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We are looking for CNA's to be Family Support Staff and provide skills training, play time, tutoring, basic care, and community activities to children and adults with developmental disabilities who live at home with their families. Family Support Staff work as part of the child’s/adult’s team to increase his/her independence in the areas of: communication, academics, interpersonal relationships, self-care, feeding, dressing, work skills, community safety, community integration, and behavior management through direct teaching and support.
1. Participate in service plan staffing's (in home or at the office) to review and update the Individual Service Plan.
2. Understand the child/adult’s Service Plan in order to carry out goal directed activities during shifts and ensure the safety of the child/adult.
3. Provide supervision to the child/adult according to the level of risk assessed by the team.
4. Provide the child/adult the needed level of assistance (hand over hand, demonstration, verbal cues, etc.) to meet his/her toileting, feeding and other basic care needs, while teaching the child/adult to be more independent in his/her own care.
5. Work with the clinical staff to implement activities (picture schedules, task strips, structured teaching tasks, etc.) aimed at developing targeted skills.
6. As directed in the Service Plan, take the child/adult into the community for recreation, teaching of community safety skills and exposure to community resources (libraries, stores, community pools, etc.) Only Family Support Staff (FSS) who have driver’s clearances and valid car insurance are authorized to transport children within the program.
7. Communicate progress, issues and other information about the work completed with the child/adult to the parents/guardians and Case Coordinator on a regular basis.
8. Participate in on-the-job or in-office supervision meetings with the Case Coordinator to review child/adult’s progress, give and receive feedback on job performance and problem solve issues.
9. Work the agreed upon schedule with the child/adult assigned, which complies with the individual’s monthly allotment of hours. Submit schedules within the timeframe required by your supervisor.
10. Contact the Case Coordinator to discuss schedule changes and obtain approval as soon as the change is requested by the Family Support Staff or requested by the family.
11. Maintain an accurate and complete record of hours worked on time sheet forms and ensure that parents/guardians sign form after each shift worked. Submit time sheet forms on the last day of each pay period.
12. Accurately, objectively and legibly document the child/adult’s progress on prescribed Family Support Staff Progress Note forms and submit them by the last day of each month.
13. Comply with all documentation requirements of Medicaid, the Department of Human Services and Little City Foundation.
14. Attend quarterly staff meetings throughout the year.
15. Attend mandatory training sessions, including DSP training. This includes maintaining current CPR, First Aid, and CPI certifications.
16. Report any Unusual Incidents within 24 hours to the Case Coordinator and follow recommended steps to address any unresolved issues.
17. Recognize and accept responsibility as a mandated reporter of abuse and neglect.
18. Maintain the confidentiality of information received about the child/adult and the family.
19. Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Family Support Staff must be at least twenty-one years old, have a valid driver’s license and high school diploma or GED certificate. Any FSS responsible for transporting clients must have a driver’s clearance on file with HR and valid auto insurance. A bachelor’s degree or other continued education related to the field is preferred. Experience working with individuals who have developmental challenges, and/or working with families and/or family-related systems is not required, but preferred. Family Support Staff must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Family Support Staff must be a Direct Support Professional (DSP), Certified Nurse Aide (CAN), or be eligible to complete 40-hours of DSP required training within 60-days and 80-hours of on-the-job training within 120-days.
This position is part of the collective bargaining unit. Management has the right to schedule work hours and determine the work to be performed at all sites. Instructors must have the flexibility to adjust to changes in scheduling, (including hours, the total number of work hours and family assignments) brought on by individual/family and program needs. Case Coordinators will notify of any changes.