Caring and responsible individuals are needed to work with people with special needs/disabilities (physical, mental, and/or developmental). As a disability care worker in our facility, your duties would include: assisting residents with transportation to and from medical appointments; administering prescription medication(s); ensuring basic hygiene practices (i.e. baths, showers, brushing teeth, cleaning/grooming habits, getting residents dressed); engaging residents in recreational and skill-building activities (grocery shopping, field trips, clothing shopping, and exercise sessions); and house-cleaning and maintenance (cooking, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, bed-making, laundry, emptying bed pans).
In addition to on-site duties, disability care worker(s) will be responsible for conducting occasional home visits to outpatient clients, as well as job-training workshops. As such, ideal candidates must be 18 years of age or older and posses a valid driver’s license. Reliable transportation is a must. A high school diploma is required, but preference will be given to those with an Associate’s degree or higher in a healthcare-related field. All applicants are required to pass a thorough background check. This position is ideal for a motivated person with excellent people skills and the ability to work efficiently in sometimes-challenging circumstances.
Currently, there are several shifts available: First shift: 8am-4:30pm; Second shift: 4:30pm-12am; Third shift: 12am-8am. We have a diverse community of residents, so a bilingual staff is also important. If candidates are proficient in another languages (Creole, Hebrew, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and/or Tagalog), they should declare so in their cover letters. Interested parties will submit a cover letter and resume attached to the online application.
Disability Care Worker Tasks
Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.