Direct Care Associate
Job Code: DCA - 104
Revision Date: Aug. 28, 2020
$11.31 - $18.51 Hourly
$904.80 - $1,480.80 Biweekly
$23,529.00 - $38,491.00 Annually
We are an agency committed to innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong sense of resilience.
The purpose of this position is to provide individuals diagnosed with an Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD) assistance with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, and medication administration. This position will also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on community outings or providing transportation to work or other activities. It will entail collaboration with the clinical staff to support the Individual Plan of Care, therapeutic and behavioral plans in place to enhance the quality of life of the individual. Direct Care Associates are employed in a wide range of work settings. Associates are subject to work in a residential care facility, day habilitation program, or community setting. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary dependent upon the functional area assigned.
This class works under close to general supervision according to set procedures but determines how or when to complete tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by one (1) year of experience in human or social services, case management or related field; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and motivational therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma, parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.
Performs light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Special Certifications and Licenses
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
Emergence Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Emergence Health Network to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Other Job Characteristics
Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.