ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All activities must reflect the Independent Living Philosophy and the IL Coordinator will abide by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the policies and procedures established by DON SERVICES in the Employee Handbook.
The IL Coordinator will perform services that support DON Support Professionals related in the consumer’s service plan.
IL COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Schedule on-call and pre-scheduled attendants for consumers.
- Arrange for back-up attendant care.
- Fill shifts when back-up care is unavailable.
- Inform supervisor of problems relating to employed attendants.
- Record reasons for attendant call-offs or refusing work.
- Verify hours worked by attendants.
- Responsible for pre-employment screening of potential attendants prior to meeting the consumer.
- Maintain weekly communication and documentation to meet consumer needs.
- Visit consumers on a quarterly basis to maintain proper documentation and regulate optimum care.
- Arrange and provide training to attendants of duties listed in individual service plans, independent living philosophy, and paperwork related to job duties.
- Monitor consumer care in accordance with the Office of Long Term Living by ensuring consistency and accuracy in services provided in the terms of type, scope, amount, duration and frequency.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
GED or high school diploma; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. References stating that person can competently perform this work will be required. Ability to read, write and understand language as a means of communicating with consumers, caregivers, health plan coordinators and providers. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION:
IL Coordinator must be able to demonstrate a problem-free record under PA ACT 33 and 34.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong people oriented skills must be demonstrated. Familiarity with computer software systems is helpful (HHAX, Microsoft Office software such and Word and Excel). Ability to perform office work and a means of independent travel throughout the service region. Able to provide care in a consumer’s home when necessary.