Developmental Disabilities Safety and Habilitation Supervisor
State of Nebraska

Job Info

Do you have supervisory experience? Do you have experience with high risk, challenging behaviors? If you answered yes... then apply today for this great opportunity today! #TEAMDHHS "DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability marital status, or genetics."

Schedule: 2nd shift (2 pm-10:30 pm) and 3rd shift (10 pm-6:30 am)

Examples of Work
Under limited supervision, supervise a shift of Developmental Disabilities Safety and Habilitation Specialists who provide specialized residential services designed to provide an integrated, structured, therapeutic environment for individuals with high risk, challenging behaviors in homes designated for developmentally disabled. Habilitation services are provided throughout each person's waking day, seven days a week as well as providing overnight awake supervision. Provide support, coaching, and mentoring to assigned staff. Incumbents maintain the safety of individuals served, staff, and the public by ensuring that an adequate number of trained staff is available to provide quality supports and services to individuals during required active treatment; performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Be at least 19 years of age to work with adults and at least 21 years of age to work with adolescents AND one year experience providing direct care support to individuals with development/intellectual disabilities or experience leading, monitoring or supervising a team.

PREFERRED: Experience supporting individuals with behavioral concerns and support plans.

OTHER: Valid Driver's license required. Ability to work overtime, up to and including another full shift. Incumbents must complete a state approved medication aide course and successfully pass a written and clinical competency exam administered by the State of Nebraska and be placed on the State of Nebraska Medication Aide Registry as a condition of continued employment. Incumbents must also maintain listing on the Medication Aide Registry during the course of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: security measures required in the care of high risk individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities; techniques of caring for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities; general human behavior and performance; general developmental care skills; principles and methods for instructing individuals and groups. Skill in: organizing and prioritizing work; listening and understanding; communicating effectively as appropriate for the intended audience; being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do; teaching others. Ability to: plan, assign, direct and evaluate the work of staff; learn, apply and enforce agency and facility policies, rules, and regulations; prepare reports; carry out/implement written treatment, training, habilitation, and behavior support plans and nursing procedures as prescribed; administer medications, make decisions and act quickly in situations involving individual care or safety; communicate with co-workers, management and individuals served; maintain individual records and charts; document treatment/training plans; count and record numerical and alphabetical data; provide quality daily care to individuals served; observe, recognize and report on physical status; demonstrate proper lifting including lift, bend, push and/or pull 50 pounds on a continuous basis to assist clients in meeting their needs and maintaining safety within the home.

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