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The North Providence Breeze 07-08-2020

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 8-14, 2020 THE VALLEY 5 Updates to long-term care and assisted living facility visitation policy PROVIDENCE – Long-term care and assisted living facilities were allowed to welcome visitors again beginning Wednesday, July 8, provid- ed that they abide by strict infection control measures to keep residents, staff, and family members safe, the Rhode Island Department of Health has announced. The Standard Visitation Plan for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Residences developed by RIDOH states that: • Visits will be limited to only those essential to the resident's physical and emotional well being and care. • All visits must be scheduled in advance. Visits will be allowed for 30-minute increments. • Facilities must actively screen everyone for fever and symptoms of COVID-19 before they enter. • Facilities must keep a daily log with names and contact information for all visitors. • Outdoor visits are preferred. If a visit must occur inside the facility, the visit shall be restricted to the resi- dent's room or other area specifically designated for visits. If a resident's room is used for visitation, only one visitor per resident at a time is allowed in the resident's room. • Regardless of the location of the visit, visitors must maintain a 6-foot distance from staff and residents. • All visitors must wear a cloth face covering. • All visitors shall perform hand hygiene upon entry to the facility or to the outside visitation area or before entering the resident's room. While RIDOH has provided gen- eral guidance to facilities, and has developed a standard visitation plan for facilities without their own plans, all facilities are different. Some facili- ties may take different approaches, based on the uniqueness of their lay- out or resident community. For more information, visit https:// . Career OppOrtunities SEVEN HILLS RI / CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS HBTS/ABA WORKER $15.75/HR PART-TIME HOURS Provides direct behavioral therapy to individuals ages 3 to 21, role modeling/training to parents/ families, and support the child and family by promoting individualized, person centered, service delivery which meets all identified needs of the child & family. The professional provides assistance to the child with self-help & self-care as well as teaching of social & safety skills when applicable. Ongoing communication and data reporting to clinicians and coordinators regarding the approved program. Contact Lisa Donahue at 401-229-9804. PERSONAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES Provides personal assistance and support per the approved PASS plan to enhance the ability of children with special health care needs to live and participate as valued family and community members, thereby fostering their independence. Plan implementation of goals includes the areas of accomplishing activities of daily life, making self preserving decisions and participating in social roles and social settings. SEVEN HILLS RI / ADULT PROGRAMS Adult Residential and Day Programs Direct Support Staff- full-time, part-time, and per-diem - provides assistance to adults in their homes and communities with activities of daily living and participation in work and recreation. Positions available statewide Must be at least 19 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent and minimum two years experience working successfully with children/ adults in a special healthcare setting, education selling or recreation setting. Must have transportation. View positions details at: AA/EOE Shared Living Providers are contractors who open their homes to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental dis- abilities to provide living arrangements and assist with life skills development and community integration. The Provider en- sures a welcoming environment and inte- grates the individual into their normal rou- tine and day to day life activities. Minimum Qualification: Background checks and home inspections will be done. Shared Living Provider must also agree to provider and contractor agreement. Provider must also: Be 21 years of age or older; and have valid driver's license; safe driving record; auto insurance; high school diploma or GED. Responsibilities: Provide an environment where an indi- vidual will feel welcomed; supported; and encouraged; nutrition based on individual needs; guidance and/or assistance with personal hygiene skills; guidance and/or assistance with selection and purchasing of clothing and accessory needs; guidance and assistance with money management; guidance and assistance with mainte - nance of community relationships; assis- tance with coordination of day services in- cluding employment; Ensure the provision of 24 hour support; Use of own vehicle for medical, recreation, etc. shared Living prOvider For more information, please contact Carole Graves Outreach Coordinator | 401-406-1882 For more information, please contact Kim Colomey HR Associate Recruiter | 401-406-1881 Office: 401-229-9696 | Fax: 401-597-6707

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