Evergreen Life Services

Direct Support Associate Talking Rock GA

Location

Talking Rock, GA

Type

Full Time

Job Summary

Responsible for maintaining a healthy, safe, and therapeutic environment for people served and following through on their individual plans of care.

Essential Job Functions:

  •  Ensure the health and welfare of the people served.
  •  Assist people served with medication and treatment plans as needed.
  •  Assist people served in the care and cleaning of their home, including reporting of maintenance needs.
  •  Assist people served with money management including budgeting, banking, and shopping.
  •  Assist people served with daily life activities such as: meal preparation, reading usage, use of telephone, use of community services (post office, mass transportation), housekeeping, clothing care, self-care, and person hygiene.
  •  Make food and non-food purchases for the home when requested.
  •  Prepare meals.
  •  Ensure the maintenance of the home and grounds are done as requested.
  •  Complete all required documentation in accordance with applicable state agency(ies) and Evergreen Life Services policies and procedures.
  •  Implement behavioral and other programs as trained and requested.
  •  Assist people 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.
  •  Provide transportation in company or personal vehicle as requested.

Qualifications

  •  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, which meets Evergreen requirements for insurance purposes and proof of liability coverage if a vehicle is owned.
  •  Meet and maintain all requirements of the applicable federal and state agency(ies), including good standing with applicable registry(ies).
  •  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).
  •  Prior experience as a direct support worker preferred

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  •  Constantly moves about to coordinate work.
  •  Regularly moves and positions objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds while assisting people served in home, workshop, or job site.
  •  Regularly assist people served by lifting and positioning them with and without mechanical support as appropriate.
  •  Constantly alert and aware to people’s needs.
  •  Occasionally exposed to viruses and infectious conditions.

Special Requirements

  •  Represent Evergreen in public in a fashion that would reflect credibility and professionalism on the organization.
  •  Desire to work with people with disabilities and enhance their quality of life.
  •  Function successfully in stressful situations.
  •  Demonstrate high moral standards so as to be a positive role model for people served.
  •  Complete all orientation and on the job training prior to starting work.
  •  Work assigned shifts as required by management.
  •  Attend all training classes as required.

Company Website: evergreenls.org

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