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Position Summary: To assist IDS Specialists with helping participants reach their individual goals, including but not limited to: personal care, daily living activities and mealtime needs according to agency policy and mission.
Professional Skills and Abilities: Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with, and get along with, a variety of people. Ability to comprehend oral and written communication and/or personal care plans and follow-through on those directions and other responsibilities in an accountable manner that meets established expectations and time lines. Possess the consistent ability to make sound decisions based on policy and procedure, as well as maintain the ability to offer suggestions and ask questions in a positive manner. Ability to remain calm, objective, considerate and respectful in all interactions. Initiative, accountability, honesty, flexibility, creativity, organizational skills, reliability, patience.
Developmental Disability Related: Demonstrate a sincere desire to serve adults with developmental disabilities. Knowledge of the principles of “normalization”, community integration and participant rights. A solid understanding of “universal precautions” as they relate to health, safety and personal care. Experience with, and/or willingness to learn how to safely and respectfully assist participants with personal care and meal time needs. Plus, have the ability to learn how to prepare and administer participant meals in a variety of ways according to participant’s unique dietary requirements. (i.e. tube feeding, pureed food, etc.) Comfortable with independently solving non-emergency, client related personal care issues.
Education & Training: High School diploma or equivalent required. Two years’ experience working in the human service field and/or previous experience working as a Personal Care Assistant preferred.
Physical and Other Requirements:
Full time: 30-32 hours/week
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