Beginnings Support Specialist Supervisor


Summary of Position

Facility: Stevens Point, WI
Status: Full-time position

TITLE: BEGINNINGS SUPPORT SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR Summary of Position Supervise Support Specialists providing the necessary support, safety awareness and personal assistance for individuals on their path to employment that have the need for one to one support due to physical health, behavioral health, or intense training and support. I. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Essential Functions **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. · Ability to work with and provide direction to staff who work with individuals that have one to one support needs due to physical health, behavioral health, or intense training and support. Possess behavioral support techniques including a calm and professional mannerisms while working with individuals in beginning program. · Leadership role in training and implementation of individual positive profiles and behavioral support plans for individuals. · Possess knowledge of intellectual developmental disabilities and how they impact vocational training. Implementation of adaptations, tools and techniques to support successful vocational support on the path to competitive integrated employment. Tools could include task analysis, systematic instruction, development of jigs, etc. Effectively work with staff and clients. · Daily assignment of Support Specialist in conjunction with clients daily goals. . Determine and monitor the amount of Support Specialist staff time in direct correlation with time authorized by funding agencies. Determine and monitor system for daily assignment of responsibilities of Support Specialist staff. · Review timecards for accuracy. Review and approve client production timecards. Review and grant vacation/time off as needed by support specialist. Arrange for or provide training for staff including positive personal profiles, competitive integrated employment, personal care needs (when relevant), safety, etc. Perform personal care in a discreet, respectful manner (i.e., toileting, medication monitoring, eating, mobility, behaviors, and medical). · Document progress and work in collaboration with case coordinator or service navigator on client goals and outcomes. · Document all critical incident reports to Service Navigator or Case Coordinator. · Implement client’s person centered plan and provide needed resources to support specialists including but not limited to: (i.e., medication schedule, bathroom routines and schedules, care procedures). Provides training to new support specialist and retraining when needed to current support specialists. · Monitor arrivals and departures, transportation information. · Document all client specific information including (medical, behavioral, employment outcomes, etc.) · Provide assistance during emergency procedures and takes responsibility for getting individuals to a safe area. · Work one-on-one with a person with significant needs to develop skills for a work environment. · Supervise the work of the assigned individual including assisting with or filling in time card, checking quality standards, supplying materials, removing finished product, etc. if applicable · Quality – know, understand, and follow quality control procedures – complete quality inspections – notify production supervisor/lead of any non-conformances – authority/responsibility to stop production due to quality issue. · Willingness to complete first aid and CPR training and certification.

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Education & Experience

Training and experience gained through graduation from a college or university with major study emphasis in rehabilitation or other related fields. Five years practical/relative rehabilitation experience appropriate in lieu of formal education. Must have supervisory experience and experience working with individuals who exhibit significant behavioral challenges.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities / Essential Functions

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:

Service Navigator

Responsible for:

Support Specialists