Adult Proprietor

REPORTING TO: Adult Proprietorship and Individual Lifestyles (I.L.S.) Coordinator

STAFF SUPERVISED: None

MISSION STATEMENT: The Parkland Community Living and Supports Society exists to improve the quality of life of the disabled through individual choice, dignity and rights.

  1. PURPOSE OF POSITION:
    Under the general direction of the Adult Proprietorship and Individual Lifestyles (I.L.S.) Coordinator, the Adult Proprietor: provides the consumer with a stable, supportive home environment which is conducive to positive development and personal growth; promotes, advances, empowers and supports the consumer�s wellness in all aspects of life; encourages and facilitates the consumer to engage in meaningful community involvement; participates in the development and implementation of personalized plans for the consumer; assists with and participates in the development and implementation of training programs for the consumer; participates in the production of reports and records for the consumer; and facilitates the daily and routine activities of the consumer.
  2. TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Under the general direction of the Adult Proprietorship and I.L.S. Coordinator, the incumbent in this position will be required to:
    1. Promote and support the overall wellness of each consumer in the areas of health, emotions, sexuality, and spirituality by:
      • encouraging, assisting or if required supervising personal hygiene
      • encouraging, and participating in nutritious meal preparation
      • encouraging, assisting and supervising the proper use of medications
      • monitoring and accepting responsibility for the consumer�s attendance at medical, dental, and specialist appointments and therapies
      • encouraging, supervising and assisting in the safe operation of household appliances, equipment, etc.
      • recognizing and responding to the consumer�s emotional needs in a positive compassionate manner
      • assisting consumer in developing meaningful and appropriate relationships
      • providing support and understanding in consultation with consumer and guardian in the area of sexual expression
      • recognizing the different types of abuse and following Abuse Protocol
      • providing support and understanding in consultation with consumer and guardian in the area of spirituality
        • ensuring the consumer has a positive home environment in which to live
        • advocating on behalf of the consumer
    2. Encourage and facilitate the consumer to engage in meaningful community involvement by:
      • participating in the identification of each consumer�s likes/dislikes and needs in the area of personal development
      • facilitating and supporting the consumer in becoming more aware of the community
      • ensuring supervision and safety needs of the consumer are met while in their home or in the community
      • monitoring consumer expenditures while participating in community activities to prevent exploitation
      • ensuring, encouraging, supporting and fully participating with the consumer in their choice of community and social activities
      • incorporating the consumer into family routines, activities and/or community involvement
    3. Assisting with and participating in the development and implementation of training plans (Individual Training Plan, Annual Service Plan) for each consumer by:
      • assisting in the assessing of the consumer�s skill levels
      • assisting in the development of skill level goals
      • assisting in the development of a plan to reach goals
      • participating in the delivery of training
      • modelling the desired behaviours and skills
      • monitoring, documenting and/or modifying plans as needed, with Coordinator approval, to reach goals
    4. Participate in the daily completion of logs and reports, household chores and maintenance etc. by:
      • documenting required information in a timely and professional manner
      • participating, and assisting consumers when able, in household cleaning, nutritious food preparation, laundry and other assigned related tasks as required
      • ensuring all maintenance is completed in a timely manner, and that consumer safety is a top priority
    5. Facilitates the daily and routine activities of the consumers by:
      • subscribing to the goals, objectives, and values of the Parkland Community Living and Support Society
      • empowering consumers to the highest extent possible in the making of choices and decisions that impact on their lives
      • assisting consumers in making choices and/or decisions where they need guidance
      • leading consumers in proactive decision making and problem solving
      • supporting the consumers in the achievement of the results sought by their decisions and/or goals
      • ensuring the proper handling of consumer funds
      • providing advocacy and other assistance to the consumers as required
      • adhering on a continuous basis to the Code of Ethics and the Oath of Confidentiality
  3. JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
    To be effective in the performance of the position described above, an individual would require the following:

    KNOWLEDGE:
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the values of citizenship, choice, support, and equality of opportunity, as defined and adhered to by the Parkland Community Living and Support Society
    • Detailed knowledge of the material in the Food Handling and Health Guidelines
    • Detailed knowledge of the material in the Canada Food Guide
    • Detailed knowledge of the material in the Universal Precautions Handout
    • Working knowledge of First Aid and CPR
    • Demonstrated knowledge of medication administration
    • Working knowledge of behaviour modification as practiced by Parkland C.L.A.S.S.
    • Working knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention
    • General knowledge of the community amenities and social activities
    SKILLS:
    • Demonstrated ability to work with consumers of Parkland C.L.A.S.S.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated financial and record keeping skills
    • Good housekeeping and home safety skills
    • High degree of skill in interpersonal relationships
    • Skill in defusing tense and sometimes dangerous situations
    • Skill in providing a climate where consumers will be motivated to take appropriate action
    • Patience and skill in implementing training programs
    EDUCATION:
    To adequately perform the duties of this position the incumbent will have completed Grade 12. Additional course work that has some relevance to the goals and objectives of Parkland C.L.A.S.S. is desirable.

    EXPERIENCE:
    The skills and knowledge listed above will likely have been gained through a minimum of one (1) year of experience in a related field of endeavour.

    Note: Some equivalency of experience and/or education may be accepted.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Excellent physical condition as confirmed by a medical examination
    • Clean criminal record or one that is acceptable to the Executive Director
    • Valid Class 5 Driver�s Licence
    • Valid Standard First Aid and C.P.R. Certificate
    • Valid P.A.R.T. Certificate
    • Basic Skills Training Certificate
    • Other training may be required