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Careers

Thank you for your employment interest with On My Own, Inc.  We are a non-profit independent living center that provides many different programs and services, as well as in-home care.  We strive to assist individuals with disabilities to remain living independently in their homes while continuing to be involved and productive members in the community. We are constantly looking for qualified, reliable, dedicated, and compassionate individuals to provide services to our clients to attain their goal of independence at home. We are always accepting applications and will keep them actively on file for one year from the date of application. As positions come available, we will review those applications that are current to see if a qualified candidate has applied. On My Own, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all individuals are encouraged to apply.

Below you will see information about different opportunities to work for or with On My Own, Inc. or its clients/consumers and a brief description of the types of positions available and how to apply.

ALL APPLICANTS must be registered with the Family Care Safety Registry for consideration of any position.  The FCSR forms are included in each application packet and must be completed, signed, and returned regardless of registration status; they are required to be on file with us so that we may complete the background screening.  If you are unsure about your registration status, or if you need to register, you may check your status or register here.

The office application packet is for those individuals applying for one of our internal office support positions located at one of our office locations, either Nevada or Collins.  If you have strong clerical skills, reception experience, data entry experience, management, accounting, or administrative experience, or a background in social work or independent living skills, please complete our office application to be considered for an office position.

The Agency Directed/In-Home Aide application packet is for those individuals who are interested in working in our in-home department as an aide or certified nursing assistant as an employee of On My Own, Inc.  As an employee of On My Own, our scheduling staff will work with you and your full time or part time availability and our clients’ needs to set up a schedule that works for everyone.  We provide office training which includes First Aid and C.P.R. certification, and on the job training with one of our aide trainers.  Also, as one of our employees, once you have attained full time status and met those eligibility requirements, we have a great benefit package that includes plans for health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, and accident insurance.  We also have a retirement plan that employees over 21 may participate in by payroll deduction immediately, no waiting period.

Listed below are the minimum qualifications for becoming an On My Own In-Home aide or C.N.A.:

On My Own, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Opportunities:

Employment Specialist

On My Own is accepting applications for an Employment Specialist.

The Employment Specialist carries out the services of the Supported Employment Program by assisting clients to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.

The Employment Specialist also engages clients and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive integrated employment in community job settings with other workers who do not necessarily have disabilities.

Assesses clients’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis, utilizing background information and work experiences. With the client’s permission, provides education and support to family members. Discusses client’s preference for disclosure of psychiatric status to employers.

Conducts job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the people on his/her caseload, following the principles and procedures of supported employment.

Conducts a minimum of three employer contacts per week. Employer contacts are designed to learn about the needs of the business, describe supports offered by the program and describe client strengths that are relevant to the position.

Provides individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment. Writes job support plans with clients and incorporating input from the mental health team. Adjusts plan according to clients’ needs and preferences.

Provides education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact by the employment specialist with the employer.

Provides outreach services as necessary to clients when they appear to disengage from the service. Uses a variety of methods to provide outreach.

Provides timely interventions such as returning phone calls and reacts to situations in a timely manner. Participates in meetings with the referring agency and the multi-disciplinary to discuss client’s progress or concerns.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Devise, plan and implement job coaching strategies
  • Assess clients’ wants and needs
  • Provide help and guidance for clients who are facing different professional challenges
  • Notice clients’ strengths and instruct them how to make the best out of their strengths
  • Provide assistance and guidance to clients who need help with their everyday work activities or some new tasks
  • Discover clients’ motivation and help develop their skills
  • Present and teach job searching skills and techniques
  • Counsel clients on fine-tuning work habits/skills in preparation for competitive employment
  • Assist employees with disabilities
  • Keep track, oversee and document clients’ progress
  • Update employee records
  • Create and present reports per payor source
  • Uphold a positive work environment
  • Make presentations to community groups in the five-county service area.
  • Attend staff meetings and participate in training opportunities.
  • Participate in program planning.
  • Make home visits to consumers who are unable to come to the office. May involve travel in five-county area.
  • Travel to conferences or workshops, both in and out of state.
  • Work occasional evenings or weekend days for special events.
  • Perform as a team member with other OMO staff.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary and appropriate by the Program Director

Requirements

  • Previous working experience as an Employment Specialist preferred by not required
  • Experience in working with people with disabilities is a must
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Ability to inspire and motivate
  • Bachelors in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field
  • Personal Care Assistant experience preferred by not required

Necessary Skills

*Excellent organizational skills

*Excellent communication skills

*Ability to handle a number of job demands at once

*Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

*Ability to work independently

*Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills

*Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with OMO staff, consumers and the public

*Ability to effectively listen and perform in-depth interviews with consumers

*Flexibility in dealing with job functions and schedules

*Effective public speaking skills

*Mastery of computer programs such as Microsoft Word and networking applications.

Supervision

· Supervised by the Employment Network Director

If you meet these qualifications and would like to apply, please download an office application packet and mail the completed application packet and required documentation to: On My Own, Inc., Attention: Heather Shepherd, 428 E. Highland Ave., Nevada, MO 64772 or email it to heather.shepherd@omonic.org

Independent Living Skills & Benefits Specialist

On My Own is accepting applications for an Independent Living Skills & Benefits Specialist.

The Independent Living Specialist assists persons with physical, mental or multiple disabilities to achieve goals they have set to decrease dependence on others. The Independent Living Specialist provides case planning services, skills training and information and referral services. The Independent Living Specialist advocates for the needs of persons with disabilities, documents services provided, make community presentations and may supervise volunteers involved with direct consumer service.

Essential Functions

· Provide one-to-one or group training in Independent living skills. These include such things as bus or other transportation training, cooking, budgeting, and
preparing for the written portion of the MO Driver’s License test, using low-technology assistive devices and other skills.

· Advocate for the collective needs of people with disabilities; monitor activities in the community for potential discrimination; assist consumers in filing complaints; write letters make calls or deliver testimony concerning proposed legislation which affects people with disabilities.

· Document services provided according to policies and procedures; maintain clear, concise and accurate records in Consumer Service Record; record completed requests for Information and/or Referral; keep accurate records of community contacts; file monthly activity reports.

· Recruit, train, supervise and maintain roster of Peer Support volunteers.

· Match Peer Supporters with consumers upon request of consumer.

· Understand various benefit systems such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Medicare, Division of Family Services, Social Security and others. Be able to assist consumers in navigating these systems.

· Perform outreach activities focused on difficult to reach and unserved populations

· Obtain TAP T and I and CAPTel certification.

· Cross training in Fundraiser, Equipment Loan, Circuit Breaker and Donation Programs.

· Deliver the 5 Core Services: Advocacy, Peer Consultation, Independent Living Skills Training, Transition and Information and Referral.

· Understand and adhere to the Independent Living Philosophy

· Make presentations to community groups in the five-county service area.

· Attend staff meetings and participate in training opportunities.

· Participate in program planning.

· Make home visits to consumers who are unable to come to the office. May involve travel in five-county area.

· Travel to conferences or workshops, both in and out of state.

· Work occasional evenings or weekend days for special events.

· Perform as a team member with other OMO staff.

· Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary and appropriate by the Program Director.

Education / Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or other field related to independent living*

· Experience in a counseling, training or related position within a human service or benefits setting

· Personal experience with disability

*Educational qualifications may be waived for equivalent experience.

Skills / Job Knowledge

· Excellent organizational skills

· Excellent communication skills

· Ability to handle a number of job demands at once

· Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

· Ability to work independently

· Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills

· Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with OMO staff, consumers and the public

· Ability to effectively listen and perform in-depth interviews with consumers

· Flexibility in dealing with job functions and schedules

· Effective public speaking skills

· Mastery of computer programs such as Microsoft Word and networking applications.

Responsibilities

· Coordinate and deliver services as determined by consumer contacts

· Lead group workshops, support groups or single group sessions

· Frequent telephone contacts

· Perform research and reference activities

· Serve on community task forces, committees, councils

· Other related duties as may be assigned

Supervision

· Supervised by the Program Manager

If you meet these qualifications and would like to apply, please download an office application packet and mail the completed application packet and required documentation to: On My Own, Inc., Attention: Sara Nunez, 428 E. Highland Ave., Nevada, MO 64772 or email it to sara.nunez@omonic.org.

PRN LPN

On My Own is accepting applications for a PRN LPN.

This position will assist the In-Home Director at On My Own In-Home Care as needed. The LPN shall provide compassionate service and respect the personal dignity of clients, the public, and co-workers in a spirit of cooperation. According to established policies and procedures, the LPN will provide and supply professional nursing care. The LPN exercises independent judgment in utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate client care. The LPN will work closely with and guide in-home aides through education and training to provide care to assigned clients. The LPN will comply with the Code of Ethics and maintain confidentiality. The LPN will maintain an open communication/collaboration with other client providers such as physicians, caseworkers, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assist the RN and/or In-Home Director with any classroom teachings and demonstrations as needed.

2. Assess clients’ health conditions.

3. Communicate with the Department of Health and Senior Services/Division of Senior and Disability Services (DHSS/DSDS) information pertaining to the client including but not limited to: requests for an increase, reduction, or discontinuation of services, changes in the client conditions, client non-compliance with care plan, non-delivery of authorized services, or the need for increased DHSS/DSDS involvement. LPNs will consult with the In-Home Director or designee regarding communication with DHSS/DSDS.

4. Conduct monthly on-site visits of basic Personal Care Attendant (PCA or In-Home Aide) recipients based on a 10% sample of On My Own In-Home Care combined Medicaid caseload size as of the beginning of each month.

a. The caseload size for the monthly on-site 10% visits will exclude In-Home Aide recipients receiving authorized nurse visits.

b. If client total 300 or more, there is a maximum of 30 10% visits monthly. If client total is fewer than 20 clients, a minimum of 2 visits monthly.

c. Home visit shall include:

i. Evaluation of the adequacy of the Plan of Care (POC) in meeting the needs and condition of the client;

ii. Review of the POC with the client;

iii. Assessment of the In-Home Aide relative to his/her ability to carry out the POC.

5. Maintain an on-site log containing:

a. Client’s name

b. Address

c. Date of the visit

d. In-Home Aide’s name

e. Observation of In-Home Aide’s performance

f. Observation of adequacy of the service plan

g. Unless supported by the client’s medical condition or all clients have been visited, a service recipient shall not receive more than one(1) combined nurse on-site visit and supervisory on-site visit per 6 months

h. Maintain a current medication record for clients authorized for weekly med set-ups.

6. Present documentation to the RN to review and sign 100% of the General Health Evaluations (GHEs) made by the LPN, and to review and sign 10% of the Nurse Visit Reports.

7. Authorized Nurse Visits may consist of the following tasks:

a. Filling one week supply of insulin syringes for diabetics;

b. Setting up oral medications in client pill planner(s);

c. Monitor client skin condition if at risk for skin breakdown;

d. Providing nail care for diabetics or other medically contraindicating conditions;

e. Providing other services in situations as authorized by DHSS which do not come under the definition of Home Health programs, such as assessments for DHSS to determine eligibility for CDS and or Agency Directed program.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Use computer skills including but not limited to MS Office, MS Excel, Acrobat Reader, and Email (Microsoft Outlook).

Use interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills through verbal and written communication in order to carry out directions or instructions, and accurately communicated ideas, questions, problems and solutions.

Ability to communicate and interact with persons from varying cultures and backgrounds.

Effectively deal with the demands of the job by prioritizing job tasks and multi-tasking while maintaining accuracy.

Work as a team with other employees.

Be respectful of others.

Education/Experience:

Graduate from an approved school of training for the LPN program. Prefer 2 years experience as an LPN.

Licensure:

Must be licensed in the State of Missouri as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Certification:

Must maintain current CPR certification.

Physical Demands:

Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:

  • Have the ability to push or pull, lift, carry up to 50 pounds;
  • Have the ability to walk, sit, stand, climb, crawl and/or kneel, bend, stoop or crouch, twist, and/or turn, reach below the the shoulder, reach to the shoulder, reach above the shoulder, and perform repetitive movements;
  • Be exposed frequently to dim light, bright light, mechanical hazards, hazardous substances, infectious diseases, and harmful physical agents.
  • Have the ability to hear, have good vision, manual dexterity, speaking abilities, sense of taste and smell, and normal color vision.

If you meet these qualifications and would like to apply, please download an office application packet and mail the completed application packet and required documentation to: On My Own, Inc., Attention: Amanda Fisher, 428 E. Highland Ave., Nevada, MO 64772 or email it to amanda.fisher@omoinc.org.

Agency Directed (In-Home) Aides

We are currently offering a $150 sign-on bonus for In-Home Aides. We are hiring In-Home Aides in Vernon, Bates, and Hickory, but are accepting applications for our entire service area. We serve Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, Polk, St. Clair and Vernon counties. Aides will provide in-home personal care, homemaker, and respite services to our clients. CNA preferred but not required. Training provided. Competitive pay and benefit packages available.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Valid drivers license, insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lb
  • Ability to read, write and follow directions
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must also meet one of the following:
    • Have at least 6 months paid work experience as an agency homemaker, maid or household worker

or

    • At least 1-year experience, paid or unpaid, in caring for children or for sick or aged individuals

or

    • Successful completion of formal training in nursing arts or as a nurse aide or home health aide.

Qualified applicants may download the Agency Directed Aide Application packet from the selections above.

Consumer Directed Services Attendants

We are currently accepting applications for full and part time Consumer Directed Services Attendants. These applicants will be put on an available Attendant list and provided to our consumers so they may contact you for an interview when they are hiring. You would be an employee of the consumer, not On My Own, Inc.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • GED
  • Valid drivers license, insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lb
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Qualified applicants may download the Consumer Directed Services Attendant Application packet from the selections above.