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Personal Assistant (Direct Support Professional)

Company: Youth Consultation Services
Location: Flanders
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Dedicated. Compassionate. Inspiring. Rewarding.These are just some of the words to describe what it's like working at YCS. YCS employees are devoted professionals who have a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults.Do you share the same qualities?Sawtelle Emmans Program in Flanders, NJ provides residential care for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in a group home setting. The program is currently hiring for a Personal Assistant.Personal Assistants are expected to have a unique sensitivity to recognize and appropriately respond to clients who may have evidenced difficulties. Provide quality daily care (personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation, and other related tasks) to ensure the health and safety of clients in the residence and community.Duties and Responsibilities Include:* Assist clients in meeting their individual goals and objectives as defined in their Individual Habilitation Plan.* Dependent on client's IHP, teach/support the client with the following: bath, toilet, change adult absorbent underwear and linens, grooming and dressing, and self-administration of medication.* Demonstrate a basic understanding of medications, purpose and side effects.* Demonstrate proper body mechanics and mobility transfer technique to prevent injuries.* De-escalate potential crisis situations and if necessary be prepared to control client physically.* Keep accurate and timely records.Job Requirements:* High school degree or equivalent* Valid driver's license* 21 years old or older* Experience working with developmental disabilities preferredYCS provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits for full-time employees include:* Medical, Dental, and Vision* Paid time off* Life insurance / disability benefits/ health and wellness programs* 403 (B) savings and investment plans* Potential public service loan forgivenessShifts Available* On-CallYouth Consultation Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Youth Consultation Services, Newark , Personal Assistant (Direct Support Professional), Other , Flanders, New Jersey

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