House Manager- Supported Living
- - Supported Living
- Kokomo, IN, USA
- Full Time
A House Manager is a key figure in leading the team of Supported Living Caregivers to provide ongoing needed and wanted support to the people utilizing Medicaid Waiver Services. Supervise direct care staff and coordinate day-to-day activities and maintenance of the assigned home. The House Manager goal is to assist the person served in reaching his or her maximum potential. A Supported Living House Manager will assist the Coordinator, Scheduler, and QIDP by leading Supported Living CDDs in a positive, dignified, and objective manner to provide a strong team approach. Maintain communication flow within the agency and Supported Living Services division. Supervise direct care staff to ensure the PCISP is being implemented for each persons served. Assist in coordinating the scheduling of CDD's involved in assigned houses. Participate and be flexible in covering designated shifts on an emergency basis and on call rotation. Document the major activities of the person served in daily notes. Maintain accurate records of support provided to the person served. Oversee file maintenance in red book and record keeping in the home. Plan and provide instruction in communication skills, daily living skills, socialization skills, fine and gross motor skills, perceptual skills, and any other areas based on programming needs. Monitor and ensure that all monthly safety drills are complete and turned into the Housing Coordinator. Ensure complete documentation of behavior, seizures, accidents/incidents, all tracking, MAR is done on a daily basis. Responsibly pass or monitor medication administration based on persons served needs. Ensure that all necessary medications are available to the staff and persons served at all times. Prepare expired or discontinued medication for destruction and route to the QIDP or Wellness Nurse as necessary. Complete med checklist. Display patience in all situations involving persons served. Speak in an even, positive and personal tone of voice when conversing with persons served. Appropriately respond to person served behavior via verbal and/or physical intervention based on the needs of the persons served. Follow policies/procedures set forth by the Supported Living department and the agency. Attend and participate in monthly House Manager CDD Supported Living meetings. Route all receipts, cancelled checks, food stamp receipts, and bills for persons served to the waiver benefits specialist as necessary. Monitor physical condition of the person's home while ensuring a safe and sound environment. Ensure that the home of the person served maintains the cleanliness standard of the Supported Living department. Must be able to care for the physical needs of persons served including feeding, hygiene, and toileting. Must be capable of assisting in physically transferring/moving persons served when needed. Physical activities may include but not be limited to: lifting up 25-50 pounds (depending on person served); bending; reaching; stretching; grasping; visual acuity; walking; squatting, kneeling, twisting, climbing, crawling, stooping, carrying, pushing, pulling, guiding; and transporting. Provide first aid and physical assistance to the individual as needed. Use of medical adaptive equipment including, but not limited to: Wheelchair, Hoyer Lift, Shower Chairs, Blood Sugar Testing Equipment, CPAP, Oxygen, BP and any others required. Remain awake and available to supported client at all times during scheduled hours. Train staff as related to persons served, their home, and BQIS related standards. Complete Record of Trainings for each session. Assist persons served in budgeting their funds. Transport persons served to and from appointments and other activities as scheduled regardless of distance. Safeguard persons served and families' human and civil rights. Actively involve the persons served in community events. Plan and participate in all special community based activities for persons served. Actively involve the person served in community events. Participate in client-related meetings, as requested. Assist with the finances of the person served by staying within the spending guidelines set forth by the FEQAA. Promote agency philosophies, generate team spirit, create and maintain an environment that fosters employee satisfaction, maximizes productivity and profitability. Must be willing to maintain open availability. Potential exposure to bodily fluids, pests, contagious pathogens, and/or bed bugs. Must be able to climb stairs on an occasional basis to access work areas. Attend/request related training as authorized or required.
High School Diploma or GED required. Previous experience working with persons with disabilities preferred. Must possess excellent communication skills both written and oral, and strong teamwork skills. Must have the ability to successfully work in both independent and group settings. Must have the ability to effectively communicate during a crisis situation. Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining certification in CPR, First Aide, and CPI and perform if necessary, and Medication Administration. Possess, and maintain a clear criminal record per Medicaid Waiver regulation requirements. Maintain a valid Indiana driver's license, insurance on personal vehicle (minimum of PLPD with Medical liability coverage), and maintain insurability as defined by the agency liability insurance carrier. Must possess and maintain reliable transportation that meets state requirements for transporting persons served. Dress appropriately as defined by department dress code.