ALL APPLICANTS must be registered with the Family Care Safety Registry for consideration of any position. The FCSR forms are included in each application packet and must be completed, signed, and returned regardless of registration status; they are required to be on file with us so that we may complete the background screening. If you are unsure about your registration status, or if you need to register, you may check your status or register here.
Assists individuals with Developmental Disabilities in working toward achieving greater independence with their social, leisure, recreational, employment, and/or daily living goals.
Assists the individual(s) to acquire, improve, and retain self-help, socialization, adaptive and life skills necessary at home and in the community.
Assesses clients’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences. With the client’s permission, provides education and support to family members. Discusses client’s preference for disclosure of psychiatric status to employers.
If engaged in the Supported Employment Program, provides individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment. Writes job support plans with clients and incorporating input from the mental health team. Adjusts plan according to clients’ needs and preferences.
Provides education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact by the DMH Specialist with the employer.
Provides timely interventions such as returning phone calls and reacts to situations in a timely manner. Participates in meetings with the referring agency and the multi-disciplinary to discuss client’s progress or concerns.
*Assess clients’ wants and needs
*Provide help and guidance for clients who are facing different challenges
*Notice clients’ strengths and instruct them how to make the best out of their strengths
*Provide assistance and guidance to clients who need help with their everyday work activities or some new tasks
*Discover clients’ motivation and help develop their skills
*Counsel clients on fine-tuning work habits/skills to interact with people in the community
*Keep track, oversee and document clients’ progress
*Update employee records
*Create and present reports per payer source
*Uphold a positive work environment
*Make presentations to community groups in the five-county service area.
*Attend staff meetings and participate in training opportunities.
*Participate in program planning.
*Make home visits to consumers who are unable to come to the office. May involve travel in five-county area.
*Travel to conferences or workshops, both in and out of state.
*Work occasional evenings or weekend days for special events.
*Perform as a team member with other OMO staff.
*Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary and appropriate by the Program Director
*Previous working experience with persons with disabilities in an agency preferred by not required
*Experience in working with people with disabilities is a must
*Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
*Excellent organizational and time management skills
*Ability to inspire and motivate
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
*Ability to multitask
*Ability to work with ages children to adult
Skills / Job Knowledge
*Excellent organizational skills
*Excellent communication skills
*Ability to handle a number of job demands at once
*Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
*Ability to work independently
* Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
*Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with OMO staff, consumers and the public
*Ability to effectively listen and perform in-depth interviews with consumers
*Flexibility in dealing with job functions and schedules
*Effective public speaking skills
*Mastery of computer programs such as Microsoft Word and networking applications.
Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:
1. Have the ability to lift moderate amount of weight (i.e., files, paper, office supplies, etc.).
2. Have the ability to bend, lift, sit and stand on a regular basis.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be able to pass a background check through the Family Care Safety Registry. A valid ID and Social Security card are required to run this, along with the registration form located within the application packet.
- Required to have their own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and must provide proof of vehicle insurance for vehicle which will be used for work. Must be able to carry 100/300/100 liability insurance coverage on your vehicle.
- Required to have a working cell phone with voice mail set up.
- Must be able to read, write and follow directions.
- Must have at least six (6) months of paid work experience as a Homemaker for an agency, nurse aide, or household worker, OR at least one (1) year of experience, paid or unpaid, in caring for children, sick or aged individuals OR have successfully completed formal training, such as a basic nursing arts course of nurse, nursing assistant, or home health aide training.
- May not be a family member of the recipient for whom personal care is to be provided. A family member is defined as a parent, sibling child by blood, adoption, or marriage, spouse, grandparent, or grandchild.
- Must be able to lift, push, pull or carry up to 50 pounds and twist, bend, kneel, stoop and climb stairs without difficulty.
Homemaker Services Job Duties:
- Plan and prepare meals, including special diet menus
- Clean up after meals
- Clean kitchen counters, cupboard, and appliances, which should include: oven, surface burners, and inside refrigerators
- Make beds and change sheets
- Sweep, vacuum and scrub floors
- Tidy and dust home
- Launder, iron, and mend clothes and linens
- Bag trash inside the home and place outside for pick up or burning
- Shop for essential home items, which should include: groceries, cleaning supplies, etc.
- Perform essential errands, which should include: obtain food stamps, pick up medications, post mail, etc.
- Read and write essential correspondence for blind, illiterate, or physically impaired clients
- Wash inside windows and clean blinds – from floor only, may not climb.
- Air mattresses and bedding
- Spray for insects within the home using over-the-counter supplies
- Provide rodent control within the home using traps or over-the-counter supplies
- Bag outside trash
- Cannot move furniture to rearrange room – can only clean under and around heavy items
Personal Care Services Job Duties:
- Assisting with dietary needs, including meal preparation and clean up and assistance with eating and/or feeding
- Assisting with dressing and grooming, including helping with dressing and undressing, combing hair, and nail care
- Assisting with bathing and personal hygiene, including assisting with bathing, shampooing hair, oral hygiene, dental care, and shaving
- Assisting with toileting and continence, including assisting in going to the bathroom and changing bed linens. This may include changing beds for persons with medical limitations that may impede completing this task.
- Assisting with mobility and transfer, including assisting with transfer and ambulating when recipient can at least partially bear own weight
- Assisting with medication, including assisting with the self-administration of medicine, applying non-prescription topical ointments or lotions
- Medically related household tasks, including approved homemaker and chore tasks.
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Valid drivers license, insurance, and reliable transportation
- Ability to lift up to 75lb
- Must be able to pass a background check
Qualified applicants may download the Consumer Directed Services Attendant Application packet here: CDS Application