Kelb Peer Mentor
Company: Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The Peer Mentor works directly with individuals with
developmental disabilities to provide support to increase
participation in the campus community on goals outlined in their
individualized plans. The Peer Mentor will provide services within
the classroom and campus community in order to promote
independence, inclusion and quality of life. The Peer Mentor is
responsible for implementing and monitoring services in compliance
with State, Federal, and Center regulations and operating
Activities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Support an individual in the classroom or across the campus
community as outlined in their individualized plan.
- Provide tutoring or assistance in coursework.
- Participate in activities as part of the InclusiveU team that
may include meetings, trainings and committees.
- Implement and monitor plans for people receiving services
through the OPWDD Home and Community Based Waiver Program
- Delivery of direct services to individuals while assessing
appropriateness of plan as developed, progress/regression,
continued appropriateness of plan.
- Oversee the safety and well-being of the individuals.
- Maintain and regularly compile documentation to be reviewed by
supervisor as required.
- Ensure positive and effective communication and cooperation
within and between department, division, center, family and
- Establish a work environment that creates positive
communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new
employees to the culture, values and mission.
- Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and center
regulations and operating standards.
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- Must have understanding of the characteristics of persons with
intellectual or developmental disabilities.
- At least 1 year working with people with developmental
disabilities is preferred.
- Basic computer skills.
- This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or
unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services,
therefore, is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal
history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances are warranted.
- Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
- Regularly attend scheduled shifts and meetings, being
- Exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a
variety of people.
- Legible handwriting.
- Job related tasks do not involve exposure or potential exposure
to blood, body fluids, or tissue and Category I tasks are not a
condition of employment. May have exposure to unpredictable
individuals and situations when working at sites.
- Occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions.
- OSHA Exposure Category III
- The employee must have full sight and hearing with fluency in
the English language. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
- The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
- Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and may be exposed to verbal
and/or physical aggression.
- Ability to walk, bend, and squat.
- Ability to climb and descend stairs.
- Must be able to move and react quickly.
- Must be able to manage and cope in sometimes stressful
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity
machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, computer printer,
- The physical demands 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 of the position without compromising work-flow
Keywords: Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Syracuse , Kelb Peer Mentor, Other , Syracuse, New York
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