The Support Partner assists people to gain access to the broader community and to reach their maximum potential. The Support Partner is responsible for assistance with needs identified in the Service Plan. The Support Partner's focus is on assisting people to maintain their safety and independence. Support Partners provide services including: Personal Care, Supported Community Connections, Homemaker support, and respite.
• Ensure access to community resources based on interests, preferences and input of people in services
• Demonstrates positive communication with and is respectful towards team members, people in services, family members, and community members
• Safely transports people to activities
• Assist people, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities, with entering, seating, and exiting personal vehicle/passenger van
• Loads supplies for daily activity
• Observes and assists people in services with activities of daily living, including eating, toileting, and daily hygiene
• Participates in daily activities and preferred activities identified in the ISSP
• Supports and models behavior dependent on environment or setting
• Assists in the preparation of snacks and meals
• Accurately documents ISSP goals, care plans, contact notes, and incident reports
• Participates in training courses and maintains certification as required by agency including ISSP reviews and competency training
• Accurately distributes medications to individuals and provides assistance, as needed
• Administers G-tube and J-tube protocols, as needed
• Adheres to monthly allowable hours of service
• Follows agency policies and procedures
• Reliable and regular attendance
• Shares important information with the person's team and identified family members.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and a general understanding of the impact on activities of daily living
• Verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with people with disabilities, co-workers, community members, and families
• Computer skills sufficient to complete reports, respond to email, and track activity-related information
• Ability and willingness to drive a passenger van to transport individuals
• Ability to transfer people from a wheelchair to various positions and locations
• Ability to assist people with mobility as needed
• Ability to work with limited supervision in the completion of job duties
• Skill in dealing in a positive manner with varied personalities
• Time management and flexibility skills required in the management of the activities
High school diploma or equivalent is preferred
Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred
The incumbent works in both indoor and outdoor locations, depending on the work situation and the job tasks completed, and may include contact with toileting waste and sanitizing chemicals
Tools and Equipment
Tools and equipment vary based on specific assignments and people's needs. The incumbent may work with wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and other mobility assistance devices, a passenger van equipped with a hydraulic lift, and standard office equipment. The incumbent may work with household cleaners and equipment such as vacuum, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stove, and oven.
Regular sitting, standing, walking, and driving required, with occasional stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting, pushing, and reaching
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. May perform other duties as assigned.
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