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TWIN RIVERS DEVELOPMENTAL SUPPORTS, INC.

PO Box 133
Strother Field - 22179 D Street       Phone: (620)442-3575 or (620)221-6140
Arkansas City, KS 67005                Fax: (620)442-6438 or (620)221-1410

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CAREERS

Twin Rivers strives to hire and maintain a well-trained and competent work force.

All applicants who are offered a position must have satisfactory reference checks from prior employers. They then must pass a pre-employment drug test, Kansas Bureau of Investigation background check as well as checks through the SRS Central Registry for adult and child abuse neglect or exploitation as well as a nurse aid registry check through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Once the employee has passed the above requirements they will complete new employee orientation. This consists of training in drug and alcohol abuse, which details the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, the repercussions and Twin Rivers policy. Health and Safety which consists of bloodborne pathogens/universal precautions training, MSDS training, fire safety training and training in safe driving. Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation training teaches the employee signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation and when and how to make a report. This inservice also teaches honoring consumer choice and basic rights of the consumer. The employee also receives HIPPA training to insure consumer confidentiality.

Once orientation is completed the employee then completes first aid, CPR and Mandt training. Employees required to administer medication will complete a three day medication training. Before beginning their regular shift the employee "shadows" a current employee in the same position for several shifts to obtain on the job training.

In addition to the training listed above staff also receive various training throughout the year on site and at conferences.

For continued employment, training certification must be maintained. Therefore staff renew their CPR and Mandt training annually and first aid every three years. Inservice on HIPPA, Fire Safety, MSDS and Bloodborne Pathogens are also completed annually.

In an effort to maintain a drug free environment, random drug and alcohol testing is completed monthly. Twin Rivers also conducts a random sampling of employee KBI, ANE, KDHE and driver checks annually.

BENEFITS

All full time employees are eligible to participate in the group medical insurance plan offered by the agency after a 90 day waiting period. It includes medical, dental, life insurance and short and long-term disability. A share of the insurance premium is paid by the employee.

A full time employee is eligible for sick leave after six months of continual uninterrupted employment. At the end of the six month period, three days will be credited to the employee to use for sick leave. After the six month period the employee will accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per calendar month.

Full time employees are also eligible for vacation leave. The number of days granted annually is based on the number of years of continuous employment as follows: Employees have 11 designated paid holidays, which are approved by the Board of Directors annually. There is no waiting period for eligibility.


Please contact Twin Rivers Developmental Supports, Inc. to find out current employment opportunities.


POSITION DESCRIPTIONS




VOCATIONAL TRAINER - This position is a full time position typically working a 40 hour work week (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch period), Monday through Friday. Hours may fluctuate depending upon the needs of the agency.

Will be responsible for assuming direct supervision, care and training of individuals with developmental disabilities in a vocational workshop setting.

Must have high school diploma or equivalent. Industrial experience and experience in working with the handicapped preferred.

LIFE SKILLS TRAINER - This position is a full time position typically working 32 hours a week. Hours may flucuate depending upon the needs of the agency. LST's work 7 days on and 7 days off. Monday thru Friday 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m..

Will be responsible for assisting individuals with developmental disabilities with daily life skills training and activities needed for integration into the community.

Must have high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer one year experience in working with adults who have developmental disabilities.

COMMUNITY LIVING TRAINER - The work week for pay purposes is defined as the time period from 8:30 a.m. each Saturday and ending at 8:29 a.m. the following Saturday. Normal working hours are Monday morning through Monday morning of the following week, (7 days on, 7 days off). It is agreed to exclude up to 8 hours per night of uninterrupted sleep time. No more than 8 hours of sleep time will be deducted for any 24 hour on duty period. Staff are required to sleep on premises. If interruptions occur, notations need to be made regarding who, why, and what caused the interruption. The employee will be compensated for any interruptions in sleep time. An employee will receive off duty time while the residents are attending the day program. "Off duty" means the period of time during which the employee is relieved of duty and is free to leave the employer’s premises or otherwise use the time for his/her benefit but the employee is subject to recall to the facility for emergencies or as requested by the department head. Compensation for this time will be paid. Employee compensation for over forty (40) hours of work within a single work week will be one and one-half (1-1/2) times the employee’s hourly rate, (salaried positions are exempt from overtime). The average schedule for a Community Living Trainer, is Monday (7:30 a.m.) through Friday (11:00 p.m.) and will average 44 hours. The average schedule for Saturday (7:00 a.m.) through Monday (8:30 a.m.) will be 33-34 hours. Community Living Trainers are paid based upon these hours. All other hours will require documentation on your time sheet. See Community Living Trainer schedule for exact work hours.

Will be responsible for assisting individuals with developmental disabilities with daily life skills training and activities needed for integration into the community.

Must have high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer one year experience in working with adults who have developmental disabilities.

OVERNIGHT SUPPORT STAFF - This position is typically from 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. the next morning. This position may work 7 days on and 7 days off. Employee compensation for over forty hours within a single work week will be one and one half (1-1/2) times the employees hourly rate. May do such duties as but not limited to laundry, meal preparation, shopping, personal care assistance and assist through night time hours as needed.

Must have high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer one year experience in working with adults who have developmental disabilities.
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