CSP - Crew Leader

Inspiration Field La Junta, CO
SUMMARY: The CSP - Crew Leader is responsible for providing supervision of individuals in service at work sites, day habilitation/program sites, the home, and in the community. The CSP - Crew Leader provides training and teaching for individuals in activities of daily living and works with the client to reach their highest potential, while maintaining their independence. The CSP - Crew Leader will provide for the general welfare of individuals in service in a person-centered environment. The CSP - Crew Leader provides individuals in service with on-the-job training skills and assists them with preparing for a job in the community. This position is also responsible for maintaining program files and assisting in achieving program goals as needed to maintain program accreditation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Train and teach clients in accordance with the Individual Plan (IP) and the Individual Services and Support Plans (ISSP), increasing independence and social skills as the individual's needs dictate.

Promote reasonable and appropriate supervision for clients in service in accordance with the IP.

Teach relevant job skills and provide training to clients individually or in a small group setting by directly modeling or demonstrating the desired work skills.

Assist in developing and maintaining work contracts to provide paid work for clients. This includes keeping daily records of work completed and associated billing documents.

Monitor inventory and usage of equipment and work-related supplies. Ensure that all equipment is properly operated and maintained. Communicate equipment and supply needs to supervisor.

Pass the Medication Administration test with no more than two attempts and administer medication to clients according to physician orders and using appropriate administration techniques as outlined in the Medication Administration course.

Must be able to perform Lifting and Transferring techniques as trained and pass written and performance testing. The employee will occasionally lift and/or push and pull up to 100 pounds. Lifting may require floor to waist, waist to shoulder, or shoulder to overhead movement.

Driving of agency vehicles (and personal vehicles) as necessary for transportation of individuals in service and to perform other agency business.

Must, with or without reasonable accommodation,

Able to regularly sit, walk, stand, climb up and down stairs, physically restrain clients pursuant to training (when necessary) and sit at a computer for long periods of time and repeat the same hand, arm, or finger motion many times (typing, data entry).

Communicate through speech with individuals in service and public in both quiet and noisy environments.

Operate a personal computer and related software.

Tolerate various levels of stress and meet deadlines with severe time constraints.

Demonstrate specific vision abilities which include close, distance, and depth perception and able to read handwritten or typed material, and able to adjust focus.

Work and concentrate in both noisy and quiet environments.

Squat, stoop, kneel, and reach above the head. Forward motion will occasionally be required.

Essential Duties include the Physical Demands listed below.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide documentation as required by the Program Standards, which includes, but is not limited to: monitoring and tracking documentation in accordance with the IP or ISSP, attendance forms, time sheets, incident reports, counting and ordering medications, supply ordering and within identified budget, filing data in each client's personal file, summarizing of training plans, re-ordering forms as needed, following procedures as required by local, county, state, and federal licensing agencies, and other required documentation.

Assess client progress regularly and participate in all assigned client meetings, providing required written and verbal reports.

Establish a good line of communication with all individuals involved with the client, including but not limited to agency personnel, parents, guardians, etc.

Maintain the physical facility and/or job site, both interior and exterior, in a clean, safe and orderly fashion.

Maintain strict confidentiality of information learned regarding clients, program issues and staff information.

Provide transportation for clients and transport clients and attend various appointments for assigned clients.

Perform light cleaning to the vehicle, both interior and exterior, as needed.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of daily work by communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Assist with overall, general organization and flow of activities in assigned programs.

Participate in staff training activities and staff meetings, as outlined in the agency's staff development curriculum and as required.

Maintain certifications for First Aid, CPR, crisis prevention and other courses as required.

Work multiple sites or work flexible schedules as agency and supervisor deems necessary. Staff attendance and promptness to assigned shifts is essential. The responsibilities of this position may require staff to be able to work irregular, extended, and/or be available for on-call work hours. Staff may be required to work evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, overnight shifts and remain awake for up to 16 hours, as client needs require.

Due to the nature of this position, staff attendance and promptness to assigned shifts is essential.

Provide transportation for clients as needed.

Follow agency policies and procedures in carrying out duties.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisory staff and/or designee.

Other reasonable duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

MINIMUM/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum: This position requires a high school diploma or GED. Must be at least 18 years of age. Persons hired into this position must be licensed drivers and have reliable transportation. If current license is from out-of-state, a valid Colorado Driver's License is required within ten days of hire. Background check, drug and alcohol check, reference check, and motor vehicle checks must be passed. Current motor vehicle insurance is required. Driving is an essential job duty.

Preferred: Six months experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly sit, walk, and stand. Occasionally, movement that requires twisting at the neck and/or trunk more than the average person, squatting/ stooping/kneeling, reaching above the head, and forward motion will be required. The employee will continuously be required to repeat the same hand, arm, or finger motion many times. Manual and finger dexterity are essential to this position. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, depth perception and telling differences among colors. The employee must be able to communicate through speech with clients and public. Hearing requirements include conversation in both quiet and noisy environments. The employee will occasionally lift and/or push and pull up to 100 pounds. Lifting may require floor to waist, waist to shoulder, or shoulder to overhead movement. This position demands tolerance for various levels of stress.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Working conditions include both inside and outside environments. Occasionally this position requires working irregular or extended work hours and meeting deadlines with severe time constraints. The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of clients.

SKILL/ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Able to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Able to write routine reports and correspondence. Able to respond to common inquires or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, guardians, etc. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, managers, employees, consumers, client's parents, general public, etc. is required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:

Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Program Supervisor provides the bulk of supervision required. In general, this position requires that the individual work independently approximately 85% of the time.

OTHER SKILLS:

Able to work with others, with system issues, and within designated time frames. Patience in dealing with clients, parents, employees, etc. Able to develop effective working relationships with a variety of people. Able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Able to perform duties in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: N/A

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:

I have read this job description and understand its contents. I also understand that this job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with my position.