Will assist in providing self-help skills training and therapeutic treatments to residents with intellectual and/or physical disability.
Example Essential Job Functions:
• Drive a company vehicle • Activities such as bathing, grooming, and dressing to train residents in daily self-care practices • Converse with residents to reinforce positive behaviors and to promote social interaction • Serve meals and eat with residents • Accompany residents on shopping trips • Restrain disruptive residents to prevent injury to themselves and others, using prescribed methods • Observe and document residents’ behavior, such as speech, feeding patterns • Document, report, and review residents’ daily progress, needs, medical issues, and behaviors • Transport or assist in transporting residents to and from medical appointments, activities, school •Work in other group homes, areas when needed •May work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
High School Graduate or equivalent. Must be 21 years of age. Previous experience caring for children or adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities preferred. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Medical Assistant experience, education preferred. Must be able to demonstrate competence in certain areas of training, i.e., CPR, CPI, First Aid, Behavior Management; Driving. Ability to recognize inappropriate or manipulative behavior in difficult or challenging situations. Ability to calmly and repetitively model appropriate behavior in difficult or challenging situations. Ability to react to situations, i.e., rescue, preventing a resident from hurting themselves. Valid Texas Drivers license, clear driving record.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to finger; handle; reach with arms and hands; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Must be able to lift and/or move at least 75 pounds in order to assist in life skills, such as bathing, physical rescue, and wheel chair assistance. Specific vision abilities may include close vision; color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Exposure to outside weather conditions while working with residents. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.