G533 - Direct Support Associate

Saint Cloud - Minnesota (MN), 56301

Catholic Charities

Job Description:

Job Summary:
The Direct Support associate provides a range of services from personal care to behavioral modification in an Adult Foster Home care setting to assist adults with varying levels of developmental, cognitive and medical disabilities. The Direct Support staff assist clients with the goals stated in their customized Plan of care through providing mentoring/skills training, supervision, and companionship.

Major Job Responsibilities:
Personal Cares: conduct meal preparation, provide personal cares such as bathing/hygiene activities, assist with routine schedules (sleep time, getting ready for work/appointments); increase clients’ quality of life through recreational activities, community outings, leisure activities, reading to clients, playing games, etc.

Household cares: assist with laundry, cleanliness of living areas, and safe walkways/sidewalks.

Provide client behavior assistance, support & behavior modification according to the directives in the Client Treatment Plans, developing and
maintaining a therapeutic and skill building relationship with clients; respond to challenging client behaviors with the knowledge obtained from Nursing staff, Supervisory staff, Case Managers, and by increased self-learning by identifying the incremental steps to behavior change.

Provide medical/health care and medication administration to clients as directed by nursing staff and the treatment plan, as well as observe and keep accurate documentation.

Communication: conduct daily review of Communication logs, complete client Progress Notes, communicate with family members, caseworkers, & supervisors as requested/when necessary.

M aintain direct support skills by completing all required program trainings and attending all home/house team meetings.

Job Requirements:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Job Related Experience: Experience working with individuals with disabilities/impairments preferred.

Additional Requirements: Valid MN driver’s license & successful agency driver

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