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Respite Counselor

Respite Counselor

Posted by Hound
Posting ads for 9 years
Location: Bethpage, NY

Responsibilities:Primary Purpose of Job Provide short-term in-home care for a person with developmental disabilities for the purpose of providing relief to the parent, guardian or caregiver Essential Functions Meet with prospective family in their home to discuss child’s specific needs and duties expected during respite time Provide direct care, social interaction, leisure/recreation, or other activities to provide a quality experience and meet all of the needs of the individual with a developmental disability Provide the maximum level of supervision to the individual and protect his/her health and safety Maintain communication with families of respite individuals to relay pertinent information regarding the individuals’ involvement during respite time. Submit accurate time sheets bi-weekly Submit monthly respite logs to the Respite Coordinator Submit incident reports as needed. Attend ACLD Respite Orientation and become familiar with the Respite Orientation Training Manual Additional Essential Functions For In- Home Waiver Respite: ● Complete Respite Documentation records at the time of service, maintain corporate compliance standards and submit to Coordinator monthly. ● Attend ACLD Pre-Service Training and Adult Services Orientation. We have locations available in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Job Requirements : Requirements High School Diploma or equivalent preferred Experience with the developmentally disabled population preferred At least 16 years old Additional Knowledge, Skills and Ability Ability to use common sense and good judgment in dealing with health, safety, and behavioral issues; Must know when to contact Respite Coordinator regarding sensitive issues Ability to communicate/ supervise children and adults in a positive manner along with communicate with families in a positive manner Demonstrate patience and the ability to work in a family home setting Writing skills to complete informative monthly logs and annual Respite Evaluation To submit your resume for this job, select how you heard about the job and then click the "Submit Your Resume" button below.

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