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Direct Support Professional / Caregiver

Company: Continental Post Acute
Location: Yorba Linda
Posted on: August 3, 2022

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Job DescriptionContinental Post Acute, LLCDirect Support Professional / CaregiverJob DescriptionTitle: Direct Support Professional / CaregiverWork Location: Orange CountyWork Hours: AMs - 6 AM to 2 PM PMs - 2 PM to 10 PM NOCs - 10 PM to 6 AMGENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Follows established standards and procedures, provides supervision, care, support, and training to residents with Developmental Disabilities in a home setting. Assist residents with feeding, toileting skills, grooming, and appearance. Analyze situations accurately, take effective action; follow directions and communicate effectively in English. Have knowledge of state and federal laws, Regional Centers, Department of Social Services, Department of Developmental Services, and State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Have knowledge of Title 17 and 22. Have knowledge of dual diagnosis, Individual Program Plans, resident service needs, emergency disaster protocol and behavior plans. May be asked to work extended hours and/or varying shifts. Responsible for attending training and participate in Continental Post Acute LLC.''s meetings at least four times a year. May be required to drive on community outings and escort residents in a company owned vehicle. Is a motivated, independent individual who can organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately. Is a mandated reporter of observed or suspected neglect or abuse and reports in accordance with regulations.SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Day to day functional supervision will be provided by Continental Post Acute Home Administrator and Lead RN/Licensed staff. Performance appraisals will be completed by Continental Post Acute''s Home Administrator.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must possess and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform the duties contained in this duty statement. Will perform a variety of physical activities including standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching, gripping, grasping, keying, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. Constant hearing, seeing and speaking is required. Occasional running, climbing, kneeling, traveling, squatting, sitting and balancing as required. Must maintain ability to drive a motor vehicle and possess a valid CA driver''s license. Ability to complete all training as required by applicable regulations, including but not limited to Direct Support Professional Training 1 and 2. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Daily on-going interaction with residents with developmental disabilities who may display aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors. On-going communication with family members, co-workers and public entities. Potential exposure to communicable diseases, blood-borne pathogens, and other conditions common to a day training environment community home environment. Ability required for active listening, interacting effectively with management, social perceptiveness, ability to maintain confidentiality, be detail-oriented and flexible. Will follow proper infection prevention and control procedures.ESSENTIAL DUTIESMaintain a safe, clean and therapeutic environment which ensures respect, dignity and protects privacy, rights, confidentiality and physical/emotional well-being of all residents. Interact with residents, families, co-workers, managers and other staff in a kind, knowledgeable and friendly manner. Provide positive interventions and Active Treatment to all residents. Maintain skills in organization, time management and analytical problem solving. Good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal, multi-tasking, critical thinking and active listening skills. Maintain the philosophy of the company to provide a holistic multi-dimensional approach. Consistently follow the policies and procedures of Continental Post Acute, LLC. These essential functions will be ongoing when performing the following duties:Assists residents in all activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, dining and communicating other resident needs they may have. These duties include lifting and resident mobility.1. Implements plan of care of the resident based on assessments and goals established by the care team.2. Treats residents and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of residents and their families.3. Functions as a resident advocate by protecting the resident''s rights.4. Demonstrates creativity in solving problems and looking at situations in new and innovative ways.5. Exhibits genuine interest in and appreciation of residents in later years of life.6. Training will assist the resident in maximizing their independence.7. Provide services that will assist each resident in achieving maximum social, emotional, intellectual, developmental, and cognitive growth, Resident rights, ability to make choices, and access shall be considered at all times.8. Support each resident per their Individual Program Plans (IPP) objectives using appropriate methodology (including setting limits for behavior and adhering to a behavioral program for each person)9. Assist staff with maintaining the physical environment of the home. Including housekeeping duties. (Cleaning designated areas, changing linens, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, surface cleaning and bathroom details)Escorts residents in the community.1. Is accountable for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents at all times2. Will engage residents in activities that provide opportunities for learning and practice of skills tailored to the specific needs of the resident.3. Support the needs and goals of each resident such as taking them to medical appointment, visiting families and friends, taking them to participate in leisure activities, and encouraging them to socialize with peers.Observes residents physical condition and behavior and reports significant changes to appropriate team member.1. Collects and records data as outlined in Continental Post Acute ''s policy and procedures.2. Complete and continually update resident notes system and information about the residents and any changes in behavior.3. Document communication between the resident, staff, day program, family, professionals and others related to the resident''s needs.4. Initiates an incident report when required.5. Meets current documentation standards and policies.6. Follows through as needed on information given by shift report, resident or family regarding residents'' concerns.Performs basic first aid procedures and bedside care for minor and temporary illness.1. Ensure all medical and dental needs are documented in record and reported to Home Administrator.2. Perform basic nursing duties, such as taking vital signs and measuring and recording intake and output, height & weight.3. Provide assistance/supervision with self-administration of medications.4. Attend resident meetings to develop an understanding of and reasons for treatment being given to the resident and acts as an advocate for the resident.Responds to emergencies that involve the use of medical / behavioral intervention techniques.1. Support and maintains a culture of safety and quality.2. Demonstrates ability to remain calm in emergency and/or stressful situations and gives everyone a feeling of confidence that situation is under control.3. Provides intervention that ensures safety to both resident and staff.4. Must competently use Nonviolent Crisis Intervention skills to manage resident''s assaultive behaviors.Performs light housework duties. (Includes but not limited to: laundry, bed making, ordering of personal supplies, and clothing). Attends training as required by Continental Post Acute and regulations.1. Care of resident clothing, personal property and their storage areas.2. Maintain adaptive equipment through proper handling and cleaning as indicated.3. Reporting and or correcting any hazard / unsafe environment situation or defective equipment immediately to the Administrator.4. Check all fire alarms and fire extinguisher(s) to make sure they are updated and functioning.5. Responsible for food shopping, preparation, serving, and clean up.6. Participate and provide a positive dining experience.7. Responsible for residents'' personal laundry.8. Complete all electronic training system requirements and required training and courses in a timely manner.9. Attend regular staff meetings and participate in continuing education and training.10. Perform other related duties and assignments as pany IntroductionCONTINENTAL POST ACUTE LLC is a special health care facility specifically designed for medically fragile residents. We provides a comfortable home setting for your loved ones, while they are getting intensive levels of care and support.

Keywords: Continental Post Acute, Yorba Linda , Direct Support Professional / Caregiver, Other , Yorba Linda, California

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