Clerical Position - Chapel Haven Inc.
Position: Clerical Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Program Assistant
Job Location: Chapel Haven Schleifer Center
Beginning: Jan 03, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Chapel Haven Inc.
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: 203-397-1714 EXT 143
Job Description:
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is located in the Westville area of New Haven, CT and employs approximately 150 employees who work diligently to fulfill our mission of achieving independence for our clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Chapel Haven Schleifer Center has recently opened a new, state-of-the-art residential complex which is the first of several phases in its campus expansion. We are nationally accredited by CARF, state-approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education, and licensed by the CT Department of Developmental Services.  We currently have several part-time openings within our Supported Living Program working in the capacity of a Support Coordinator. 

The Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting Community Members as they implement their yearly goals and objectives. S/he provides advocacy, case management, and life skills instruction.  Support Coordinators enable Community Members to achieve and maintain an independent life style in accordance with their capabilities.

Essential Responsibilities of Position
1.         Direct Care of Community Members
Plan, prepare for and schedule annual reviews.  Assist community member in drafting annual individualized care and goals plan based on SC’s annual assessment, reports from other providers, and the community member’s personal goals. Assist client with any changes determined in the annual meeting.
Meet with Community Member for the number of hours per week/months as agreed upon with family.  Maintain communication with family, other professionals as determined by annual meeting.
Teach nutrition through menu planning, shopping list-making, shopping, proper storage,
meal preparation and kitchen safety.  Monitor maintenance of safety and nutrition behaviors.
Teach money management: budgeting, banking (on-line incl.), bill payment, receipt filing. Provide guidance on responsible use of money; assist in prioritizing use of personal funds.
Teach home/apartment maintenance skills, home safety.  Monitor maintenance.
Teach and monitor hygiene of body (and dental) and selection, care, repair of attire. 
Supervise/coordinate health maintenance and care with physicians, dentists, therapists and educational programs. Assist clients in maintaining health records to ensure timely check-ups, medication use, immunization updates, routine tests.
Provide transportation of clients as needed, use of own vehicle required.
Teach interpersonal communication, social and care skills to develop or maintain healthy relationships with family, roommates, friends and colleagues. Assist and/or provide guidance in negotiation skills, settling of disputes.
Provide advocacy on community members’ behalf to ensure timely, quality service.
Coordinate services from local, state and federal and private agencies, programs and services ensuring that community member receives appropriate services in a timely and respectful manner.
Ensure community member understands her/his rights.
Co-facilitate educational/support groups.
2.         Administration
Collect and maintain accurate and timely case records, relief notes and other data as required:  Schedule in SLP Planner; current relief notes, case notes, reports due to DMR, BRS and other agencies.
Attend agency, program and staff development meetings as required.
Represent Chapel Haven at community meetings and case review meetings.
Other duties as required.
Bachelors Degree in relevant field preferred, and two years experience working with adults with cognitive disabilities.
Cultural sensitivity and proven ability to work with diverse populations.
Excellent oral and written skill. Computer literacy.
Excellent organizational skills.
Valid CT driver’s license
Knowledge of the greater New Haven area.
Ability to walk, stand, climb stairs, lift, bend, sit as required

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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