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Cape Abilities Individual Support Case Manager in Hyannis, Massachusetts

Provides instruction, supports & positive role modeling to individuals with varying developmental disabilities &/or acquired brain injury living in their own homes. Encourages the development of life, social, & recreational skills, as well as, community access & healthcare. Provides direct, active & constructive interactions with individuals in cooperation with staff, team members, clinical consultants, community members, families & managers. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS* Provides training in personal care to individuals who require support. Implements individual service plan (ISP) goals & objectives as defined on established service agreements. Prepares & forwards all required ISP paperwork & reports according to established procedures & deadlines. Maintains individual program & medical records in compliance with Agency & regulatory standards. Ensures individuals receive appropriate medical & therapeutic care; maintains corresponding documentation. Reports all incidents in a timely fashion & in accordance with Agency & regulatory standards. Maintains regular, open lines of communication & a positive rapport & proactive attitude with staff, families, supervisors, & Department of Developmental Services (DDS) & Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) representatives. Provides training in meal preparation to ensure meals are nutritious & in compliance with physician?s dietary orders; trains individuals in the areas of menu planning, grocery shopping, budgeting & bill paying. Teaches individuals how to maintain a clean & sanitary household. Assists individuals with attending medical appointments; ensures health care practitioners complete required documentation. Provides teaching & adaptive supports to individuals regarding medication administration. Provides assistance & support to individuals with scheduling & attending social & leisure activities. With certification, administers medications within full compliance of state & Agency guidelines; ensures residence is in compliance with Department of Public Health (DPH) Medication Administration Program (MAP). Assists individuals with attending religious faith workshops or services. Attends required meetings & trainings. Provides transportation to individuals to appointments & social activities utilizing the Agency assigned vehicle, when available. Adheres to the Agency?s emergency response policies & procedures. Provides rotational on-call support, as needed. Ensures basic human rights, well-being & safety of individuals is respected at all times. Serves as mandated reporter for suspected cases of abuse &/or neglect to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) or Elder Abuse Hotline, as appropriate. OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Performs additional duties, as assigned. PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred Education in psychology, social work, special education, or other related field preferred. Prior human services or relevant life experience preferred of at least 2 years. Valid driver's license in the state of Massachusetts. Successful completion of all state & Agency mandated trainings. Successful completion of Medication Administration Training certification. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEM&S Frequent standing, walking & bending. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to provide safe transportation including driving for extended periods of time. *External & internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis. See competencies when applying

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