P sychological A ssessment & I ntervention S ervices, Inc.
4834 MacCorkle Avenue
South Charleston, WV  25309

Direct Care Staff - Ripley, WV                                               Full-time / Part-time

Job Description

Position: Direct Care Staff

Shift:  Various 

Days:  Various

Type:  Full-time & Part-time positions available

Home Location:  Ripley, WV; Jackson County, WV; Mason County, WV

Pay Range: Starting at $7.25 - $8.00 per hour.  

Qualifications:

1. At least 18 years old
2. High school diploma or GED
3. CIB prior to providing services (must be clear of any misdemeanor or felony conviction of abuse and neglect of a child and/or abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult)
4. Current certification in CPR
5. Current certification in First Aid
6. Valid driver’s license
7. Vehicle in good running order
8. Current auto insurance
9. Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. 

General Description:

All Direct Care Staff provide direct, hands on services to the client in various locations. Services may include any and/or all of the following:

1. Adult Companion Services

Adult Companion Services are non-medical care, supervision and socialization provided to an adult. Companions may assist or supervise the individual with tasks such as meal preparation, laundry and shopping, but do not perform these activities as discrete services. Companions may also perform light housekeeping tasks which are incidental to the care and supervision of the individual. This service is provided in accordance with a therapeutic goal in the plan of care.

2. Respite

Respite care is temporary care and supervision for a participant who cannot provide for all of his/her needs. This service is used for short term intervals due to the absence/need of the participant’s primary care giver(s). Respite care may include any of the following: supervision, monitoring, implementation of a behavior support plan, implementation of medical plans of care and habilitation training.

3. Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation services are services that promote the acquisition and/or maintenance of skills outside the client’s home.

4. Residential Habilitation

Residential Habilitation services are provided in a client’s residence and in the community. The Residential Habilitation Specialist is responsible for implementing habilitation programs to enable the client to acquire and maintain skills which will allow him/her to live and socialize more independently.

5. Supported Employment

Supported Employment services are services that enable individuals to engage in paid, competitive employment, in integrated community settings. The services are designed to assist individuals for whom competitive employment at or above minimum wage is unlikely without such support. 

Responsibilities:

1. Advocate for the client’s care, safety, and welfare as an active member of the treatment team of the person served.

2. Assist in the on-going development and implementation of each person’s training programs.

3. Document all activities through progress notes and data collection as outlined within the individual treatment plan.

4. Recognize and report changes in behavior to the appropriate SDS, BSS and/or Clinical Director

5. Provide transportation as needed.

6. Attend and participate in regular staff training and scheduling meetings.

7. Maintain confidentiality and privacy regarding all client’s information.

8. Respect the rights of the client and the client’s family.

9. Complete daily documentation of all agency required material.

10. Complete incident reports in accordance with policy and procedures.

11. Understand and implement the agency’s philosophy, policies and mission.

12. Understand and follow the agency chain of communication.

13. Work cooperatively with other team members to carry out the goals and objectives of the client.

14. Serve as a liaison between the agency and the community in daily activities with clients.

15. Ensure the safety and well being of the client on a daily basis.

16. Work cooperatively with other team members to carry out the program goals and objectives for each client.

17. Develop and foster a professional relationship with the client based on mutual respect and trust.

18. Report any actual or suspected abuse/neglect in accordance with policy and procedure.

19. Other client specific duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Training:

1. Overview of Developmental Disabilities
2. Principles of Normalization
3. People First Language
4. Sensitivity to participants and family concerns and needs
5. Participant Specific Training on IPP goals, objectives and programs
6. Consumer rights and confidentiality
7. Recognition and reporting abuse and neglect
8. Documentation requirements
9. MR/DD Waiver Manual
10. Positive Behavioral Support
11. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Documentation:

1. Progress Notes
2. Habilitation Program Data Sheets
3. ABC Data Sheets
4. Other documentation as assigned 

Supervisor: Skill Development Specialist
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