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companyHands United Llc
locationSacramento, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job DescriptionDirect Care Associate:
Position Description:Work closely with the individuals participating in Hands United programs to assist in achieving and maintaining their goals on their Individual Service Plans.

Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Meet the ongoing care and instructional needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs.
  • Minimize risks of endangerment to the health, safety, and well-being of the individual participant
  • Establish and maintain a constructive and professional relationship with the individual and their circle of support
  • Communicate daily with the direct supervisor regarding any changes or issues related to the individual participant

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Transport individuals to medical, dental, social activities, and other appointments.
  • Assist individuals in all personal grooming such as bathing, toileting, dressing, medical, and dental needs.
  • Assist with coordination of individuals healthcare.
  • Provide supervision and training during community and recreational outings.
  • Monitor physical and emotional wellness of individuals and immediately report changes in status.
  • Prepare meals and store food in compliance with all regulations and the program policy.
  • Follow response procedures for all emergencies (medical, natural disaster, fire and behavioral incidents),
  • Assist with maintenance and sanitation of home and surroundings.
  • Record data and maintain files regarding individuals’ health, progress, and special incidents as outlined in Title 17, and the Hands United program.
  • Assist in maintenance of administrative records, individual files, inventories and weekly schedules as needed.
  • Advocate on behalf of the individual; uphold respectful and efficient communication with participant and all relevant parties.  Understand organization and support systems relating to the individual’s life.
  • Attend all required trainings and staff meetings.
  • Must be able to work at diverse and unpredictable job sites for prolonged periods of time without assistance or direct supervision

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Prior experience providing direct care and supervision to persons with intellectual disabilities is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills; respectful and positive attitude toward individuals, coworkers, contractors and home visitors.
  • Ability to complete training of nonphysical methods of crisis intervention within the first 45 days of employment.
  • Ability to complete required staff training at a minimum of 4 hours each month.
  • Ability to complete orientation and on the job training within the first two weeks of employment.
  • Ability to meet Title 17 requirements including, but not limited to: 
    • Minimum age of 18
    • High school diploma or GED certificate
    • Health screen and TB clearance
    • Live scan fingerprint and a clear criminal record
    • CPR and first aid training and administration
    • Valid and current California driver’s license
    • Clear driving record
    • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
    • Some weekend, evening and overnight shifts are required
    • Maintain current and valid licenses, certificates, or registrations that may be legally required to provide the service
    • Completion of annual training as required by Title 17, 58652

Education and Experience:High school education or GED

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