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Direct Care Staff – Redwood City, CA

Work Location(s): Redwood City, CA

Shift: All Shifts

Weekdays M-F – 8am – 4pm/ 4pm-12midnight/ 12midnight – 8am

Weekends Sat/ Sun – 8am – 4pm/ 4pm-12midnight/ 12midnight – 8am

Compensation: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour (depending on experience)

Employment Status: Full-Time/ Part Time

Position Summary Under direction from the Program Supervisor, theDirect Care Staff supports adults with developmental disabilities to accomplish daily living activities at the person’s home and/or in the local community. The Direct Care staff 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