Job Description

POSITION TITLE:  Overnight Support Worker

LOCATION OF POSITION:  Residential

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Program Manager, and as a participating member of the team, the Overnight Support Worker will provide direct support to persons supported with developmental disabilities.   The support worker will demonstrate a positive approach during all interactions.  All supports are offered within the context of an effective person centered support plan, and are consistent with the Association’s goal and policies and all pertinent rules, regulations and legislation.

STATEMENT OF MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY:

-Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team, assessing, planning, charting, graphing, evaluating and reporting to the team, all pertinent information to assist with the development of each person’s centered plan.

-Perform nightly fire safety, secure storage check, nightly attendance record and record in the log book according to Ministry guidelines.

-Ensure all rooms in the house are generally neat, tidy and secure by assisting people supported with their morning routines.  Assist those individuals supported with their personal care needs.

-Adhere to all standards of regulations as dictated by any relevant legislation, including Developmental Services Act, Ministry of Community & Social Services and the policies, procedures, and guiding philosophies of the Association.

-Provide input into the development of Person Centered Plans for each assigned individual as requested.

-Adhere to established medication and safety procedures while administering all prescribed medications and treatments, keeping appropriate written records as required. 

-In conjunction with the support team, maintain all necessary records, files and charts as per established retention schedule, ensuring confidentially while providing adequate and appropriate communications with all people and services in meeting each person’s needs.

-Facilitate transportation services for individuals by accessing community services or Association and personal vehicles if necessary.

-Maintain and further develop professional knowledge and skills keeping informed of current issues and trends in the field of developmental disabilities and treatment of persons with behaviour and/or psychiatric disorders who have developmental disabilities through program and training related research, attendance at relevant professional organizations, and completion of relevant training and/or course as required and approved.

-Attend and provide input into team meetings, committees and/or task groups as required and approved.

-Promote a favorable image of the services available through verbal and written communications, having knowledge of Association programs including their philosophy, goals, policies and procedures, and by being sensitive to parents, community groups and concerned individuals; ensuring that any recommendations made are reviewed and/or implemented.

-Perform other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

-Must have a strong belief in Community Living-Fort Erie’s vision, as well as a strong understanding of Personal Outcome Measures and of the Agency’s Human Rights Statement.

-Must possess good organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written.

-Must possess time management skills, and ensure any required paperwork is submitted by deadlines.

-Must possess basic computer skills

-Must be fluent in English language-oral and written

WORKING CONDITIONS/EFFORTS:

Occasionally: unaided lifting of objects up to 30 lbs

Transferring individuals, support if needed

Able to perform emergency first aid up to and including CPR

HEALTH & SAFETY:

Duties of Overnight Sleep in regard to Health & Safety include but are not limited to

-Work in compliance with the provisions of the OHS Act and Regulations

-Use or wear equipment, protective devices or clothing that the employer requires

-Report to Manager the absence or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware

-Report to the Manager any contravention of the OHS act or regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows

-Bring forth any suggestions that would promote Health and Safety proactively within the work environment or within CL-FE

-Be alert to Health and Safety dangers

-Attend all scheduled training sessions

-Assist in reducing lost time incidents

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:

-Two years post secondary school diploma in Developmental Services field or equivalent related training and experience.  Applicants may be considered if working toward their diploma/and or possess a combination of credits and experience applicable.

-Valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license

-Current Ontario driver’s license driving abstract

-A current Niagara Regional Police Clearance Certificate with Vulnerable Sector clearance. Must have Community Living Fort Erie’s name specified. Must be dated within three months of hire.

*Note a criminal record may affect your ability for employment with this Agency.


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