Residence Counselor/Medical Coordinator
Type of Position
Provides care for individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in Agency’s residential program.
We are seeking an organized and compassionate candidate to join our team as a Residence Counselor/Medical Coordinator at one of our Queens Residential Programs.
This positions assists in obtaining medical care for assigned individuals and maintains appropriate documentation in accordance with Agency and OPWDD requirements. Schedules medical appointments, obtain transportation and conveys all information to ensure all staffing needs are met. Administers oral, sub-cutaneous injected medications and topical according to doctors’ orders and under the direction of a nurse. Provides care and performs ADL duties for assigned individuals. Implements individualized program plans and maintains records and charts as needed. Accompanies individuals in community inclusionary activities, medical appointments and all other applicable activities.
+ Must have a high school diploma or GED and prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
+ Proficient in Microsoft Word and capable of learning new software applications.
+ Excellent organizational skills.
+ Must be able to understand and communicate in English.
+ Excellent oral and written communications skills.
+ Ability to travel to and access multiple locations throughout the metropolitan area.
+ Ability to work flexible hours and/or days.
+ Demonstrate satisfactory completion of a specialized course (ex.: AMAP, CPR, First Aid, g-tube feeding, insulin administration) pertinent to the individual’s needs as necessary, and maintain annual re-certification.
+ NYS Valid Driver’s License & Proof of Department of Motor Vehicles driving history