Direct Care Worker

Direct Care Worker

Residential and Independent Living Settings

Benefits:

  • 10 paid holidays
  • Generous Leave Time
  • Short-Term Disability Benefit

Direct Care Worker Responsibilities:

Will provide a wide variety of services and supports to individuals who are living in their own houses, apartments, or are transitioning to a community based living environment or within a licensed residential setting. Will assist with personal care and activities of daily living as well as teaching the skills needed to maintain ones own home. Must have good judgment, be a positive role model and be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with the people served and their support team.The support worker will help support and guide individuals as they make relevant choices and will support and encourage their movement toward a more independent, integrated life style. The worker will continually evaluate and help individuals develop natural supports and positive community friendships. The worker will transport individuals, support them in community activities, at medical appointments, shopping and leisure; will provide safe and accurate medication assistance; provide physical assistance and use assistive devices for transferring individuals, according to individual program plans and individual Plan of Service.

The worker will provide support to assist and teach the individual how to plan meals, shop for ingredients, and prepare nutritious low-cost meals. Will accurately complete and maintain data collection, providing verbal and written reports and communication as required.

Direct Care Worker Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Good communication skills—both verbal and written—are required
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record (determined by the agency)
  • Must have the availability to work a varied schedule

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $12.32 per hour


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