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The RSI Oregon Creek program serves four male adults ranging in age from 35-75. The diagnoses for clients include, but are not limited to, dementia, schizoaffective disorder, traumatic brain injury, dysphagia, Huntingtons Chorea, other convulsions, diabetes, mood-disorder, aspiration pneumonia and depression.

Applicants must be comfortable providing direct cares for clients such as, but not limited to: bathing/showering, dressing, brief changes, straight catheterization (when needed), administering medications, taking blood sugars, and administering insulin.

Applicants will also provide transporation (via program van) for our clients to appointments, community outings, personal needs shopping, etc. We also assist our clients with money management, daily living skills, family contact, etc.

Applicants must also be comfortable with but not limited to: verbal outbursts, kicking and flailing, swearing, and inappropriate sexual comments.

Shifts run from 2 to 10 p.m., 7 to 3 p.m., and 1 to 8 p.m., every other Friday and Saturday are required for all staff.

Position Requirements:

Work within a team to provide innovative individualized supports to persons with disabilities.

• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Valid drivers license with no restriction must be maintained
• Qualified status under Minnesota Rule 11 must be maintained (Criminal background studies of individual affiliated with programs licensed by DHS)
• Free from communicable diseases
• Ability to become certified to administer medications to RSI consumers within three months and to maintain that certification as a condition of continued employment
• Completion of initial training requirement within 3 months for direct service staff and continued training as outlined in RSI staff training policy
• Ability to read and write printed English at a minimum 7th-grade reading level
• Ability to lift/transfer a person weighing up to 150 pounds in an assisted transfer or two-person total lift may be required, depending upon the program
• Ability to stand/walk for extended periods, walk up and down stairs and run short distances
• Must be at least 21 years of age for those positions that require the need to drive a 15 passenger van
•Must be able to work every other Saturday and Sunday

Exceptions to the above essential requirements must be approved by the program manager.

Dependability – Reports to scheduled shifts, training sessions and staff meetings as assigned and in accordance with the Staffing and Attendance policy. Finds replacements when unable to cover shifts. Completes assignments within established timelines.

Empowering Consumers – Empowers others in an intentional manner that accepts the risk of mistakes while focusing on the benefits. Allows others to find their way, yet helps when needed. Uses good judgment related to the level of control and the amount of leeway to extend to particular individuals.

Client Services – Responds to the needs, desires and interest of RSI clients through proper review, implementation and assessment of services, in accordance with the individual support plans, providing continuous feedback.

Facilitate Community Involvement – Provides supports to individuals in identifying, planning and participating in community events and activities, network with other service organizations to identify and overcome obstacles or barriers and enhance community relationships and supports.

Therapeutic Approach – Works collaboratively with the individual and their support team members (e.g. case manager, co-workers, family/friends) to implement individual support plans following ethical standards of practice (e.g., confidentiality, informed consent) when providing and facilitating services to individuals.

Personal Support – Assists individuals in meeting basic physical needs (health, grooming, toileting, eating) as well as personal management needs (e.g. human development, human sexuality) and encourages independence. Supports the individual in building and strengthening skills necessary to develop and maintain friendships and other personal relationships promoting responsible and safe behavior.

Professional Development – Schedules and attends trainings and meetings as outlined in the Staff Training policy in accordance with applicable licensing rules.

Vocational/Educational Support – Provides vocational, educational and career support based upon the individual needs of the consumer.

Supervision/Crisis Resolution – Provides appropriate supervision and crisis prevention intervention and resolution techniques, following agency policies and procedures, risk management plans and individual support plans.

Commitment to Mission – Represents RSI in a professional, responsible and respectful manner in accordance with the organizational mission and philosophy while adhering to agency policies and procedures at all times.

Documentation – Completes thorough and accurate documentation ensuring all required documentation is completed by the end of shift. Provides quality documentation using specific, objective and descriptive language respecting client confidentiality at all times.

Misconduct/Maltreatment Reporting – Reports improper or suspicious behavior, misconduct of co-workers, and any/all suspected violations of policy to a supervisor within 24 hours of becoming aware of the problem. Submits a written narrative of the report to the on call Supervisor within 72 hours of becoming aware of the problem. Reports any suspected abuse or neglect of a consumer using appropriate reporting methods.

Household Management – Assists the individual served with household management (e.g. shopping, meal preparation, laundry, cleaning, budgeting, banking) and transportation allowing them to achieve maximum independence based upon individual skills and abilities. Completes assigned household tasks.

Health and Wellness – Promotes health and wellness of all consumers through health maintenance and prevention strategies such as proper diet and exercise; provides accurate medication administration and documentation, maintains knowledge of general health and safety rules, first aid and emergency procedures.

Professionalism – Maintains a professional manner at all times, serving as a positive role model for consumers and respecting professional boundaries in the workplace. Responds to stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.

Advocacy – Serves as an advocate for the consumer by understanding and communicating their individual needs, wants and choices associated with all activities of daily living.

Applicants can apply online at www.rsi.jobs by creating an applicant profile and uploading a current resume. Applications are also available at the RSI office at 2900 Piedmont Ave., Duluth. Questions can be directed to human resources at 218-740-7625.

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