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We’re all about finding new team members that aim for making a meaningful difference in their community. We believe that collective efforts can lead to transformative changes. Come aboard and contribute to our mission of building a better community for everyone we serve.
Supporting Our Mission
We look to empower our residents by opening the doors wider for people with disabilities. We look to add people to our team that help make dreams come true by providing the means of success to our members.
We strive to continously help support and grow our team through inclusive trainings and events. We look for individuals who have a passion in growing themselves, and in return helping grow our residents.
Investing In You
We take great pride in fostering a healthy and secure work environment by offering unique benefits that prioritize our employees’ well-being.
Direct Support Professional
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Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Level 1 Medication Aide within 3 months of date of hire.
Overall Function: The Direct Support Professional will demonstrate an ability to assume responsibility for helping individuals to live in a safe, clean, comfortable home and to facilitate community membership. He/She will network with/for individuals to insure that natural supports develop and that individuals are living the life that they envision for themselves. The Direct Support Professional will provide both physical and verbal guidance to individuals supported as requested or deemed appropriate so as to insure a quality life is attained at all times.
Accountable to: Support Coordinator
- Provide daily guidance over, in accordance with support directives, all aspects of living to each individual supported by Creative Concepts for Living. Areas of oversight include: personal hygiene, meal planning/preparation, nutrition, grocery shopping, budgeting, medications, and health.
- Assist individuals in establishing personal social/recreational goals. Network with natural supports in the community whenever possible. Review with individuals upcoming events in the community as described in newspapers, on the radio, on TV, etc.
- Assist individuals with personal appearance. This may include assisting with personal hygiene/grooming, and teaching what is considered appropriate clothing.
- Provide oversight to individuals with planning and preparing meals which are healthy appealing. If necessary, assist individuals with following diet which may be recommended by a physician or support team.
- Implement objectives as specified in the IHP and/or other support team documents.
- Provide oversight with medication. Dispense medications when necessary and document properly.
- Complete all documentation requirements daily: observations, medication sheets, and any others.
- Conduct safety drills and teach safety procedures.
- Attend house meetings, support team meetings, and other meetings deemed necessary by Director.
- Track financial records, receipts, and individual’s accounts. Provide teaching in the area of handling cash and checking accounts. Assist individuals with paying all bills.
- Provide transportation either through using own car or driving van as necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Take responsibility for coverage of assigned shift if/when circumstances such as illness, car trouble, or any other arise.
- Work as a team member with other Direct Support Professional by cooperating with coverage issues and communicating openly and strategically to find new ideas for assisting individuals supported.
Direct Support Professional Floater
You will work at multiple homes, but you will get your schedule 1 week in advance.
Support Coordinator Position
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Overall Functions: The Support Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring consumers receive high quality services and manage the daily delivery of services. They will supervise direct care Direct Support Professional at their assigned location. They will ensure coordination of support for all clients, staff and other interested parties. They should posses a complete understanding of Certification Principles and promote them daily in the lives of the people supported by CCL.
- Required: High School diploma or GED
- Preferred: Bachelors Degree in related field.
- Minimum of one year experience working with people who have developmental disabilities or physical disabilities.
- Read, write, and communicate fluently.
- Be able to lift 40lbs, be able to bend, stoop, push, pull and climb stairs
- Have a car with valid driver’s license and insurance, and maintain safe driving record.
- Obtain training within specified time frames per training agreement.
Accountable to: Program Director
- Provide guidance, supervision, evaluation and support to Direct Support Professional. Understand and be able to train all staff on each client in the home as well as the daily management of the home. Ensure that staff maintains appropriate training and that their training is up to date. Provide information and guidelines to staff regarding their paychecks and employee programs.
- Provide daily guidance in accordance with all aspects of living to each individual supported by CCL. Areas of oversight may include: personal hygiene, meal planning/preparation, nutrition, grocery shopping, budgeting, medications, and health.
- Assist individuals in establishing personal social/recreational goals. Assist individual into becoming members of their community.
- Assist individuals to give input regarding their Person Centered Plan. This will also include providing staff with training on how to assist individuals in meeting their goals. Help the individual keep their plan as up to date as possible with being sure to include all pertinent information about the person as it changes. Ensure staff writes notes daily and document on goals daily.
- Implement and document efforts by individual on their objectives as specified in the PCP and/or other support team documents.
- Ensure that all staffing needs are present in the home as stated on the individual’s budget/staffing pattern. In the event the staffing is inadequate, Support Coordinator will need to cover the open shifts or find suitable replacement coverage. Any discrepancy in staffing services is to be reported to Program Director. Review time sheets for accuracy and make sure hours do not exceed what was budgeted.
- Drive clients where they may need to go. Use your own vehicle that must be reliable and safe transportation that may be periodically inspected by CCL. Drive clients in the CCL van when wheelchair accessibility is needed. Follow all appropriate guidelines when using CCL vans by checking the van, documenting, checking vans for appropriate amount of tie downs, and ensuring the appropriate amount of gas maintained.
- Ensure safety drills, van checklist, maintenance checklist, mileage sheets are done in the home monthly. Complete an inventory count of all medical supplies prior to reordering. Complete all Doctor Consults sheet and make doctor’s appointments when necessary. View all adaptive equipment monthly to be sure that it is clean and in proper working order. Report and or make arrangements for any needed repairs.
- Financially be sure that receipts and money are being tracked and spent appropriately. Ensure individuals financial needs are being met and assist the staff and clients with gaining appropriate budgeting skills. Keep all clients household and individual money within budget.
- Know and enforce all CCL policies. Follow professional standards when dealing with employees. Be consistent when following policies.
- Prevent, report, and stop abuse & neglect of supported individual. Act as a mandated reporter for abuse/neglect – that is, report all incidents or suspected incidents of abuse and neglect to the appropriate persons.
- Provide peer support as necessary.
- Write monthly reports with detail about individual’s lives and progress on their goals.
- Turn in documentation by needed deadlines. This includes but is not limited to: incident reports, monthlies, PCP’s, doctors consultations sheets, van and home maintenance, financial reports, time sheets, and other items as stated on Support Coordinator calendar or deadlines given by the Program Director. Some documentation requires attention each day worked: daily observation notes on every shift, shift change checklist, medication sheets, goal documentation, communication notes, and documentation of community activities, and other paperwork as necessary for supports.
- Provide oversight with an individual’s health and medication. Be sure medication is always available in the home, consults are turned in and the appropriate people our notified of individual’s health status. Attend all physical appointments as well as psychiatrist appointments. Review MAR’s regularly to look for medication errors or other problems.
- Have staff meetings as needed. Document this agenda in the communication book. Attend Support Coordinator and mandatory meetings necessary. Meet with the Program Director weekly.
- Ensure safety drills are done in the home monthly.
- When applicable, apply and assist as needed with keeping current food stamps, housing information, Medicaid, spend down, lifeline, and any other assistance the individuals receiving.
- On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Work with other team members on current time off rotations that are being used.
- Maintain client’s files in the home. File items as necessary and keep books and documents organized. Maintain house book and keep filing and records up to date.
- Make weekly/monthly contact with all interested parties such as schools, employers, parents, counselors, case managers, doctors, etc.
- Communicate directly
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CCL charges no fees for services; all clients are funded through the Missouri Department of Mental Health Medicaid Waiver program. Clients are responsible for their own room and board expenses, which are often covered by social security benefits. In the event that someone does not qualify to receive funding through the DMH Medicaid waiver program, private pay fees can be discussed with Executive Director.