|Title:||Independent Living Aide ( BHT ) - Full-Time Nights|
|FSL Location:||Hearn (35thAve/Thunderbird)|
Before working, all employees are required to attend paid class training.
- If not a CNA, our mandatory training is held Monday through Friday, from 8 am-5 pm, for a four-week period.
- AZBN Certified CNAs will only be required to take an additional 22 hours of personal care training.
STATEMENT OF WORK:
This position works under the direct supervision of the Team Supervisor. An Independent Living Aide ( BHT ) serves persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities as part of an in-home independent living support team, providing protective oversight, behavior management, personal support, assistance with activities of daily living, assistance with self administration of medication, and social and recreational activity consistent with a program Client's Individual Service Plan.
An ILA / BHT provides care to clients in a single family residence, during an assigned shift. Clients are never left alone in the residence and all staff in the home must be awake during work hours, including an overnight shift. Assisted Group Living Homes are staffed seven days a week, 24 hours a day including holidays.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Promote the independence of all program clients in all activities.
- Promote the dignity of clients by working with them in a positive, respectful, age appropriate and courteous manner.
- Follow guidelines and directions for work with clients contained in the Client's Individual Service Plan.
- Provide therapeutic interactions with client in a way consistent with guidelines and directions contained in the Client's Individual Service Plan.
- Respect the privacy of the clients' personal space and property.
- Maintain confidentiality of client information.
- Assist clients with the self-administration of medication according to FSL-AGL Policy and Procedures.
- Assist with all activities of daily living, toileting and personal grooming as required.
- Prepare and assist with the preparation of meals and kitchen clean up.
- Conduct housekeeping activities as scheduled or directed.
- Shop for food and supplies for the household as required by the Team Supervisor.
- Drive a company vehicle to transport clients to medical appointments and other activities.
- Escort or accompany clients to medical appointments and other activities outside the home.
- Maintain written documentation concerning clients and home operation as required.
- Attend staff meetings for the home and training as required.
- Assist in problem solving with Team Supervisors, ILAs and other staff members when client care needs, schedules or staff require it.
- May attend clients’ staffings and provide input as a member of the service planning team.
- Cooperate in meeting the requirement for an hour per week of clinical oversight (full-time staff; part-time may have the number of hours of clinical oversight reduced with the approval of the Clinical Program manager and Director of Nursing).
- Attend mandatory and elective training during the first year of employment and 16 hours each year after the first.
- Must have completion of Crisis Intervention training prior to using an emergency safety response (R-10-716.E.)
- Participate in the Performance and Quality Improvement initiative at the agency and program level by learning about the initiative, offering input, suggesting performance improvements, and performing other PQI duties as requested.
- Other duties as needed.
- Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
- Ability to follow recipes and prepare meals according to a plan.
- Ability to work as a member of a team.
- Must have sufficient physical strength and mobility to assist a client to transfer from a wheelchair to another chair or commode without assistance and assist with a two person transfer.
- Personal qualities including flexibility, tolerance of varied lifestyles and behavior, sound judgment.
- Must not have any restrictions for physical work for which reasonable accommodation cannot be made.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Must be 21 years of age or older.
- Valid Arizona driver's License.
- If driving FSL vehicle, must maintain valid driver’s license and be insurable by FSL.
- Must have, or be able to obtain, a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Department of Public Safety background check/fingerprint clearance process.
- Two years of behavioral health experience, providing behavioral health services
- If behavioral health experience is under two years, no behavioral health services will be provided until the experience reaches two years.
- Experience or training as a caregiver for people with mental illness, behavior problems, or developmental disabilities.
- Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) by the Arizona State Board of Nursing or Certified Caregiver Certificate from an approved Caregiver Training Program is desired.
Great benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, EAP, 403(b), PTO, and FSA (flexible spending accounts)
Proud to be a Mature Worker Friendly Certified Employer through the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
FSL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. DFWP. FSL believes that diversity leads to strength.
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