Personal Assistant (PA)

Youth Consultation Services New Brunswick, NJ
Dedicated. Compassionate. Inspiring. Rewarding.

These are just some of the words to describe what it's like working at YCS. YCS employees are devoted professionals who have a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults.

Do you share the same qualities?

Sawtelle Home New Brunswick is a psychiatric residential treatment facility serving vulnerable, aggressive, and high-risk youth ages 14- 21 who may have, but not limited to, a diagnosis within the autism spectrum.

Personal Assistants are expected to have a unique sensitivity to recognize and appropriately respond to clients who may have evidenced difficulties. Provide quality daily care (personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation, and other related tasks) to ensure the health and safety of clients in the residence and community.

Duties and Responsibilities Include but not limited: Assist clients in meeting their individual goals and objectives as defined in their Individual Habilitation Plan. Dependent on client's IHP, teach/support the client with the following: bath, toilet, change adult absorbent underwear and linens, grooming and dressing, and self-administration of medication. Demonstrate a basic understanding of medications, purpose and side effects. Demonstrate proper body mechanics and mobility transfer technique to prevent injuries. De-escalate potential crisis situations and if necessary be prepared to control client physically. Keep accurate and timely records.

Work Schedule: Saturday 11:00 PM - 7:00 AMRequirementsMust be at least 21 years or older with a valid driver's license.

(1) one year of verifiable experience working with children in a group setting is required; H.S. Diploma/G.E.D. College preferred.

DDD experience preferred.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

All new hires are required to attend a week orientation: Monday through Monday 8:45am-4:00pm, upon hire.

Additional Information: Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview.

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