Reference #: 818160

Work Location: Delaware County

Location: Norwood

Position Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Teri Johnson

FLSA Status: Exempt

Shift: M-F with some evenings and weekends

FUNCTION:

 

To function as the first contact between individuals and the provider families and Life Sharing through Family Living.

  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Taking primary responsibility for intake procedure into Life Sharing through Family Living. That is, receiving referrals from referral agent; collecting required information on the individual necessary for screening and selection; visiting Private Licensed Facilities; interviewing individual and caretaker, participating in team reviews, and taking responsibility for the matching process between the Life Sharing individual and Life Sharing family.
  • Providing transportation and coordinating arrangements for pre-placement visits, monitoring pre-placement visit.
  • In conjunction with BSU Case manager, inviting, arranging and coordinating the interdisciplinary team meetings for the IHP and IEP development.
  • Assisting the Life Sharing family in arranging appropriate school placement and developing a regular means of communication with each Life Sharing individual=s school teacher.
  • Visiting the Life Sharing home and individual at least weekly, and more often, if necessary.
  • Developing the in-home IHP and providing specific teaching strategies an treatment approaches for use by the Life Sharing parents; monitoring the training/treatment provided.
  • Evaluating the adequacy of routine care for individual provided in the home (clothes, meals, safety).
  • Collecting and reviewing the Life Sharing parents monthly reports and the individual=s school reports.
  • Writing quarterly reports on the progress of the individual in school and at home.
  • Maintaining contact with Base Service Unit Case manager for the purpose of providing routine feedback.
  • Collecting other data for program evaluation purposes as required by Life Sharing Supervisor.
  • Participating in the twenty-four hour emergency response system, that is, to be called, as assigned by the Life Sharing Supervisor.
  • Monitoring provider families in complying with State Regulations Chapter 6500.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Master’s degree in a Human Services related field preferred, with one year management/social work experience working with developmentally disabled individuals OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field, with two years management/social work experience working with developmentally disabled individuals.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence and be able to receive Archdiocese driving approval
  • Ability to do integrated services in the community
  • Must be in good physical and mental health and be able to pass all pre-employment screenings

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