Job Title: Full-Time Residential Program Worker
Requirements: Join a great team and make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities! Assist persons living in a group home setting with everyday living tasks - promoting independent living skills using person-centered approaches. 1) Must be 18 years of age or older. 2) Possess a High School Diploma. Additional experience or training specific to the field of human services is preferred. 3) Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be able to transport individuals in The Arc vehicles. 4) Must be physically able to provide assistance, as needed, in safely loading and unloading vehicle passengers and physically assist individuals to safety in emergency situations. 5) Must be physically able to apply manual restraints and other safety techniques needed within the program. 7) Obtain a physical examination as required by DPW regulations. 8) Obtain Pennsylvania criminal history check, FBI criminal history check, and Child Abuse clearances in accordance with DPW regulations. 8) Must be able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 9) Must be able to provide/attain transportation to and from work as scheduled. 10) Demonstrate ability to adhere to required schedule for the job. 11) Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate, both receptively and expressively, with individuals and co-workers. 12) Demonstrate ability to work independently and complete job responsibilities.
About This Job: Residential Program Workers (RPW) provide assistance to individuals in the performance of health related tasks, provide consistent application and documentation of approved behavioral interventions, and ensures training and supervision to those living in residential/medical programs as determined by program structure. RPWs ensure that individuals are supervised in accordance with existing guidelines at all times; the support is meant to enable individuals to engage in decision-making and foster a positive self-concept. Training and supervision are generally needed in areas such as personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, money management, socialization, and community integration, medication, and travel skills. The overall goal of the Residential Program Worker is to maximize independence and enhance the quality of life of individuals residing in programs operated by The Arc.