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Direct Care Professional

CDR Care
New Kensington, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

DIRECT SUPPORT STAFF (DSS)

COMPENSATION:
$19/hour, Medical/Dental/Vision*, Paid Time-Off*, Employment Retention Bonus $300, 90 Days!


FUNCTION:

Provides direct care supports to waiver-participants. Ensures health, safety, and welfare and compliance with 55 PA Code Chapter 6400 and Chapter 51. Coordinates and transports participants to medical appointments and community activities.

 

RESPONSIBITITIES:

· Reports to the Site Operations Manager.

· Ensures CDR Care mission & vision are incorporated in the provision of participant supports.

· Complies with all policies and procedures.

· Completes tasks and assignments with accuracy.

· Participant records data/information entry and initialing upon completion.

· Documents all correspondence.

· Reporting/documenting incidents and information pertaining to relevant medical issues, such an injury, illness, and medication changes and observed side effects of medication.

· Participating in participant personal hygiene activities (document if required).

· Create menus, cook meals, and give snacks (depending on the shift)

· Annotate all pertinent information in Daily Log and review Daily Log at the beginning of each shift.

· Organize and manage participant and community home binders.

· Reviews and familiarizes with participant’s ISP (i.e., food allergies, behavioral issues, emergency contact #, etc.)

· Successfully completes the Medication Administration training (if applicable).

· Ensures all prescribed and over-the-counter medications are dispensed in accordance with participant medical needs and documentation per CDR Care policies and procedures.

· Assists the participant in completing necessary medical appointments and follow-up; and plans approved community activities.

· Ensure that participant medical needs are met by medical providers.

· Documentation and the following of instructions given per consults/consultant.

· Distributes participant funds; collects, documents, and submits receipts and assists with participant banking account(s), as directed.

· Assists with the cleanliness, maintenance, and general upkeep of service-site.

· Communicates and resolves participant issues and concerns with supervisors on a regular basis.

· Participates in staff meetings & trainings.

· Exemplifies appropriate attitude, language, dress, and behavior.

· Adheres to the established policies and procedures in the event of crisis situation; complies with instructions given by the supervisor, contacts the appropriate people (both professionals and family of participant), as directed.

· Contacts designated personnel to inform of emergency situations.

· Ensures effective communication with participants, families, and other individuals involved in the provision of participant supports.

· Participates in agency-wide projects and work groups, as assigned.

· Receives 24 hours of training relevant to Human Services.

· Transports participants in a safe and timely manner, as assigned.

· Performs additional duties, as necessary:

· Implements Participant-Centered Thinking Plans.

· Accompanies participants in social activities.

· Engages participants with leisure activities, such as arts & crafts, and games.

· Provides general assistance to the participants with implementing their activities of daily living.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

· 18 years of age or older

· Equivalent of a high school diploma.

· Physically able to support, transfer, and/or manage another human being under normal to seizure-associated episodes.

· Good interpersonal and organizational skills and adequate written and verbal communication skills.

· Background investigation (Act 33/34) and physical examination/TB Skin Test requirements.

 

 

 

CDR Care

Why Work Here?
Stress free work environment with great benefits!

Address

515 Sunnyfield Dr Monroeville Pa 15146

New Kensington, PA
USA

Industry

Healthcare

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