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ILP Staffer ( Emergency Relief)

Location: Flint
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

I. GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:To provide needed and appropriate direct services to Independent Living Plus (ILP) youth and to coordinate the provision of collateral services as required by State of Michigan Laws, Services Manual Items, Child Welfare Licensing Requirements and applicable Service Standards.II. QUALIFICATIONS:A. Education: High School Diploma (or equivalent, as defined by Child Welfare Licensing), Bachelor Degree preferred.B. Experience: One year of child welfare experience.C. Skills:Transportation: Reliable and ongoing as required to make home visits and provide transportation to youth. Valid, unrestricted Driver's License. Good driving recordState of Michigan Licensing Requirements: Satisfactory Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Central Registry Clearance and State Police Record Check. Negative TB testSatisfactory physical exam within one year of hireProvide proper care to ILP youth according to regulatory, funding and service standardsReports any noncompliance or deficit in proper care or unmet treatment needs to the immediate Supervisor, and the Program Director as per program proceduresWorks cooperatively with ILP Supervisor/Case Manager to develop treatment goals and standards of proper careProvides supervision to Independent Living Plus (ILP) youth in the home and in the community to establish appropriate social patterns and behaviors to help client fulfill needs for independence; this will include consistent work habits, budgeting, maintenance of living environmentTrains new staff, as assignedConducts in-house orientation, as assignedD. Knowledge:Secures or advocates for an appropriate educational placement for each youth within five days of placement and on an ongoing basis by participating in IEPC, school conferences, and meeting with appropriate school personnelMakes appropriate referrals and secures needed services from collateral agencies and community services, in cooperation with ILP Supervisor/Case ManagerReads and stays familiar with all current Services Standards applicable to the Independent Living Plus Program, i.e., Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Manual Items, Program Manual and Master ContractPrepare for, attends on time, and actively participates in all required meetings, such as staff meetings, quarterly case conferencesActively participates as a team member in maintaining the Independent Living Plus ContractDisplays professional courtesy by being on time for visits, appointments, meetings, and therapy, canceling or rescheduling ahead of time if possible, and arranging for coverage during absence or illnessCompletes all facets of documentation pertaining to clients such as bi-weekly record of contacts (including activities engaged in, observation of behaviors); house log, Unusual Incident Reports (UIR's)Serve as client advocateAttends and participates in staff meetingsAttends and participates in at least 25 hours of training and/or all required or assigned training and conferencesComplete all agency required training within the specified time frameIII. DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: Not applicableIV. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Completes all tasks and duties as may be assigned from time to time by Spectrum administrative staffComplies with all Spectrum Personnel Policies and ProceduresComplies with all other agency program policies and proceduresWorks cooperatively with other agency staff, serving on committees, completing special projects and participating in agency decision-making as neededCompletes and submits required documentation such as time sheets/ADP, mileage reimbursement requests, petty cash, daily log, and bi-weeklies on timeMaintains the quality of the home environment by taking initiative to see that household cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance of home property and grounds are tended to and meet safety, sanitation and acceptable living standardsReport promptly maintenance and repair needs at the house to the ILP supervisorReport all client and staff injuries immediatelyKnow and follow emergency home procedure for fire, tornadoes, accidents, and other serious incidents affecting a client's welfareBe able to work under stress, maintaining a positive approach to position and agencyV. SPECIFIC DUTIES:Establish a relationship with the youth upon placement to assist in integrating the youth into placement. This includes establishing a routine for the youth consistent with the treatment planAssists client with goals as defined in the Independent Living ContractAssists and supervises client with problem solving, task completion, chores, homework, and daily routinesActs as a positive role model for clientsKeeps supervisor fully informed of case progress and case status orally and in writing as required (completes daily/weekly forms), meets with supervisor individually, in staff meetings, and in other meetings as may be requiredProvide enriching experiences for the client through outside activities while working to improve the youth's functioning in the communityTravels to various locations (homes, school, employment, and community resources) to facilitate the accomplishment of the treatment plan.Participates in a system of 24-hour staff availability to consumers in crisis. Responds within fifteen minutes when contactedProtects confidentiality appropriately, sharing information for the benefit of the client, and obtains releases of information as necessaryImmediately reports any incidents of actual or suspected client abuse to Independent Living Plus (ILP) Supervisor and/or Program Director PI135591714

Keywords: SPECTRUM CHILD AND FAMILY, Flint , ILP Staffer ( Emergency Relief), Other , Flint, Michigan

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