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Current Openings at Ability Connection (Full / Part-Time)

CFO

The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal and business related functions of AC in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry.  Duties include the preparation of the annual budget and financial reports and the maintenance of accounting and capital assets. The CFO is evaluated on professional behaviors during each evaluation period.

Job Title: CFO

Department: Finance

Reports To: President/CEO

Summary

The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal and business related functions of AC in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry.  Duties include the preparation of the annual budget and financial reports and the maintenance of accounting and capital assets. The CFO is evaluated on professional behaviors during each evaluation period.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.
  2. Responsible for all general accounting functions and financial statements, annual audit, and other relevant business reports based on an annual schedule.
  3. Participate in the development of the organization’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.
  4. Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
  5. Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends, including projected available funds, in order to assist the President/CEO, the Board and other Executive Leaders in performing their responsibilities.
  6. Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
  7. Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
  8. Monitors agency revenues and expenses monthly on a program-by-program basis.
  9. Responsible for the financial and business aspects related to equipment and capital improvements at all building sites.
  10. Manages the agency’s statistical database including organizing a tracking system to maintain monthly and annual reports.
  11. Maintains current policies and procedures to guide fiscal and property operations.
  12. Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the organization may enter.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Responsible for direct supervision of the Controller and indirect supervision of all staff assigned to service areas, including accounting, billing, and the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of fiscal property operations. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate leadership to function at the Vice President level and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations consistent with the ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Minimum: CPA with an undergraduate degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or other business related degree with at least three years’ successful experience performing similar work.  Preferred: A graduate degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or other business related degree with at least three years’ successful experience performing similar work.  Experience in a nonprofit agency providing direct service(s).  Also, experience in the following areas: fund accounting, supervising budgets, plant maintenance, security, safety, personnel and internal audits.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, board of directors, and the general public.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Current Driver’s License and proof of auto liability insurance must be current in personnel file.  Current TB test results and Flu shot (seasonal) on file.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be in good health to maintain an acceptable attendance record as established by the agency.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations consistent with the ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations consistent with the ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Controller

The Controller is responsible for fiscal and business related functions. Duties include the supervision of the accounting and billing staff, assisting the CFO in preparation of the annual budget and financial reports, the maintenance of accounting and capital assets.  The Controller is evaluated on professional behaviors during each evaluation period.

Job Title: Controller

Department: Accounting

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Summary

The Controller is responsible for fiscal and business related functions. Duties include the supervision of the accounting and billing staff, assisting the CFO in preparation of the annual budget and financial reports, the maintenance of accounting and capital assets.  The Controller is evaluated on professional behaviors during each evaluation period.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Responsible for all general accounting functions including assisting the CFO with financial statements, annual audit, Medicaid Cost Reports and other relevant business reports based on an annual schedule.
  2. Assists in developing the agency budget based on departmental needs and projected available funds.
  3. Monitors agency revenues and expenses monthly on a program-by-program basis.
  4. Responsible for the financial and business aspects related to equipment and capital improvements at all building sites.
  5. Maintains current policies and procedures to guide fiscal operations.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of fiscal. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate leadership to function at a professional level and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations consistent with the ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Required: An undergraduate degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or other business related degree with at least three years of successful experience performing similar work.  Experience in a nonprofit agency providing direct service(s).  Also, experience in the following areas: fund accounting, supervising budgets, information technology, including personal computer and network operations, plant maintenance, security, safety, personnel and internal audits.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, board of directors, and the general public.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Current Driver’s License and proof of auto liability insurance must be current in personnel file.  Current TB test results and Flu shot (seasonal) on file.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be in good health to maintain an acceptable attendance record as established by the agency.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations consistent with the ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations consistent with the ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HR Coordinator

The HR Coordinator is responsible for the assisting the administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources functions, including but not limited employee relations, benefits, payroll, policies and procedures, recruiting, training, performance appraisals, etc. The HR Coordinator assists with the availability and maximum utilization of Human Resources regulations as described by Federal and State laws and is responsible for the operation of the company’s comprehensive Human Resources program. The HR Coordinator is evaluated on Professional Behaviors during each evaluation period.

Job Title: HR Coordinator

Department: Support Services

Reports To: HR Director

Summary

The HR Coordinator is responsible for the assisting the administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources functions, including but not limited employee relations, benefits, payroll, policies and procedures, recruiting, training, performance appraisals, etc. The HR Coordinator assists with the availability and maximum utilization of Human Resources regulations as described by Federal and State laws and is responsible for the operation of the company’s comprehensive Human Resources program. The HR Coordinator is evaluated on Professional Behaviors during each evaluation period.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to, the following:

1. Assist with various Human Resources plans and procedures for all company personnel; assists in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; assists with the preparation and implementation of the employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.
2. Assist with developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
3. Assist with the administration of compensation programs; assists with the performance evaluation program and revising as necessary.
4. Assist with maintaining all payroll administration accurately and timely and in accordance with the company’s payroll schedule and all Federal and State regulations.
5. Assist with the benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, and communicating benefit information to employees.
6. Assist with maintaining accurate and complete personnel files and/or company records for annual financial and 401K Plan audits.
7. Assist with employee relations counseling and exit interviewing.
8. Participates in Support Services meetings and attend other meeting and seminars.
9. Assist the Residential Care Managers and/or Group Home Managers to organize the work schedules and maintain an organized workflow.
10. Assist with maintaining the Human Resources information system records and assist with reports from database as necessary.
11. Assists with compliance with Federal and State regulations concerning employment.
12. Participates on committees and special projects and seek additional responsibilities.
13. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with indirect supervision of all staff assigned with Front Desk Receptionist responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate leadership to function and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must not possess a criminal background and must pass a pre-employment drug test.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum: High Scholl Diploma or GED and at least three years successful experience performing similar work. Excellent Excel and Word experience; computer literate in Human Resources and ADP payroll software preferred. Experience in a nonprofit agency providing direct service(s) a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent command of the English language. Ability to read, analyze and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write complex and detailed correspondence, and reports. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and large group situations to customers, consumers, and other employees of the organization.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed or complex, written or oral, instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables in complex situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Current Driver’s License and proof of auto liability insurance must be current in personnel file.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be in good health to maintain an acceptable attendance record as established by the agency. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations consistent with the ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations consistent with the ADA may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Billing Specialist

The Billing Specialist is responsible for the preparation and submission of all program billings to the State of Texas in a timely and accurate manner. The Billing Specialist is also responsible for reviewing the reports from the State, and distributing to the appropriate departments. Other general business functions such as assisting with accounts payable and accounts receivable may be required as needed. The Billing Specialist reports directly to the CFO.

Job Title:  Billing Specialist

Department:  Support Services

Reports To:  CFO

SUMMARY

The Billing Specialist is responsible for the preparation and submission of all program billings to the State of Texas in a timely and accurate manner. The Billing Specialist is also responsible for reviewing the reports from the State, and distributing to the appropriate departments. Other general business functions such as assisting with accounts payable and accounts receivable may be required as needed. The Billing Specialist reports directly to the CFO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Performs general accounts payable function for documentation as needed for processing and payment.

  2. Prepares timely daily, weekly, and monthly billing statements for all Ability Connection programs, including the HCS ICF, IMPACT, CLASS, and all other programs.

  3. Resolves all billing discrepancies in a timely manner.

  4. Performs other billing-related duties as assigned by the Lead Billing Specialist.

  5. Must be a self-starter; have strong time management skills; work well with others in an open environment with other team members; and be able to multi-task.

  6. Attends meetings and participates in a manner which is conducive to positive and cooperative efforts and results. Works well in groups and fulfill assignments on time.

  7. Demonstrates knowledge and use of all learned information during the training videos during orientation (Confidentiality, Abuse and Neglect, Universal Precautions, Safety and Accident Prevention, and Infection Control).

  8. Participates in in-service training as directed by the supervisor. Participates in scheduled department and all-staff meetings. Attends a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training relative to HCS care per year. Attends and is current on all required agency training.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A

QUALIFICATIONS:

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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma, and some college hours required. Associates degree preferred. At least 2 years of relevant work experience in healthcare/medical billing required. Must be computer literate and have strong knowledge of Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook. Applicant must not possess a criminal record.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as medical notes, state billing procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Must have strong verbal and written skills, and be able to respond calmly and patiently to disgruntled clients, providers, or staff. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Bilingual may be helpful, but is not required. .

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Current TX driver’s license, current auto liability insurance, dependable transportation and recent TB test required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to accurately calculate figures for such things as duration of time, hourly rates, sum total dollar amounts, calculate difference to identify discrepancies, apply multipliers, and any other math skills as they relate to the job.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must have good health in order to maintain an acceptable attendance record as established by the agency. 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Development Associate

The Events Associate is a critical part of the Ability Connection development team, providing leadership and support for fundraising events goals and activities, including raising $750,000+ in charitable gifts through special events. This position will work closely with the CDO in executing effective and timely design and project management for fundraising events, event sponsorship, and donor communications. The special events associate will be responsible for maintaining the highest levels of customer service, communication, and project execution while working with donors, volunteers, event host committees, corporate partners, and vendors.

Job Title: Development Associate

Salary range: $35K-$45K with the potential for performance bonuses

Reports To: Chief Development Officer

Job Description:

The Development Associate is a critical part of the Ability Connection development team, providing support and leadership for the fundraising team’s overall goals and activities. This position will work closely with the CDO in executing effective and timely project management of fundraising events, individual donor campaigns, workplace giving campaigns, business development, strategic partnerships, donor communications, and cause related marketing proposals. The Development Associate will be responsible for maintaining the highest levels of quality in work products, communication, and execution; this includes reports, research, and data analyzed in collaboration with other departments within Ability Connection, community partners, or other external sources.

The Development Associate will also promote and monitor cost containment measures and ensure congruence with established operating budgets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively contribute to development strategy, and design of goals and objectives

  • Detailed project management

  • Managing vendor contracts

  • Donor communications – email, direct mail, social media, phone calls, in person meetings, and presentations

  • Donor stewardship – design appropriate donor experiences that create personal connections, a sense of accomplishment and urgency for the mission, a sense of deep appreciation from Ability Connection

  • Conduct donor prospect research

  • Support President/CEO, CDO, and Development team in execution of annual fund and publications as needed

  • Gift processing and record management

  • Grant proposal development and execution

Supervisory Responsibilities

none

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a motivated, self-started who possesses the adequate knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to satisfactorily accomplish the responsibilities of the position.

The ideal candidate has the ability to write clear, concise, and persuasive prose; has experience soliciting donors; meets deadlines and effectively manages multiple priorities; and maintains a professional work style. Additionally, candidates should have the desire to help Ability Connection and our mission by leading in the growth of our charitable revenue streams.

Ability to work occasional early mornings, nights, weekends is critical to this job function.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve complex problems using a variety of logical and statistical tools, and to clearly communicate assumptions and methodological decisions

  • Ability to apply measurable and structured actions to ill-defined challenges and broad goals, leading to desired outcomes

  • Capability to write reports and correspondence for executive team, board, and sensitive donor relationships

  • Competently represent Ability Connection professionally internally and externally with all persons or groups that have a direct investment or business interest with our organization

  • Strong ability to read critically and summarize complex information clearly and succinctly

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree required and/or three years’ experience and probable track record in successful fundraising and project management. Excellent oral and written communication skills required, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and calmly under deadlines are necessary qualities.

Physical Demands

Must have good health in order to maintain an acceptable attendance record as established by the agency. The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. The employee must be able to travel as indicated. Ability to operate computer and telecommunications equipment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. That is, the work environment is kinda tautological. Also, the noise level in the work environment is moderate.

HCS Residential Aide (RA)

The RA is responsible for providing care, supervision and training for residents at the Group Homes. The RA is responsible for providing quality and safe direct care in order that clients can reach their greatest level of independence. The RA must possess a mature approach and a sympathetic/empathic attitude toward people with disabilities and the elderly.

Job Title:  HCS Residential Aide (RA)

Department:  HCS Programs

Reports To:  HCS Residential Care Manager (RCM)

SUMMARY

The RA is responsible for providing care, supervision and training for residents at the Group Homes. The RA is responsible for providing quality and safe direct care in order that clients can reach their greatest level of independence. The RA must possess a mature approach and a sympathetic/empathic attitude toward people with disabilities and the elderly. The RA must be able to read, write and carry out directions in a safe, effective and efficient manner. You will be evaluated on your Professional Behaviors during each evaluation period. The RA reports directly to the HCS RCM.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Demonstrates respect for clients and their rights. Protects the consumers’ rights to privacy and personal property. Holds consumer’s personal information confidential. Observes procedures for handling resident’s money.
  2. Implements the Individual Service Plan specific to each consumer and providing appropriate and safe techniques in assisting with activities of daily living and independent living tasks (i.e. dressing, grooming, toileting, feeding, etc.). Provides assistance in all needed areas.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge and use of all learned information during the training videos during orientation.
  4. Demonstrates safe transfer and ambulation techniques for each participant.
  5. Participates in a proactive manner in IDT meetings.
  6. Monitors medication and carries out other health related tasks after being trained by a licensed nurse.
  7. Act as a positive role model by interacting with the residents in ways that promote a good self-concept independence and age appropriateness.
  8. Performs other tasks as assigned including all recommendations from counseling and therapeutic services, such as, positioning, range of motion, etc.
  9. Shops or completes errands for consumers as needed by the consumer, including but not limited to, community inclusion activities, etc., and assists in securing or providing transportation in accordance with state laws.
  10. Assists with meal planning, preparation and eating and ensures adequate intake of nutrition and fluid intake.
  11. Immediately reports changes in consumer’s body functioning to the licensed nurse. Recognizes emergency situations and the appropriate action to take. In life threatening emergencies, notify 911 then page the licensed nurse.
  12. Performs household duties as assigned to maintain a clean and healthy environment for consumers and staff, including but not limited to, mopping; dusting; vacuuming; laundry; spill clean-up; etc.
  13. Assists the consumers with developing and implementing community inclusion activities, as well as, facilitating social interaction and positive behavior.
  14. After each shift, detailed progress notes are completed on each consumer. Any important information will be verbally told to the oncoming shift and written in the logbook, i.e. medication changes, clients conditions, etc.
  15. Once an assignment is accepted, a 48 hour notice is required to cancel your assignment or disciplinary action may follow (except in emergency situations).
  16. Participation in scheduled department and All Staff Meetings. Participate in outside agency training as directed by the HCS RCM. All agency required training is current.
  17. All other duties as assigned, including but not limited to, restocking supplies; assisting with all consumers when needed; supply and/or grocery inventory, etc.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

N/A

QUALIFICATIONS

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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED required. One year experience in providing care to persons with disabilities.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to complete progress notes on a daily basis. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization as needed.

REASONING ABILITY

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, REGISTRATIONS

Required: Current Driver’s License, proof of auto liability insurance, TB test results, and CPR training. Must not possess a criminal record that would prohibit the employee from working with people with disabilities. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must have good health in order to maintain an acceptable attendance record as established by the agency. Must be able to assist with lifting objects or residents (a minimum of 50 pounds for a one person lift and 150 pounds for a two person lift) utilizing approved techniques. 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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ICF Residential Aide (RA)

The RA is responsible for providing care, supervision and training for residents at the Group Homes. The RA is responsible for providing quality and safe direct care in order that clients can reach their greatest level of independence.

Job Title:  ICF Residential Aide (RA)

Department:  Residential Services

Reports To:  ICF Residential Care Manager (RCM)

SUMMARY

The RA is responsible for providing care, supervision and training for residents at the Group Homes. The RA is responsible for providing quality and safe direct care in order that clients can reach their greatest level of independence. The RA must possess a mature approach and a sympathetic/empathic attitude toward people with disabilities and the elderly. The RA must be able to read, write and carry out directions in a safe, effective and efficient manner. You will be evaluated on your Professional Behaviors during each evaluation period. The RA reports directly to the ICF RCM.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Demonstrates respect for clients and their rights. Protects the consumer’s rights to privacy and personal property. Holds consumer’s personal information confidential. Observes procedures for handling resident’s money.
  2. Implements the Individual Service Plan specific to each consumer and providing appropriate and safe techniques in assisting with activities of daily living and independent living tasks (i.e. dressing, grooming, toileting, feeding, etc.). Provides assistance in all needed areas.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge and use of all learned information during the training videos during orientation (Confidentiality, Abuse and Neglect, Universal Precautions, Safety and Accident Prevention, and Infection Control).
  4. Demonstrates safe transfer and ambulation techniques for each participant.
  5. Participates in a proactive manner in IDT meetings.
  6. Monitors medication and carries out other health related tasks after being trained by a licensed nurse.
  7. Act as a positive role model by interacting with the residents in ways that promote a good self-concept independence and age appropriateness.
  8. Performs other tasks as assigned including all recommendations from counseling and therapeutic services, such as, positioning, range of motion, etc.
  9. Shops or completes errands for consumers as needed by the consumer, including but not limited to, community inclusion activities, etc., and assists in securing or providing transportation in accordance with state laws.
  10. Assists with meal planning, preparation and eating and ensures adequate intake of nutrition and fluid intake.
  11. Immediately reports changes in consumer’s body functioning to the licensed nurse. Recognizes emergency situations and the appropriate action to take. In life threatening emergencies, notify 911 then page the licensed nurse.
  12. Performs household duties as assigned to maintain a clean and healthy environment for consumers and staff, including but not limited to, mopping; dusting; vacuuming; laundry; spill clean-up; etc.
  13. Assists the consumers with developing and implementing community inclusion activities, as well as, facilitating social interaction and positive behavior.
  14. After each shift, detailed progress notes are completed on each consumer. Any important information will be verbally told to the oncoming shift and written in the logbook, i.e. medication changes, clients conditions, etc.
  15. Once an assignment is accepted, a 48 hour notice is required to cancel your assignment or disciplinary action may follow (except in emergency situations).
  16. Participation in scheduled department and All Staff Meetings. Participate in outside agency training as directed by the ICF RCM. All agency required training is current.
  17. All other duties as assigned, including but not limited to, restocking supplies; assisting with all consumers when needed; supply and/or grocery inventory, etc.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

N/A

QUALIFICATIONS

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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED required. One year experience in providing care to persons with disabilities.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to complete progress notes on a daily basis. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization as needed.

REASONING ABILITY

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, REGISTRATIONS

Required: Current Driver’s License, proof of auto liability insurance, TB test results, and CPR training. Must not possess a criminal record that would prohibit the employee from working with people with disabilities. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must have good health in order to maintain an acceptable attendance record as established by the agency. Must be able to assist with lifting objects or residents (a minimum of 50 pounds for a one person lift and 150 pounds for a two person lift) utilizing approved techniques. 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Texas Home Living Program Coordinator (TXHML PC)

The RA is responsible for providing care, supervision and training for residents at the Group Homes. The RA is responsible for providing quality and safe direct care in order that clients can reach their greatest level of independence.

Job Title: Texas Home Living Program Coordinator (TXHML PC)

Department:  HCS/TXHML Programs

Reports To:  Director, HCS/TXHML Programs

SUMMARY

The TXHML PC is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the delivery of each consumer’s person directed plan (PCP) and individual plan of care (IPC) and oversight of the delivery of training and support services, integrating the various aspects of services, recording each consumer’s progress and reviewing the action plans quarterly to assess progress and continued appropriateness of the program. The TXHML PC is responsible for assuring that all the coordination of services are implemented and consistent with the TXHML Guidelines and Principles set forth by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). The TXHML PC will need a flexible schedule and be able to respond in person, if necessary, during consumer crises and be willing to travel within the DFW area. The TXHML PC is accountable to the consumer for coordinating his/her overall program and is administratively responsible to the Director, HCS/TXHML Programs. Professional behaviors will be expected and you will be evaluated on them during your employment. The TXHML PC will also receive cross-training in the Home and Community Based Services (HCS) Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

1) Completes face-to-face quarterly meetings with consumers to monitor well-being and progress towards outcomes in the PDP and any other concerns important to the consumer and/or guardian.
2) Completes all quarterly reviews no later than 45 days after the end of month.
3) Works closely with the consumer’s service coordinator and communicates changes needed to the consumer’s IPC.
4) Coordinates the development and implementation of each consumer’s service documented in the IPC.
5) Coordinates and monitors the delivery of all waiver services.
6) Completes all annual documentation within 30 days after the PDP and IPC meetings are held and prior to the IPC expiration date.
7) Conducts special planning conferences within two weeks of request by consumer, family, therapist, service coordinator or any other special planning team member.
8) Completes all special planning conference documentation within two weeks of the date of the planning conference.
9) Reads all provider progress notes and all consumer training goal data sheets within two weeks of receipt.
10) Completes all progress notes by the 10th of the following month.
11) Ensures all referrals are made within one week of the request (i.e. therapy, equipment, etc.).
12) Assists consumers with community services that are not waiver provided, and ensures TXHML Services are provided as a last resort after private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and other community services.
13) Follows up on all referrals and state requests every two weeks and documents status.
14) Returns all phone calls promptly, but within 24 hours and will document the conversations in TXHML PC’s monthly progress notes.
15) Returns 911-emergency cell phone messages within 15 minutes and notifies the Director, HCS/TXHML Programs immediately after the completed call. Submit an Incident Report to the Director, HCS/TXHML Programs the following business day and document the incident in the TXHML PC’s monthly progress notes.
16) Returns all cell phone messages immediately, but no longer than 30 minutes for non-emergency messages and will document the conversations in the TXHML PC’s monthly progress notes.
17) Communicates any consumer medical issues with the nursing department to ensure appropriate care.
18) Provides training to all providers, as needed, on all training goals and individual needs of the consumer and follows the TXHML Principles for Evidentiary Certification.
19) Obtains appropriate authorization for all consumer purchases prior to purchase.
20) Responds appropriately and in a professional manner to all consumer crises.
21) Regular attendance and attendance for meetings (i.e. in-service, departmental, etc.) is to be maintained, as well as participation as a member of the Advisory Committee.
22) Maintains current required certifications, documentation, licenses, and training at all times.
23) Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
N/A

QUALIFICATIONS

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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Required: A High School Diploma with a minimum of two years full-time experience in the human services field. Preferred: A Bachelor’s Degree in health or human services, licensed Social Worker, and experience in HCS or TXHML waiver programs. Must not possess a criminal record.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret social work materials, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports and business correspondence; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Bilingual a plus.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situation where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Required: Current Driver’s License, Auto Liability Insurance, TB test results, CPR training, HS Diploma/GED or three (3) written reference letters explaining qualifications required to work with the disabled.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must have good health in order to maintain an acceptable attendance record as established by the agency. 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk to hear. The employee must be physically able to provide attendant care when required, including lifting 25 pounds. Must be a licensed driver, maintain Texas driver’s liability insurance, and have reliable transportation. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment characteristics 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.

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