Community Service Provider- Woodside Prairie
Milwaukee Center For Independence Inc.
This position will be located in Grafton, WI
Job Purpose: The role of a Community Services Provider at Woodside Prairie is to offer a diverse range of services to individuals with co-occurring conditions, including those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Operating within homes and the community, the provider's main objective is to foster skill development and uphold community-based living. Through methods such as teaching, coaching, mentoring, and offering support, the provider guides individuals in attaining their customized goals. This approach helps prevent the necessity for more restrictive or expensive forms of care. The services provided encompass various areas, including but not limited to community navigation, medication management, cultivating personal daily living skills, monitoring physical health, and delivering wellness support.
Essential Job Functions:(Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.)
- Provides a full range of independent living skills, in and outside of the home, and supportive services: promotes the person’s choice and preparation in their day-to-day life
- Performs and properly documents service delivery on a timely basis.
- Maintains service level and appropriate contact with people using services and external stakeholders (i.e., funder, service coordinator) to ensure service/treatment plans are followed.
- Teaches and assists people using supportive and independent daily living skills, including but not limited to, approved nurse delegated duties, personal care, housekeeping and home maintenance, mobility and accessing transportation, interpersonal relationships, safety practices, routine decision making, utilization of community resources, assessing appropriate professional medical services, simple budgeting and consumer transactions, and leisure skills.
- Teaches, reminds, administers, and monitors medication adherence as directed by a physician.
- Reports to program management, changes in behavior, functioning, or condition.
- Serves as a program ambassador by facilitating positive experiences onsite and in the neighboring area, participating in professional networks, and engaging with affiliated organizations; present at internal and external conferences and trainings as opportunities are available.
- Practices and promotes safety at all times. Demonstrate sound judgement when making safety related decisions particularly in community settings. Report all incidents/accidents according to agency policies and procedures.
- Performs special assignments and or projects as assigned
Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure and Credentials: (Where appropriate, education and/or experience may be substituted)
Minimum Required Education: Must have a High School Diploma/GED
Minimum Required Experience: Must have at least 6 months of experience working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Preferred candidate will have two or more years of professional experience supporting people with Autism Spectrum diagnoses or extended similar personal experience.
Required License Certification Registration:
Issued By Governing Body (if applicable):
Travel outside of office: 40-50% travel in the communities we serve
Required Valid Driver’s License: Valid Wisconsin driver’s license
Required Auto Insurance: vehicle liability insurance in accordance with Agency policy
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
- Must be able to travel via personal vehicle into various communities throughout Milwaukee and the surrounding areas in any weather conditions that don’t present immediate danger.
- Knowledge of habilitation support for people with various kinds of disabilities.
- Demonstrated proficiency using a laptop and phone applications. Ability to navigate through a variety of Microsoft programs and ability to learn multiple different computer programs.
- Must be able to effectively communicate with MCFI Home Care team members, external case managers/care coordinators, people who use services and all other stakeholders in professional manner.
- Adaptability & Flexibility
- Relationship Building
- Coaching & Mentoring
Physical Requirements, Visual Acuity, and Work Conditions:
Physical Requirements: Must be able to push, pull, lift, and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs. and safely transport a client in a wheelchair on a level floor or wheelchair ramp in various weather conditions.
Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal.
Working Conditions: Must be comfortable going into potentially unfavorable home conditions with possible exposure to pets and pests. Must be able to continuously cope effectively with stress created by participants with cognitive delays, complex health and mental health care problems, multiple tasks, noises, interruptions, and work cooperativity as part of a team while maintaining a positive demeanor. This position requires flexibility with hours in the evening and on weekends as needed.ID:uDnQdo