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413 - Cortina Program Counselor (FT)

East Haven, CT, USA Req #1174
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Marrakech is looking for staff to work with our wonderful participants with developmental disabilities, physical, behavioral or other needs in a group home setting. We seek nurturing people who will provide care with respect and dignity as well as promote independence and community integration.
This home is looking for staff to work with wonderful adults with developmental disabilities and significant physical needs. We seek nurturing people who will provide care with respect and dignity as well as promote independence and community integration.. Transportation to doctors’ appointments, shopping, medication administration and carrying out teaching strategies are some samples of duties for these positions. Providing active treatment, range of motion, sensory programming, and personal care assistance which includes regular lifting of 30 pounds. 

Shift Details:
M-2p-9p, Th-4p-10p, Sa- 8a-4p, Su-8a-10p (35hrs FT) 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assures safety and well being of Marrakech individuals while adhering to agency policies and procedures. 
Assists the individuals being served to coordinate their daily routine including food shopping, meal preparation, recreational activities, bills, budgets, and household chores as needed. Purchases groceries as well as supervise and assist in the preparation of food for individuals, 
following special prescribed diets and food consistency orders. Implement eating procedures as written. 
Assists individuals in daily activities, including daily hygiene functions 
Essential employee – assists in scheduling trained staff to fill in shifts for this position during scheduled time off due to the essential function of this position. 
Assists the individual in contacting the day program/work if the individual is home ill. 
Assists individuals in household management tasks including cleaning. 
Implements and documents behavioral programs, teaching strategies, exercise programs and other team recommended programs and procedures. 
Documents communication logs, programs, incident reports, abuse and neglect reports, safety reports, fire drills, time exception reports, mileage logs, Therapp and other required documentation 
Uses the timeclock or Sandata system when arriving/leaving shift 
Lifts and Transfers individuals as required. Repositions individuals as stipulated in service plan. 
(If DDS Medication Certified) Administers prescribed oral and topical medications under written direction of Physician. (Must become medication certified within allotted timeframe) 
Follows the Critical Information for the program 
Uses and maintains adaptive equipment (such as Century Tub, wheelchairs, Hoyer lift) according to 
safety guidelines. Implements Physical/Psychological Management Training, CPR and First Aid as required 
Performs housekeeping tasks, other duties may be assigned. 

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains barrier free exits at assigned program site 
Maintains a safe and clean work environment 
Stays awake on shift 
Follows emergency on call procedures and all other Marrakech policies and procedures 
Provides meaningful community experiences to individuals 
Satisfies all training requirements per regulations, maintains all required certifications 
and licenses. 
Assists in the completion of individual assessments 
Asks for assistance from co-workers and supervisors when unsure of a job duty and refers to program policies for job clarification 
Reports to work at alternative program site for shift work or for medication administration when assigned 
Provides active treatment, incidental teaching and formal programming to individuals 
Operates motor vehicles safely and in accordance with State Law (agency and personal automobiles) while on work related duties. 
Reports unsafe conditions and situations immediately per agency policy and procedures 
Represents the values, mission and vision of the organization 
Models positive adult roles in the community 
Fosters community belonging through individual person-centered appropriate activities. 
Serves all customers with alacrity 
Attends staff meetings as scheduled 
Communicates with co-workers and other providers accurately and professionally, other duties may be assigned. 

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES 
Understanding the nature of human systems: individual, group, organization, community and society, and their major interactions for individuals with developmental disabilities. 
Skill in identifying and selecting natural opportunities which promote growth and goal attainment for individuals with developmental disabilities. 
Skill in implementing interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities. 
Marrakech is an equal opportunity employer. Marrakech, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status of veteran, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $14.75
  • Required Education High School
  • East Haven, CT, USA