Workplace Diversity
Search
Day Habilitation Specialist

Day Habilitation Specialist

locationFort Worth, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Description 

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role, unless individual is approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated. MHMR will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Pay is determined by relevant experience, work history, education and internal equities. As part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices, MHMR offers the maximum compensation for candidates based on their experience, education and internal equities of the agency. This practice removes biases in compensation and assist hires and/or promotions on pay equity in their appropriate position(s) at MHMR.

This Position pay: 15.00

I) Job Purpose

The Day Habilitation Specialist is responsible for a variety of duties related to the overall care and education of Day Habilitation program participants. This includes implementation of individualized plans and behavior plans. Day Habilitation Specialist will ensure a safe and therapeutic working environment is maintained throughout the day. Staff will continually assess level of individual support necessary for learning and community experiences. Quality of services and supports are defined by program participants and are evaluated on a regular basis.

II) Essential Functions

A) Day Habilitation Specialist will guide and coach in a compassionate manner to increase knowledge and experiences in environment.

B) Participate in planning conferences for assigned program participants.

C) Comply with all oversight regulations in safety, payment, work schedules, and documentation of services.

D) Work as part of an overall team to provided positive and educational activities daily.

E) Input daily progress notes and information into participant program record.

F) Share community activity ideas with Activity Coordinator.

G) Implement activity schedule daily and maintain supplies for program activities.

H) Document all training and progress according to unit and agency procedures.

I) Maintain confidentially of personal information in formal and informal settings.

J) Day Habilitation Specialist will actively participate in team meetings and share appropriate information with consideration to audience.

K) Utilize de-escalation techniques and respectful speech with all coworkers and program participants.

L) Keep a positive and Specialist working atmosphere for all program staff and participants.

M) Support individuals to participate in activities that enhance connections to community and build self-esteem

N) Performance standards are performed as applicable with MHMR’s We CARE values “We Connect People in Our Community. We Provide Access to Services. We Link People to Resources. We Empower People.”

O) Performs other job duties or responsibilities as requested or assigned.

III) Knowledge of Laws, Regulations, Policies/Procedures, Skills, and Abilities

A) Attend and track all agency required trainings and in-services in compliance with MHMR and TX MHMR policies and procedures.

B) Comply with all oversight regulations in safety, payment, work schedules, and documentation of services.

IV) Internal & External Customer Service

A) Day Habilitation Specialist is expected to work as a team member and keep a harmonious working environment with co-workers and program participants. All staff and program participants are to be treated with respect and dignity. 

B) Day Habilitation Specialist must maintain politeness and courteousness with family members, service providers, guardians and any other concerned member of the community. An atmosphere of friendliness and positivity is to be conveyed to all people encountered while being seen as a member of the MHMR Tarrant team.

V) Travel

A) Daily travel in agency vehicles is expected.

B) Periodic travel in personal vehicle to local MHMR offices and program locations is expected.

VI) Equipment Used

• Computer

• Copy Machine

• Fax Machine

• Agency Vehicle (van and car)

• Shredding Machine

• Telephone

Minimum Requirements 

VII) Minimum Qualifications

A) Minimum Education: High School diploma or GED

B) Defined Education: None

C) Preferences: 

a. Bilingual

b. Six (6) months of health and human services direct care experience

D) Substitutions: None

E) Years’ Experience: None

F) Defined Experience: Health and Human Services field

G) License/Certifications: Valid Texas Driver’s license

H) Special Courses: None

I) Supervisory Experience: None 

VIII) Agency Requirements

A) All staff are required to participate in agency Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Safety programs and may be assigned by their department as a key/essential staff level function during critical events or for the purpose of sustaining business continuity.

B) This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR Tarrant facility as determined by program needs and/or the Division/Director.

C) Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency change.

D) The Functional Title of this position may change as the needs of the agency change.

E) All work will be completed within the scheduled work hours. All non-exempt (hourly) employees are expected to clock in and clock out for each work shift, no work should be done off the clock.

F) MHMR reserves the right to change, add to or eliminate positions as it deems appropriate. 

G) Employment is at will, as well as agency needs may change.

H) Agency dress code is to be followed at all times.

I) Physical on-site presence, including regular attendance and punctuality, is an essential function of this position. Any changes or adjustments to your assigned work schedule or shift hours must be approved by your supervisor in advance.

Lifting Requirement 15-25#

All staff are required to participate in agency Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Safety programs and may be assigned by their departments as a key/essential staff level function during critical events or for the purpose of sustaining business continuity.

This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR Tarrant facility as determined by program needs and /or the Division/Director.

Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency change.

The functional Title of this position may change as the needs of the agency change.

All work will be complete within the scheduled work hours.  All non-exempt (hourly) employee are expected to clock In and out for each work shift, no work done should be done off the clock.

Prior approval from supervisor is required for all Paid Time Off (PTO) and Overtime.

MHMR reserves the tight to change, and to or eliminate a position as it deems appropriate.

Employment is at will, as well as agency needs may change.

Agency dress code is to be followed at all times.

Physical on-site presence, including regular attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position.  Any change or adjustments to your assigned work schedule or shift hours must be approved by your supervisor in advance.

Our Benefits:

Our total rewards program offers benefits* to full time employees beginning 1st of the month following hire date including but not limited to:

• Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)

• Life insurance and additional supplemental accident and hospitalization plans

• 401a match and 457 deferred compensation plans

• Paid vacation and holidays; varied flexible work environment locations

• Annual tuition reimbursement program

• Student Loan Forgiveness

• Professional development programs and training

• And more…..

Insurance eligibility:

• Full time employees begin 1st of the month following hire date

• Market driven positions (full time or part time) begin immediately after hire date

• Select part time market driven positions are eligible for most insurance plans

• Substitute status jobs are not eligible for benefits

For more information, click https://www.mhmrtarrant.org/benefits/ 

Additional Information

*MHMR of Tarrant County (“MHMR”) and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruiting department. MHMR may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters herein after referred to collectively as “Recruiters"). Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact MHMR employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – MHMR recruiting team or other authorized MHMR personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. For more information please visit our website www.mhmrtc.org