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At United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania, we strive to provide our consumers with respectful, trustworthy, and compassionate care and support that makes a positive difference in their lives.

United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Benefits

As a member of our team you will not only work in a rewarding career but also receive a generous benefit package.

  • Generous PTO Package
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Guardian Dental Plan
  • Guardian Group Life Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employer Partnership with Southern New Hampshire University - 10% off each term's tuition for all staff and their extended family! (click here for more details)

All benefits are available to part-time and full-time employees after 90 completed work days.

Applying

Applying for a position at United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania is simple and can be completed one of two ways:

1. Online Application: To complete the online application, click on the "Online Application" button below. Once you complete it, click on the "Apply" button. Your application will be sent directly to us.

2. Downloadable Application: To complete the downloadable application, click on the "Downloadable Application" button below. After you complete that process, you may:

  1. download and print the application, write your responses directly on it, and mail or drop it off at our Scranton office, OR
  2. complete the form directly on your computer or mobile device, download and email it or print it and mail or drop it off at our Scranton office.

Downloadable applications should be directed to our office using the contact information below:

United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania

D.J. Pilarz, Director of Personnel and Quality Management

dj.pilarz@ucpnepa.org

425 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

UCP of NEPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.

Job Listings  last updated: 6/12/2024

POSITION 1: LPN Health Services Coordinator

Position Category: Administrative

Scope: The Health Services Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Residential Services. The Health Services Coordinator is responsible for the overall medical management of individuals receiving services in UCP of NEPA’s Community Residential Program.

Basic Function: The Health Services Coordinator is primarily responsible for the overall functioning of the medical management of UCP of NEPA’s residential community homes. The Health Services Coordinator will be the official liaison between UCP of NEPA and medical professionals within the community. The Health Services Coordinator will function as an active member in the interdisciplinary team (IDT), as well as serve as a role model for all staff and residents within the assigned community homes.

Position Schedule: The Health Services Coordinator position is a full-time position that requires on-call duties for emergency medical situations.

Position Qualifications: Active Pennsylvania State Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) license in good standing.

Essential Job Elements:

  • The Health Services Coordinator will plan, develop, implement, organize and document medical programs for their assigned residential caseload.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will work collaboratively with direct care/supervisory staff to schedule and track annual appointments to include, but not limited to the following - physicals, eye exams, dental visits, psychological appointments, hearing evaluations etc. for the individuals receiving services.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will assist in routine health education programs with department staff.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will assist in coordinating, tracking, as well as participating in residents’ health appointments.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will assume responsibility for hospital admission and discharges, ensuring appropriate documentation is completed and disseminated, and continuity of care protocol(s) are utilized (medication/equipment/etc.)
  • The Health Services Coordinator will be an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), and will be present for resident annual and update meetings.
  • The Health Services Coordinator in conjunction with the Residential Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the residents’ Individual Support Plan (ISP) as developed by the person-centered planning team.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will ensure that daily and/or routine medical documentation is accurately completed by all staff within the residential community homes.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will ensure that all medical forms are filed within the residential community homes and at the Administrative Office.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will participate in approved safety techniques in accordance with the agency’s philosophy and practices.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will report any maintenance concerns to the Residential Director and Community Sites Manager.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will maintain open communication with the residents and staff in the residential community homes.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will become certified through ODP as a Medication Administration Trainer within six months of hire.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will become a certified diabetes educator within six months of hire, and will maintain certification throughout employment with UCP of NEPA.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will become certified through ODP as a Certified Investigator (CI) within six months of hire, and will maintain certification throughout employment with UCP of NEPA.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will become a certified CPR/First Aid/AED Trainer within ninety days of employment, and will maintain certification throughout employment with UCP of NEPA.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will assume responsibility for maintaining/updating HRST Program for the residential program.
  • The Health Services Coordinator, in conjunction with the Residential Coordinator, is responsible for the immediate health and safety of the community home’s residents.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will be flexible to the needs of the residential program, and will adapt to changes in duties, methods, priorities and environments.
  • The Health Services Coordinator must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, nursing staff, and other professional and non-professional staff.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will maintain a cooperative relationship with staff, supervisors, and Directors, and will work to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust within the facility.
  • The Health Services Coordinator, in conjunction with the Residential Coordinator, will be responsible for the development of the Individual Support Plan (ISP), attending the annual ISP Update Meetings, as well as any and all ISP revisions in compliance with Chapter 6400/2380 Regulations.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will assume responsibility of reporting any medical content discrepancies to the appropriate Supports Coordinator and/or planning team members.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will provide on-site, in-person training to direct care/supervisory staff on health topics and all topics inclusive of medical management as needed.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will both support, as well as promote, the philosophy of UCP of NEPA and the residential department’s policies and procedures effectively and consistently.
  • The Health Services Coordinator will assume responsibility for the orientation training of all new staff.

POSITION 2: Residential Coordinator

Job Description: The Residential Coordinator is primarily responsible for the overall functioning of (4) four assigned community homes. The Residential Coordinator will supervise the Direct Support Professionals and Residential Supervisors within the assigned community homes, as well as the daily activities that occur in the community home.

Responsibilities:

  • The Residential Coordinator will develop goal plans, including long-term goals, for their assigned residential caseload.
  • The Residential Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plan (ISP) for their assigned residential caseload.
  • The Residential Coordinator will complete residential community home schedules.
  • The Residential Coordinator will audit and ensure documentation in the assigned residential community homes is accurate and consistently completed.
  • The Residential Coordinator will participate as an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
  • The Residential Coordinator will ensure each assigned community home maintains a home-like atmosphere amongst all staff and individuals who reside in the respective community home.
  • The Residential Coordinator will report any safety and/or maintenance concerns to the Community Sites Manager and Director of Residential Services.
  • The Residential Coordinator will communicate regularly with their direct reports and supervise their direct reports effectively.
  • The Residential Coordinator will remain flexible to the needs of the residential program, and will be able to adapt to changes in duties, methods, priorities and environments.
  • The Residential Coordinator will maintain a cooperative and professional relationship with all staff, supervisors, and Directors to maintain an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect within the facility.

The Residential Coordinator position does have an on-call responsibility for emergency situations.*

*Candidates must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Rotating on call duties.*

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with (2) two years experience working with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

OR

  • Associate's degree with (4) four years experience working with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Valid PA driver's license in good standing.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $48,000.00 per year

Benefits: All benefits available to employees, PT and FT, after 90 completed work days. The details are listed at the top of this webpage.

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations: PPE is supplied to all staff. Staff mask at all times while providing services to individuals with disabilities. Office staff are required to mask when they leave their office/meet with others. Staff are screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms.

Education: Associate (Preferred)

Experience: Caregiving: 2 years (Required)

License/Certification: PA Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location


POSITION 3: Residential Supervisor

Position Category: Frontline Management

Scope: The Residential Supervisor reports directly to the Residential Coordinator. The Residential Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the assigned community home.

Basic Function: The Residential Supervisor is primarily responsible for the overall functioning of the assigned community home. The Residential Supervisor will supervise the Direct Support Professionals within the assigned community home, as well as the daily activities that occur in the community home. The Residential Supervisor will function as an active member in the interdisciplinary team (IDT), as well as serve as a role model for the Direct Support Professionals within the community home.

Position Schedule: The Residential Supervisor is a full-time, 5 day, 40 hours per week position that requires on-call duties for emergency coverage. During the Residential Supervisor’s days scheduled, this position requires the Supervisor to be on-call to cover shifts as needed.

Position Qualifications: Candidate must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent. Previous and verifiable supervisory experience is strongly recommended and sought for this position. Candidate must be able to model and lead a team of Direct Support Professionals. Candidate will also demonstrate/possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Pay: The Residential Supervisor position is an hourly position that starts at $21.25 per hour/$44,200 per year.**

**There is an active sliding scale that awards .10 cents to the position start rate for every (1) one year of verifiable direct care experience.**

Essential Job Elements:

  • The Residential Supervisor will plan menus on a monthly basis within the limits of the community home’s food budget.
  • The Residential Supervisor, in conjunction with the Residential Coordinator, will develop and implement a shift responsibility list for daily household tasks.
  • The Residential Supervisor will coordinate, as well as participate in, the transportation for residents’ health appointments, as well as community engagement activities.
  • The Residential Supervisor will complete a semi-annual inventory of residents’ personal possessions and clothing. This inventory will remain updated in between each semi-annual inventory revision.
  • The Residential Supervisor, in conjunction with the Residential Coordinator, will be responsible for implementing the residents’ Individual Support Plan (ISP) as developed by the person-centered planning team.
  • The Residential Supervisor will ensure that daily documentation is accurately documented by all staff within the assigned community home.
  • The Residential Supervisor will ensure the residents’ funds are accurately accounted for and documented at each shift exchange.
  • The Residential Supervisor will participate in approved safety techniques in accordance with the agency’s philosophy and practices.
  • The Residential Supervisor will report any maintenance concerns to the Residential Coordinator and Community Sites Manager.
  • The Residential Supervisor will maintain open communication with the residents in their assigned community home. This is inclusive of receiving input from the residents regarding their home and activities of their interest.
  • The Residential Supervisor will assist the residents with their activities of daily living inclusive of personal care, meal preparation/serving, medication administration, scheduling and attending medical appointments, etc.
  • The Residential Supervisor will ensure a home-like atmosphere within the community home amongst all staff, as well as the residents who reside in the assigned community home.
  • The Residential Supervisor is responsible for the immediate health and safety of the community home’s residents.
  • The Residential Supervisor will schedule monthly fire drills, ensuring all applicable documentation is accurately and consistently documented and completed.
  • The Residential Supervisor will be responsible for developing schedules for the assigned community home, ensuring applicable staffing ratios are upheld at all times.
  • The Residential Supervisor will be flexible to the needs of the program, and will adapt to changes in duties, methods, priorities and environments.
  • The Residential Supervisor will both support, as well as promote, the philosophy of UCP of NEPA and the residential department’s policies and procedures effectively and consistently.
  • The Residential Supervisor will maintain a cooperative relationship with staff, supervisors, and Directors, and will work to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust within the facility.

Benefits: All benefits available to employees, PT and FT, after 90 completed work days. The details are listed at the top of this webpage.


POSITION 4: DSP Float

Shifts are as follows:

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday - FULL TIME (40 hrs./week)
  • Sunday/Monday - PART TIME (16 hrs./week)

3 to 11 p.m.

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday - FULL TIME (40 hrs./week)
  • Sunday/Monday - PART TIME (16 hrs./week)

Pay Rate: $18.25 with sliding differential for verifiable, previous experience **

Basic Function: A Direct Support Professional (DSP) Float is a professional position that is primarily responsible for supporting individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) in a community home residence. The DSP Float will be trained in all of UCP of NEPA's community homes to fill in vacancies on an ongoing basis.

Job Description:

  • A DSP will support the individuals in the assigned community home with their activities of daily living to include, but not limited to, personal care, medication administration, housekeeping, preparing and/or serving meals, coordinating activities within the community home, participating in community engagement activities of the individual's choice, transportation to and from activities/medical appointments/day and/or vocational program services.
  • A DSP will demonstrate and be able to perform monthly fire drills within their assigned community home.
  • A DSP will work collaboratively with their co-workers and the individuals in the assigned community home to ensure a positive, nurturing home-like atmosphere.
  • A DSP will report any safety and/or maintenance concerns to the Residential Supervisor and Residential Coordinator.
  • A DSP will be responsible for implementing the Individual Support Plan (ISP) as prepared by the person-centered planning team.
  • A DSP will demonstrate the ability to reinforce the philosophy of the agency, as well as demonstrate basic knowledge of the PA Chapter 6400 regulations for licensed community homes.
  • A DSP must complete (24) twenty-four hours of in-service training, inclusive of fire safety training annually. Trainings are provided by the agency.

All Direct Support Professionals will receive paid training, CPR/First Aid training, program vehicle trainings, and other trainings as required by Local, State and Federal requirements.

Requirements:

  • Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Multiple Locations
  • No Remote Work

POSITION 5: Direct Support Professional

Basic Function: A Direct Support Professional (DSP) is a professional position that is primarily responsible for supporting individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) in a community home residence.

Job Description:

  • A DSP will support the individuals in the assigned community home with their activities of daily living to include, but not limited to, personal care, medication administration, housekeeping, preparing and/or serving meals, coordinating activities within the community home, participating in community engagement activities of the individual's choice, transportation to and from activities/medical appointments/day and/or vocational program services.
  • A DSP will demonstrate and be able to perform monthly fire drills within their assigned community home.
  • A DSP will work collaboratively with their co-workers and the individuals in the assigned community home to ensure a positive, nurturing home-like atmosphere.
  • A DSP will report any safety and/or maintenance concerns to the Residential Supervisor and Residential Coordinator.
  • A DSP will be responsible for implementing the Individual Support Plan (ISP) as prepared by the person-centered planning team.
  • A DSP will demonstrate the ability to reinforce the philosophy of the agency, as well as demonstrate basic knowledge of the PA Chapter 6400 regulations for licensed community homes.
  • A DSP must complete (24) twenty-four hours of in-service training, inclusive of fire safety training annually. Trainings are provided by the agency.

All Direct Support Professionals will receive paid training, CPR/First Aid training, program vehicle trainings, and other trainings as required by Local, State and Federal requirements.

Shifts: Full time, part time (days, evenings, weekends, overnights)

Salary: $18.25*/ hour; $19 for awake, overnight shift; $11 for asleep, overnight shift

Benefits: All benefits available to employees, PT and FT, after 90 completed work days. The details are listed at the top of this webpage.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid PA driver’s license

*Sliding differential scale based on verified, previous experience