Kate's Place Activities of Daily Living Specialist
1929 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary: The Activities of Daily Living Specialist is to provide direct assistance to designated residents who have been identified as needing additional support in maintaining their household and assisting residents with leasehold obligations. The position may be located at any of the Project HOME residential programs, but will likely be assigned one or two sites at a time. The primary responsibilities of the ADL Specialist will be to provide direct hands on services and support to assigned residents. These services also include keeping accurate records.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide input concerning the recovery plan and progress by working with the residential services team with designated residents who need assistance with ADLs, specifically maintaining leasehold obligations pertaining to the upkeep of their apartment.
- Assist residents with activities of daily living (personal hygiene, meals, laundry, cleanliness of apartment, and adherence to lease and resident handbook rules). Model and teach daily living skills which include but are not limited to, cleanliness of apartment, organization of storage space and closets, time management, and laundry tasks.
- Basic housekeeping assistance including all chores toward helping assigned residents with maintaining an apartment and coaching the resident to enhance their housekeeping skills. This may include mopping, sweeping, vacuuming and washing surfaces; assisting residents with sorting clothing, papers, items and eliminating items and effectively storing items within the apartment.
- Assists and teaches Residents on preparing and cooking meals
- Ensure residents are using appropriate cleaning supplies
- Where assigned, conduct housekeeping orientation classes for incoming residents and those individuals who have been identified by property management or the residential services team as needing additional support.
- Assist residents with maintaining leasehold and resident handbook guidelines concerning trash/recycling rules
- Where appropriate accompany resident for shopping and related errands that are focused on household goals (cooking/preparing meals, cleaning, laundry, maintaining health and behavioral health goals including substance free)
- Work with residents toward meeting their goals as outlined in their service plans in the areas of mental health and/or substance use recovery, health care, money management, education, and employment
- Provide documentation in electronic record as required. Maintain effective communication with the residential services team on status of meeting plan.
- High school diploma (or equivalent), higher education preferred
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required
- Knowledge & sensitivity of working with people with mental illness, dually diagnosed and/or in recovery
- Excellent cleaning and household skills including ability to coach and enhance individual skills.
- Basic computer skills –able to maintain documentation in electronic charting system (ETO)
- A willingness to listen and respond to others with compassion
- Must have valid Driver’s License
- Lived experience with the mental health and/or substance use system in Philadelphia is preferred. Priority to Project HOME residents or alumnae
- Possess good judgment and the ability to appropriately handle confidential & sensitive
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.
Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.