Residential Counselor (Direct Care) - Medical
40 HOURS - Schedule:Sun-Thurs 3p-11p
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Do you have an interest in health-care and would like the opportunity to work alongside nurses providing care to people with unique medical needs? BAMSI’s community based group homes are designed to support up to five individuals in a large comfortable home setting . Our Residential Counselors work alongside a nurse on shift to provide a caring, socially stimulating and interactive home environment for the individuals we serve. This position provides personal care, van transportation to appointments and community outings and requires daily documentation of activities and progress toward goals.
Must have a high school diploma/GED, valid driver's license in state of residence and a desire to provide direct care and support.
BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.
We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:
- Generous Time Off Package
- Highly Specialized Paid Trainings
- Health and Dental Insurance
- Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
- 403B plan with discretionary match
- Wellness Activities
- Employee Assistance Program
- Career Development Opportunities
*Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.
*This position is union represented by a bargaining unit of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. (AFSME).
As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated, by their start date. Details related to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to candidates who have been selected for employment.
Essential Functions: To assist disabled and/or brain injured adults living in supervised residential settings in order to ensure their safety and well-being in a manner that promotes growth, independence and dignity.
- Assist individuals to complete personal care tasks, which include, but are not limited to: toileting, showering/bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, assisting with mobility, repositioning, dressing, and range of motion exercises.
- Support individuals in the completion of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) tasks, which include but are not limited to: cooking, cleaning, general maintenance, shopping and money management.
- Utilize Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) practices, to create a thoughtful and supportive environment by ensuring activities, plans, and routines reflect the preferences, needs and goals of individuals.
- Follow the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Medication Administration Program (MAP) policies, which include, but are not limited to: training requirements, medication administration, medication security, and corresponding documentation.,
- Ensure individuals’ nutritional needs are met according to prescribed diet. Assist with feeding as necessary.
- Use supportive and adaptive, health-related protections/equipment as prescribed. Clean equipment as directed.
- Learn and utilize communication tools which include but are not limited to email, tablets, letter boards, etc.) taking into consideration the method most suited to individual needs.
- Assist individuals with planning and implementing community based activities and group activities within the home.
- Create opportunities to teach and support financial and safety skills. Encourage skill building to promote increased independence.
- Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans (ISP’s) including implementation of behavioral plans and medication treatment plans.
- Assist individuals with maintaining the cleanliness and neatness of indoor and outdoor areas.
- Transport individuals served to and from day programs, medical appointments and other activities as required. maintains a valid driver’s license in primary state of residence and follows the requirements of BAMSI Safe Driver Policy PE-48-12.
- Using approved techniques and only as necessary, restrains individuals to prevent injury to themselves and others.. Communication, Documentation & Teamwork
- Record data by the conclusion of each shift. Documentation requirements include, but are not limited to: financial audits, medication records, ISP data, behavior data, and behavior tracking.
- High school diploma or equivalency, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Previous experience working with individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities preferred.
- Ability to record data using a computer, enter time worked into an electronic system and receive and send email required.
- A valid driver's license in state of residence and satisfactory driving record.
- Ability to comprehend materials related to medication administration, ISP’s, PBS and ADL programs.
- Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately in order to keep documentation up to date and understandable.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with persons served, families, service providers and case managers.
- Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 pounds.
- Ability to reach, bend, stand, sit and walk; perform fine motor activities.
- Work effectively in a moderate to occasionally loud work environment.