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Requisition Number 14-0961
Post Date 1/19/2017
Title Mentor
Company Kelberman Center, Inc.
Status Part-Time
Biweekly Hours 20
Shift Days
Region City of Utica
Location 2608 Genesee Street
City Utica
Description POSITION SUMMARY
A Mentor is responsible to implement and monitor individualized habilitation plans, in compliance with state, federal and Agency regulations and operating standards. The Mentor works directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) providing habilitative (skill building) and behavioral support. The Mentor will work to increase skill level and decrease challenging behaviors of individuals with autism by addressing goals outlined in their individual goal plan. The Mentor will provide services within the person’s home and in their community in order to promote independence, inclusion and quality of life.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Activities include but are not limited to the following:
• Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings and committees.
• Provide transportation for the individual as required to carry out the goals and services of the individuals Habilitative Plan.
• Implement and monitor Individual Habilitation plans for people receiving services through the OPWDD Home and Community Based Waiver Program.
• Delivery of direct habilitation services to individuals while assessing appropriateness of plan as developed, progress/regression, continued appropriateness of plan.
• Oversee the safety and well-being of the individuals.
• Maintain and regularly compile data and documentation to be reviewed by supervisor as required.
• Ensure positive and effective communication and cooperation within and between department, division, Center, family and community personnel.
• Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Center’s culture, values and mission.
• Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and Center regulations and operating standards.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE
• High School Diploma required.
• Associates Degree in field of psychology or related field preferred.
• Must have understanding of the characteristics of persons with autism and behavior management.
• At least 1-year working with people with autism and behavior management is preferred.
• Basic computer skills (Windows, Microsoft word, excel, adobe acrobat, Outlook, ability to utilize department software program).
• This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services, therefore, is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).
• Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License.
• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
• Regularly attend scheduled shifts and meetings, being punctual.
• Exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/HAZARDS
• Job related tasks involved exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or the potential for skin or mucous membrane contact from spills or splashes of these substances. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at The Kelberman Center.
• Occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions while transporting individuals from residence to vehicles or vice versa.
• OSHA Exposure Category 1


PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS
• Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the position and have fluency in the English language.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
• Ability to lift and/or assist individuals in your care and the ability to meet the physical requirements of the specific job
• Ability to walk, bend, squat.
• Climb and descend stairs.
• Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Must be able to move and react quickly.
• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
• Must be able to manage and cope in sometimes stressful situations.
• Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising work-flow and efficiency.

WORK CONTACT GROUP
All staff, individuals at sites, visitors, family members, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies.

SUPERVISED BY: Waiver Coordinator
Requirements POSITION SUMMARY
A Mentor is responsible to implement and monitor individualized habilitation plans, in compliance with state, federal and Agency regulations and operating standards. The Mentor works directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) providing habilitative (skill building) and behavioral support. The Mentor will work to increase skill level and decrease challenging behaviors of individuals with autism by addressing goals outlined in their individual goal plan. The Mentor will provide services within the person’s home and in their community in order to promote independence, inclusion and quality of life.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Activities include but are not limited to the following:
• Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings and committees.
• Provide transportation for the individual as required to carry out the goals and services of the individuals Habilitative Plan.
• Implement and monitor Individual Habilitation plans for people receiving services through the OPWDD Home and Community Based Waiver Program.
• Delivery of direct habilitation services to individuals while assessing appropriateness of plan as developed, progress/regression, continued appropriateness of plan.
• Oversee the safety and well-being of the individuals.
• Maintain and regularly compile data and documentation to be reviewed by supervisor as required.
• Ensure positive and effective communication and cooperation within and between department, division, Center, family and community personnel.
• Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Center’s culture, values and mission.
• Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and Center regulations and operating standards.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE
• High School Diploma required.
• Associates Degree in field of psychology or related field preferred.
• Must have understanding of the characteristics of persons with autism and behavior management.
• At least 1-year working with people with autism and behavior management is preferred.
• Basic computer skills (Windows, Microsoft word, excel, adobe acrobat, Outlook, ability to utilize department software program).
• This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services, therefore, is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).
• Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License.
• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
• Regularly attend scheduled shifts and meetings, being punctual.
• Exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/HAZARDS
• Job related tasks involved exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or the potential for skin or mucous membrane contact from spills or splashes of these substances. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at The Kelberman Center.
• Occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions while transporting individuals from residence to vehicles or vice versa.
• OSHA Exposure Category 1


PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS
• Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the position and have fluency in the English language.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
• Ability to lift and/or assist individuals in your care and the ability to meet the physical requirements of the specific job
• Ability to walk, bend, squat.
• Climb and descend stairs.
• Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Must be able to move and react quickly.
• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
• Must be able to manage and cope in sometimes stressful situations.
• Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising work-flow and efficiency.

WORK CONTACT GROUP
All staff, individuals at sites, visitors, family members, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies.

SUPERVISED BY: Waiver Coordinator
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