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Support Specialist - Day Services

Summary of Position

Facility: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Status: Part-time

Day Service/Community Support Specialists are responsible for providing the necessary support and personal assistance needed for individuals to actively engage in activities that enhance citizenship both in the facility and the community.

Application Deadline: OPEN

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Education & Experience

High School graduate. One (1) year of experience working with persons with disabilities or in a nursing or home health care position. Can be as a volunteer or familiar experience. Two (2) years of work experience. This position requires the transportation of clients and a valid WI driver's license is a must. This position also requires annual background checks.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities / Essential Functions

**The following is a listing of representative examples of duties for this position; it is not considered to be a complete listing of all duties and responsibilities for the position**

  • Maintain a professional image while working at community sites. (see Code of Ethics)
  • Perform personal care in a discreet, respectful manner.
  • Possess awareness of realistic work expectations regarding quality of work, and appropriate work behaviors.
  • Communicate with employers and respond to training needs and/or related problems.
  • Make decisions and work independently.
  • Possess knowledge of physical and mental impairments and effect on vocational and social adjustments.
  • Communicate effectively in person and for record keeping.
  • Work cooperatively with all people.
  • Work a flexible schedule – some evening hours and occasional weekend work.
  • Possess knowledge of safe ways to assist individuals with transfers.
  • Learn computer programs.
  • Evaluate job performance to make recommendations concerning goals and objectives.
  • Break tasks down to achievable components.
  • Train individual(s) on job tasks at community work sites and within ODC programs.
  • Follow up of employees at Employment sites.
  • Monitor quality and quantity of work and behaviors of employees at work sites.
  • Maintain working relationship with employer and employees at work site to foster success and integration for employee.
  • Perform creative problem solving as needs arise for individual on work site.
  • Work cooperatively with Employment Staff to maintain and establish job sites.
  • Observe and record performance and pertinent information of assigned individuals.
  • Provide assistance with personal care needs, (i.e.; toileting, eating, mobility, behaviors).
  • Work one-on-one with people with significant needs to develop skills for a work environment.
  • Implement training plans established by case managers and employers.
  • Willingness to complete first aid and CPR training and certification if requested to.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to facilitate, initiate and respond to verbal, written, computerized, telephone and fax communications.
  • Ability to demonstrate, train and/or model job tasks/duties/responsibilities.
  • Ability to perform quality inspection according to ODC’s and/or customer’s requirements.
  • Mobility to access various locations within/outside ODC facilities.
  • Physical ability to lift or transfer adults when providing personal care.
  • Physical ability to provide and/or respond to behavior intervention.
  • Lifting 25 – 35 lbs frequently – up to 60 lbs occasionally.

Reports to:

Day Services Site Manager

Responsible for:

No other staff