Provide input regarding development of appropriate goals for clients, incorporating client choice Monitor and document client progress Supervise, teach and assist clients in all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including personal, medical, community, hygiene, financial, recreation, and general safety
Ensure clients are actively involved in their own daily program, both in individual and group activities Participate in developing, scheduling, implementing skill training programs, evaluation tools, behavioral programs, activities, and community outings Coordinate services provided to clients Report and document issues with clients regarding overall health, medication, dental, and mental health concerns to house manager, other house staff, nurse, and family members within one hour of discovery Provide transportation and attend health care appointments as needed Accompany clients for admission and discharge from hospital/nursing home or other medical settings Administer medications and document all related activities in accordance with related Medication Policies and Procedures Arrange and accompany individuals to appointments, as directed by house manager Assist and provide training to residents with public transportation Assist with nutritional planning, preparing and cooking meals, and grocery shopping Assist in meal preparation Complete and/or assist all housekeeping tasks including cleaning bathrooms, kitchen, client rooms; washing dishes/pots; doing laundry; dusting surfaces; cleaning refrigerator/stove Provide necessary guidance and support to clients in resolving problems Provide crisis intervention which may require physical intervention Provide emergency assistance/program coverage during scheduled hours, at other sites as directed Complete other duties as directed
High school diploma For those applying to work in one of Anixter’s deaf homes, the ability to pass the Sign Language proficiency test Valid driver’s license preferred
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ABOUT ANIXTER CENTER:
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its three divisions - CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek - help more than 7,300 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health s...ervices.
What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.