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Current Employment Opportunities
Day Services Community Connector – Cleveland Location
Provides support services, training and delegated nursing for a group of adults with multiple disabilities (i.e., physical, developmental and/or mental) in basic daily living, recreational and work-related habilitation activities to maximize independence and community integration in accordance with their Individual Plan (IP) goals. Carries out IP programs and works cooperatively with OakLeaf Day Services and other staff members in providing comprehensive services to program participants to ensure that their needs are met efficiently and that they are served in a safe, clean and comfortable environment. Though assigned to work in the OakLeaf Day Services program as the primary job function, the Day Services Community Connector is cross-trained to perform the job duties and established routines of the Job Training Community Connector in the OakLeaf Job Training (production area) program. The Day Services Community Connector will work in the program and location where staff coverage is most needed at a given time. High school diploma or GED required. One year’s direct care experience in an OakLeaf Day Services activity room, sheltered workshop, or residential setting, with additional training, coursework and/or relevant experience serving adults with multiple and/or severe disabilities required. Physical capacity to perform lifting (minimum of 50 lb.) and assume body positions related to routines of personal care of clients (e.g. pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, crouching, reaching, stooping, and kneeling) required. Ability to complete state-approved medications administration course and competency to perform delegated nursing tasks as evaluated by the agency nurse required. Verbal and writing skills necessary to effectively communicate and document client needs. Professional manner and willingness to work as part of a team. Possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations and has reliable daily transportation.
Direct Support Professional, OakLeaf (Part Time positions available) – West Side and East Side Locations
Provide daily living skills training and supportive direct care services to clients as identified in their Individual Service Plan (ISP); for example, meal preparation, housekeeping, toileting, bathing, dressing, feeding, assisting with or administering medications, shopping, attending appointments, transporting, performing health care related activities, etc. Ensure the safety and well-being of clients, including shoveling snow to clear walkways. High school diploma or GED required. Possesses a valid Ohio driver’s license with two (2) or less moving violations and has reliable daily transportation. Knowledge of and ability to lift, turn, position and transfer persons with physical disabilities in a safe and comfortable manner. Able to lift 50 pounds or more safely and operate a “Handi-Move”. Has reliable transportation available, when working, in order to transport self to work, meetings, and between sites; Able to operate common household appliances including stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, iron, vacuum, clothes washer and dryer, etc. Able to work pre-established hours, including weekends, based upon the needs of the program and clients.
Provide specialized on-the-job training and support to assist individuals with disabilities in learning and performing a new or changed job and adjusting to the work environment. This includes: task analysis for a particular job; teaching client workers the necessary steps required to complete job tasks; working side-by-side with the client workers to ensure all aspects of the job are done to the employer’s satisfaction; using appropriate learning strategies and identifying necessary accommodations. Combination of education and experience typically represented by an Associate’s degree in a human services field preferred; minimum of a high school diploma or GED and one year of related experience working with adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities, preferably in a vocational setting, required. Great flexibility in accepting a wide variety of assignments at employment sites in the community, including, but not limited to clerical, manufacturing, guest services, food services, and janitorial settings. Ability to work flexible shifts and hours based upon client work schedules. Demonstrated reliability and dependability. Uses standard English in oral and written communication. Has professional appearance, attention to detail, accuracy and ability to plan and organize work efficiently and independently. Ability to maintain a positive attitude toward clients, staff and agency personnel and to work cooperatively with employers. Ability to effectively use Microsoft Windows-based software programs: proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel required. If applicable at a particular worksite, physical capability to perform lifting (at least 50 lbs.), pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, crouching, stooping, kneeling and reaching. Reliable transportation, a willingness to travel throughout the Northeast Ohio region, and a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations.
Ensure adequate monitoring and appropriate intervention with regards to the best possible health for each individual. This requires interaction with the physician, the individual, all disciplines and staff. The nurse takes full responsibility for any delegated tasks and the direction of LPN’s and STNA’s in the care of individuals served. Registered Nurse with current Ohio RN license. Bachelor Degree in Nursing or a health-related field with three (3) to five (5) years of nursing experience required; knowledge of delegated nursing practices and experience with persons with developmental disabilities strongly preferred. Minimum of two year’s supervisory experience required. Willingness and ability to be a certified instructor for CPR, First Aid, and State Medication classes. Sight and hearing ability sufficient to complete responsibilities. Writing and math skills sufficient to complete necessary documentation. Able to transport self to work and meetings. Must have reliable transportation to travel between sites. Posses a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations. Knowledge of general nursing practice, principles of wellness care, assessment and signs and symptoms of illness and other issues affecting persons with disabilities. Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations of nursing and for persons with developmental disabilities in residential and vocational settings. Knowledge of and ability to lift, turn, position and transfer people with severe physical disabilities in a safe and comfortable manner. Able to lift fifty (50) or more pounds.
Transition Services Supervisor
Assist the Transition and Job Placement Manager with program planning, development, expansion and monitoring of transition services, including Project SEARCH and Summer Youth Employment programs. Work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders at all sites to ensure that programs are in keeping with the Project SEARCH fidelity model, CARF standards, and referral source guidelines. Monitor and make suggestions to the manager for program improvement and greater efficiencies. Supervise Skills Trainers. Bachelor’s degree required, vocational rehabilitation, special education, social work, business or related human services field preferred. Two to three years minimum experience in the school-to-work transition or vocational rehabilitation fields working with individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities, preferably in a community employment capacity, required. Previous supervisory experience required. Proven marketing and job matching skills preferred. Knowledge of the Greater Cleveland labor market and business community strongly preferred. Experience developing new or expanding existing programs preferred. Ability to perform physical activities related to job training and coaching duties. Availability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends if needed. Possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than four (4) points and have reliable daily transportation.
It is the policy of UCP of Greater Cleveland to provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. UCP of Greater Cleveland will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.