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Elwyn Community Residential Services Program Specialist in Media, Pennsylvania

Reference #: ELW-7719Job TitleCommunity Residential Services Program SpecialistLocation AddressPositions available throughout, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 19063Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY: The Program Specialist (PS) ensures that the services provided in the CRS program adhere to applicable regulations and that the services which are provided meet the needs of the individuals and are provided according to the Individual Support Plan. The Program Specialist completes required documentation, assesses individual needs, coordinates and secures services, provides training to staff and individuals, attends and leads meetings, communicates effectively with all team members, and ensures continuous development and monitoring of programming and services to people on their caseload.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESLocate, implement, coordinate, and monitor services provided to identified individuals supportedComplete a full assessment sixty (60) days after admission and annually, within 365 days of admission to the residence thereafter and that the following components are included in the assessment:functional strengths and needslikes, dislikes, interestslevel of performance and progress in functional skillscommunicationpersonal adjustment with peers, community, staffmeeting personal needs activities (eating, hygiene, etc.)supervision needs at home and in the communityself-administration of medicationsuse of poisonous materialsdanger of heat sourcesability to evacuate in a firefunctional, medical disabilitieslifetime medical historymost recent psychological/psychiatric evaluationrecommended trainings, programming, servicesprogress and growth in the areas ofhealthmotor and communicationresidential livingpersonal adjustmentsocializationrecreationfinancial independencemanaging propertyintegration into the communitywater safety, including swimming abilityUpdate the assessment with any and all changes for the individual (e.g., lengthy illness keeps them out of day program; broken hand, etc.) and information of same submitted to the Supports Coordinator (SC), if any, as well as other team membersEnsure that a copy of the assessment is sent to all team members with a cover letter; keep copy in the record for verificationEnsure that an accurate Social Emotional Environmental Needs Plan (SEEP) is created for each individual who received psychotropic medications, who has a diagnosis of mental health disorder, or who otherwise is in need of a plan of support. The SEEP must include a written protocol to address the needs of an individual with a diagnosed psychiatric illness. The plan must identify the supports, services and actions needed to adequately address the target behavior triggers of the individual's diagnosed psychiatric illness successfully managed by psychotropic medication. SEEP should address any specific supports or services an individual needs in order to successfully manage his/her symptoms and participate in daily activities as part of everyday life.Ensure that Form DP 1032 (or any update as directed by Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)), the ISP Signature Page, is secured at each ISP meeting and a copy secured in the individual's chartEnsure that the form DP 1050 (or any update as directed by ODP) is initiated for individuals and updated according to need and appropriately shared with the teamBe familiar with and process any other forms/changed forms/assessments and/or processes in relation to Program Specialist work as specified for people Elwyn supportsEnsure that the information in the ISP is accurate and reflects the services and supports providedThe PS must keep documentation of all communication with the SC regarding changes that must be made to the ISP, including changes to outcomes based on a need or revision to the assessment and that the ISP is implemented as written.Ensure that all services/supports provided relative to ISP outcomes are reviewed at least every 3 months with the individual, that the ISP includes com