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Direct Care Counselor - Adult Residential

Requisition ID:

19162027

Business Unit:

St. Vincent's Special Needs Center

Location:

Sandy Hook, CT

Standard Hours:

1

FT/PT/Per Diem:

Per Diem

Shift:

Shift 1

Shift Details:

Must be willing to work some holidays. Shift varies

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Description

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.


Job Summary:
Provides informal training and direct care to clients based on person-centered

plans, individual needs/requests and daily household operations.

Responsibilities:
• Supervises, trains, and/or assists client in accordance with the person-

  centered plan, including personal care, recreation, and reinforcement of

  individual habilitation objectives.
• Assures client's personal property and adaptive equipment is clean and in

  good order including wheel chair, clothing and living space. Plans, schedules

  and transports clients to work, appointments and community activities.
• Documents routine medications and treatments as prescribed by physicians

  and/or health care professionals.
• Assists individuals with meal preparation and encourages good nutritional

  habits and adherence to prescribed diets.
• Effective communication, oral, written and electronic skills.
• Assists in all duties essential to the operational needs of the site.
• Assists individuals to meet their physical emotional spiritual developmental

  health and safety needs.
• Adapts positively to fast paced changing environment.
• Maintain required licenses certifications and trainings.
• Completes all related paperwork for mandatory compliance with DDS and

   other related agencies.
• Other Duties as assigned

Qualifications

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

• Required Credential(s):
• Licensed Drivers License credentialed from the Connecticut Department of

  Motor Vehicles obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
• One or more of the following:
• Certified Heart Saver AED credentialed from the American Red Cross

  obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
• Certified Heart Saver AED credentialed from the American Heart Association

  (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Work Experience:
• 1 year experience assisting individuals with disabilities or completion of

  Human Services training program preferred.



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