ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. All duties must be carried out in accordance with the organizational policies and applicable laws. All activities must reflect the Independent Living Philosophy.
The Il Coordinator will abide by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The IL Coordinator will comply with the policies and procedures established by DON SERVICES in the Employee Handbook.
The IL Coordinator will perform services in the consumer control manner whenever they are 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. These are defined as follows:
- Type: The provider is qualified and enrolled with the Department to provide the particular waiver service.
- Scope: The specific services to be delivered must match the service definition.
- Amount: The number of units ordered and documented on the service plan is delivered to the participant with reasonable documentation to showing why services were not provided. Such reasonable documentation are as follows:
- Consumer refuses services.
- Consumer is ill and services cannot be delivered.
- Family members delivered services as an unpaid caregiver.
- Duration: Services must be provided in the amount of time scheduled. Documentation must be kept to show that services were or were not provided. If services are not provided, documentation must be kept to show why.
- Frequency: Services are provided the scheduled number of times, for example, once per month, once per week, etc.
The employee may proceed on duties and responsibilities within the following limitations:
The IL Coordinator must obtain approval on all activities within the service plan from the consumer and all activities outside of the service plan from the consumer.
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 a limited number of two and three syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
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 (HHAX, Excel and Google Docs).
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The ability to perform office work; must have a means of independent transportation throughout the service region and the ability to participate in meetings outside of the usual services region, including some overnight travel.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk to hear.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 95 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics are generally related to normal office work. Visits to other offices or business, and visits to the residential settings of consumers. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.