Habilitation Home Care

This Service provides a variety of supports designed to increase a person’s independence.

Role Summary
Employee is responsible for supporting the client in gaining knowledge and skills, assisting in learning socialization skills and appropriate behavior as well as gaining and maintaining a quality life. This support may occur in the person’s home or in the community, based on the person’s specific needs, as identified by the Individual Support Plan process.

Some of the tasks related to Habilitation may include:

  • Assistance and training related to personal and physical needs and routine daily living skills
  • Implementing strategies to address behavioral concerns
  • Ensuring health needs are being met
  • Implementing therapy recommendations
  • Training in mobility or alternative or adaptive communication
  • Assisting in learning to use community transportation

Responsibilities
Develop teaching plans for each client’s objectives as per ISP with measurable outcomes noting individual’s ability to meet the objective.

The teaching plan will include a procedure that will be followed should the objective be completed. The teaching philosophy would embark on the premise that a short term objectives should work progressively toward a long term goal. The teaching plan should also include the methodology, materials, frequency of implementation, etc.

Must be Prompt and reliable

  • Give verbal reminders and or prompting as directed per ISP.
  • Actively participate in continuing skill development activities.
  • Attend other training per ISP or provider request.

Qualifications 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Minimum of 3 months progressive hands on personal client care experience.
  • Minimum of 3 months of writing Teaching Plans/Strategies & Behavior plans.
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Article 9 training
  • Ability to interact with families, Support Coordinator and other ISP team members.
  • CIT (for DDD)

Required Skills

  • Strong work ethic and sense of urgency
  • Ability to interact with families, Support Coordinator and other ISP team members.