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Resident Aide
Summary
Title:Resident Aide
ID:DSP RA
Department:Client Services
Description
RESIDENT AIDE: Full-time 1st 2nd and 3rd shift and Part –time 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift positions available to assist with and teach independent living skills to children and adults with disabilities in a relaxed, residential setting. Will be required to have the ability to lift 50lbs.  HS Diploma or GED required.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION:

STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
HANDICAPPED DEVELOPMENT CENTER
RESIDENTIAL CENTER
 
EMPLOYEE JOB DESCRIPTION
 
 
TITLE:      RESIDENT AIDE                                                                                                  DEPARTMENT: ICF/ID
RESPONSIBLE TO:         PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
 
KIND OF WORK:
 
OBJECTIVE: UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SHIFT SUPERVISOR AND THE SUPERVISION OF THE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR, PROVIDE DAY TO DAY CARE OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED AND ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT  AND MAINTENANCE OF SELF-HELP SKILLS IN THOSE INDIVIDUALS.
 
              DUTIES:
                            *PERFORMS DIRECT CARE FOR ASSIGNED INDIVIDUALS SO THAT PRESCRIBED
                                      CARE IS MAINTAINED.
                            *COMPLETES ASSIGNED NURSING DUTIES.
                            *KEEPS INDIVIDUALS CLEAN AND APPROPRIATELY DRESSED.
                            *APPLIES ALL POSITIONING, ADAPTIVE, AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT PROPERLY.
                            *PROVIDES PRIVACY TO INDIVIDUALS.
                            *KNOWLEDGE OF ALL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.
                            *COMPLETES BODY CHECKS FOR TEMPORARY ABSENCE OR DISCHARGE.
                            *FOLLOWS ALL INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
                            *FEEDS OR ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS WITH EATING, FOLLOWING ALL DIETARY POLICIES
                                      AND PROCEDURES.
                            *ACCOMPANIES INDIVIDUALS TO APPOINTMENTS OR HOSPITAL VISITS AS NEEDED.
                            *STAYS ABREAST OF INDIVIDUALS’ CONDITION, NEEDS AND WHEREABOUTS.
                            *CONDUCTS ROOM CHECKS TO ENSURE INDIVIDUALS ARE CLEAN, DRY,  COMFORTABLE
                                      AND SAFE.
                         *IMPLEMENTS PROGRAMS, PROCEDURES AND BASELINES.
                            *COMPLETES ALL DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING BASELINES, CARE AND OBSERVATIONS
                                      AND INCIDENT REPORTS.
                            *IMPLEMENTS ACTIVITY SCHEDULES, PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS.                                                                                                          
                            *ASSISTS CO-WORKERS AS NEEDED.
                            *COMMUNICATES INFORMATION AND/OR CONCERNS IN AN EFFECTIVE MANNER TO THE APPROPRIATE PERSONS.
                            *ENSURES SCHOOL/DAY PROGRAM EQUIPMENT IS READY AND AVAILABLE.
                            *ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS IN DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING ADL SKILLS.
                            *COMPLETES ALL CLEANING INCLUDING MAINTAINING INDIVIDUALS’ PERSONAL
                                      ITEMS AND THEIR ROOMS.
                            *PRACTICES SAFETY TECHNIQUES TO PREVENT INJURY TO INDIVIDUALS SERVED, SELF,
                                      AND OTHER EMPLOYEES.
                            *COMMUNICATES WITH OTHERS ACCORDING TO HDC POLICIES, INFORMING THE SHIFT SUPERVISOR OF CONTACTS.
                            *FOLLOWS SHIFT CHANGE PROCEDURES.
                            *ATTENDS MEETINGS AND TRAININGS AS ASSIGNED.
                            *FOLLOWS CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY.
                            *REPORTS SUSPECTED ABUSE.
                            *FOLLOWS ALL HDC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
                            *MAINTAINS EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY.
                            *ADHERES TO THE CENTER’S CALL IN AND TIME OFF POLICY.
                            *UPHOLDS THE MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE CENTER.
                            *ENSURES ALL RESIDENTS ARE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
                            *PROVIDES NECESSARY SUPPORTS TO ALL RESIDENTS REGARDLESS OF HEALTH OR
                                      BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS.
                              OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
              KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
                            ABILITY TO BE CREATIVE AND LEARN NEW IDEAS.
                            ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WELL.
                            ABILITY TO BE POSITIVE, CARING, CALM, COOPERATIVE, UNDERSTANDING, TACTFUL AND PLEASANT.
                            ABILITY TO WORK WITH PEOPLE AND BE FLEXIBLE.
                            ABILITY TO MEET PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT (I.E.  CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK).
                            ABILITY TO MEET EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS (I.E. PHYSICAL EXAM, TB TEST).
                            ABILITY TO LIFT FROM FLOOR/CARRY/TRANSFER INDIVIDUALS AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS.
                            ABILITY TO WITHSTAND EXPOSURE TO USUAL DISEASES AND CONDITIONS
                                      ASSOCIATED WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
                            ABILITY TO CARRY/ESCORT INDIVIDUALS IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS AND UTILIZE
                                      BEHAVIOR TECHNIQUES DURING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS.
 
 
              TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
                            HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED EQUIVALENT.
                            PREVIOUS WORK WITH ADULTS OR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OR NURSES AIDE EXPERIENCE PREFERRED.
 
 
                            * DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.

 
THE STATEMENTS HEREIN ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION.  THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO EMPLOYED.
 

 
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