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Safety and Wellness Advocate

Company: Passavant Memorial Homes
Location: Rochester
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services (PMHFOS) is one of the foremost, consumer-focused providers of support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral health needs. The mission of PMHFOS -is to empower individuals to live successfully in the community. Our team of professionals have been dedicated to promoting choice and independence for individuals with intellectual disabilities for more than 120 years. Throughout our history, we have continuously focused on ensuring the highest quality support and providing a variety of opportunities for our employees to develop and advance.The Safety and Wellness Advocate position is a full-time administrative position working in the Social Services department under the direct supervision of the Safety and Wellness Advocacy Director. - The Safety and Wellness Advocate plays a vital role in protecting the health and safety of the individuals that we are privileged to serve. -The Safety and Wellness Advocate will be responsible for completing safety inspections at residential service locations to make sure all policies and procedures are being followed, analyzing and reviewing trends in data related to investigations for quality improvement, and implementing and leading trainings to ensure that established safety protocols are followed. The Safety and Wellness Advocate will also be responsible for completing investigations, as assigned by the Consumer Advocacy Director.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SAFETY AND WELLNESS ADVOCATE:

  • Complete safety inspections at residential service locations to ensure that employees are following established policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with relevant management personnel to identify and enact an action plan for resolution of identified findings that result from inspections
  • Utilize data and trends to support the completion of safety inspections and training
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of applicable regulations and their application to our organization
  • Evaluate effectiveness of current training programs related to safety and abuse, and implement new trainings as necessary
  • Manage training related to recognition of signs of abuse (offender training, signs of abuse, etc.), child abuse safety training, and other training, as applicable
  • Assist with PMH investigations, as assigned by the Consumer Advocacy Director
  • Complete trainings relevant to wellness, positive approaches, and all other relevant trainings, as assigned by the Safety and Wellness Advocacy Director
  • Provide support to all departments and attend department meetings when needed
  • Act as agency representative as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Safety and Wellness Advocacy DirectorREQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE -OF THE SAFETY AND WELLNESS ADVOCATE:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field, required
    • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in the Human Services field, required
    • Valid PA Driver's License, required
    • Must have completed the Certified Investigator training provided by the Office of Developmental Programs
    • Ability to organize tasks and function independently
    • Ability to counsel and motivate others, as individuals and as a group
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overnight hours and weekends, as needed
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong adherence to professional integrity and ethical values
    • Knowledge of warning signs of abuse and/or neglect in children and adults
    • Understanding of positive approaches and application in practice
    • Enhanced critical thinking skills to integrate facts, form opinions, listen, and observe
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, and specifically Microsoft ExcelPASSAVANT MEMORIAL HOMES OFFERS A VARIETY OF BENEFITS INCLUDING:
      • Competitive Wages
      • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Coverage
      • Generous PTO package
      • 401K Retirement Plan
      • Dynamic and Supportive Work Environment
      • Career Development and Advancement OpportunitiesPassavant Memorial Homes Family of Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.INDMAIf you are having issues or need assistance while filling out the application, please reach out to careers@passavant.org.By clicking "Submit Application," you are indicating that you have read and accept our . If you have any questions regarding any open positions, the application process, or filling out the electronic application, please contact our recruitment team by e-mail at or by phone at 1-888-764-6467 Extension 111.PMHFOS prohibits discrimination in any employment action; in admissions, referrals, operations, or delivery of services against individuals because of their race; color; national origin; sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, and/or gender identity); creed; religious affiliation; disability; age; ancestry; genetic information; limited English proficiency; marital status; membership in volunteer emergency responder organization; victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; family care responsibilities; reproductive health decisions; and retaliation for initiating a complaint of discrimination or opposing or participating in the investigation of a discriminatory practice. Visit our for more information.PMHFOS is dedicated to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination policies in all aspects of employment. PMHFOS celebrates diversity and has a no-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination of any kind. We value the unique skills, background, and experience of all of our employees.#LI-DNIPowered by JazzHR

Keywords: Passavant Memorial Homes, Pittsburgh , Safety and Wellness Advocate, Other , Rochester, Pennsylvania

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