MISSION: UCP WORK, Inc. is dedicated to providing services to residents of the Tri-Counties with mental and/or physical disabilities, so that they may work and live independently as contributing citizens within the community of their choice.

Helping People become Independent

UCP WORK, Inc.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

TITLE:  Community Support Specialist – Residential Services

Immediate Supervisor:            House Manager

Supervision Exercised:          Persons Served

 

SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the House Manager, this position is responsible for the care, supervision and training of people with developmental disabilities living in a community residential environment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides supervision and training to adults with developmental disabilities in order to promote each individual’s growth towards his/her highest potential
  • Responsible for the implementation of each resident’s program plan including data collection
  • Reviews files for each resident on a regular basis
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of individual and group programs
  • Utilizes behavior modification techniques and other instructional strategies to enhance the progress of achieving goals and objectives
  • Communicates concerns related to program participant needs to supervisor in a timely manner
  • Acts as an appropriate role model
  • Assists individuals in attending social activities to further social skills
  • Knows whereabouts of persons served at all times
  • Responsible for daily routine(s) of residents and emergency medical procedures
  • Maintains a dated, running log of observations to provide other staff with current information concerning residents
  • Participates in cleaning the home, completing laundry and preparing food as assigned
  • Calls in hourly if assigned
  • Assists residents in personal hygiene and household routines
  • Checks all outside doors consistently throughout the night by touring the home; ensures the security of the home
  • Handles difficult behavioral situations with residents in danger of injuring themselves or others
  • Acts as a liaison between other staff, supervisors, administrators, residents and community members
  • Attends meetings as assigned
  • Completes records and reports as needed
  •  Administers medication
  • Complies with all UCP WORK, CCL & OSHA policies,  procedures and regulations
  • Must be able to transport participants, unless waived by the Executive Director.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities on an as needed basis

 

PHYISCAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to stand, sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to go up and down stairs
  • Ability to speak, read, hear and understand technical written materials
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, lift and carry
  • Ability to operate machinery without posing a safety hazard to self or others
  • Full awareness of environmental stimuli
  • Full range of motion above the head
  • Ability to implement Crisis Management Safety & Restraint techniques as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate of Arts degree or equivalent in related field preferred (work experience could be substituted for education)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft word)
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with persons with developmental and/or other disabilities in a dormitory/group residence preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality regarding consumer and other related information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to complete Medical Certification Course
  • Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
  • Ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Ability to manipulate numbers
  • Computer proficiency
  • Compassion and respect for persons with disabilities
  • Must be over age 25 to be insured, have a valid CA Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
  • Valid certification in CPR/1st Aid (Training available)

 

Note:    At the discretion of the Personnel Officer, additional related experience and/or education may be substituted or waived in lieu of the requirements specified above under “Education and Experience.”