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BFAIR Employment Services Case Manager in North Adams, Massachusetts

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for the Case Management of all group employment referrals and members. Responsible for ensuring that individuals served in the department obtain and maintain meaningful employment within the community. Perform all case management tasks including but not limited to completing progress summaries, assessments and goals, attending ISP meetings, completing job evaluations and creating career plans. QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree with a minimum of 1 year experience in a supported employment program or High School diploma/GED with 4 years? experience working with developmentally disabled adults in a supported employment program or in a position of case management. 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. 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. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Treat each individual, co-worker, supervisor and others with the respect and dignity due every human being and adhere to the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS) Human Rights Standards and the Disabled Persons Protection commission?s (DPPC) Mandated Reporter Guidelines around physical and emotional abuse, including timely reporting violation. 2. Ensure program meets quality assurance and certification standards by monthly review of necessary documentation and routine participation in and/or observation of services provided. 3. Work with community business to develop employment opportunities for people served and for vocational evaluation purposes. 4. Work individually with people as indicated, including providing physical assistance and/or supervision with mobility (light and heavy lifting and transfer), assist with hygiene, task training, recreational activities, or other needs. Provide coverage at sites as needed in accordance with the contents of each individual?s ISP, medication treatment plan and documented behavioral interventions. 5. Manage referral and intake process in conjunction with funding sources. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other funding sources by working collaboratively ensuring open and consistent communication. 6. Oversee assigned work sites 7. Complete all facets of ISP process 8. Oversee goal and objective development 9. Oversee goal and objective development 10. Complete other ISP documentation 11. Meet weekly with Assistant Director; attend staff meetings and other meetings as needed. 12. Participate in Office of Quality Enhancement (OQE) preparation to ensure the department meets all standards to maintain licensure and certification. 13. Ensure implementation of all agency policies and procedures as specified in agency personnel policies handbook and program policies and procedures manual. 14. Act as an appropriate role model through dress, speech, and actions. 15. Ensure all regulatory standards are met including staff ratios, safety plans, fire drills, tests of emergency plans, semiannual site inspections, and equipment monitoring. See full details at https://bfair.org/employment/job-opportunities/

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