Direct Care Worker (Part Time)

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Job Code: XXQ-791
Department: Intellectual Disabilities
Location: PA - Lehighton
Job Type:
Part 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:

We are seeking Full-Time Direct Care Workers in Lehighton, PA. A person in this position is responsible for giving direct client care to the individuals who reside in residential programs and intermediate care facilities. This position requires a valid driver's license. Work assignments are varied in nature and are performed under the supervision of the site or facility supervisor.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Physical movements such as lifting, stooping, bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, and reaching:
• Participates in the development and implementation of the Individual Program Plans
• Ensures that each resident participates in social/leisure/recreational activities based on individualized plans
• Provides social, emotional, and environmental supports to insure the happiness, health, and safety of the residents
• 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
• 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
• Assists supervisor in the training of new staff to insure continuity of training in the supervisor's absence
• 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
• 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


QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

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

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (buy stock at a 15% discount - eligible to employees that work over 20 hours per week)
• 401 K with employer contribution (100% for the first 4% contributed - eligible to employees that are over the age of 21 and after 30 days of employment)
• 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: