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MEDICAL COUNSELOR (Bay Shore, NY)

at Life's WORC

Posted: 7/11/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 8dce2d24-ba69-4946-8b45-1269cc506ed0

Job Description

  • This shift is 40 hours per week (Mon-Fri 6am-2pm)
  • The pay rate for this position is $16.00 per hour.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience working with persons with developmental disabilities 
  • Minimum six months’ experience with Life’s WORC or similar agency in capacity of Support Counselor or in another health related field
  • Valid NY State Driver’s License required

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE;

  • Accompany and advocate for the people we support on medical/dental appointments and emergency room visits
  • Schedule all medical appointment in coordination with the Nurse and Management team
  • Maintenance of a medical appointment calendar in coordination with the Nurse and Manager
  • Meets with the Nurse and Management team daily/as needed weekly to coordinate information brought to and from appointments
  • Provide ongoing protective oversight to the people we support
  • Implementation of active treatment
  • Provide assistance and instruction to each person we support in basic activities of daily living
  • Provide training and support for each person we support in accordance with the individual program plan
  • Lifting is required which may include 2-person transfer, laundry, groceries, etc.
  • Mandated reporter required to cooperate with any and all investigations.
  • Perform daily check of medication and supplies
  • Successful completion and maintenance of all certifications (AMAP, SCIP, CPR)
  • Scheduling flexibility as needed; may be required to work beyond the scheduled shift
  • Drive agency vans that are equipped with GPS monitoring systems and demonstrate safe driving practices; Ensure cleanliness of vehicles; Maintain vehicle logs (driver is responsible for any/all tickets)
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and clutter free environment; Proper use and maintenance of household equipment, appliances and lifts.
  • Attendance at all scheduled inservice training and staff meetings
  • Working knowledge of agency software (Medisked, Outlook, Ultipro, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain professional, positive relationships with the people we support, families, all team members and outside service providers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned