Cape Abilities Commuity Resource Specialist in Hyannis, Massachusetts
The Community Resource Specialist provides instruction, support, & serves as a positive role model to individuals with developmental & intellectual disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury or other unique challenges. Provides support & assistant to program participants in the areas of pre-vocational/job preparation, socialization, community orientation/education, & wellness. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Ensures & safeguards individual?s human dignity, rights & liberties. Establishes & maintains a rapport with individuals. Plans & oversees individual services including independent living, self-management in the community, social & independent living, & affective & behavioral development. Assists individuals with making & expressing choices based on assessments. Creates goals & objectives in individual service plan (ISP) format. Plans program activities & supervises implementation. Assists in development & expansion of opportunities for community integration. Provides physical assistance to program participants, as needed, including, but not limited to, toileting. Adheres to all funding source regulations & Agency policies & procedures. Keeps management abreast of planned activities, as well as, any potential problems or needs of an individual that are not being met. Establishes & maintains professional relationships with community contact, staff, supervisors & funding sources. Attends all staff meetings, trainings & development activities, as required. Serves as mandated reporter for suspected cases of abuse &/or neglect to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC). OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Performs additional duties, as assigned. COMPETENCIES Adaptability: Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; inspires others to be adaptable to change. Ethics, Values & Diversity: Promotes an appropriate & effective work environment & strives to ensure that the agency?s core values & beliefs are applied during all circumstances; genuinely cares about people; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, lifestyle choices & genders; supports equal & fair treatment & opportunity for all; adheres to & promotes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); advocates for the rights & interests of individuals with disabilities to maximize their potential in the programs & communities of their choice. Integrity & Trust: Is respectful, truthful, & transparent; keeps confidences; takes ownership & responsibility for decisions & outcomes. Problem Solving & Judgment: Probes all useful & constructive sources to find pertinent answers; can analyze issues, identify problems & work toward appropriate solutions; collaborates with others or as part of a team; displays willingness to make decisions; makes timely decisions; exhibits sound & accurate judgment. Oral & Written Communications: Speaks clearly, appropriately & effectively with a diverse group of individuals; is an active listener & gets clarification when necessary; participates constructively in meetings; is able to write clearly & succinctly; is able to communicate clearly in a variety of settings & situations. PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Bachelor's degree preferred. Minimum 3 years prior experience working with adults with disabilities. Ability to teach & model occupational tasks. Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal & written form with coworkers & supported individuals & read fluently. Valid driver's license in the state of Massachusetts required. Successful completion of all state & Agency mandated trainings required upon hire. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEM&S Frequent walking, standing Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.