Working with Life Sharing providers to provide the best service possible to those who reside with them is what this job is about!
You will be coordinating with Life Sharing providers, supports in the community and individuals in services to ensure the best life can offer to individuals in service. These individuals reside in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
Shifts will be flex based on the needs of families and program participants.
- Ensures programs are operated in accordance with principles of Inclusion, Positive Approaches and the principles elaborated in Everyday Lives.
- Supports the program development, expansion and enhancement.
- Responsible to stay informed of new developments, approaches, regulations and literature regarding service field.
- Recruits and assesses potential Lifesharing Sponsors to ensure they meet regulatory requirements.
- Develops and implements individual assessments and individual support plans which include goals (formal and informal) and behavioral plans of support.
- Provides assistance to the Lifesharing Sponsors in coordinating, scheduling and completing provisions for specialized services as identified in the individual habitation plan as individual needs occur, such as medical, dental, etc.
- Assists Lifesharing Sponsors in counseling the program participant to deal more effectively with such matters as problem solving, interpersonal relationships, community responsibilities and civil rights to aid the program participant assume a more active role in family and community life.
- Prepares quarterly reviews and annual assessments, and records observations in the behavioral status and progress of the program participant utilizing input from Lifesharing Sponsors.
- Monitors and evaluates the work of the Lifesharing Sponsors.
- Assists Lifesharing Sponsors in documenting and monitoring the program participant’s medical, social, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Monitors the teaching of routine tasks necessary to provide support services to the program participant.
- Transports program participants to various locations, such as day program, doctor/clinic appointments, recreational activities, etc., when necessary.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university and 1 year work experience working directly with persons with developmental disabilities; or
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years work experience working directly with persons with developmental disabilities; or
- Associate’s Degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and 2 years work experience working directly with persons with developmental disabilities; or
- High School Degree or GED equivalent plus 6 years working directly with persons with developmental disabilities.