Career Opportunities

Thinking about making a change? Make a difference in the lives of others! CHI Freindship has been serving adults and children who are developmentally and physically challenged since 1974. Our company is recognized as a leader in our industry. We are committed to the people we serve and to our employees. CHI Freindship fosters a “career path” philosophy. We encourage loyalty and longevity by offering a variety of employment and advancement opportunities.

The Following are Job Descriptions

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), VEVRAA, and Section 503, should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with CHI Friendship, please call 701-235-8217 in Fargo, ND or 701-352-0060 in Grafton, ND or email us at michellejimenez@catholichealth.net

 

Supervisor (Vocational)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

All employees of CHI Freindship take pride in learning about what is most important in the lives of people receiving services and providing and/or developing supports to help them achieve their personal priorities. We are responsible for working with people to develop and implement their Individualized Program Plan (IPP) by demonstrating the values outlined in CHI Friendship’s Mission Statement and Corporate Culture.

CORE VALUES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

It is the firm conviction of the Board and Management of CHI Freindship and of our sponsoring organization, Catholic Health Initiatives, that one of the principal responsibilities of each employee is to actively contribute to a workplace environment clearly and explicitly based on the Christian values of willing service, kindness and respect for those we serve. This includes an insistence on the worth and dignity of each person and a readiness to actively commit to a job performance style based on these values. To that end we pledge ourselves to a behavioral style based on the core values of Compassion, Reverence, Integrity and Excellence as an integral element of the quality of performance we expect and require of one another.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEARNING ABOUT THE PERSON SERVED

  • Use the Personal Outcome Measures, Outcomes Biography Assessment, Personal Profile, etc. to learn about each person’s goals and dreams.
  • Identify and establish services and supports needed to assist the person to achieve his/her goals and dreams.
  • Learn about the life experiences (work, residential, social, etc.) of the person and assist him/her to expand his/her experiences through education and a variety of community experiences.
  • Learn what barriers hinder the accomplishment of the person’s goals and dreams. Utilize current services and supports and/or advocate for additional services and supports as needed to overcome the barriers.
  • Identify the person’s strengths for achieving his/her priorities and assist the person to use his/her strengths to achieve his/her goals and dreams.

INTEGRATION AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • Learn about people’s vocational, community and social interests and provide the necessary support to assist the person to develop his/her interest in an integrated environment.
  • Support and assist people to remain connected to their natural supports (family, close friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).
  • Support and assist people to develop and maintain a network of friends/relationships.
  • Support and assist people to be active members of the community (i.e., volunteer work, belonging to clubs/organizations, participating in church activities, etc.) by emphasizing choices and options.

SYSTEM ADVOCACY

  • Support and assist people to direct their services and make informed choices in all aspects of their life.
  • Be an advocate for people and teach members of the community to treat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudes and respectful communication and interactions.
  • Assist people to become personal advocates.
  • Advocate with employers, service coordinators, families and other stakeholders to develop needed supports and services for people we support.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PERSON SERVED

Assist and support people:

  • To have a safe environment in which to live and work, free of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • To look their best by providing needed assistance to complete hygiene, grooming and clothing care tasks.
  • To learn to maintain a clean living/work environment.
  • To learn about nutritional recommendations through meal planning and preparation.
  • To learn about and practice safety awareness in all of their environments (living, work/daytime and leisure activities).
  • To learn about their personal finances and budgeting skills.
  • To learn about and exercise their rights.
  • To learn about fair treatment and to understand due process if s/he feels that treatment is not fair.
  • To learn about and become involved in their personal health needs.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Employees of CHI Freindship perform a variety of duties that assist and support people to become more involved in the community. While some people require very little assistance or support, others may require more. The level of need varies for each person; the list of duties below is a partial list. Additional duties will be identified as services and supports are discovered/learned about through each person’s Individualized Program Plan (IPP) and/or Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

 Job development (Day Supports only):

  • Assist with job development per each person’s interests.
  • Supervise people served at job sites.
  • Complete duties at job sites as necessary (i.e., holidays, person served absent, etc.).

Development, implementation and monitoring of Program Plans:

  • Attend team meetings as needed.
  • Complete/assist with assessments as requested.
  • Develop training/support methods following IPP/team meeting.
  • Coordinate IPP training with Manager/Director.
  • Complete monthly reviews as assigned.
  • Accurately and timely enter written information in the records, charts and files of people served.
  • Provide/arrange transportation of people served as needed.

Health care supports:

  • Learn about the best possible health needs (including physical and mental health) for the person you are supporting, including knowledge of medications taken by the person and the effects of the medications.
  • Monitor medication passes as assigned.

Departmental enhancement:

  • Attend departmental meetings.
  • Conduct/assist with department meetings as requested.
  • Follow established call-in and leave request procedures per department policy.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about people served, customers, records, personal practices, internal practices, co-workers and CHI Freindship's business affairs.
  • Participate in organizational activities as desired (i.e., action teams, standing committees, Mission Integration, etc.).
  • Accurately and timely complete time sheets.
  • Participate in reviews for accreditation and licensure

Staff supervision and development:

  • Provide direct supervision of Coordinator positions.
  • Assist with the employee selection process as requested.
  • Conduct on-site orientation process with new employees.
  • Coach employees to facilitate performance improvement.
  • Conduct Coordinators performance evaluations on time.
  • Develop/monitor area schedule.
  • Monitor employees’ training.
  • Review Coordinators time sheets for accuracy.
  • Monitor training requirements (modules, in-services, etc.) of Coordinators.

Financial management:

  • Request/manage petty cash and personal spending money.

ONGOING EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Successfully complete module training as required.
  • Attendance at and successful completion of all required employee orientation and training requirements.
  • Maintain current CPR, First Aid and Confrontation Avoidance certification.
  • Certification for medication administration and administering according to established procedures may be required.
  • Attend training activities for professional development as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One-year experience working in program(s) serving people with disabilities.
  • Current valid driver’s license may be required.
  • Access to a licensed vehicle and proof of motor vehicle liability insurance may be required.
  • Meet the requirements of a background check.
  • Completion of a health clearance within the first 40 hours of orientation for new employees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Lifting and/or moving people/supplies weighing 50-100 pounds using proper lifting procedures may be required. This may include repetitive lifting and/or moving.
  • Ability to operate a variety of different sized vehicles may be required.
  • Driving in all weather conditions and safe operation of a vehicle is expected, including the use of seat belts.
  • May be exposed to common household cleaning chemicals.
  • May be exposed to blood and bodily fluids. (See Safety Manual for exposure risk.)
  • Providing physical assistance to people served. Duties may include, but are not limited to, lifting, assisting at meals, toileting, transferring to and from wheelchairs, beds, etc.
  • Physical intervention with people with challenging behaviors may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENTS

We realize that CHI Freindship exists primarily for the benefit of those served and, whenever necessary, personal satisfaction will be held second to that. This may mean, from time to time, willingly accepting extra assignments, additional hours, temporary position transfers, a change in vacation plans, etc. in order to meet the needs of those we serve.

  • Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR)

Four or more people live in a group situation and receive 24-hour staffing levels. Each person receives a continuous active treatment program that includes training, health services and other related services to help the person achieve as much self-determination and independence as possible.

  • Minimally Supervised Living Arrangement (MSLA)

People live in their own homes/apartments with a roommate and share 24-hour staffing levels with another home/apartment setting that is close by. Each person receives a continuous active treatment program that includes training, health services and other related services to help the person achieve as much self-determination and independence as possible.

  • Family and Community Living (ISLA, Respite, Family Support)

ISLA (Individualized Supported Living Arrangement): Supports people who choose to live independently in apartments or their own homes. People may receive as little as five hours of support per week or as much as 24 hours per day.

Respite and Family Support: Support families with children who have special needs and continue to live in the family home.

  • Vocational Services (Adult Day and Day Supports)

Adult Day: Supports people who want to focus on recreation and leisure activities versus employment.

Day Supports: Supports people who want to increase their vocational skills and prepare for having a job in the community. This is accomplished through community job sites and in-house contracts.

  • Supported Employment/Extended Services (SEP/ES)

Supported Employment: Focuses on the placement of a person into a competitive, community-based job of their choice with on-the-job training.

Extended Services: Once a person has obtained some independence on the job, this service provides ongoing supports to both the employer and the employee to insure continued success.

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Supervisor (ICFS/MR)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year experience working in program(s) serving people with disabilities or a degree in special education or other human service field.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and organizational skills.
  • Current valid driver’s license.

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Supervisor provides leadership to the staff utilizing a team approach. CHI Freindship follows the Personal Outcome Measures set by The Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities. Each person employed in our company enhances the lives of the people served by embracing these outcomes. Everyone’s supports are individualized for their needs and desires. This position is essential in achieving outcomes for people. The position is responsible for assisting the Manager in staff development and evaluation by providing on-site supervision and observation of programs. The Supervisor is also required to implement training programs for identified persons. The employee in this position is expected to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the mission of CHI Freindship by conducting one’s self in a professional and respectful manner. The values of collaboration and confidentiality must be enthusiastically pursued. This position is expected to adhere to and, when appropriate, apply all of the policies and procedures of CHI Freindship A true commitment to mission should be further demonstrated by willing and active participation in meetings and training activities, by pursuing continuous quality improvement and by, from time to time, readily accepting other assignments and responsibilities as may be required.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Implements the Personal Outcome Measures.

  1. Establishes a working knowledge of the outcomes.
  2. Understands the seven different support areas.
  3. Documents in the appropriate section in the chart notes.

B. Assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of Individual Program Plans (IPP).

  1. Assists in completion of assessments for identified individuals.
  2. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
  3. Carries out Individual Program Plan (IPP) implementation and training of staff
  4. Compiles monthly data.
  5. Completes monthly progress reports.
  6. Lifting and/or moving 50-100 pounds may be required.
  7. Physical intervention with individuals with challenging behaviors may be re

C. Participates in departmental enhancement.

  1. Attends department staff meetings.
  2. Assists in identifying areas for improvement.
  3. Participates in organizational activities as requested.
  4. Attends training activities for professional development.

D. Provides staff supervision and development.

  1. Assists in employee selection process.
  2. Conducts orientation process at department site.
  3. Coaches staff to facilitate performance improvement.
  4. Conducts performance evaluations in a timely manner and identifies employee development needs
  5. Monitors departmental schedules on a daily basis.
  6. Assists in routine staff meetings.
  7. Assists in and monitors staff training.
  8. Participates in the on-call system.

E. Coordinates the daily operations of designated program(s)

  1. Ensures a clean and safe environment.
  2. Provides for the daily routine needs of people served.
  3. Certification for medication administrating according to established procedures may be required.
  4. Ensures transportation is available per individual need.
  5. Ensures individuals obtain an apartment of choice as requested.
  6. Monitors and completes documentation on appropriate records.
  7. Monitors and requests funds (individual and departmental).
  8. Maintains inventory of household supplies.

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Coordinator (Family and Community Living)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

All employees of CHI Freindship take pride in learning about what is most important in the lives of people receiving services and providing and/or developing supports to help them achieve their personal priorities. We are responsible for working with people to develop and implement their Individualized Program Plan (IPP) by demonstrating the values outlined in CHI Friendship’s Mission Statement and Corporate Culture.

CORE VALUES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

It is the firm conviction of the Board and Management of CHI Freindship and of our sponsoring organization, Catholic Health Initiatives, that one of the principal responsibilities of each employee is to actively contribute to a workplace environment clearly and explicitly based on the Christian values of willing service, kindness and respect for those we serve. This includes an insistence on the worth and dignity of each person, and a readiness to actively commit to a job performance style based on these values. To that end we pledge ourselves to a behavioral style based on the core values of Compassion, Reverence, Integrity and Excellence as an integral element of the quality of performance we expect and require of one another.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEARNING ABOUT THE PERSON SERVED

  • Use the Personal Outcome Measures, Outcomes Biography Assessment, Personal Profile, etc. to learn about each person’s goals and dreams.
  • Identify and establish services and supports needed to assist the person to achieve his/her goals and dreams.
  • Learn about the life experiences (work, residential, social, etc.) of the person and assist him/her to expand his/her experiences through education and a variety of community experiences.
  • Learn what barriers hinder the accomplishment of the person’s goals and dreams. Utilize current services and supports and/or advocate for additional services and supports as needed to overcome the barriers.
  • Identify the person’s strengths for achieving his/her priorities and assist the person to use his/her strengths to achieve his/her goals and dreams.

INTEGRATION AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • Learn about people’s vocational, community and social interests and provide the necessary support to assist the person to develop his/her interest in an integrated environment.
  • Support and assist people to remain connected to their natural supports (family, close friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).
  • Support and assist people to develop and maintain a network of friends/relationships.
  • Support and assist people to be active members of the community (i.e., volunteer work, belonging to clubs/organizations, participating in church activities, etc.) by emphasizing choices and options.

SYSTEM ADVOCACY

  • Support and assist people to direct their services and make informed choices in all aspects of their life.
  • Be an advocate for people and teach members of the community to treat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudes and respectful communication and interactions.
  • Assist people to become personal advocates.
  • Advocate with employers, service coordinators, families and other stakeholders to develop needed supports and services for people we support.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PERSON SERVED

Assist and support people:

  • To have a safe environment in which to live and work, free of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • To look their best by providing needed assistance to complete hygiene, grooming and clothing care tasks.
  • To learn to maintain a clean living/work environment.
  • To learn about nutritional recommendations through meal planning and preparation.
  • To learn about and practice safety awareness in all of their environments (living, work/daytime and leisure activities).
  • To learn about their personal finances and budgeting skills.
  • To learn about and exercise their rights.
  • To learn about fair treatment and to understand due process if s/he feels that treatment is not fair.
  • To learn about and become involved in their personal health needs.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Employees of CHI Freindship perform a variety of duties that assist and support people to become more involved in the community. While some people require very little assistance or support, others may require more. The level of need varies for each person; the list of duties below is a partial list. Additional duties will be identified as services and supports are discovered/learned about through each person’s Individualized Program Plan (IPP) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Development, implementation and monitoring of Program Plans:

  • Attend team meetings as needed.
  • Complete/assist with assessments as requested.
  • Complete monthly reviews as assigned.
  • Accurately and timely enter written information in the records, charts and files of people served.
  • Provide/arrange transportation for people served as needed.

Health care supports:

  • Learn about the best possible health needs (including physical and mental health) for the person you are supporting, including knowledge of medications taken by the person and the effects of the medications.
  • Accompany people to medical appointments and provide support during medical procedures as needed.
  • Complete follow-up recommendations (i.e., order medications, complete medical forms, update Medication Administration Records) as per department policy.

Financial supports:

  • Ensure monthly bills are paid on time (i.e., rent, cable, recipient liability, etc.).
  • Ensure peoples’ checking and savings accounts are accurately documented in and balanced per department’s requirements.
  • Accurately complete monthly financial updates as assigned.

Departmental enhancement:

  • Follow established call-in and leave request procedures per department policy.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about people served, customers, records, personal practices, internal practices, co-workers and CHI Freindship’s business affairs.
  • Attend departmental meetings.
  • Participate in organizational activities as desired (i.e., action teams, standing committees, Mission Integration, etc.).
  • Accurately and timely complete time sheets.
  • Participate in reviews for accreditation.

ONGOING EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Successfully complete module training as required.
  • Attendance at and successful completion of all required employee orientation and training requirements.
  • Maintain current CPR, First Aid and Confrontation Avoidance certification.
  • Certification for medication administration and administering according to established procedures may be required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Current valid driver’s license may be required.
  • Access to a licensed vehicle and proof of motor vehicle liability insurance may be required.
  • Meet the requirements of a background check.
  • Completion of a health clearance within the first 40 hours of orientation for new employees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Lifting and/or moving people/supplies weighing 50-100 pounds using proper lifting procedures may be required. This may include repetitive lifting and/or moving.
  • Ability to operate a variety of different sized vehicles may be required.
  • Driving in all weather conditions and safe operation of a vehicle is expected, including the use of seat belts.
  • May be exposed to common household cleaning chemicals.
  • May be exposed to blood and bodily fluids (see Safety Manual for exposure risk).
  • Providing physical assistance to people served. Duties may include, but are not limited to, lifting, assisting at meals, toileting, transferring to and from wheelchairs, beds, etc.
  • Physical intervention with people with challenging behaviors may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENTS

We realize that CHI Freindship exists primarily for the benefit of those served and, whenever necessary, personal satisfaction will be held second to that. This may mean, from time to time, willingly accepting extra assignments, additional hours, temporary position transfers, a change in vacation plans, etc. in order to meet the needs of those we serve.

  • Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR)

Four or more people live in a group situation and receive 24-hour staffing levels. Each person receives a continuous active treatment program that includes training, health services and other related services to help the person achieve as much self-determination and independence as possible.

  • Minimally Supervised Living Arrangement (MSLA)

People live in their own homes/apartments with a roommate and share 24-hour staffing levels with another home/apartment setting that is close by. Each person receives a continuous active treatment program that includes training, health services and other related services to help the person achieve as much self-determination and independence as possible.

  • Family and Community Living (ISLA, Respite, Family Support)

ISLA (Individualized Supported Living Arrangement): Supports people who choose to live independently in apartments or their own homes. People may receive as little as five hours of support per week or as much as 24 hours per day.

Respite and Family Support: Supports families with children who have special needs and continue to live in the family home.

  • Vocational Services (Adult Day and Day Supports)

Adult Day: Supports people who want to focus on recreation and leisure activities versus employment.

Day Supports: Supports people who want to increase their vocational skills and prepare for having a job in the community. This is accomplished through community job sites and in-house contracts.

  • Supported Employment/Extended Services (SEP/ES)

Supported Employment: Focuses on the placement of a person into a competitive, community-based job of their choice with on-the-job training.

Extended Services: Once a person has obtained some independence on the job, this service provides ongoing supports to both the employer and the employee to insure continued success.

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Coordinator (Vocational)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

All employees of CHI Friendship take pride in learning about what is most important in the lives of people receiving services and providing and/or developing supports to help them achieve their personal priorities. We are responsible for working with people to develop and implement their Individualized Program Plan (IPP) by demonstrating the values outlined in CHI Friendship’s Mission Statement and Corporate Culture.

CORE VALUES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

It is the firm conviction of the Board and Management of CHI Freindship and of our sponsoring organization, Catholic Health Initiatives, that one of the principal responsibilities of each employee is to actively contribute to a workplace environment clearly and explicitly based on the Christian values of willing service, kindness and respect for those we serve. This includes an insistence on the worth and dignity of each person, and a readiness to actively commit to a job performance style based on these values. To that end we pledge ourselves to a behavioral style based on the core values of Compassion, Reverence, Integrity and Excellence as an integral element of the quality of performance we expect and require of one another.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEARNING ABOUT THE PERSON SERVED

  • Use the Personal Outcome Measures, Outcomes Biography Assessment, Personal Profile, etc. to learn about each person’s goals and dreams.
  • Identify and establish services and supports needed to assist the person to achieve his/her goals and dreams.
  • Learn about the life experiences (work, residential, social, etc.) of the person and assist him/her to expand his/her experiences through education and a variety of community experiences.
  • Learn what barriers hinder the accomplishment of the person’s goals and dreams. Utilize current services and supports and/or advocate for additional services and supports as needed to overcome the barriers.
  • Identify the person’s strengths for achieving his/her priorities and assist the person to use his/her strengths to achieve his/her goals and dreams.

INTEGRATION AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • Learn about people’s vocational, community and social interests and provide the necessary support to assist the person to develop his/her interest in an integrated environment.
  • Support and assist people to remain connected to their natural supports (family, close friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).
  • Support and assist people to develop and maintain a network of friends/relationships.
  • Support and assist people to be active members of the community (i.e., volunteer work, belonging to clubs/organizations, participating in church activities, etc.) by emphasizing choices and options.

SYSTEM ADVOCACY

  • Support and assist people to direct their services and make informed choices in all aspects of their life.
  • Be an advocate for people and teach members of the community to treat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudes and respectful communication and interactions.
  • Assist people to become personal advocates.
  • Advocate with employers, service coordinators, families and other stakeholders to develop needed supports and services for people we support.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PERSON SERVED

Assist and support people:

  • To have a safe environment in which to live and work, free of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • To look their best by providing needed assistance to complete hygiene, grooming and clothing care tasks.
  • To learn to maintain a clean living/work environment.
  • To learn about nutritional recommendations through meal planning and preparation.
  • To learn about and practice safety awareness in all of their environments (living, work/daytime and leisure activities).
  • To learn about their personal finances and budgeting skills.
  • To learn about and exercise their rights.
  • To learn about fair treatment and to understand due process if s/he feels that treatment is not fair.
  • To learn about and become involved in their personal health needs.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Employees of CHI Freindship perform a variety of duties that assist and support people to become more involved in the community. While some people require very little assistance or support, others may require more. The level of need varies for each person; the list of duties below is a partial list. Additional duties will be identified as services and supports are discovered/learned about through each person’s Individualized Program Plan (IPP) and/or Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Job development (Day Supports only):

  • Assist with job development per each person’s interests.
  • Supervise and assist people served at job sites.
  • Complete duties at job sites as necessary (i.e., holidays, person served absent, etc.).

Development, implementation and monitoring of Individual Program Plans (IPP):

  • Attend team meetings as needed.
  • Complete/assist with assessments as requested.
  • Complete monthly reviews as assigned.
  • Accurately and timely enter written information in the records, charts and files of people served.
  • Provide/arrange transportation of people served as needed.

Health care supports:

  • Learn about the best possible health needs (including physical and mental health) for the person you are supporting, including knowledge of medications taken by the person and the effects of the medications.

Departmental enhancement:

  • Follow established call-in and leave request procedures per department policy.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about people served, customers, records, personal practices, internal practices, co-workers and CHI Friendship’s business affairs.
  • Attend departmental meetings.
  • Participate in organizational activities as desired (i.e., action teams, standing committees, Mission Integration, etc.).
  • Accurately and timely complete time sheets.
  • Participate in reviews for accreditation and licensure.

ONGOING EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Successfully complete module training as required.
  • Attendance at and successful completion of all required employee orientation and training requirements.
  • Maintain current CPR, First Aid and Confrontation Avoidance certification.
  • Certification for medication administration and administering according to established procedures may be required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Current valid driver’s license may be required.
  • Access to a licensed vehicle and proof of motor vehicle liability insurance may be required.
  • Meet the requirements of a background check.
  • Completion of a health clearance within the first 40 hours of orientation for new employees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Lifting and/or moving people/supplies weighing 50-100 pounds using proper lifting procedures may be required. This may include repetitive lifting and/or moving.
  • Ability to operate a variety of different sized vehicles may be required.
  • Driving in all weather conditions and safe operation of a vehicle is expected, including the use of seat belts.
  • May be exposed to common household cleaning chemicals.
  • May be exposed to blood and bodily fluids (see Safety Manual for exposure risk)
  • Providing physical assistance to people served. Duties may include, but are not limited to, lifting, assisting at meals, toileting, transferring to and from wheelchairs, beds, etc.
  • Physical intervention with people with challenging behaviors may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENTS

We realize that CHI Freindship exists primarily for the benefit of those served and, whenever necessary, personal satisfaction will be held second to that. This may mean, from time to time, willingly accepting extra assignments, additional hours, temporary position transfers, a change in vacation plans, etc. in order to meet the needs of those we serve.

  • Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR)

Four or more people live in a group situation and receive 24-hour staffing levels. Each person receives a continuous active treatment program that includes training, health services and other related services to help the person achieve as much self-determination and independence as possible.

  • Minimally Supervised Living Arrangement (MSLA)

People live in their own homes/apartments with a roommate and share 24-hour staffing levels with another home/apartment setting that is close by. Each person receives a continuous active treatment program that includes training, health services and other related services to help the person achieve as much self-determination and independence as possible.

  • Family and Community Living (ISLA, Respite, Family Support)

ISLA (Individualized Supported Living Arrangement): Supports people who choose to live independently in apartments or their own homes. People may receive as little as five hours of support per week or as much as 24 hours per day.

Respite and Family Support: Supports families with children who have special needs and continue to live in the family home.

  • Vocational Services (Adult Day and Day Supports)

Adult Day: Supports people who want to focus on recreation and leisure activities versus employment.

Day Supports: Supports people who want to increase their vocational skills and prepare for having a job in the community. This is accomplished through community job sites and in-house contracts.

  • Supported Employment/Extended Services (SEP/ES)

Supported Employment: Focuses on the placement of a person into a competitive, community-based job of their choice with on-the-job training.

Extended Services: Once a person has obtained some independence on the job, this service provides ongoing supports to both the employer and the employee to insure continued success.

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Coordinator (ICFS/MR)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

All employees of CHI Freindship take pride in learning about what is most important in the lives of people receiving services and providing and/or developing supports to help them achieve their personal priorities. We are responsible for working with people to develop and implement their Individualized Program Plan (IPP) by demonstrating the values outlined in CHI Friendship’s Mission Statement and Corporate Culture.

CORE VALUES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

It is the firm conviction of the Board and Management of CHI Freindship and of our sponsoring organization, Catholic Health Initiatives, that one of the principal responsibilities of each employee is to actively contribute to a workplace environment clearly and explicitly based on the Christian values of willing service, kindness and respect for those we serve. This includes an insistence on the worth and dignity of each person, and a readiness to actively commit to a job performance style based on these values. To that end we pledge ourselves to a behavioral style based on the core values of Compassion, Reverence, Integrity and Excellence as an integral element of the quality of performance we expect and require of one another.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEARNING ABOUT THE PERSON SERVED

  • Use the Personal Outcome Measures, Outcomes Biography Assessment, Personal Profile, etc. to learn about each person’s goals and dreams.
  • Identify and establish services and supports needed to assist the person to achieve his/her goals and dreams.
  • Learn about the life experiences (work, residential, social, etc.) of the person and assist him/her to expand his/her experiences through education and a variety of community experiences.
  • Learn what barriers hinder the accomplishment of the person’s goals and dreams. Utilize current services and supports and/or advocate for additional services and supports as needed to overcome the barriers.
  • Identify the person’s strengths for achieving his/her priorities and assist the person to use his/her strengths to achieve his/her goals and dreams.

INTEGRATION AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • Learn about people’s vocational, community and social interests and provide the necessary support to assist the person to develop his/her interest in an integrated environment.
  • Support and assist people to remain connected to their natural supports (family, close friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).
  • Support and assist people to develop and maintain a network of friends/relationships.
  • Support and assist people to be active members of the community (i.e., volunteer work, belonging to clubs/organizations, participating in church activities, etc.) by emphasizing choices and options.

SYSTEM ADVOCACY

  • Support and assist people to direct their services and make informed choices in all aspects of their life.
  • Be an advocate for people and teach members of the community to treat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudes and respectful communication and interactions.
  • Assist people to become personal advocates.
  • Advocate with employers, service coordinators, families and other stakeholders to develop needed supports and services for people we support.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PERSON SERVED

Assist and support people:

  • To have a safe environment in which to live and work, free of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • To look their best by providing needed assistance to complete hygiene, grooming and clothing care tasks.
  • To learn to maintain a clean living/work environment.
  • To learn about nutritional recommendations through meal planning and preparation.
  • To learn about and practice safety awareness in all of their environments (living, work/daytime and leisure activities).
  • To learn about their personal finances and budgeting skills.
  • To learn about and exercise their rights.
  • To learn about fair treatment and to understand due process if s/he feels that treatment is not fair.
  • To learn about and become involved in their personal health needs.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Employees of CHI Freindship perform a variety of duties that assist and support people to become more involved in the community. While some people require very little assistance or support, others may require more. The level of need varies for each person; the list of duties below is a partial list. Additional duties will be identified as services and supports are discovered/learned about through each person’s Individualized Program Plan (IPP) and/or Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Development, implementation and monitoring of Program Plans:

  • Attend team meetings as needed.
  • Complete/assist with assessments as requested.
  • Complete monthly reviews as assigned.
  • Accurately and timely enter written information in the records, charts and files of people served.
  • Provide/arrange transportation for people served as needed.

Health care supports:

  • Learn about the best possible health needs (including physical and mental health) for the person you are supporting, including knowledge of medications taken by the person and the effects of the medications.
  • Accompany people to medical appointments and provide support during medical procedures as needed.
  • Complete follow-up recommendations (i.e., order medications, complete medical forms, update Medication Administration Records) as per department policy.

Departmental enhancement:

  • Follow established call-in and leave request procedures per department policy.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about people served, customers, records, personal practices, internal practices, co-workers and CHI Friendship’s business affairs.
  • Attend departmental meetings.
  • Participate in organizational activities as desired (i.e., action teams, standing committees, Mission Integration, etc.).
  • Accurately and timely complete time sheets.
  • Participate in reviews for accreditation and licensure.

ONGOING EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Successfully complete module training as required.
  • Attendance at and successful completion of all required employee orientation and training requirements.
  • Maintain current CPR, First Aid and Confrontation Avoidance certification.
  • Certification for medication administration and administering according to established procedures may be required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Current valid driver’s license may be required.
  • Access to a licensed vehicle and proof of motor vehicle liability insurance may be required.
  • Meet the requirements of a background check.
  • Completion of a health clearance within the first 40 hours of orientation for new employees.

Job Coach

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • One year experience in working with people with developmental disabilities.
  • Other relevant work experience.
  • Current valid driver’s license, access to a licensed vehicle, and proof of motor vehicle liability insurance.

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Job Coach position works directly with and supervises the consumer at competitive job sites in the community.CHI Freindship follows the Personal Outcome Measures set by The Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities. Each person employed in our company enhances the lives of the people served by embracing these outcomes. Everyone’s supports are individualized for their needs and desires. This position is essential in achieving outcomes for people. CHI Freindship follows the Personal Outcome Measures set by The Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities. Each person employed in our company enhances the lives of the people served by embracing these outcomes. Everyones supports are individualized for their needs and desires. This position is essential in achieving outcomes for people. The person in this position is expected to complete required documentation for the Supported Employment department in a timely manner, maintain an ongoing professional relationship with the personnel at the employment site, and advocate for the consumer. The person in this position is expected to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the mission of CHI Freindship. by conducting one’s self in a professional and respectful manner. The values of collaboration and confidentiality must be enthusiastically pursued. This position is expected to adhere to and, when appropriate, apply all of the policies and procedures of CHI Freindship A true commitment to the mission and CHI Friendship’s Core Values should be further demonstrated by willing and active participation in meetings and training activities, by pursuing continuous quality improvement and by, from time to time, readily accepting other assignments and responsibilities as may be required.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Implement the Personal Outcome Measures.

  1. Establishes a working knowledge of the outcomes.
  2. Understands the seven different support areas.
  3. Documents in the appropriate section in the chart notes.

B. Provides the necessary training to the consumer at the job site.

  1. Develops job analysis and performs actual job tasks.
  2. Develops and teaches the consumer specific job tasks following a task analysis.
  3. Develops and implements a positive reinforcement program for the consumer.
  4. Develops and implements a fading schedule of job coach intervention.
  5. Advocates for the consumer with the employer and his/her co-workers.
  6. Provides necessary transportation training for getting to and from work or transports consumers as necessary.
  7. Lifting and/or moving 50-100 pounds may be required.

C. Participates in the Individual Program Plan (IPP) process and implements designated objectives.

  1. Assists the supervisor/employment consultant with preparation for IPP team meetings.
  2. Attends interdisciplinary team meetings of the consumers as requested.
  3. Implements behavior intervention programs.
  4. Completes all required documentation and report writing by the fifth of each month.
  5. Communicates with other team members as needed.

D. Participates in departmental enhancement.

  1. Attends department staff meetings.
  2. Attends required inservices for professional development.
  3. Identifies areas for improvement and makes recommendations.
  4. Assists with the development of placement projections.
  5. Assists with the development of a department improvement plan.
  6. Assists with the development of public relations material.
  7. Assists with speaking to businesses and professional groups promoting Supported Employment.
 
The people we serve live in small group homes or apartment settings, allowing for individualized attention and support. The staff members that provide direct care make all the difference in the quality of life. There is no experience necessary. Employees receive coaching, modeling, support, oversight and backup from the supervisory staff. Many of the managers and other administrative personnel previously were direct care employees, so they have an understanding of the needs of the people we serve and the staff.
CHI Friendship provides a complete orientation program for new employees as well as ongoing educational opportunities, and on-the-job orientation training for all new employees and ongoing training for all others. Training covers topics such as individual rights, administration of medications, dietary needs, first aid, CPR, standard precautions, how to prepare and carry out Individual Program Plans, how to respectfully care for the personal needs of people who are disabled, and other issues relating to the support of the people we serve. Company-wide training of management staff is encouraged. Managers benefit from these meetings, often learning as much from each other as they do from the instructors.
CHI Friendship looks first to its own staff when promotional opportunities occur. This is an added incentive for staff to grow and learn. A comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees (set scheduled 35 hours or more per week) includes paid training, paid time off beginning at 208 hours per year, medical/dental insurance, life insurance, short-term disability plan, flexible spending accounts, a 403B retirement plan and much more!
CHI FRIENDSHIP does require pre-employment drug screening and random drug testing for all employees and adhere to a Code of Ethics adopted by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals.