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DCS Direct Care Worker

Company: Support Solutions
Location: Clarksville
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Description: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:1. Supports the child/youth with personal care and daily routines, and in achieving outcomes from the Plan(s) of Care 2. 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.3. 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 are respected.4. 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 unpaid support transports a child/youth who presents a safety concern.5. 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.6. Attends all training meetings assigned by Support Solutions or DCS.7. Cooks and provides meals based on scheduled menus, ensuring nutritional needs are met.8. 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.9. Consistently works and documents improvement toward meeting outcomes.10. Utilizes electronic records system including completing daily shift notes as required by funding entities.11. Encourages customer satisfaction through regular contact with child/youth, families, DCS, and external stakeholders.12. Oversees storage and administration of medications based on requirements and Medication Administration standards/SS/DCS standards.13. Ensures child/youth is neat and clean with as much assistance from them as possible.14. Keeps house clean and does laundry with as much assistance from the child/youth as possible.15. Ensures vehicles used for transportation needs is clean and is properly maintained.16. Ensures child/youth is able to participate in their religion/faith of choice.17. Protects confidentiality of child/youth18. Participates in CFTM/IEP meetings, as needed.19. Participates in assessments, as needed.20. 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.Benefits: WEEKLY PAY Bonuses Paid Training Paid Time Off (PTO) Competitive Wages 8 Paid Holidays per year 401K Program Medical Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Employee Assistance Program .Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age and able to read and write effectively.
  • Must have a High School 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.Support Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer that is committed to diversity. Support Solutions does not discriminate in employment opportunities, decisions or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetics, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap or disability, citizenship, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Support Solutions will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities; unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training PI131758601

Keywords: Support Solutions, Clarksville , DCS Direct Care Worker, Other , Clarksville, Tennessee

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