• Care Giver Direct Support Professional Skilled Care

    ID
    2018-7126
    Job Locations
    US-WI-Manitowoc
    Category
    Healthcare
    Job Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    3rd
    Company
    Homes for Independent Living
  • Overview

     

     

    Homes for Independent Living (HIL) operates more than 100 programs located in more than 14 Wisconsin counties.  We are an industry leader in providing the best in residential and community-based services for individuals with a wide array of disabilities.  We are hiring Direct Support Professionals for our physical and/or developmental programs that provide support services to adults to maximize the their independence with daily living activities, developing and maintaining positive self-respect, personal hygiene, health monitoring, social and communication skills, and community integration skills.

     

    HIL is looking for reliable Direct Support Professionals to join our growing team. If you are a hard worker who strives to do their best, you may find that you would thrive as a caregiver at HIL. The ideal candidate is a friendly, patient, and dedicate caregiver who takes pride in helping others.  Your positive attitude and energy will make a difference in the lives of others!

     

    Hours: 3rdshift   (schedules include every other weekend and some holidays)

    Status: Full-time

     

    Starting pay is $10.50 per hour and higher depending on experience and assigned program.  HIL offers competitive benefits and is excited to be 100% employee-owned!  Enjoy the benefit of being a co-owner in the company!

     

    We are looking for team members who will embrace our Beliefs and Behaviors: Passion, Accountability, Teamwork, Openness, Continuous Learning and Innovation.

    Responsibilities

    Essential functions include:

    • Mentor, organize, and/or assist clients in their choices and actions in the areas of 1) daily living activities, 2) developing and maintaining positive self-image, 3) personal hygiene and health monitoring, 4) social and communication skills, 5) functional community skills, 6) recreational activities, and 7) budgeting and planning.
    • Provide services and support to clients in accordance with Individual Service Plans (ISPs) and in compliance with program routine, Resident Rights, Admission Agreement, and Company policies, procedures, and protocols and applicable regulatory and contractual standards.
    • Assist clients as needed with maintaining their personal living space, laundry and self-care while promoting the clients abilities to maintain these independently.
    • Assist clients with scheduling activities based on individual preferences to promote a rich social and recreational experience. Encourage community connections and exploration of new activities and community destinations.
    • Administer medications per policy when clients are unable to manage medications independently and promptly report any errors or concerns with medication administration to the Supervisor.
    • Promote client health by teaching clients independence in scheduling, attending, and following up with regularly scheduled and as needed medical care, including reporting medical concerns to guardians and care managers. Monitor clients for illness and injury. Document and report all concerns promptly to Supervisor.
    • Transport clients in a safe manner, adhering to all traffic laws and Company policies. If transporting in own personal vehicle, must maintain personal insurance and ensure vehicle is safe and reliable. If applicable, mentor clients in the use of public transportation and assist in gaining independence in this area.

    Qualifications

    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Demonstrate the ability to be a strong mentor to the person supported in learning independent living skills and providing guidance and feedback without diminishing the person’s progress or efforts
    • Demonstrate flexibility, autonomy, responsiveness, sound personal judgment and a high level of initiative
    • Maintain self-composure and self-control under stressful conditions as this position requires a high degree of fortitude/emotional stamina. Clients may exhibit physical aggression, challenging, or offensive behaviors.
    • Demonstrate a supportive, caring demeanor with clients
    • Demonstrate ability to work in an environment that must be responsive to the clients’ needs and wants versus a focus on following routines and set practices. Prior experience with patient centered treatment/planning is preferred.
    • Demonstrate ability to work as a single staff person in a program.
    • Demonstrate effective communication through both written and spoken words. Must be able to read, speak, write and understand English.
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Valid Wisconsin Class D driver's license for 3 years with an acceptable driving record per HIL's policy
    • Access to an insured vehicle is strongly preferred
    • Successful completion of a caregiver background check as mandated by Wisconsin Chapter DHS 12
    • Successful completion of a pre-employment TB test and health screen

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    We maintain a drug-free workplace

    We are an equal opportunity employer.  Men, Women, Minorities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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