Residential Aide PT
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The Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services is the single point of entry for public mental health, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse services in Chesterfield County. The part–time Residential Aide will be committed to providing face-to-face support to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in a home environment.
What You Do and How You Do it:
You will provide direct care to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in a 24-hour apartment cluster. You will be responsible for supporting and training individuals with personal hygiene, community integration and inclusion, and activities of daily living. You will also provide general medical care to include administering medications, carrying out physician ordered treatments and first aid/CPR when the need arises. It will be your priority to ensure individuals in your care remain healthy and safe. To do so, you will work closely with your supervisor and residential counselors to stay updated on the needs and desires of the residents. You will also assist in general household cleaning and maintenance. You will complete documentation in individuals’ electronic health records as well as daily logs in the homes. Perform other work as required.
Here’s What You Need:
We require a high school diploma or GED; prefer that applicants have completed some college coursework in a human services field; prefer that applicants have some experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities or one year of experience in the Human Services field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by the applicant and presented at time of interview. Record must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background investigation and education/degree verification required.
The following is also required:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills to include the ability to interact with a diverse population and to follow written and verbal directions
• Ability to work in a dynamic environment
• Assertive and confident – especially when being challenged
• Independent thinker
• Computer skills and the ability to type
• Ability to effectively deal with conflict
• Ability to manage multiple priorities
This position works evenings, days, weekends, holidays. Schedule subject to change to meet the program’s needs.
An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Hiring a Diverse and Bilingual Workforce
Position open until filled (first review to begin August 9, 2021).
28 hours/week; varies to include evenings, days, weekends, and holidays. Schedule subject to change to meet the program’s needs.
A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. Visit chesterfield.gov/careers to view instructions and to complete and submit an application. (804) 748-1551.