Direct Support Worker - Residential

Careers for Compassionate People

The Arc of Acadiana is proud that we are a hard-working family, dedicated to the development and happiness of our clients.

We are growing by offering services into greater regions throughout Louisiana and as an organization with constantly developing programs and scope of services. Please check back often to see what positions are available in your area. We are excited to meet people who will be as dedicated to our mission as we are!

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Company Name Arc of Acadiana
Location New Iberia, LA, United States
Date Posted June 11, 2015
Category Default
Job Type Full-Time

Description

Arc of Acadiana is a dynamic and growing company.  We are in need of individuals who are compassionate and caring, to work with people with developmental disabilities.  We’re currently hiring
DSW ( Direct Support Workers )

Direct Support Workers are responsible for providing direct support to the clients by assisting them with daily needs, such as dressing, recreating, and reinforcement of active treatment objectives.

Job Duties:
• Trains individuals to develop and maintain skills necessary for working and living by teaching functional, daily living, working, social, and personal-social readjustment skills.
• Promotes maximum independence by implementing action plans according to individual’s physical capacity, intelligence, level, and interest.
• Documents progress by charting on data sheets and completing required monthly/quarterly progress reports.
• Evaluates results of training by observing, noting, and evaluating progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.
• May require assisting a client into and out of a wheelchair
• May require assisting a client into and out of bed
• May be required to transport client to doctor appointments, run errands, etc.

Requirements:
• Must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver's license, and reliable transportation.
• Ability to work flexible hours (some weekend and holidays are required).
• Good communication skills, dependable, able to work independently and the ability to read and write.
• CNA and nursing home experience preferred but not required.

We offer  GREAT PAY for DSWs, CMAs and CNAs.
We have an  EXCELLENT BENEFITS package.  Arc of Acadiana provides Assistance with Health Insurance Premiums.  We offer short-term and long-term disability insurance, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k), Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, etc.
We believe in promoting from within so if you’re looking for a career, Arc of Acadiana is where you need to be.  We also offer tuition reimbursement.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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