Float Advocate

TITLE: Float Advocate

RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Coordinator

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Willing to work at varied work sites.
  2. Be an advocate for and support the individuals we serve to ensure they are as independent as possible.
  3. Develop and maintain a positive relationship with individuals served.
  4. Teach daily living skills to individuals served.
  5. Provide one-on-one or group community integration outings.
  6. Monitor individual physical and emotional health, obtain services as directed and report all significant issues to the coordinator.
  7. Administer and document individual's medications.
  8. Document Individualized Plan outcomes. (Who, what, how, why)
  9. Write shift summaries on a daily basis.
  10. Review/Sign Individualized Plan and implement outcomes.
  11. Document individual financial expenses. (Checkbook, bank reconciliation and collection of receipts)
  12. Provide transportation for individuals served as needed.
  13. Perform hygiene activities, if required.
  14. Heavy lifting (over 50 lbs.) on a repeated basis required for care of individuals for performing job functions such as transferring.  Also required to bend, twist, stoop and kneel to perform the essential functions of the Advocate position.
  15. Work as a team member interdependently and facilitate other CSS staff to do the same.
  16. May work with behaviorally challenged individuals.
  17. Follow operational policies and procedures developed by the Agency. (Emergencies-Severe weather, Fire, Health and Safety, Nutrition , Staff training guidelines)
  18. Mandatory training is required in CPR/First Aid, MANDT, Medication Administration and any specialized training for individuals served. Advocate is responsible to attend required trainings to stay current.
  19. Submit all required documentation by the required deadlines.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned to accomplish Agency goals. This could be under unusual or emergency circumstances.
  21. Mandated reporter of any possible abuse or neglect incident.

MINIMUM REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Dependable and self-motivated
  2. Good written and verbal communication skills
  3. Demonstrate positive team interaction skills
  4. Resourceful in accomplishing tasks and directives
  5. Ability to be flexible in all areas
  6. Able to provide support without fostering dependence
  7. Make defensible, common sense decisions

QUALIFICATIONS:

Position must have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalency. Meet driver-approved standards as described in the Vehicle Usage Policy. A valid driver's license and good driving record, as well as proof of current auto insurance is required. Prefer one (1) year experience working with individuals with disabilities.

OTHER INFORMATION:

As a routine part of this position working hours may vary which could include any shift/day to meet the needs of the individual served. The overnight shifts may be awake overnight or sleepovers depending on the individual's needs. It may be necessary to work in other facilities, work additional hours if need arises and may also be required to adjust schedules to meet the needs of the individuals served.

** This position requires driving for business and transportation of individuals served. It is required to have dependable transportation with functioning heat and air conditioning systems and functioning seat belts for safety.

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