Direct Care Worker

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Job Code: XXQ-543
Department: Intellectual Disabilities
Location: PA - Tremont
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: High School

Job Description:

 

Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth? If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for The ReDCo Group!


The ReDCo Group, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At The ReDCo Group, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 7,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based human services in 24 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.


SUMMARY:

The Direct Care Worker (DCW) / Residential Programs person is this position is responsible for giving direct client care to the individuals who reside in residential programs and intermediate care facilities. Work assignments are varied in nature and are performed under the supervision of the site or facility supervisor.


JOB DUTIES:

The following job duties involve physical movements such as lifting, stooping, bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, and reaching:

• Participates in the development and implementation of the Individual Program Plans which require work activities in the home or community with single or multiple residents who are ambulatory and non-ambulatory.
• Ensures that each resident participates in social/leisure/recreational activities based on individualized plans which require work activities in the home or community with single or multiple residents who are ambulatory and non-ambulatory.
• Provides social, emotional, and environmental supports to insure the happiness, health, and safety of the residents; requires the use of Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques including de-escalation techniques as outlined in the Behavior Support Plan and/or Restrictive Procedure Plans; physical interventions are required where client/staff safety is impacted.
• Provides support to residents in activities of daily living such as personal/oral hygiene and appropriate dress; requires the transfer of non-ambulatory residents.
• Performs household duties and assists/supervises the residents in performing household duties to insure that the residents and facility are clean, safe, and secure at all times. Duties include such household tasks as vacuuming; sweeping; dusting; loading/emptying dishwasher; stocking groceries; cleaning appliances, countertops, and tables; making beds; doing laundry; and snow removal.
• Coordinates and schedules specialized services for the residents; transports and accompanies consumers to medical, vision, dental appointments, speech therapy, and psychotherapy sessions; provides follow-up information to site or facility supervisor; these tasks require the operation of vehicles such as minivans, larger multi-passenger vans, and vans with lifting apparatus for non-ambulatory consumers; insures that ambulatory and non-ambulatory passengers in wheelchairs are properly secured; insures that vehicle is free from snow and ice in winter driving.
• Assists supervisor in the training of new staff to insure continuity of training in the supervisor’s absence.
The following job duties require fine motor skills to write neat, legible notes:
• Prepares and completes required documentation in compliance with State regulations, company standards, and the policy and procedure manuals; insures accurate accounting of household funds, consumer funds, and medical, historical, and daily information.
• Dispenses medication prescribed for the residents by strictly following the medication administration procedures for administering and charting of medicines.

The following job duties do not require physical capabilities for performance:

• Participates in the development of the pre-assessment and assessment processes.
• Encourages the residents in the acquisition of skills to achieve a greater level of independence.
• Openly communicates with other service providers for the well being of the residents.
• Participates in required training sessions and meetings.
• Reports concerns of programmatic or resident issues to the Program Specialist.
• Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

• Ability to develop and maintain a positive and understanding attitude toward the residents.
• Ability to make sound judgments regarding the health and welfare of the residents.
• Ability to respond to emergency situations appropriately.
• Ability to work as a member of a team cooperatively and ethically to insure that the residential home or facility is a safe, happy, and clean environment.
• Ability to express oneself clearly orally and in writing and to follow instruction and direction in the performing of job tasks.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, families, and others who are essential for the wellbeing of the residents.
• Ability to learn and comprehend behavior management and program planning principles and applicable safety and health measures.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Pennsylvania Drivers license with good driving record.
• A high school graduate or possession of a general equivalency diploma is preferred.


The ReDCo Group is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package:

• Competitive Salary
• PTO
• Holidays
• Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account
• Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
• Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
• 401 K with employer contribution (100% for the first 4% contributed - employees that are 21 and over may participate)
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (buy stock at a 15% discount)
• Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements
• Opportunities for advancement! As we grow, you grow with us!

The ReDCo Group is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

Preferred Skills: