Part-Time Weekday Direct Care Worker
Breckenridge Village

Tyler, Texas

Posted in Health and Safety

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Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Experience: Life experiences appropriate to the position; Experience working with developmentally disabled persons preferred.

Summary: The direct care worker supervises adults with disabilities, using reasonable actions to ensure the safety and well-being of each adult, effectively communicate facility and programmatic behavioral expectations and limitations to adults, and maintain compliance with agency policies and procedures and established state and federal standards and requirements.

To successfully perform this job, the employee may be expected to perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990:

Essential Functions:

1. Work as support to homes House Manager and assist to maintain a safe, comfortable, home-like environment for residents.

2. Assist each resident toward the achievement of active treatment goals, working both formally and informally to provide active treatment through all activities and interactions as trained and document formal active treatment.

3. Observes and documents resident behaviors on appropriate forms such as Incident and Accident Reports, Behavior Progress Notes, Weekly Progress Notes, or other forms as necessary utilizing Therap.

4. Reports serious incidents to Program Director or Administrator on duty promptly.

5. Assist residents, as needed, with showers, brushing teeth, and other personal hygiene or grooming needs.

6. Prompts and provides training to residents on laundry, cleaning, daily living skills and cooking following established menus.

7. Attends annual and interim staffings which address issues of resident care and participates in active treatment planning and implementation for residents as available.

8. Provides transportation for residents to events and activities or with shopping needs and personal errands following all transportation protocols and training.

9. Supervises residents in cottage during daily self-administration of medications, documents and properly secures medications as trained

10. Conducts monthly fire drills and quarterly emergency preparedness drills.

11. Communicates promptly with House Manager, Program Director and QIDP regarding needs and problems of individual residents.

12. Establishes a safe, comfortable, home-like environment for residents and prompts residents in maintain the home.

13. Orients residents to his/her living quarters, daily schedule, and household routines with supervision of residents at all times.

14. Promotes independence and offers choices for each resident

15. Praises and rewards residents' appropriate behaviors and redirects inappropriate behaviors.

16. Submits work orders for needed repairs and maintenance to Helpdesk in an accurate and timely manner.

17. Follows instructions for scheduled activities

18. Teaches and models for residents how to resolve conflicts and manage their anger in appropriate and constructive ways.

19. Ensures safety and supervision of residents while in group activities, giving one-on-one attention to any resident who is stressed, distressed, or in need of special support for a brief interval of time.

20. Models appropriate behaviors and expected manners maintaining professional boundaries at all times

21. Advocates for residents' rights and needs.

22. Works as assigned by the Director of Residential Services.

23. Follows all BVT policies and procedures, as well as state and federal guidelines as required by CMS, HHSC , DFPS, other regulatory agencies.

24. Complete all required documentation prior to completion of shift.

25. Meet all pre-determined deadlines required by program supervisor

Measurable Deliverables:

1. Assists each resident toward the achievement of active treatment goals and documents using agency approved method of documentation.

2. Supports residents in each home during self-administration of medications and insures documentation is accurate.

3. Documents resident behaviors on appropriate forms such as Incident and Accident Reports, Behavior Progress Notes, Weekly Progress Notes, or other forms as necessary through Therap.

4. Conducts required fire drills and emergency preparedness drills.

5. Support residents through effective use of positive behavior support plans

6. Assist with grocery, household and hygiene supply lists monthly

7. Performs and maintains routine checks and documentation to Hot Water Temperature Checks, Water Pressure Checks, Refrigerator Checks, Emergency Lights, Emergency Food and Water Checks, etc.

8. Maintain annual training requirements

9. Maintain a secure campus environment by making rounds as required, and by using proper application of radio communication protocols including responding to all radio calls.

10. Take actions to promote positive interaction between residents and encourage residents to take responsibility in the daily routine of the facility.

11. Model culturally and socially desired behaviors while explaining the behaviors to residents to facilitate learning and replication of the behaviors.

12. Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed or requested by position supervisor.

13. Implement BVT safety protocols including evacuating with residents and other staff in case of an emergency.

14. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of resident and program operations.

15. Maintain BVT professional and ethical standards of conduct outlined in employee handbook including demonstrating respect for agency staff, clients, client's family members and community members and complying with required dress code at all times.

Other Responsibilities:

1. Other job duties as assigned.

Credential, Skills and Abilities:

1. 21 years of age or older

2. Possess a valid Texas drivers' license, work eligibility status and have a good driving record.

3. Provide proof of work eligibility status upon request.

4. Must pass all pre-employment background checks including: Criminal History, Employee Misconduct, Nurse's Aide Registry, driving check and pass annual background checks.

5. Pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screen throughout employment.

6. Knows the indicators of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and appropriate reporting and documentation procedures.

7. Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Be appropriately firm, flexible, and patient with residents.
  • Know when to ignore and when to correct undesirable behavior in residents and how to address such behaviors without setting up power struggles.
  • Praise and reward appropriate behaviors and redirect inappropriate behaviors.
  • Employ preventive and de-escalation techniques in crisis intervention.
  • Administer, document, and storage of resident medications.
  • Show appreciation and appropriate affection consistent with professional boundaries to residents without the gesture being misinterpreted.
  • Communicate in both written and oral communication.
  • Knows normal patterns of human growth and development.
  • Function compatibly and participate constructively in a team environment and maintain emotional control and professional composure at all times
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize tasks to work efficiently without intensive supervision both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Teaching and mentoring residents.
  • Administer first aid and CPR if necessary
8. Demonstrate a working knowledge of all Residential Services policies and procedures.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Here at Breckenridge Village, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. Please feel free to apply for this position even if your work experience and education do not align perfectly with every requirement for this job description. You may very well be the perfect candidate for this role or other ones that we have open. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission!

Breckenridge Village is committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive an annual Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption from Breckenridge Village as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment, and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof.

Breckenridge Village is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Breckenridge Village not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff, and termination.

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