855-805-4673 info@omelagah.com

Direct Care Staff (Adaptive Skills Trainer)

Work Location(s): San Mateo, CA

Shift: 8am – 2pm

Compensation: $13.50-$15.00/ per hour

Employment Status: Full-Time

About the Company:

Omelagah, Inc. is a family-owned community-based organization that provides support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to support individuals with developmental disabilities with a history of forensic involvement or individuals who may be at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system, live productive law abiding lives in the least restrictive community setting. We are passionate in our belief that people with developmental disabilities deserve the right to live and thrive in the least restrictive community setting. We strive to improve the lives of the people we support and the communities they live in, through the implementation of structured community-based programs. We achieve our mission through the following services: Supported Living Services (SLS), Residential Services and Adaptive Skills Training. For more information, please visit us at www.omelagah.com

Position Summary

Under direction from the Program Supervisor, Direct Care Staff supports adults with developmental disabilities to accomplish daily living activities at the person’s home and/or in the local community. The Personal Attendant helps the individual served to be a known and valued member of his/her local community.

This position provides supervision, instruction, housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, shopping, emergency intervention, and personal care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Hours vary within a 24-hour, 7-day a week schedule, with part-time (less than 32 hours per week) and full-time (32 + hours per week) shifts.

We are looking for people who enjoy working with people with disabilities, are interested in teaching and encouraging healthy eating and a positive lifestyle. Candidate’s availability and flexibility to work when needed is a plus. We are also looking for someone interested in working with people with challenging maladaptive behaviors.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide community supervision to the ensure health and safety of individual served;
  • Assist individual served with planning meals, purchasing and preparing foods;
  • Assist individual served with personal care including dressing, undressing, hygiene, toilet actives and other activities of daily living (ADL’s)
  • Assist individual served with housekeeping duties and marinating their homes;
  • Assist individual served in developing adaptive skills and independent living skills;
  • Prepare and maintain records of assistance rendered;
  • Maintain client confidentiality. Follow reporting procedures regarding denial of rights and special incident reports;
  • Communicate with other team members regarding any changes in regulations, policies and procedures and general information pertaining to the program;
  • Assist individual served with coordination of medical and mental health services;
  • Monitor client progress towards goal outlined in Individual Service Plan (ISP) and submit weekly data on goal tracking;
  • Support community inclusion and choice;
  • Create and use natural supports and support individuals in a person-centered manner;
  • Teach community awareness to individuals served while they access their community via public transportation and travel training;
  • Attend required training and staff meetings;
  • Adhere to and all Omelagah, Inc. policies, procedures and program rules;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Minimum Job Qualification

  • Must pass fingerprint background check (Child Abuse Index, Criminal Record Clearance);
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) required previous work-related skill, knowledge or experience preferred;
  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Possess a valid California state driver’s license;
  • Recent, clean TB test and health screening (within one year);
  • First Aid/CPR certification required (within 2 weeks);

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and display good independent judgment;
  • Strong time management skills, patient and detailed oriented;
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations;
  • Ability to communicate verbally to convey information to consumer, Program Supervisor, community members effectively and other stakeholders;
  • Computer literacy and strong written literacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with clients, parents, social workers, fellow workers, and others in a positive and constructive manner;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends to meet client needs;

Benefits Available to Employees:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid company holidays
  • Health insurance for medical and vision coverage and dental coverage
  • Recognition and incentive programs