Adult Day Services (ADS)-Lead Program Assistant

Job SummaryLead Program Assistant – Adult Day Services.  This position supports clients involved in MORA Adult Day Services. Responsible for the daily well-being, safety and needs of the clients he/she supports. regularly administers medications, serves as the in-charge staff in his/her assigned activity group and is responsible for implementing individual care plans and group activity plans.

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres – MORA – is a diverse and inclusive nonprofit has supported adults, seniors and children with developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs as well as age-related and chronic medical conditions for over 50 years in the Twin Cities metro.

An array of services: Adult Day Services, Contracted Case Management, Community Supports, over 30 Residential Homes, Respite, Therapeutic Recreation, Training for Guardians & Families, and a unique therapeutic Summer Camp for Youth with Autism. Our Metro Crisis Coordination Program (MCCP) offers a safety net of crucial and cost-effective services for adults and children.

Pay Range: $15.50-$22.40 Depending on Qualifications.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, Day Shifts

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates group and individual activity involvement for clients enrolled in the program.
  • Facilitates community outings for clients enrolled in the program.
  • Assists clients with activities of daily living, personal care, and behavior support needs.
  • Ensures adequate supervision of clients.
  • Contributes to the interdisciplinary team process -assists with developing and implementing care plans and Individual Abuse Prevention Plans (IAPP).
  • Assumes in charge responsibilities for assigned activity group
  • Assists with activity set up and clean up, maintenance, and housekeeping needs
  • Completes both electronic and handwritten documentation of client involvement, progress toward goals and healthcare concerns and other necessary information accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Transports clients by minibus or minivan to and from the program location
  • Assists clients while they are entering and exiting the vehicle. This may include securing wheelchairs.
  • Operates program vehicles in a safe and efficient manner and complies with all traffic and safety regulations.
  • Conducts pre/post trip inspections of the vehicles at the beginning and end of shift to ensure sound operating conditions (ex. Checking lights, tires, mirrors, fuel and oil levels, body damage, etc.)
  • Immediately reports any delays, accidents, hazards, maintenance requirements, vehicle deficiencies or any other unusual occurrences to appropriate leadership staff.
  • Communicates effectively with others at work verbally and in writing, using the primary spoken language of clients in the program.
  • Administers medications without errors (as requested)
  • Demonstrates mastery of basic computer skills.
  • Reads and follows company policies and procedures.
  • Attends, completes, and maintains current mandatory training requirements.
  • Works harmoniously with and shows respect for employees, supervisors, vendors and clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Three years or more of experience working with people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.
  • Must pass Department of Human Services background check and maintain “qualified” status.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MN Department of Transportation physical) upon employment.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain CPR certification upon employment.
  • successful completion of Medication Administration class, regularly passes medications using correct procedure without error

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Enrollment in or completion of a post secondary program is preferred but not required. 
  • Demonstrated experience assisting individuals with personal care needs.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrated experience administering medications and treatments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of person-centered care as it relates to leisure services
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and tracking client goals and objectives.
  • Must pass Department of Human Services background check and maintain “qualified” status.
  • Must not be excluded from working in government health programs by the Office of Inspector General
  • Must be able to successfully complete company’s basic job skills assessments.
  • If using own vehicle for company business, must have insurance as required by state law.

Benefits: Full time employees receive a comprehensive and competitive benefit package, including:

  • Medical insurance with company sponsored health reimbursement account and health savings account
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance; employee, spouse and children’s coverage options
  • Long-term disability and short-term disability
  • Flexible spending; medical and dependent care
  • 403b retirement plans that match after 1 years of employment
  • Paid time off up to three weeks annually which increases after the first year of employment
  • Opportunity for usage of our private vacation property west of Duluth (McGregor, MN)
  • Awards for outstanding employee performance and promotion opportunities
  • Generous tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities!
  • Many opportunities for advancement. Mount Olivet Rolling Acres promotes from within

Cherishing the big-hearted heritage of our beginnings, we actively advocate for equity and inclusion for the individuals we serve and for our employees. Healthy. Happy. Human. Join us. MORAcares.org/careers/

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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