The Direct Care Specialist is responsible for providing the needs of those individuals whose disabilities preclude the acquisition of certain independent living skills related to the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, food preparation and storage.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Some experience and/or training working in a health care profession preferred.
Own or have access to a vehicle that is properly inspected and insured.
Must be literate (able to read and write) at least on a 10th grade level.
Must be 18 years or older.
Valid Louisiana drivers license.
Acceptable motor vehicle report.
Certified in CPR/First Aid. (must be obtained prior to employment)
Reports to Program Supervisor
Supervisory Responsiblity: None
Assisting with personal hygiene, dressing, bathing and grooming.
Performing or assisting in the performance of tasks related to maintaining a safe, healthy and stable living environment.
Light cleaning tasks in areas of the home used by the recipient.
Shopping for such items as health and hygiene products, clothing and groceries.
Performing activities of daily living inside and outside the home which require care.
Assisting with or performing beneficiary laundry chores.
Assisting the beneficiary in transfer and/or ambulation in those activities which are necessary to live independently.
Assisting with bladder and/or bowel requirements or problems, including help with bed pan routines.
Assisting in the storage of foods and the preparation and eating of meals.
If indicated by the supervisor, accompanying individual to clinics physicians offices, and appointment related to benefits maintenance activities.
Assisting the beneficiary to receive any service specified in the written plan of care (IHP, ISP, etc.), including leisure skills development which are specified in the plan.
Communicating with the appropriate professionals and changes in the clients condition.
Assisting in activities which would enhance the individual's employability.
Relates to each person with dignity and respect.
Maintains daily log/record for each individual, recording events relating to individuals in the program.
Must be able to lift 50 to 60 pounds.
Must attend and complete all training required by the agency.
Maintains a minimal satisfactory job performance evaluation. Continuous efforts should be made to strive for excellence.
Interfaces with consultants, social services departments, office personnel, parents, neighbors, and other service agencies, etc. in a congenial professional manner.
Be available to work rotating schedules to include weekends.
351 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 - 318.221.8392