Job Details


Requisition Number 13-0057
Post Date 9/12/2013
Title RESPITE WORKER (FINGER LAKES)
City ROCHESTER
Part Time Yes
Temporary No
Shift Various
Description SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

To provide respite services to families who have children with developmental disabilities. These services will be provided to appropriate families based on established criteria, intake procedures, and prior approval by FLDDSO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Respects and maintains customer confidentiality. Demonstrates a positive and caring attitude towards all customers and staff.
•Provide In-Home Respite; maintain safety and security of clients; follow established procedures in case of emergencies, and intervene in situations where client may be endangering himself / herself or others.
•Prepare and serve meals when appropriate and specifically asked for by the family.
•Comply with OPWDD reporting and documenting requirements.
•Attend mandatory education training from DePaul, which is regulated by OPWDD.
•Comply with periodic performance appraisal evaluations completed by the Respite Coordinator for DePaul and per the request of OPWDD.
•Other duties as assigned by the program director.

Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

•High School diploma required. Associate’s degree in Human Services, nursing or other equivalent combinations of education and work/life experience preferred.
•Experience working with children, particularly those diagnosed with Autism or other developmental disabilities. Must have own transportation.
•Ability to communicate / interact by a variety of methods.
•For some consumer, sufficient strength / agility for lifting or assisting the individual is required.
•Applicants must pass a pre-hire child abuse registry check and comply with fingerprinting in accordance to OPWDD regulations.
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