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HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT -J30-191907

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a full-time position working under the direction of the Director of Human Resources.  Coordinates with Admin/DSP HR Generalist as an assistant for Initial and General orientation. Onboard agency interns/volunteers. Audits and assembles employee personnel/medical files for compliance monthly and as needed.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all matters relating to Human Resources. Maintains confidentiality always.

 

Non-Exempt Position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Human Resources

The employee in this position performs a variety of Human Resources including, but not limited to, the following:

 

Coordinates with Admin/DSP HR Generalist as an assistant for Initial and General orientation.

 

Assist with Agency Direct Support staff interviews and TOFLA exams.

 

Onboard agency interns/volunteers as the program leader.

 

Completes all Employment Verifications, I9s, Ga new Hire and Everify within the required timeframe.

 

MITC Hire/Term backup for Payroll Specialist as needed.

 

Schedules appointments for employee drug screens (random).

 

Answers staff questions regarding Human Resources issues.

 

Provides employment verification from outside employers about former ARC employees.

 

Maintains a filing system for all invoices and vendor correspondence.

 

Completes Records Retention for the Employee files following retention policy annually.

 

 

Records/Saves and Emails Minutes from HR Monthly staff meetings to all HR employees.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:  High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Some college preferred.  Must have experience in Human Resources.  Must have extensive knowledge of personal computers (Microsoft Office Suite of Applications) to include creating spreadsheets and manipulating the data; calculator, fax machine, multiple line telephone systems, copier.  Must have good communication skills, both written and spoken.  Must have a pleasant personality and be able to work well with others.

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must have a caring and patient attitude.  He/she must have a working knowledge of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center’s Mission and Vision as well as the agency’s programs and services.  He/she must have a knowledge and understanding of the agency’s accreditation process and its value to the organization.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

A business office environment is provided to enable efficiency and productivity.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

 

He/She will be supervised by the Human Resources Director.

 

He/she will have no supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

ADULT DAY DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)-J29-151907

JOB SUMMARY:

 The Adult Day DSP assists the Lead Direct Support Professional with preparing and carrying out the daily activities, lesson plans, outings, and operations of the Adult Day Program.  He/she will also assist individuals with their individual personal needs and maintain safety and sanitary guidelines.  The Adult Day DSP will show a positive and caring attitude towards the individuals at all times and will maintain strict confidentiality.

 

The Adult Day Director and the Lead DSP hire the Direct Support Professionals.

 

Non-Exempt Position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Helps prepare and complete activity plans, coordinates supplies, and administers assigned activities to consumers.

 

Assists individuals with feeding, toileting, dressing and other necessary daily living activities.

 

Attends individual’s staffing when necessary and assists in monitoring individual’s progress.

 

Maintains a safe and attractive environment for individuals and co-workers by cleaning and maintaining work area as needed.

 

Lists necessary craft and/or activity supplies on a monthly basis and submits to supervisor.

 

Participates in all in-service training and continuing education programs, when offered, to enhance job performance.

 

Attends all staff meetings.

 

Completes monthly reports and other documentation as needed.

 

Assists with project set-up and decorations.

 

Reports observations of individual’s behavior to supervisor for referral and appropriate action.

 

Maintains current CPR, First Aid Training and all other ARC-mandated trainings.

 

Responsible for promoting and protecting individuals’ rights, especially the right to freely make and express preferences in choices regarding their daily living and care, as long as such rights/choices are not detrimental to the consumers’ wellbeing.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:  High school diploma or GED equivalent.  He/she must have some experience working with individuals with disabilities.  He/she must have a valid Class 1 Georgia driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must have a caring and patient attitude.  He/she must have a working knowledge of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center’s Mission and Vision as well as the agency’s programs and services.  He/she must have a knowledge and understanding of the agency’s accreditation process and its value to the organization.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

An individual-friendly environment that allows freedom for socialization and group/individual training.  A business office is provided to enable efficient, daily reporting and meetings.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

 

He/She will be supervised by the Adult Day Director.

 

He/she will have no supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

ADULT DAY CENTER CAI STAFF-J28-151907

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Adult Day Center Director hires the Adult Day CAI staff.  He/she will transport ARC individuals into the community to accomplish their ISP goals.  He/she must maintain accurate documentation and records.  He/she shall maintain good relations with co-workers, supervisors, individuals and the community.  He/she will have knowledge of community resources.  He/she will always maintain confidentiality.

 

Non-Exempt Position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Will spend majority of time transporting individuals and assisting with their Community Access goals.

 

Ensures all tracking for individuals they serve are remitted timely to the Adult Day Center.

 

Participates in all in-service and continuing education training programs when offered to enhance job performance.

 

Responsible for promoting and protecting individual’s rights, especially the right to freely make and express preferences in choices regarding their daily living and care, as long as such choices are not detrimental to the individual’s wellbeing.

 

Ensures an individual focused environment that promotes socialization and training opportunities for all individuals served.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent, a valid Class 1 Georgia driver’s license, current vehicle insurance and dependable transportation.  Travel is required with this position.

 

AARC has several training courses that are required; all of the courses must be completed annually to retain your current contract:

 

Drug Free Workplace

MANDT

CPR1st Aid

Defensive Driving

WEX (Fuel card)

Van Wheelchair Tie-Down

Active Shooter

Medical Private Home Care

Proxy Caregiver

AARC Orientation-Policies/Documentation I/Documentation II

Person-Centered Awareness

 

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must be friendly, caring and who has good communication and organizational skills in order to prioritize duties and meet deadlines as they arise.  He/she must have a personal vehicle and a valid Georgia driver’s license.  He/she must have a working knowledge of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center’s Mission and Vision as well as the agency’s programs and services.  He/she must exhibit high standards in person-centered environments.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

When required to work in the office, the environment will be that of a typical office atmosphere.  Frequent travel is required as part of this job qualification.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

 

He/She will be supervised by the Director, Adult Day Center.

 

He/she will have minimal supervisory responsibilities over other employees as described above.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

 

DIRECT CARE PROVIDER-J27-171901

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Direct Care Provider will be responsible for the day/to-day care for the individual(s) served assigned to his/her oversight.

 

Non-exempt position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Acts as a positive role model and communicates effectively.

 

Works effectively as a team member.

 

Completes tasks accurately and on time.

 

Accommodates shift changes to meet individual served/staff ratio as required.

 

Assists the person served in making community connections to ensure a presence in their community.

 

Manages a crisis or responds to emergency medical situation.

 

When appropriate, assists individuals served with activities of daily living (self-administration of medication, hygiene and personal care, nutritional oversight, home duties, supervision on medical appointments and community networking, etc.).

 

Implements Behavioral Management and Safety Plans as well as documents data.

 

Effectively carries out ISP goals.  Meets frequently with case manager and documents progress notes and goal data.

 

Performs household cleaning and general management duties and environmental checks.

 

Operates a motorized vehicle and provides transportation for the person served to public settings, provides supports and supervises for safety.

 

If driving an ARC-owned or state-owned vehicle, responsible for attending and passing training to adequately inspect vehicles and learn the correct way to report problems.  Also responsible for

inspecting vehicle prior to each trip and completing the Daily Vehicle Inspection Report as

described in Policy HS-024.  If driving a vehicle equipped with a lift, responsible for completing the Daily Vehicle Inspection for Vehicles Equipped for ADA Report. Problems and/or damages should be documented on the Vehicle Problems Report and submitted to the Transportation Director immediately.

 

Maintains confidentiality.

 

Maintains on an annual basis all mandatory required training requirements with DBHDD and Albany ARC.

 

Completes reports as required.

 

Accurately and completely documents all services on the day they occur.

 

Submits all documentation to immediate supervisor on a weekly basis or as needed.

 

Attends all required DCS meetings as scheduled.  Functions as part of individual(s) served “Team” during all meetings for the individual(s) served to include the ISP, addendum meetings, house meetings. etc.

 

Provides positive support and assistance to individual(s) served in achieving goals as outlined in their ISP.

 

Educates and empowers the individual(s) served to become the person they desire to be.

 

Effectively communicates with the assigned case manager of the individual(s) served to ensure continuity of care.

 

Tracks, records and documents all aspects per the individual(s) served ISP/BSP/SP.

 

Reconciles and documents the individual(s) served spending/grocery money at the beginning and end of each shift.

 

Ensures the individual(s) served attends the HRST Clinic on a monthly basis with all pertinent documentation.

 

Records and documents on all required documentation, including but not limited to the Shift Communication log, shift change form, temperature logs, visitor’s log, etc.

 

AARC has several training courses that are required; all of the courses must be completed annually to retain your current contract:

 

Drug Free Workplace

MANDT

CPR1st Aid

Defensive Driving

WEX (Fuel card)

Van Wheelchair Tie-Down

Active Shooter

Medical Private Home Care

Proxy Caregiver

AARC Orientation-Policies/Documentation I/Documentation II

Person-Centered Awareness

 

Additional specialized courses may be assigned.

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

 

Ability to read, write, comprehend English, communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to walk, bend, stoop, climb, stand, and lift up to 50 lbs. using proper techniques.  (if lifting individual is required, this will vary.)

Ability to understand and follow written and verbal direction.

Ability to pass a criminal background check, drug screening and DMV check.

Ability to show competency in all trainings listed above.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:  High school diploma or GED and a minimum of one (1) year experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, preferably in a behavior-focused residential home.  Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid GA Driver’s License, reliable transportation, a good driving record and be able and willing to drive to appointments, outings, etc.  Must have and maintain a phone number in order to be reached.  Must be familiar with and able to operate calculator, computer, fax, Hoyer lift assistive equipment, all household appliances.  Must have excellent customer service skills.

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must be friendly, caring and have good communication and organizational skills in order to prioritize duties and meet deadlines as they arise.  He/she must have a personal vehicle and a valid Georgia driver’s license.  He/she must have a working knowledge of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center’s Mission and Vision as well as the agency’s programs and services.  He/she must have a knowledge and understanding of the agency’s accreditation process and its value to the organization.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Daily working conditions will change depending on the schedule for any given day and DSP staff are required to accept rotating shifts and schedules based on the served/staff ratio.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

He/She will be supervised by the case manager.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

CASE MANAGER - RESIDENTIAL J25-171901

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Case Manager maintains all regulatory and contract issues by the individual served by AARC.  Identifies report and corrects any environmental, documentation, medical/safety issues for individuals served by AARC Residential services.  Maintains a checklist/tracking system for any issues identified for up to 25 individuals residing in the assigned area.

 

Exempt Position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Conducts at least one (1) face-to-face home inspection for individuals receiving residential services per month (i.e., when the individuals are at the home and could be nights and weekends).  Checklists and all approved forms must be completed and signed by the individual and contractor; all findings must be discussed.  All forms must be completed in Therap by the 5th of the month for the previous month.

 

Identifies issues and completes request forms as needed and completes follow up within two weeks.

 

Maintains organized record keeping system for all reports and supporting documentation.

 

Completes in-home file audit one time per month.

 

Conducts audits on petty cash logs and reports any issues immediately.

 

Maintains responsibility of food stamp card and turn in receipts monthly.

 

Ensures fire/safety drills are conducted and forms completed within regulatory time limits.  Ensures these records are maintained in an organized file at each residence.

 

Maintains communication with assigned nursing staff in reference to any and all medically related information for the individuals on assigned case load (med changes, physician appointments, dental appointments, change in health status, any behavioral and/or medical changes).

 

Schedules and facilitates all ISPs ensuring that all involved professionals are invited.  (NURSE MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL ISP MEETINGS)

Attends all SIS, ISP meetings and addendums for individuals on assigned case load.  Ensures that all pertinent information is presented and included on the ISP.

 

Collects, reviews and scans in all medical and dental forms, labels appropriately and forwards to Residential Director, LPN/HRST and Nursing Department.

 

Attends all ISP meetings and addendums for individuals on assigned case load.  Ensures all pertinent information is presented and included on the ISP Report.

 

Tracks ISPs and upon approval ensures that all documentation and tracking logs are placed in the files of the individuals.  Ensures HRST thirty-day training is completed in the allotted time.  Documentation to be maintained in the home and main file.

 

Maintains contact/communication with support coordinator and family members, ensuring all are aware of any issues that arise with the individual.

 

Ensures DCS working with the individuals maintain current training and certifications as required per DBHDD/HFR/AARC and Medicaid rules, regulations, and policies.  (DCS may not have contact with the individuals unless 100% certifications and training requirements are current.)

 

Documents any issues with the DCS and makes recommendations to Management Team about possible new placements, reassignments or discharges.

 

Demonstrates working knowledge regarding the sections of community service standards for all providers referencing individuals receiving waivers or state-funded services.  Ensures working knowledge of PHC/HFR rules and regulations.  Demonstrates expertise in critical incident reporting policy and guidelines.  Ensures all licensure and required documentations and certifications are present and/or posted.  (Evacuation plan, waiver standard, FLA poster, etc.)

 

Develops a tentative weekly schedule to meet all deadlines.  Schedules must be approved by Residential Director.  Email or call Residential department by 8:30 AM each working day to report absence if not in the office.

 

Reviews support coordination ratings every Friday morning prior to Residential meeting.  Develops tentative action plan to be presented at the weekly departmental meetings.  Ensures completion CAP.  Documents CAP actions and forwards to QI.

 

Conducts unannounced visits at random times to ensure best possible health and safety of the individuals served.

 

Maintains human and civil rights of all individuals served by AARC.  Reports any suspicious activities or concerns immediately.

 

Participates in one AARC committee.

 

Provides a detailed report, verbal or written, in reference to the individuals on assigned case load to be presented at the weekly departmental meetings.

 

Completes all staff training as well as other identified trainings.

 

The following training courses are required by AARC and must be completed annually to maintain compliance:

 

Drug Free Workplace

MANDT

CPR/1st Aid

Defensive Driving

Active Shooter

AARC Orientation-Policies/Documentation I and Documentation II

Person-Centered Awareness

WEX (fuel card)

Van Wheelchair Tie-Down

Medical Private Home Care

Proxy Caregiver

Additional specialized courses as assigned.

 

Carries and answers cell phone calls promptly and returns call promptly according to urgency of call.  Listens to voice mails ongoing.

 

Reads and responds to emails prior to completion of work day.

 

Takes calls as assigned; may need to stay in home if no staff is located.

 

Promotes and protects individuals’ rights, especially the right to freely make and express preferences in choices regarding their daily living and care, as long as such rights/choices are not detrimental to individuals’ wellbeing.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:  a four (4) year degree from an accredited institution in Social Work, Education, Nursing and/or other related field plus 1 year experience in the disability field.  All skills and experience will be considered.

 

Must have knowledge of calculators, personal computers, electronic financial data systems, MS Office Excel, fax machines, multiple line telephone systems and all other business related machines.  Must have experience in clerical/office administrative duties.  Must be extremely organized, be an effective communicator (both verbal and written), be a team player, be able to coach, train, and hold staff accountable and produce reports in a timely manner.  Must be a self-starter, be able to solve problems and provide creative suggestions and solutions.  Must have excellent customer service skills.

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must be friendly, caring and have good organizational skills in order to prioritize duties and meet deadlines as they arise.  He/she must have a personal vehicle and a valid Georgia driver’s license and be willing and able to drive himself/herself to appointments, meetings and to transport individuals served to appointments and events.  He/she must have a working knowledge of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center’s Mission and Vision as well as the agency’s programs and services.  He/she must have a knowledge and understanding of the agency’s accreditation process and its value to the organization.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The environment will be that of a typical office atmosphere.  Must travel outside the office environment when needed or assigned.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

He/She will be supervised by the Residential Director.

 

He/she will have supervisory responsibilities over direct care staff on their caseload.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

 

 

Direct Support Professional:  J1241804  We are looking for people with the talent, ability and character to take responsibility for the day-to-day care of the Individuals served by Albany Advocacy Resource Center (AARC). If you want to make a difference in these Individual's lives and in your community as a whole, this is a wonderful opportunity. AARC offers extensive training for this position if you have a respectful, understanding, dedicated, responsible, flexible, and willingness to learn attitude.  If you would like to learn more about this position, please complete this online application.

ICWP Case Manager, Contract - Part-Time:  J5241803 This is a great opportunity for a qualified individual who wants to work approximately 120 hours per month. The ICWP Case Manager is responsible for the overall enhanced primary case management of those individuals who have been assigned to their caseload. This position  must demonstrate successful team participation, good written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of local, state, and regional resources and willingness to establish community networks.  Must demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to advocacy, creativity, and ethics with an emphasis on promoting and implementing self-directed care.

Compensation

The ICWP Case Manager has an assigned caseload of individuals who are scheduled for 6 hours of service per month.  The ICWP Case Manager sets their own schedule for delivering those 6 hours of service.

 

APPLY HERE.