Website State Of Texas
The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers
- Completes routine, ongoing monitoring of homes, infirmary, activity centers and grounds, addressing unusual occurrences, emergencies, and incidents immediately upon discovery. Documents findings, makes reports, and communicates issues to appropriate administrator. Observes and reports physical plant issues to ensure that the facility maintains a safe and sanitary living environment for individuals.
- Ensures the effective delivery of care, treatment, and support activities are ongoing at the facility by observing and monitoring the activities and work behaviors of direct support staff during campus rounds. Provides on-the-job coaching and in-services as needed to improve work performance.
- Documents staff performance issues, and issues with individuals/residents for effective communication with and follow up by other administrative and supervisory staff.
- Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
- Ensures adequate facility coverage and staff/individual ratios. Moves staff where needed to ensure appropriate coverage to meet the needs of the facility.
- Reassigns staff to non-contact positions in accordance with agency and local policy and procedures.
- Communicates issues with the appropriate administrator when necessary to facilitate calling in additional staff and/or holding staff over.
- Assists with personnel issues such as resolving staff conflicts and providing worker compensation materials.
- Serves as contact person for abuse/neglect allegations, serious incidents and responds immediately to ensure the safety and health of individuals. Monitors and documents the use of restraints and may be required to participate in restraints.
- Ability to be flexible in handling work assignments.
- Ability to provide individual care, to administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to conduct Safety Utilization of Restraint (SUR).
- Knowledge of basic scheduling techniques, considerations, and facility-coverage strategies.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
- Knowledge of individual care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs.
- Knowledge, or ability to gain knowledge, of the facility policies and procedures.
- Skills in effectively communicating the need for overtime work and engendering staff buy-in.
- Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency.
- Skill in using good judgment and making effective decisions when dealing with unusual/critical incidents.
- Skill in working effectively with others and as a member of a team.
- Ability to train staff in job related subject areas.
- Ability to master basic techniques of individual care and training.
Company: State Of Texas
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lubbock, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A