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DCS Program All Shifts

Company: Support Solutions
Location: Clarksville
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description DCS Program Direct Care Worker Needed Full Time: All shifts - paid weekly Pay: $10.00 per hour GENERAL FUNCTION: The position involves providing support to children/youth through the DCS program as they develop/ maintain skills that enhance the quality of their lives in the community. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities assistance with performing the essential functions of this position. * Supports the child/youth with personal care and daily routines, and in achieving outcomes from the Plan(s) of Care * Understands and practices Support Solutions' philosophy and values in interactions with the child/youth and community members by using respectful language, connecting them to preferred activities and experiences, and ensuring that they have on-going information from which to make choices. * Helps the child/youth become integrated with the community by ensuring that he/she is included, respected, valued and has a variety of preferred relationships in the community of their choice, while ensuring their Plans of Care and safety is respected. * Assures safe transport and accompanies the child/youth as needed to events, school, and medical appointments utilizing Support Solutions' (SS) vehicles, personal vehicles, or public transportation. This would include securing alternate transportation in instances where an unpaid support transports a child/youth who presents a safety concern. * Ensures proper use of the child/youth and agency resources including but not limited to personal funds, vehicles, buildings, utilities, telephones, money, equipment, food and supplies. * Attends all training meetings assigned by Support Solutions or DCS. * Cooks and provides meals based on scheduled menus, ensuring nutritional needs are met. * Performs daily activities or teaches the child/youth to do so, such as activities of daily living skills and other personal skills that work toward achieving independence. * Consistently works and documents improvement toward meeting outcomes. * Utilizes electronic records system including completing daily shift notes as required by funding entities. * Encourages customer satisfaction through regular contact with child/youth, families, DCS, and external stakeholders. * Oversees storage and administration of medications based on requirements and Medication Administration standards/SS/DCS standards. * Ensures child/youth is neat and clean with as much assistance from them as possible. * Keeps house clean and does laundry with as much assistance from the child/youth as possible. * Ensures vehicles used for transportation needs is clean and is properly maintained. * Ensures child/youth is able to participate in their religion/faith of choice. * Protects confidentiality of child/youth * Participates in CFTM/IEP meetings, as needed. * Participates in assessments, as needed. * Provide thoughtful decision-making support for the child/youth to ensure their health, safety and best interest while encouraging the child/youth's emotional and developmental growth. * Performs other job related duties as assigned. OTHER FUNCTIONS: * Exhibits behaviors and best practices that are consistent with the vision and values of SS. * Practices safe work habits to eliminate and control potential safety and health hazards and to maintain a safe work environment. Attends all safety training as scheduled. * Work as part of the team to ensure that SS Quality Management principles (Plan, Measure, Assess. Improve) are practiced and achieved. * Operates SS and personal transportation in a safe and healthy manner. * Performs other job related duties as may be assigned by designated and/or authorized staff. This job description does not list all the duties of your job. You may be asked by Supervisors, Managers or designated and/or authorized staff to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in the job description. SS reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment and either you or SS may terminate employment at any time, for any reason. MINIIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age and able to read and write effectively. Must have a HS Diploma or GED. Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record throughout employment with SS. Must meet state and local requirements regarding criminal background check, sexual offender check, abuse registry, drug screening and felony offender listing. Must meet all training requirements and keep training current. Must be able to perform heavy lifting in the assistance of service recipients with personal care, if applicable. Must have some computer knowledge. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: * Effective verbal and written com

Keywords: Support Solutions, Clarksville , DCS Program All Shifts, Other , Clarksville, Tennessee

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