- Job date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 06:10:08 GMT
- Expected salary: $3216 – 4188 per month
- Job title: DSHS DDA Attendant Counselor 3
- Company: Washington State
- Location: Medical Lake, WA
DSHS DDA Attendant Counselor 3 – Direct Care Provider Lead
Join our mission to and make a difference every day in the lives of people you care for. We have an opportunity for a Direct Care Provider Lead to join our team at .
In this role, you’ll act as a shift charge for an assigned area to provide active treatment, assistance, and safety to clients both on and off-campus. We will count on your leadership capability to serve in ensuring staff work collectively to support our client’s training and personal growth.
Some of what you’ll do:
- Instruct staff, assign work and provide performance coaching, addressing any issues needing improvement
- Provide specialized care, support and training for people with intellectual disabilities living in a Residential Rehabilitation Center in compliance with each client’s Habilitation Plan
- Implement individualized programs, plans, and services that are designed to provide skills and encourage independence
- Provide feedback to Attendant Counselor Manager for Personal Development Plan input
- Safely manage clients who can be physically and verbally aggressive and, protect clients from abuse and neglect
- Maintain a therapeutic environment that fosters respect, dignity, and the client’s self-esteem.
- Ensure all issues, environmental, and other pertinent information is communicated timely and to appropriate people
- Function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
- Accompany and supervise clients ensuring health and safety of the clients to/from and during activities and appointments within the facility and in the community
What we’re looking for:
- Dependability for our clients and staff
- Leadership qualities; problem-solving, giving feedback to staff, positively giving direction and being able to lead multiple staff
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to work with clients who exhibit challenging behavior; with a dual diagnosis or developmental disability and mental illness; with community protection issues; and with health issues
- Demonstrate understanding and competence in all aspects of Therapeutic Options training in daily work assignments
- Carry out prescribed programs as daily schedules required or as written.
- Collect and record data as indicated in the Individual Habilitation Plan
- Promote and maintain a positive reinforcing environment
Who should apply?
Professionals who have a high school diploma or GED and two years of experience working with clients with developmental disabilities.
Questions? Please contact Ebony Ware at and reference job number 05604.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver’s license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.
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