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Direct Care Workers/Skillbuilders - ON CALL and Part Time

Location:Brooklyn, NY
Salary Range:10.45 an hour
Employment Type:On Call
Department:IDDD - ID/DD
Date Posted:10/06/14
Description:ON CALL/PER DIEM POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN AND THE BRONX FOR DIRECT CARE PROFESSIONALS/ SKILLBUILDERS.

ICL is an award-winning not-for-profit, human service agency that offers a wide array of residential, treatment, rehabilitation and support services to children, families and adults throughout New York City and Montgomery County, PA. Each day ICL strives to help individuals who struggle greatly to overcome enormous obstacles to redefine their futures. With our innovative treatment, pioneering rehabilitation programs and dedicated staff, ICL opens doors to the best possible life for people with severe disabilities and situational crises.

DIRECT CARE PROFESSIONALS

Direct Care Professionals/Skillbuilders perform a wide variety of routine tasks and activities in support of the full range of habilitative services provided to developmentally disabled individuals. The tasks and activities performed depend upon the specific abilities of the individuals being served and the nature of the setting where the work is performed. These tasks involve encouraging, guiding and training individuals in developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, assuring community integration, ensuring the health and safety of individuals, and maintaining the service environment.


Duties:Under general supervision of clinical or higher level staff provide direct care to developmentally disabled individuals in a residential setting; assist
and motivate individuals in their care to attend to their personal daily living needs and to further develop those vocational, nutritional, social, and personal skills necessary to maintain or achieve the highest possible level of independent functioning in the least restrictive environment.

Qualifications:High school diploma or GED and ability to provide direct services to adults with developmental disabilities. Related experience desirable. Current clean New York State driver's license required.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Direct Care experience with people with mental and/or physical disabilities. AMAP, SCIP-R, CPR/SFA certified


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of policies and procedures of OPWDD, as well as state and federal regulations as they apply to the care and treatment of the developmentally disabled.


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