Supported Home Placement Worker

REPORTING TO: Supported Home Placement 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 Supported Home Placement Coordinator, the Supported Home Placement Worker: provides in-home assistance to the Proprietor of a child with special needs; promotes the overall wellness of the child in the areas of health, emotions, sexuality, and spirituality; participates in the development of Annual Service Plans; participates in the development of training programs; assists the child in developing more independence, self-help and personal living skills; participates in the production of daily and monthly reports and records; participates as a Children�s Services team member.
  2. TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Under the general direction of the Supported Home Placement Coordinator, the incumbent in this position will be required to:
    1. Provide in-home assistance to the Proprietor(s) of a child with special needs:
      • establishing rapport with the child and the Proprietor(s)
      • participating in the identification of the child�s needs, strengths, and areas for growth and development
      • involving the child in community activities
      • monitoring the progress of the child in relation to the Annual Service Plan
      • monitoring the child in all areas of health and wellness, including social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional development
    2. Promote the overall wellness of the child in the areas of health, emotions, sexuality, and spirituality by:
      • encouraging, assisting, and when required, supervising in the area of personal hygiene
      • training, encouraging, and promoting nutritious meals and a balanced diet
      • promoting, encouraging and educating in the proper use of all medications
      • training and monitoring the child in the area of personal wellness
      • monitoring and accepting varying degrees of responsibility for the child�s attendance at medical, dental, and other appointments and therapies, as per the Proprietor�s request
      • promoting, recognizing, and responding appropriately to the child�s emotional health and well-being
      • assisting the child to understand and display their own sexuality in an appropriate and safe manner, as directed by the child and/or guardian, where appropriate
      • instructing the child in what is abuse and when and what action should be taken
      • reporting disclosures to Supervisor
      • supporting the child in appropriate quests for spirituality, as directed by the child and/or the guardian
    3. Participate in the development and implementation of the Annual Service Plan by:
      • promoting a positive relationship with the child and the Proprietor(s)
      • gathering information on past history, family dynamics, the child�s likes/dislikes, strengths, etc.
      • ensuring child�s personal choices and wishes are identified
      • monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the plan and suggesting modification as required
      • participating and documenting in all areas of the Annual Service Plan (motor, social, personal living, community etc)
    4. Participate in the development and implementation of training programs (Individual Training Plan) for the child by:
      • participating in the assessment of the child�s current skill levels
      • participating in the development of skill level goals and a plan which stem from the child�s individual learning style and
      • ersonality
      • facilitating the achievement of these goals
      • supervising/participating in delivery of the training
      • modelling the desired behaviours and skills
      • monitoring and recommending modification to the plan, as necessary, to promote the reaching of personal goals
    5. Assist the child in developing more independence, self-help and living skills by:
      • participating in the identification of each child�s needs in the area of personal growth and development
      • participating in the development and implementation of personal development plans for each child
      • facilitating and supporting the child in becoming more aware of and involved in the community
      • assisting the Proprietor(s) in the child�s development of safety and social skills in the home and community
      • assisting the child and Proprietor during times of crisis
      • monitoring the child�s progress in life style development according to Annual Service Plan goals and needs
    6. Participates in the production of numerous reports and records for the child by:
      • assisting in the completion of all reports as required
      • documenting and compiling the required information and maintaining accurate records
    7. Participates as a Children�s Services team member by:
      • attending all team meetings
      • maintaining and promoting a positive living environment for the child as per the program objectives
      • demonstrating flexibility in job responsibilities when it is in the best interest of the child and/or Proprietor(s)
      • fully participating, with a positive attitude, in the child�s activities by coming prepared in whatever manner required for community, social and/or other activities
      • 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. Post-secondary education is preferred.

    EXPERIENCE:
    The skills and knowledge listed above will likely have been gained through a minimum of one (1) year of experience in a related filed 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
    • Clean Child Welfare Check (CWIS) or one that is acceptable to the Executive Director
    • Valid Class 5 Driver�s Licence and Vehicle may be required for some positions
    • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate
    • Valid CPR Certificate
    • Valid PART Certificate
    • Additional training may be required