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Support Service Worker - Companion

  • Job ID: 352702486
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: Adult Ctr Learn AWC
  • Location: 100 Lakemont Park Blvd, Altoona PA 16602
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Provide services and other activities as designated in the Individual Support Plan (ISP). This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Follow the Values of Everyday Lives' Policy.
  • Respond to individual's strengths so as to enhance their growth and development and to help each person reach their maximum potential.
  • Responsible for Human Resource ComplianceSubmit required HR documentation when due.Wear Identification badge.
  • Responsible for customer relations and customer satisfaction.Value customers by making serving individual's a top priority.Communicate with Managing Employer in a courteous and timely manner.Report and document customer complaints under the direction of the Program Specialist.Establish and maintain customer relationship focus with all internal/external customers.
  • Report all safety problems and injuries appropriately.
  • Perform work in accordance with the approved Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in Agency committees as requested.
  • Demonstrate support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Attend required in-services, conferences and training programs.
  • Responsible for documentation of care provided and observations.Document care provided according to Agency procedures.Document and notify the Managing Employer and Program Specialist changes in the individual's condition/environment and any problems.Complete Service Records and Location Sheets in accordance with Agency guidelines.Submit documentation within Agency defined timeframes.
  • Comply with established Agency requirements.Adhere to infection control principles and standards.Adhere to Agency quality control standards.Complete infection control surveillance survey as mandated.Complete education requirements.Comply with Agency safety standards.
  • Endeavor to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to internal/external customers.
  • Maintain and protect support person, Managing Employer and Agency confidentiality.

 

Qualifications

Must be able to read and write at an 8th grade level in order to complete service records.Agency with Choice Services:Companion Services W1727: Level 3Companion services are provided to individuals living in private residences for the limited purposes of providing supervision and minimal assistance that is focused solely on the health and safety of the adult individual with mental retardation.Must successfully complete background checks to include federal and state mandated clearances, employee health screening, and post job offer drug testing.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct