Company Description: We are a national and state accredited human service agency responsive to the unique needs
of people with disabilities and their families through: a dedication to excellence; diverse service options;safe and healthy environments; fiscal responsibility; community partnerships; career opportunities and
Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, age, and disability, military or veteran status, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being an member of the Reserves or National Guard. Also it is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law should be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.
To support the overall mission of the AFCSL program and implement its philosophy and goals so that all levels of the organization, its activities, programs and plans recognize and utilize strategies to promote personal well-being for each member served
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Must maintain all certification needed in the program including: CPR, First Aid, and BFAIR Human Rights Training. May need to attend workshops, seminars or BFAIR functions as needed for job development.
Treat each individual, co-worker, supervisor and others with the respect and dignity due every human being, and adhere to the Department Developmental Services (DDS) Human Rights Standards and the Disabled Persons Protection Commission’s (DPPC) Mandated Reporter Guidelines around physical and emotional abuse, including the timely reporting of violations.
Facilitate quality services through adherence to agency, DDS, AFC, and DMA stadards. Adhere to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission's Mandated Reporter Guidelines.
Complete and sign the designed screening tool as required under 130 CMR 408.416 (C) for Mass Health Payment. Complete the MDS-HC or CDS and other nursing assignments and coordinate all other applicable clinical assessments. Review the physician summary.
Develop and review on an ongoing basis each member's AFC plan of care.
Select, train, evaluate, and supervise AFC caregivers in conjuntion with the Case Manager.
Monitor the health status of all members to ensure that all needed AFC is properly delivered.
Report changes in the health status of any member to the member's physician.
Period review of AFC caregiver logs.
Conduct on-site visits with each member at the qualified setting bimonthly (alternating with the bimonthly visit by the care manager) for Level I and monthly or more often as the member's condition warrants for Level II.
Complete nursing progress note corresponding with each on-site visit or encounter, or more often as the member's condition warrants.
Submit a semi-annual health-status report to the member's primary care physician.
Plan for and implement discharges from the AFC program.
Conduct an orientation for each AFC caregiver before the AFC caregiver begins personal care.
Provide ongoing training to AFC caregivers on health and aging and ensure other required trainings are met.
Provide consultation as needed for individuals/caregivers in the Shared Living program.
Adhere to agency/personnel and DDS, DPH and AFC policies. Follow emergency and on call procedures.
Participate in conferences, workshops, and related trainings to stay abreast of developments in the field.
Arrange all staff PTO time off requests with Director. Vacation time must be requested at least two weeks prior to the desired date(s). In the case of illness you must vall out to your supervisor two hours prior to the start of your shift.
Must arrive on time to scheduled shifts and remain on duty until proper coverage is found.
Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings as assigned; work shifts as assigned. Shifts may not be changed unless permission is received from supervisor prior to change.
Required to maintain certifications in all agency mandated trainings.
Accurately document all hours worked on a time sheet daily with no cross outs or white out. Time sheets should reflect employee’s assigned scheduled unless approval was given by supervisor to alter assigned schedule.
Meet with Director or designee monthly for individual supervision; attend weekly staff meetings, and attend other meetings as assigned.
Adhere to agency/personnel policies, DDS regulations, follow emergency procedures and maintain individual’s confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA standards.
The agency reserves the right to revise existing schedules and/or program sites assignments, with notice due to the changing needs of the individuals served and program(s).
Perform other duties as assigned by Director and/or designee.
QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Massachusetts Board of Nursingand have at least two years’ experience in the direct care of the elderly or disabled. Ability to complete all initial and ongoing background checks including but not limited to: CORI, SORI, Fingerprinting, LEIE, Driving record, E-verify, Physical, PPD and licensing and/or certification checks (i.e. nursing). Valid US driver’s license and ready access to a vehicle.