Posted 5 months ago

The primary purpose of the day habilitation specialist is to provide community-based habilitation services to recipients. This position is highly concerned with ensuring the ongoing safety of all clients and staff, including adherence to all applicable federal, state, local, safety and health, fire and life safety, and sanitation regulations/laws. This position actively addresses each recipient’s service plan in a community based setting—i.e. recreational, educational, cultural community activities. In addition, this position proactively assesses, maintains, and works to improve client service and well-being.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

  • Familiarizes self with consumers’ ISP’s, day hab plans and behavior plans to determine likes,
    dislikes, wants and needs in order to effectively deliver services.
  • Works with the consumer, family, care coordinator and other members of the team to identify
    the consumer’s likes, dislikes and strengths along with long term goals.
  • Implements day hab plans for each consumer based on his or her valued outcomes.
  • May assist in planning activities that maintain age appropriateness and dignity, which
    focuses on independence, integration and productivity.
  • Assists Day Habilitation Program Manager in establishing a weekly activity schedule for all
    consumers and staff.
  • Reports any difficulties, conflicts or problems to the Day Habilitation Program Manager in a
    timely manner.
  • Provides assistance to other Day Habilitation Specialists as needed to clarify the delivery of
    individualized care to consumers.
  • Acts as a liaison with churches, clubs and other groups or organizations to develop natural
    supports for the consumer in the most integrated environments possible in the community.
  • Attends and participates in all required training and meetings for programs and consumers.
  • Provides direct care, as needed, i.e. ADL skills.
  • May act as site Day Habilitation Program Manager in his/her absence.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.
  • Must be able to transport self and consumers in an Agency provided vehicle and/or own
    vehicle.
  • Must maintain any required licenses and/or certifications.

Education/Knowledge/Experience Requirements

  • Associate degree in human services or other related field and two years of related experience.
  • Combination of education and experience, which in the judgment of the employer, equals
    above standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of mental retardation and other developmental
    disabilities and principles to promote skills development.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A valid Alaska driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance
    carrier.

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