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2020-MIA-008: Community Living and Employment Services Specialist (Transportation) - Part-Time
Req Code:2020-MIA-008
FT/PT Status:Part Time
Salary:$14.33-$18.40
  
Job Summary:
This is a paraprofessional high school graduate level position designed to assist persons who meet medical necessity criteria for community living supports, employment, and/or skill building services. The position incumbent will provide a wide range of direct assistance to consumers (within the scope of his/her training) and within the framework of the consumers Individual Plan of Service (IPOS). The services provided are designed to increase or maintain personal self-sufficiency and support recovery.

The focus in this position is transportation of consumers to appointments at WMCMH.

Core Functions of the clinical service aide include:
1. Supporting the consumer during the person-centered planning process and promoting choice.

2. Assistance with the acquisition, retention or improvement of self-help, socialization, employment, adaptive, and/or community living skills in an individual or group setting.

3. Hands on interventions outlined in the IPOS recommended by the Therapist, OT, PT, speech therapies or Evidence Based Practice.

4. Assistance and attendance at appointments with primary care physician, dentist or other medical provider as medically necessary.

5. Building strong relationships with consumers, potential consumers, and community representatives of vocational, housing, recreational, and natural supports resources.

6. Must demonstrate the competency to work directly with developmentally disabled and mentally ill adults and children with severe emotional disturbance (SED) as well as individuals with substance use disorders.

7. The incumbent, in coordination with the responsible case holder, is to explore availability of community services and supports, housing, and employment, and supports the consumer in successfully connecting with and utilizing these supports in a beneficial way.

The incumbent will provide mentoring, functional skills training, coping skill development, and/or social skill development training with the consumer. This will be done by involving the consumer in activities either in the home or community, as determined in the Person Centered Planning process. This could involve introducing the consumer to community activities, employment or volunteer activities, and supporting them in participating meaningfully in such activities. Services provided by the incumbent will be included in the IPOS.

Support strategies are used to increase empowerment, community inclusion, health and safety assurances, independence, productivity, knowledge, specialized skill development and the use of natural supports. The incumbent will work closely with the consumer to assure ongoing satisfaction and desired outcomes are met.


Job Responsibilities:
1. Skills Building.
Education and training including instructions about treatment regimens and use of assertive technology and/or medical equipment that are needed to safely maintain the person at the home specified in the IPOS. Is a coach and a model to reinforce adaptive, pro-social behaviors. Assist in building coping skills to manage symptoms of mental illness, substance use, and other needs as discussed in treatment goals.

2. Monitoring.
Defined as reviewing the response of treatment as defined in the IPOS and the status of the person’s needs and how this affects their day-to-day life and reporting this to treatment team as necessary

3. Support Services.
Support provided one-on-one or in a group to aid in identifying coping strategies for completion of activities of daily living, social interaction, community setting supports, and other needs as indicated in the person centered plan. This may also be done in conjunction with the consumer’s natural supports or other treatment providers.

4. Transportation.
Will transport consumers to and from a variety of appointments both internal to the agency and within the community as medically necessary


Job Qualifications:
1. A high school diploma or GED is required.

2. At least 18 years of age

3. Must be certified in First Aid and CPR or obtain training after hire.

4. Able to communicate expressively and receptively in order to follow individual plan requirements and report on services provided.

5. Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation to and from meetings and activities at varying work locations including all agency locations in Lake, Mason, and Oceana Counties.

6. Functions under the guidance and leadership of a QIDP, QMHP or CMHP.

7. Lived experiences with mental illness/developmental disabilities/substance use disorders are valued.