Personal Support

Athelas Institute Inc
Job Title: Counselor
Department: ISS / CSLA
8 Hours per week
Department Code: 040040
Position Overview: Assist consumers with tasks and activities, which allow them to become more independent. May provide supports to those in their residential environment.
Essential Job Functions:
?Guides and assist consumers in learning to live and function as independently as possible in the community
?Provide direct care, interaction and supervision of the consumer(s) as determined in Individual Service Plan(s)
?Treat consumers with respect and dignity at all times; including providing opportunities to engage in decision making, constructive activities and habilitative services to the extent they are able
?Complete all required paperwork and documentation to be shared by professionals rendering services and by the Interdisciplinary Team
?Assist in coordinating and obtaining specialized services such a behavior, speech, dental, and other therapies needed when the positions schedule is in effect
?Prepare progress notes, complete daily logs as directed
?Attend training, meetings and learning sessions as required
?Conduct self in a professional manner at all times when interacting with residents, neighbors, parents, advocates, consultants, and regulatory agency personnel
?Dispense prescribed medication according to current state regulations and document such on approved agency forms
?May require some or daily driving as needed by the program
?Other duties as assigned by the operations manager or division director
Education: High School Diploma, Associates or some college preferred in Psychology, Education, Human Services, or other related field. Maryland driver's license, own transportation, and clean driving record
Experience: Experience working adults with developmental disabilities preferred, have Maryland driver's license and clean driving record
Other Skills/Abilities:
?Complete physical interventions using Behavioral Principals and Strategies (BPS)
?Proficient at navigating web-based database
?Complete and constant compliance with DDA trainings and MTTP Training (as needed)
Please Note: This job description is not all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
All working hours and location may be subject to change

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