Community Based Group Homes
What is a Community Group Home?
A Community Group Home setting is a home setting embedded within the community where 1 to 3 individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability and other behavioral health impairments reside. Skilled Omni staff members provide habilitation and behavioral supports to individuals on an ongoing basis. The goal of this setting is to help provide an enriched life to individuals in a community setting that historically may otherwise have been served in institutions.
How does it work?
Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, mental health diagnosis, and other behavioral health impairments are referred to Omni Inventive Care Community Group Homes typically when the individual has high behavioral health needs that cannot be managed in a home setting. Omni Inventive Care provides staff members to deliver ongoing support and habilitation.
Community Group Home Responsibilities:
Residential Support Specialists are Omni employees that function as caregivers for individuals (adult or child) with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Residential Support Specialists are responsible for supervising, supporting, and guiding habilitation for the individual who is placed in the Community Group Home. Residential Support Specialists run individualized programming on a daily basis, including Behavior Support Plans and Habilitation Plans, as developed by Omni Inventive Care’s clinical team members. Omni staff members work collaboratively with the individual’s IPP team, which includes the DD Service Coordinator and guardian. Omni provides reliable and on-time transportation of the individual to all appointments/meetings/work, etc. Residential Support Specialists complete online documentation on a daily basis.
Who is served?
The following are some common needs of individuals requesting Community Group Home placement:
- Personal care such as assistance with hygiene, medication administration, toileting, dressing, eating, and drinking
- House management such as meal preparation, cleaning, organizational skills
- Communication and social skills such as identifying choices, expressing wants and needs, thoughts, expressive and receptive language skills, interacting in social settings
- Sensory motor skills such as manipulation, ambulation, visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation
- Academic skills such as budgeting, time management, calendar skills, number concepts
- Community skills such as transportation within the community, shopping for personal care items, food, clothing, navigating the individual’s community settings
- Leisure/recreational skills such as formal and informal supports, clubs such as Special Olympics, church activities
- Behavioral management skills such as utilizing coping strategies, maintaining baseline behavior, teaching, modeling, prompting, and reinforcement of positive behaviors, supervision
- Management of symptoms of mental illness
Interested in referring an individual to Omni Inventive Care for Community Group Home services?
Please contact the individual’s Service Coordinator through the Department of Health and Human Services Developmental Disabilities division to make a referral.
Interested in applying to become an Omni staff member?
You can apply to become a Residential Support Specialist by completing an online application located on Omni Inventive Care’s Employment page.