Evergreen Life Services

Direct Support Tech Minden

Location

Minden, LA

Type

Full Time

Does the idea of a desk job bore you? Do you want a job that inspires you? A job that gives back to your community?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you could be a great fit for a Direct Support Associate at Evergreen Life Services (Evergreen). As a Direct Support Associate, you will help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain life skills, build confidence and live as independently as possible. You will make a difference every time you come to work.

Evergreen Life Services, North Central Division is currently in search for an Direct Support Tech.

 

Job Summary

Responsible for maintaining a healthy, safe and therapeutic environment for individuals served and following through on their individual plans of care.  Administer medication as allowed by appropriate State medication administration guidelines.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure the health and welfare of the individuals served.
  • Assist individuals served with medication and treatment plans as needed. Count and dispense appropriate medications as outlined in State medication administration guidelines.
  • Train individuals served in the care and cleaning of their living area or home by performing and modeling simple task such as making bed, cleaning floor, and other basic housekeeping task.
  • Clean living area and assist individuals served with laundry.
  • Report general maintenance needs of living area or home unit.
  • Assist individuals served with money management including budgeting, banking, and shopping
  • Assist individuals served with daily life activities(when applicable) such as: meal preparation, reading usage, use of telephone, use of community services (post office, mass transportation), housekeeping, clothing care, self-care, and personal hygiene.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Active Treatment Plan and Nutritional, Behavior, and Physical Support plans.
  • Accompany and transport individuals served to activities such as medical/dental appointments, church services, recreation areas, work, and shopping as requested.
  • Complete all required documentation (i.e. daily notes, incident reports, medical information such as seizures, vital signs as trained medication errors, etc.) in accordance with applicable state agency(ies) and Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc. policies and procedures
  • Implement behavioral and other programs as trained and requested.
  • Assist individuals served with their goals as outlined in their plan of care document(s)
  • Identify potential behavior triggers and defuse or redirect as needed to ensure safety and well-being of all involved.
  • Report accidents/incidents and suspected cases of abuse or neglect of individuals served per Evergreen policies and procedures.
  • Provide instruction to individuals served involved in work activities associated with vocational opportunities

Qualifications/Experience/Job Knowledge

  • Effectively read, write and communicate verbally in English and must be able to read and understand instructions, perform record-keeping and write reports
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record per Evergreen policy for insurance purposes and proof of liability coverage if a vehicle is owned
  • Meet and maintain all requirements of the applicable state agency(ies), including good standing with state abuse and neglect registry
  • Submit to and pass drug screen and criminal background check
  • Ability to learn basic computer skills (i.e. turn on/off, log in/out, input data, approve timesheet)
  • Successful completion of appropriate State required medication administration certification and up to date training
  • At least six (6) months of prior experience working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities

 

**Hours are 10pm - 8am**

Company Website: evergreenls.org

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