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Adult Residential Direct Care Staff - Various Locations

Company: Gandara Mental Health Center
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:


Required Skills
I. Duties and Responsibilities

Client Services Responsibilities


  • To assist members daily in the enhancement of their ADL (activities of daily living) skills through practical experience and training both individually and in groups.

  • To promote the right of people withan intellectual disability to exercise choice and to make meaningful decisions in their lives.

  • To ensure that adequate services and flexible resources are non-intrusive, cost-effective, and provided by qualified, trained personnel to meet individual needs and preferences.

  • To provide case management, outreach, and advocacy to members, and be accountable for the quality and quantity of casework.

  • To develop strong, supportive relationships with the clients.

  • To provide for client care and safety, and observe all safety measures; provide safety responses to emergency situations when necessary.

  • To interact with clients in order to assess needs, provide information, discuss problems, set limits, and encourage growth and development.

  • To empower individuals and their families to speak out for themselves and others, initiate ideas, have choices, and make decisions about needed supports.

  • To enhance public awareness of the valuable roles persons with mental retardation assume in society through the promotion of physical and social integration.

  • To provide entry to services through a single, local and familiar setting and recognizing the dignity of achievement understanding these services lead to meaningful benefits.

  • To provide crisis intervention, monitor clients'' progress, and act as a client advocate.

  • To assist members in planning, implementing, and leading scheduled activities, to assess members'' participation, motivation, and interest in these activities.

  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

    Administrative Responsibilities/Record Keeping


  • To attend scheduled clinical and staff meetings and actively participate to determine treatment plans, re-evaluate case needs and goals, and develop skills.

  • To maintain client records in accordance with standard format and timetables.

  • To attend scheduled supervisory meetings with the Program Manager.

  • To maintain assigned financial record keeping and submit requests and/or report accurately and in a timely manner.

  • To adhere to DDS regulations regarding incident reporting, complete all DDS and agency required paperwork such as case [progress] notes, times sheets, weekly notes, bookkeeping, mileage, incident reports accurately and submit them in a timely manner.



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Keywords: Gandara Mental Health Center, Springfield , Adult Residential Direct Care Staff - Various Locations, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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