills: The personal care worker needs to have exceptional interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including the abilities to elicit information, actively listen, dialog freely, verbalize ideas effectively, and provide solutions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach above shoulders; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50-100 pounds when stocking office supplies. Participate and encourage opportunities for physical exercise such s walking, swimming, basketball and other recreational activities of the residents’ liking.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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ANS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.