DCS Direct Care Worker
Company: Support Solutions
Posted on: April 8, 2021
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
- 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
- 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
Keywords: Support Solutions, Clarksville , DCS Direct Care Worker, Other , Clarksville, Tennessee
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