Direct Care Staff
Company: Abilities Inc
Location: Fort Atkinson
Posted on: May 26, 2023
HIRE ON BONUS $1,000 REHIRE/NEW HIRE Abilities, Inc.Employee
Policy Manual Direct Care Staff Job Description Position
Requirements: FREE TRAINING PROVIDEDNO EXPERIENCE NEEDED Must be 18
years of age or older.Must have achieved a High School Diploma or
Equivalent.Criminal Background Check or show proof of
rehabilitation.Must be available to work 8 hour shift every other
Saturday and Sunday.Must be Free and Clear of Communicable
DiseasesPosition Objective: To provide a safe, quality,
professional, and caring service. You will be required to promote
the highest level of independence and enhance the quality of life
for all individuals that reside in Abilities, Inc. programs. This
is all designed to ensure the best welfare, safety, and security
for you, the community, and the clients that we serve.Job
- As an employee of Abilities, Inc. you may be asked to rotate to
different facilities and program supervisors. You will be expected
to be flexible with these changes as you are an employee of
Abilities, Inc. and are not hired for any specific home.
- Supervise residents within all specifications set forth in
their Individual Service Plans (ISP), Behavioral Support Plan
(BSP), and Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP). Employees will also
need to be aware of and review Elopement Plans/Protocols, Seizure
Protocols, Diabetic Protocols and anything else specifically
pertaining to the residents they are supervising.
- Be a positive role model. Use positive encouragement, never
degrade, and never portray actions that would contradict the best
interest of the resident of Abilities, Inc.
- Provide a clean facility. Ensure that the facility is homelike
and promote independence for the residents so that they will learn
the skills to keep a clean home as well. It is your duty to ensure
that residents have a clean and hazard free environment, please be
aware of fire hazards in resident's rooms. You will be required to
assist and encourage residents to keep their personal living spaces
clean in the event that they are unable or unwilling to do so
- Provide a professional attitude at all times towards residents,
resident guests/family members, guardians, care managers,
supervisors and fellow Abilities, Inc. employees. Show respect and
consistency with program structure.
- Finish all tasks outlined by supervisors.
- Prepare meals consistent with the posted menu in the facility,
and ensure sanitary methods are followed. Prepare special diets as
ordered by resident's physician. Grocery shopping and menu planning
may be required. Encourage resident participation with all menu
planning and meal preparation.
- Provide Personal Care Services as outlined in the residents'
Individual Service Plan (ISP). This may include lifting and
transferring residents that would require your ability to use gait
belts, adaptive equipment, and lifting up to 100 pounds. Please
read and follow Abilities, Inc. Limited Lift Policy.
- Plan and participate in community and in-facility activities.
An activity calendar will be posted in the facility at all
- Orientate yourself to Evacuation Procedures, Grievance
Procedures, Program Statements, (These are provided in the facility
on a designated wall) along with all Policy and Procedures outlined
in the Employee Handbook.
- Attend all scheduled shifts and staff meetings. You will be
expected to follow Abilities, Inc. Attendance policy (704) and take
responsibility for your shifts.
- Communicate comprehensive and accurate reports through verbal
and written skills. You will be required to use electronic charting
and must be able to use a computer with some basic knowledge.
- Provide safe transportation for residents as delegated by your
direct supervisor to work, community activities provided by the
facility, personal care shopping/grocery shopping, to Adult Day
Care services and to doctor's appointments.
- Administer/monitor medications according to orders prescribed
by Resident's physician. Obtain knowledge of possible side effects
and interactions the medications may have. This can be assessed
through Extended Care Professional (ECP), Abilities, Inc.
electronic charting for all medication administration and resident
charting. You will also be responsible for shift to shift Schedule
2 medication counts, as an approved medication passer/monitor.
- Familiarize yourself to the State Requirements outlined in DHS
88 and DHS 83. There will be provided copies at the facility for
you to review.
- Attend all training mandated by Abilities, Inc. Administration.
As follows:Before performing any job duties:Orientation Training
Job ResponsibilitiesPrevention and reporting of resident abuse,
neglect and misappropriation of resident property.Information
regarding assessed needs and individual services for each resident
for whom the employee is responsible.Emergency and disaster plan
and evacuation procedures under s. DHS 83.47 (2)Policies and
procedures.Recognizing and responding to resident changes of
condition.Prior to assuming any responsibilities:Standard
PrecautionsWithin 90 days after starting employment:Resident
RightsClient Group SpecificRecognizing and Responding to
Challenging BehaviorsFire SafetyFirst Aid and ChokingProvisions of
Personal CareDietary TrainingMedication Administration and
ManagementDelegations This includes your required 15 hours of
Continuing Education (CEU Training) after your annual hire date.
Failure to complete any training within the required timeline with
result in suspension and/or termination of employment.
- Report any maintenance concerns to your program supervisor
immediately, you will be asked to fill out a maintenance request
- You will be required to report any changes in condition
immediately to your program supervisor and fill out the appropriate
- You will be responsible for logging yourself in and out when
reporting and leaving work. You will be held accountable for
reviewing your hours and reporting any discrepancies to your direct
supervisor immediately upon realizing the error.
- You will be responsible to report any injury that occurs in the
workplace immediately to your direct supervisor and complete the
- You will be required to have an initial TB (Tuberculosis) skin
test placed and read after 72 hours, prior to reporting for work. A
2nd TB (Tuberculosis) skin test will be completed within 2 weeks of
your initial test. I have read and understand the above job
description. I am able to complete the above responsibilities with
the following accommodations. Wage at Hire: Date of Hire: 90 day
Review Date: Annual Review: _________________________
__________________________ ____ Staff Signature (Date) Abilities,
Inc. Management (Date) PT 1PT 2PT 3Every other weekend
Keywords: Abilities Inc, Madison , Direct Care Staff, Other , Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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