Working in the home environment, a Habilitation Counselor is responsible for the delivery of quality one on one services to ID/DD consumers and implementing their goals as outlined in the Individual Support Plan. Care may also involve activities of daily living and communication with other members of the consumers’ multi-disciplinary team. The Habilitation Counselor is required to complete all documentation in accordance with state and program regulations, PSA Healthcare policies and procedures, and any applicable accreditation standards.
These Responsibilities include:
Implementing written goals from treatment plan with consumer 1:1 services including but not limited to Personal Care, Respite, Home Supports, Home and Community, Supported employment, Crises Services, and Long- term Vocational Support
Instructing and reinforcing target goals and outcomes according to consumer
Completing written documentation of services(s) provided upon completion of visit as directed by QP
Accurately noting consumer responses and results to staff interventions and assessment through proper documentation
Maintaining appropriate professional conduct at all times
Assisting in the development of consumer treatment plan and goal revisions as directed by interdisciplinary team
Providing care in accordance with written instructions from professional staff
Reporting immediately to QP any changes in the patient’s condition or any problems in assigned tasks
Relaying observations of patient’s mental and physical status to QP
Experience with ID/DD consumers preferred
Meet the qualifications as stated by Pennsylvania ODP mandates
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
Current CPR certification and First Aid
Current Continuing Education if required by state
High school Diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree when required
Good organizational and communication skills
Completed OSHA screening upon hire
Satisfactory State and Company Criminal Background Check
Nursing Respite Staff will possess a valid PA license (RN or LPN) in good standing
If providing transportation, employees must have a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record, and a satisfactory level of automobile liability insurance.
Negative TB Screening
Frequent lifting and repositioning of patients
Repeated or prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, twisting and occasional climbing of stairs
Acute sense of sight and hearing (corrected or uncorrected) and strong sense of touch, smell and taste
Agility and strength sufficient to handle patients and equipment without assistance
Must be able to appropriately respond physically and psychologically to emergency situations in the home or during transport.
Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other health conditions.
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