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Direct Care Worker in Bronx, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/24/2018

Job Description

OVERVIEW: The Residential Direct Care Worker works in a residential setting servicing an adult and children population impacted by family violence.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for daily care of the program’s clients including supervision of personal hygiene, social guidance, use of leisure time.
  • Establish and work with clients on mastering independent living goals. 
  • Develop, supervise and run activity sessions.
  • Accompany clients on trips and outings and supervise activities.
  • May be called upon to work one on one with a client who is displaying significant stress.
  • Monitor the clients to ensure that any necessary, prescribed medications are taken appropriately.
  • Ensure that the residents understand the rules and regulations of the facility in which they are housed and assist them in meeting them.
  • Monitor clients for use of controlled substances, may be called upon to monitor urine testing procedures.
  • Ensures that security is maintained within the program.
  • Shares their experience and observation of the clients under their care with the treatment team and immediately brings to the attention of the supervisor any unusual issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum educational level of a High School Diploma.  Minimum work experience of two years' regular in‑house experience working within a residential treatment program.