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OUR MISSION AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONSThe MENTOR Network is a mission-based organization dedicated to providing high quality services to those we serve. Therefore, to deliver on our mission, The Network expects every employee to perform his or her job first and foremost in accordance with the Company's mission.SUMMARYProvides training, assistance and supervision to program group participants in the areas of living skills, therapeutic recreation, and other forms of assistance in both residential & community settings. Assists with medical supervision. Facilitates working relationships between community employers and Group participants.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform the job:- Ensures follow through of specific programs developed by the team in the community and in the residence.- Adheres to all treatment philosophies and completes all forms and measurement tools as required. - Monitors and provides training in mealtime programming as necessary, prepares food as needed. - Assists, supervises and trains participants in basic and advanced living skills (grooming, laundry, cooking, room cleaning, shopping, toileting, feeding, turning in bed, etc) according to the program and charting requirements.- Assists with living needs of the participants as needed. - Manages physical transfer of participants following training guidelines.- Adheres to emergency guidelines and serves a primary decision maker relative to facility emergencies and participant emergencies on the job site or in the community.- Maintains cleanliness and appearance of residence at all times. Complete all cleaning activities as identified on cleaning schedule and as assigned by supervisor.- Completes necessary documentation, reports, service summaries, etc. in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner. Attends staff meetings, conferences, in-services as assigned by supervisor.- Maintains confidentiality and assists with maintenance of all accreditation and license requirements as required and follows company policies and procedures. - Successfully completes mandatory training. Responsible for attending annual/Semi-annual refresher/ re-certification courses prior to certification expiration dates.- Implements participant treatment programs and related tasks, procedures, and expectations as identified and instructed.- Works in conjunction with the medical staff to deliver patient care. - May participate in community engagement, community outings, transportation of clients to appointments and activities, and assisting participants with activities at the day program.- Performs other duties and actions as required. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED Education and Experience:- High School Diploma or GED Equivalent with six months to one year of experience in the human services field. Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:- Valid Driver's License from state of residenceOther Skills and Abilities:- N/AOther Requirements:- Travel required as neededPhysical Requirements:- Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT STATEMENTExternal and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined on a case by case basis via the interactive process.

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