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Kelberman Center Mentor in Utica, New York

Mentor.
Part time for the Kelberman Center in Utica, NY.
SUMMARY:
A Mentor is responsible to implement and monitor individualized habilitation plans, in compliance with state, federal and Agency regulations and operating standards. The Mentor works directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) providing habilitative (skill building) and behavioral support. The Mentor will work to increase skill level and decrease challenging behaviors of individuals with autism by addressing goals outlined in their individual goal plan. The Mentor will provide services within the person's home and in their community in order to promote independence, inclusion and quality of life.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Activities include but are not limited to the following:
Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings and committees.
Provide transportation for the individual as required to carry out the goals and services of the individuals Habilitative Plan.
Implement and monitor Individual Habilitation plans for people receiving services through the OPWDD Home and Community Based Waiver Program.
Delivery of direct habilitation services to individuals while assessing appropriateness of plan as developed, progress/regression, continued appropriateness of plan.
Oversee the safety and well-being of the individuals.
Maintain and regularly compile data and documentation to be reviewed by supervisor as required.
Ensure positive and effective communication and cooperation within and between department, division, Center, family and community personnel.
Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Center's culture, values and mission.
Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and Center regulations and operating standards.
QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or GED required.
Associates Degree in field of psychology or related field preferred.
Must have understanding of the characteristics of persons with autism and behavior management.
At least 1-year working with people with autism and behavior management is preferred.
Basic computer skills (Windows, Microsoft word, excel, adobe acrobat, Outlook, ability to utilize department software program).
This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services, therefore, is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).
Must have a valid New York State Driver's License.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
Regularly attend scheduled shifts and meetings, being punctual.
Exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the position and have fluency in the English language.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
Ability to lift and/or assist individuals in your care and the ability to meet the physical requirements of the specific job
Ability to walk, bend, squat.
Climb and descend stairs.
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Must be able to move and react quickly.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
Must be able to manage and cope in sometimes stressful situations.
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.

Please visit our website to find out more about all the opportunities The Kelberman Center has to offer at http://kelbermancenter.org/employment

For immediate consideration, email a resume to Rose.Joseph@kelbermancenter.org

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