compensation: $13.25 per hour employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Direct Care Professional
The primary responsibility of the direct care professional is to help the individual reach his or her highest level of independence through implementation of the personal centered plan (PCP). They are responsible for developing and maintaining a warm environment, which is conductive to optimal development of the individual served.
The direct care professional is responsible for teaching the activities of daily living including, but not limited to personal care and hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation, money management, communication, travel in the community, shopping, eating out at restaurants, use of community resources, socialization with persons in the community and housemates, and appropriate use of leisure time.
The direct care professional is responsible for encouraging individuals served to engage in self advocacy and assisting them in exercising their rights.
The direct care professional participates in the development of the personal centered plan (PCP) and are responsible for its implementation on a daily basis. They carry out programs in independent living skills and implement behavior programs as specified in the PCP.
The direct care professional collects data on a regular basis as specified in the PCP and participate in monthly reviews of data and of the entire PCP.
The direct care professional are responsible for following individual activity schedules, which are designed for each individual.
They are responsible for daily record keeping and for writing periodic progress notes on each of the individuals served.
The direct care professional is responsible for bookkeeping and accounting of monies in the home and for accounting of the resident's monies when directed by their supervisor, in compliance with the PCP. It is important for individuals who are not managing their money to be taught money management skills.
The direct care professional is responsible for understanding all FCI policies and procedures relevant to the Vocational/Residential Program, for respecting the rights of individuals served, treating individuals served with dignity and respect, and providing them training in skills to enable them to live in progressively less supervised environments. Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs.
To qualify, a person must show interest in and present evidence of the capacity to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Mandatory qualifications also include:
• Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate and/or two years’ experience in services to persons with developmental disabilities.
• You must pass a Math and English test given Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am at 4910 Decatur Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781 with proper ID. Complete a written application.
• Must be 21 years or older
• Must pass criminal background check
• Current valid driver's license and car preferred, not mandatory.
• Job Type: Full-time - Salary: $13.25 /hour
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