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Direct Support Professional/ Caregiver - FT

Job Details

RCRC - CLEARLAKE, CA
$18.27 - $23.32 Hourly

Description

Personal Attendants/Direct Support Professionals are responsible to provide guidance, instruction, and support to clients in their own homes. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Support Responsibilities:
• Provide guidance, support and instruction to clients in their own homes and in the community.
• Assist with medications.
• Assist with daily routines, household chores, shopping/meal preparation, and personal care.
• Assist with transportation to appointments to include, medical, dental, counseling, planning team meetings, etc.
• Assist with scheduling social and recreational outings.
• Promote and maintain a positive and supportive environment.

Support Team Responsibilities:
• Participate in planning team process if requested by sharing essential information to inform planning team decisions.
• Inform Bayberry SLS Coordinator (supervisor) of any information that needs to be passed on to outside agencies.

Bayberry Employee Responsibilities:
• Maintain professional communication and working relationships with the people supported in Bayberry Inc. SLS, their families, all Bayberry staff.
• Attend required Bayberry Inc. meetings.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Be able to handle crisis situations effectively, and according to protocol.
• Be able to work independently.
• Be able to follow-up on directives from supervisor.
• Be dependable, arriving to work on time.
• Be able to read, write, and comprehend English.
• Be able to perform the tasks as indicated by the client’s ISP and IPP.

Qualifications

Applicant must:
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
• Have independent and reliable transportation, along with a valid driver’s license, insurance, and acceptable DMV record.
• Must complete all necessary clearances (paid for by Bayberry Inc.) to begin work, including:
    o Appropriate fingerprint clearance.
    o TB test with negative results (or Doctor’s exam for TB positive result)
    o Negative pre-employment drug screening
• Have ability to be reached by telephone reliably.

Applicants preferred to have:
• At least one year of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities.
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