Renovations Behavioral Support Technician

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This is an entry level human services position providing desired supports to persons with disabilities, in a residential setting, so that they may achieve the highest level of independent living possible within their community.

The Renovation’s Team primarily supports individuals who have a dual diagnosis.  These individuals have some form of Intellectual Disability/Developmental Disability as well as a Psychiatric/Behavioral Diagnosis.  These individuals are prone to exhibiting impulsive behaviors, poor decision making, and verbal/physical aggression.  Behavioral Observation and Assessment and Crisis Intervention and Prevention Skills are used on a daily basis.

 An employee in this class provides training and supports to assigned persons served in dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, house cleaning, laundry, and other activities of daily living.  Additional responsibilities include assisting with the purchasing of groceries, training in food preparation, administering medications, and assist in the management of personal funds.  This employee assists in the implementation of personal plans; contributes to the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment; and establishes effective interpersonal relationships with each person served, their parents and/or guardians, and other members of the support team.

 Work involves responsibility for observing and reporting information concerning the physical, mental, and behavioral condition of the persons served and for assisting in the maintenance of necessary records and reports to document these observations.  Close supervision and direction is received from the Team Manager, the Program Supervisor, and/or other staff members who review work through reports and direct observations.

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CounterPoint Autism Services Behavioral Support Technician

 

This is an entry level human services position providing desired supports to persons with disabilities, in a residential setting, so that they may achieve the highest level of independent living possible within their community.

 The CounterPoint Team primarily supports individuals who have an Autism diagnosis and /or Autistic Tendencies.  These individuals have some form of Intellectual Disability/Developmental Disability as well as a Psychiatric/Behavioral Diagnosis.  These individuals are prone to poor social & communication skills, exhibiting impulsive behaviors, poor decision making, and verbal/physical aggression.  Behavioral Observation and Assessment and Crisis Intervention and Prevention Skills are used on a daily basis.

 An employee in this class provides training and supports to assigned persons served in dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, house cleaning, laundry, communication and social skills and other activities of daily living.  Additional responsibilities include assisting with the purchasing of groceries, training in food preparation, administering medications, and assist in the management of personal funds.  This employee assists in the implementation of personal plans; contributes to the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment; and establishes effective interpersonal relationships with each person served, their parents and/or guardians, and other members of the support team.

 Work involves responsibility for observing and reporting information concerning the physical, mental, and behavioral condition of the persons served and for assisting in the maintenance of necessary records and reports to document these observations.  Close supervision and direction is received from the Behavioral Technician Supervisor, the Program Supervisor, and/or other staff members who review work through reports and direct observations.

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Saturday Recreation Aide

This position is for every Saturday from 9am-3:30pm.

The Saturday Recreation Assistant is a non-professional working in providing safe and enjoyable recreation experiences for a small group of handicapped children and adults on Saturdays throughout the school year.  Recreation activities will include field trips, swimming, and participation in cooking, games, singing, and arts and crafts.  This position requires the employee to be ambulatory.  This position requires lifting, carrying and running.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS

Be a minimum of eighteen years of age and possession of a diploma from an accredited High School or the equivalent.  Past experience with individuals who have developmentally disabilities is not a requirement but would be a positive attribute.

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Teacher Assistant

The Teacher Assistant is responsible for implementing the individualized instructional program that guides and encourages students to develop language, academic and appropriate social and behavioral skills.  Teacher Assistants are responsible for the day to day implementation of academic lesson plans, circle time, discrete trail training, social skill lessons, independent play, activities scheduled, self-help skills, motor lab, sensory exercises, classroom electives, and taking data on the aforementioned areas.  A Teacher Assistant works with students at Rivendale Center for Autism and/or Institute of Learning.  Students in these areas are prone to exhibiting physical aggression, as well as sensory and/or communication challenges.

Minimum Experience:

High School Diploma from an accredited school, Experience working with Special Education Populations

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Residential Direct Support Professional

Now Hiring for all shifts, FT and PT.  Come make a difference with us!

What is this job all about?

In this position, you will change lives.  Your goal is to be an encourager and mentor to adults with developmental disabilities as they decide how they want to live their lives, spend their time, and develop their talents.  The level of support varies from individual to individual, but the mission is the same: serve others so they can direct their own lives as independent, valued members of their community.

That’s nice, but what will I actually be doing?

As a Direct Support Professional, you will provide training and supports to individuals served in dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, house cleaning, laundry, and other activities of daily living. You’ll assist with the purchasing of groceries, train in food preparation, administer medications, and assist in the management of personal funds.  You’ll get to help implement personal plans (the story of the individual you’re serving including their history, goals, and achievements). And you’ll contribute to the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment (keeping their houses happy and cozy).

What will I get out of it?

This job doesn’t feel like a job.  It feels like spending time with people you care about, helping them move toward the life they want for themselves.  It feels like making a difference every single shift, and going home at the end of the day knowing you made someone’s life better.

You’ll also get to work for a company that cares about your goals.  The Arc of the Ozarks strives to help you develop as an individual through paid-trainings, internal promotions, and the constant support of supervisors who have been in your shoes. You will have a whole team around you to work with, learn from, and grow beside. 

And at the heart of it, you get to know that the world is a better place because of you.

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Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse

Are you sick of being overworked and underpaid at nursing homes and hospitals? Tired of rushing through your shifts to help 15+ patients? Fed up with not having enough time to build relationships with the patients you serve?

The Arc of the Ozarks has something different to offer you and your future.

 Health benefits in 30 days.  Vision, Dental, and Life in 90.  Double-staffed, 1:1 care, family home atmosphere.

In 1959, a small group of parents recognized the need for services for children with developmental disabilities. A support network was built for these children and their families resulting in the 1964 establishment of The Arc.

Today, The Arc serves individuals with a variety of disabilities. Services include residential, education, dual diagnosis, medically fragile, day habilitation, therapeutic recreation, advocacy, autism services, employment and psychological counseling.

Our medically fragile team is looking for RNs and LPNs to work in two different settings: a Group Home that serves up to 8 individuals (where you also have the assistance of 3 Medical Support Professionals), and an individualized supported living (ISL) location where the ratio is 1:1.

With this decreased census, you have the chance to form relationships with individuals and truly change their lives (and we think you’ll find that they’ll change yours as well).

Some of your responsibilities would include:

  • Monitoring the application of all physicians’ orders including but not limited to treatments, procedures, labs, appointments, specialized diets, and adaptive equipment for each person served.

  • Observing, reporting, and assisting in recording changes in the physical, emotional, and behavioral status of persons served and documenting progress on the outcomes listed in personal plans.

  • Assisting in providing basic health care for persons served; taking temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, and applying simple dressings when necessary. Providing more advanced medical care as medically necessary, or as instructed by Physician and/or RN Program Supervisor

If all that doesn’t draw your attention, take a look at our excellent benefits package:

  • A salary well above the Springfield, MO average for nurses

  • 12-hour shifts with a set schedule so you only work 3 days a week to be Full-Time

  • Eligibility for Cox Medical Insurance after a 30-day waiting period

  • Eligibility for Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance after a 30-day waiting period

  • Option to enroll in our 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 4% after a year of service

  • Sick and vacation accrual as well as 6-paid holidays a year and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday

  • Discounts on your phone bill if you use Verizon or AT&T

  • Discounted Cox Fitness Center membership if you are Full-Time

  • Paid Training

  • Use of a fleet vehicle or paid mileage for using your vehicle

  • Opportunities for advancement

The Arc of the Ozarks values you and the skills you bring to the table. We care about you as an individual, and want to give you the support you need to do what you love. Join our team today!

Minimum Experience Required: Diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent.  One year experience providing medical care & treatment and habilitation in the human service field.  Experience in the provision of medical care and  treatment and habilitation to individuals who have other developmental disabilities and is a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse is preferred.  Has demonstrated abilities to motivate and supervise others.

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Community Connections Direct Support Professional

If you like spending your day hours in the community supporting individuals with disabilities, this is the job for you!!!

A Direct Support Professional for the Community Connections department is an entry level position providing desired supports and assistance to persons with developmental disabilities in order that they may achieve the highest level of independent living possible within the community.

 A Direct Support Professional for the Community Connections Department provides supports to individuals with developmental disabilities by providing personal instruction, training, activity therapy, education, physical therapy, socialization and related areas.  This employee assists in the implementation of the personal plans developed for each person requiring support or assistance; contributes to the development of integration opportunities desired by the individual; and establishes effective interpersonal relationships with the person being assisted, co-workers, parents and/or guardians, and other members of the treatment team.  Work involves responsibility for providing necessary assistance to the individual needing supports, observing and reporting information concerning the physical, mental, and behavioral condition of the individual receiving support and assisting in the maintenance of necessary records and reports to document these observations..  Close supervision or direction received from the Program Manager or other staff members who reviews work through reports and direct observation.

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