Residential Team Leader
The Arc Erie County is currently seeking a Residential Team Leader for its Residential program located throughout WNY. Why Achieve with The Arc Erie County? Becoming a Residential Team Leader for us means:
- Sharing your passion of helping others by making a difference in someone’s life
- Assuring individuals' overall safety through maintaining safety standards, familiarity with emergency safety procedures and providing regular training to individuals.
- Ensuring that all regular and substitute staff members receive all mandated training. Coordinates retraining of staff annually or as needed & assist in staff coverage/training in different regions.
- Ensuring a clean, safe environment by coordinating housekeeping and minor maintenance tasks and by ensuring individuals receive training in these skill areas.
- Coordinates the development of intervention/training objectives. Implements, documents, and monitors the progress of the Life Plan.
This position is Full Time (40 hrs), typically Sunday-Thursday 9am-5pm and $19.00 per hour! Along with a great Benefits (medical, dental & vision insurance) package, generous PTO, we offer a positive and diverse work environment with on-the-job training and room for advancement!
To be considered for this position, you’ll need:
- Bachelor’s Degree PLUS (1) year full-time paid direct service experience in the Human Services field OR
- Associates Degree PLUS (3) years full-time paid direct service experience in the Human Services field OR
- High School PLUS (5) years full-time paid direct service experience in the Human Services field PLUS
- Medication Administration and First Aid Certification, CPR, and Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention-Revised training (SCIP) must be taken as provided by the agency within 90 days of hire and maintained.
- Valid NYS driver's license & approved driving record
Full Job Description is listed below:
Residential Team Leader
Provides direct supervision to Residential Habilitation individuals in all facets of daily living. Provides direct supervision to direct care staff providing services. The Residential Team Leader is responsible for the oversight of the delivery of services and supports at the certified sites.
Receives direct supervision from the Residential Coordinator. Provides supervision to all staff members employed in the residence.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervises daily activities of individuals providing assistance and training in areas such as, but not limited to activities of daily living, self-care skills, money management, cooking, self-administration of medication and communication.
- Intervenes with individuals' inappropriate and/or potentially injurious behaviors in the least restrictive manner possible, while maintaining a safe environment. Coordinates development and monitors behavior modification programs as needed.
- Assures individuals' overall safety through maintaining safety standards, familiarity with emergency safety procedures and providing regular training to individuals.
- Coordinates transportation of individuals to medical appointments, recreation activities and other appointments/activities as scheduled. Assists in the scheduling of medical appointments and recreational activities.
- Assures that individuals receive assistance with training for shopping for clothing, personal items and groceries.
- Assists/manages individuals’ personal monies. Monitors individuals’ progress in money management skills. Reviews the overall management of individual accounts.
- Administers medication to individuals, provides first aid when necessary and addresses routine health care needs. Evaluates and coordinates the implementation of the self-administration training program.
- Serves as the agency designated supervisor for administration of medication. Observes each regular and substitute staff person pass one medication on a random basis, but not more than 6 months in between each administration; maintains documentation of each observation.
- Completes all required documentation in individual and agency records; oversees maintenance of those records as appropriate.
- Ensures a clean, safe environment by coordinating housekeeping and minor maintenance tasks and by ensuring individuals receive training in these skill areas.
- Supervises and coordinates the treatment team in the development of the Staff Action Plans.
- Monitors and/or assists in the assessment of the individuals’ skills and behavior.
- Coordinates the development of intervention/training objectives. Implements, documents and monitors the progress of the Life Plan.
- Evaluates program data and progress.
- Coordinates regular staff meetings and training as well as attend supervisory conferences and other assigned meetings.
- Assists individuals in community integration, providing supervision and training.
- Assures confidentiality of information about individuals.
- Coordinates contact with individuals families, work sites, schools and physicians as well as providers of other community services.
- Monitors and supervises expenditures from the annual budget.
- Coordinates interviews and is responsible for the hiring, orientation and termination of direct care staff employed in the residence. Provides weekly and/or as needed supervision to all regular and substitute direct care staff. Evaluates all regular direct staff annually.
- Ensures that all regular and substitute staff members receive all mandated training. Coordinates retraining of staff annually or as needed. Assist in staff coverage/training in different regions.
- Completes routine paper work responsibilities and other duties as assigned by the Residential Coordinator. Receives weekly and/or as needed supervision from the Residential Coordinator.
- Participates in rotating on-call system for all emergencies as part of the Agency’s emergency contact mechanism.
- Participates in planning groups and committees as assigned, to assure continuity of programs.
- All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree PLUS one year full-time paid direct service experience in the Human Services field.
Associates Degree PLUS three years full-time paid direct service experience in the Human Services field.
High School PLUS five years full-time paid direct service experience in the Human Services field.
Medication Administration and First Aid Certification, CPR, and Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention-Revised training (SCIP) must be taken as provided by the agency within 90 days of hire and maintained.
A valid NYS driver's license and approved driving record is required.
Essential Job Functions:
- Physical demands and Exposure Risk outlined on attached form (A)
- Mental Requirements:
The ability to read, write, analyze, be perceptive/comprehensive, show good judgement, have good math &, decision making skills, independent action, planning & prioritizing and follow directions. Work independently as well as cooperatively with others. Be approachable, enthusiastic, personable, work under pressure and meet job-related deadlines accordingly.
- Human Relations Skills:
The ability to communicate with individuals in a positive manner, demonstrate the ability to be a leader and serve as an appropriate role model to staff members. Receive supervision instruction in a positive manner. Adhere to and administer Agency’s policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times.
- Equipment Operation:
The ability to operate household appliances; washer, dryer, stove, electrical equipment, copier, fax machine, snow blower possibly, agency vehicle/van. Proficient in the operation of the computer’s hardware and software including applications and programming. Occasional snow shoveling, leaf raking, operate wheelchair on van when necessary. Use household cleaners, chemicals, and ability to come in contact with normal household dust/dirt.
- All staff members will assure and demonstrate the promotion of fundamental rights and protections for the people that we support. These include practices that treat people with dignity and respect at all times, ensure safety, best possible health/well-being and provide the person with continuity and personal security through the use of natural supports, positive relationships and opportunities for integration in the community. Staff members should also advocate and work toward assisting the people we support through person-centered planning to achieve the personal outcome goals that they have chosen by facilitating the plans and positive supports necessary to assist the person in progressing toward each outcome.
- Demonstrates the agency values of integrity, respect, responsibility, trust, teamwork, positive attitude, learning and honesty in working with students (persons), families, colleagues and members of our community.
- Good attendance is vital for the efficient and effective operation of quality programming and is an essential job function of this position.
This position is NON-EXEMPT from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standard Act.
The Arc Erie County New York retains the right to change this job description at any time.
- Job Family Arc Erie
- Pay Type Hourly
- Hiring Rate $19.00
- Required Education Associate Degree
- Buffalo, NY, USA