Title IDD Specialized Services Specialist
Location Hopkinsville
Job Information

Specialized Services Specialist, IDD

REPORTING/COORDINATING RELATIONSHIP: State General Funds Coordinator

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provision of socialization skills with clients in nursing homes
2. Training to facilitate the acquisition of communication skills, sensory motor skills, daily living and self-help skills
3. Assistance with daily living such as:
A. Shopping
B. Money Management
4. Provide emotional support and advice, and assistance to help individuals work through problems
5. Communicate with the assigned support coordinator on a regular basis and as needed
6. Provide transportation to activities in the community such as eating out, movies, bowling, library, park etc.
7. Provide assistance with activities within the nursing home such as arts and crafts, games, listening to music and other activities
8. Maintain records, monthly summaries and service registers
9. Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age, or be at least 21 years of age and have effective communication skills. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable transportation. Candidates must have physical ability to position, turn, and transfer person in wheelchair. Must pass required training, provide proof of a recent TB skin test and pass a legally required Criminal Record Check, Drug test and Sexual Offender Registry check.

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