DIRECT SUPPORT STAFF/CARE PROVIDER, RESIDENTIAL

Job Title:                     Care Provider
Department:               Residential
Reports To:                 Community Care Administrator
FLSA Status:               NonExempt 

SUMMARY

Assists adults with developmental disabilities in their daily activities and needs in a residential setting. Observe residents, record, and report any physical or emotional irregularities. Assist with personal hygiene of residents, as needed. Assist with and supervise basic self-help skills. Give guidance to residents regarding desirable health, hygiene, and appropriate behavior. Chaperone, participate in, and initiate social activities and discussions with family and group. Participate in and oversee basic housekeeping duties in the home and surrounding premises. Transport residents to medical and other appointments or activities, as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Implements Individual Program Plan consistent with principles of normalization and the philosophy of the San Fernando Valley Association for the Retarded, Inc.
  2. Maintains anecdotal Progress Notes and daily charts current and complete including any progress made on Individual Program Plan and any other information pertinent to the health and well being of each individual resident.
  3. Provides day-to-day training and supervision of residents. In addition, remains on premises or, with the knowledge and approval of the Administrative QMRP, arranges for an approved person to be present when any of the residents are home or expected home.
  4. Organizes day-to-day household management, which includes: food preparation and nutrition, housekeeping, laundry, chores, purchasing, budget control and reporting, maintenance needs and transportation. Performs routine and incidental job duties as required.
  5. Participates in initial and ongoing training.
  6. Provides First Aid to residents as needed.
  7. Responsible for other duties as assigned.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Attends meetings as directed by the Community Care Administrator.
  2. Supports the Agency’s mission and partners with others to accomplish the mission.
  3. Maintains the highest professional and ethical standards at all times.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must have a valid California Driver License and good driving record. Must have current First Aid Certification. Must be willing to work weekends. Must have current First Aid certification, valid California Driver License and a good driving record. Must pass a criminal background check. Must have a current physical and PPD test.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School Graduate or equivalent preferred. College experience in psychology, social work, special education, or home economics/child development desirable. Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities recommended.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read in English a limited number of two-and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak in English simple sentences.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.