Summary: Residential Support Staff provide the essential supports and training's on self-help and awareness skills to the participants living within Village Community Services’ residential programs. Staff trained and able to work with all clients and agree to be available during their regular work schedule where most needed.
This is a non-exempt position, requiring contribution to SEIU, Local 925.
Qualifications,Education, Experience: This is a Residential Support Staff position. Staff must have a high school diploma or equivalent education.At least 2 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities is desirable. Upon hire, Support Staff must have a current Washington State driver's license with a good driving record, must pass a criminal background check and read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures. Support Staff must have good communication skills and be able to work with our clients in a respectful and kind manner. Support Staff must be able to use good judgment, and be a positive role model and representative of Village Community Services.
Qualifications Specific to the Float Position:
Available during a set work-week to fill shifts where needed
Ability to effectively serve clients with diverse basic care, medical, behavioral, & communication requirements
Self-starter with ability to assess new situations, flex to follow established site or client routines, and quickly learn new job tasks and routines
Positive role model who can effectively work with a variety of staff and client personalities
Description of Essential Functions:
Provide support and training as needed in daily living skills, meal preparation, leisure activities, shopping, medication, finances and personal budget, community and family interaction and support.
Observe, document, report and support any changes in mental, physical or emotional behavior to the Program Manager.
Maintain good communication with participants. This requires the ability to read body language, assess moods and possible trouble areas, and has the skills to diffuse potentially unsafe situations.
Safeguard confidentiality of participant records and information.
Participate in PCP’s, staff meetings and training.
Accompany participants and provide the support and training needed while shopping, at medical appointments, and leisure activities.
Write incident reports and submit to the Program Manager.
Ensure the participant’s homes are clean and well maintained.
Ensure all health and hygiene needs are met.
Work with each participant on his or her individual finances and monthly budgets.
Teach home and community safety skills.
Follow each participant’s s individual medication plan.
Ensure all documentation is complete before leaving shift.
Under direction of the Program Manager, ensure all bills are paid on time and reconcile participant’s checkbooks with the bank statement.
Read and abide by the agency’s policies, procedures, and the WACS.
Keep all licenses and certificates current.
Able to use good verbal, reading and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with coworkers, the community and families,
Drive agency vehicles to transport participants to work, health care appointments, leisure, and personal needs.
Work is primarily performed inside and frequently involves sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs. It involves lifting furniture, groceries, etc. up to 50 pounds.
Assisting with participant transfers from wheelchair to toilet, bed or vehicle.
Frequent hand and finger use to manipulate office utensils, supplies, pens, paper, operate office machines such as computers, printers, telephone, copier, shredder, able to read the computer monitor and paperwork.
General cleaning and upkeep of participant’s homes and yards; this may include sweeping, dusting, mopping, cooking, laundry, weeding, raking leaves.
Driving agency vehicles. This may include driving from the residential site to the main office, transporting participants to all appointments and functions, and attending training's.
Job Types: Full time and Part-time Float
Salary: $14.13 to $17.10/hour depending on experience, training, and certification