Job Details


Requisition Number 13-0057
Post Date 8/17/2017
Title RESPITE WORKER (ROCHESTER)
City ROCHESTER
State NY
Status (Full Time/Part Time) PART TIME
Temporary No
Shift Various
Minimum Salary $9.89
Description People Inc. is a health and human services agency in Rochester that provides programs for people with developmental disabilities and other special needs. We understand that working one on one with people who have disabilities, and helping them in all aspects of daily life, takes a special person – someone who’s dedicated, caring and compassionate – so that’s how we treat our employees.

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 FUNCTIONS/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.
•Assists individuals as needed in all activities, areas of daily living and personal care needs.
•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 People Inc. which is regulated by OPWDD.
•Comply with periodic performance appraisal evaluations.
•Comply with all agency policies and procedures.
•Other duties as assigned.
Requirements •18 years of age.
•High School diploma/GED preferred.
•Experience working with children, particularly those diagnosed with Autism or other developmental disabilities. Must have own transportation.
•Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
•Ability to meet physical requirements of the position when performing the following: standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing.
•Lifting requirement of 50 lbs.
•Ability to lift and transfer individuals manually and mechanically as required by prescribed program/plan.
•Ability to move, reposition, and place individuals in pieces of equipment.
•Physical agility and ability to react to emergency situations.
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1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231
Phone: 716.634.8132 | Toll Free NY 1.800.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889