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Company: Central State Community Services Oklahoma Inc.
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

SUMMARYProvides direct support in the home of adults and children who have developmental and other disabilities by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Regular, predictable and reliable attendance and punctuality.

Formally recognizes the accomplishments of others when they display character traits valued by the organization.

Assists individuals to the degree necessary to change bed linens, wash and iron laundry, and clean the living area and or home.

Assists individuals to the degree necessary to plan, purchase, prepare and serve food for him/herself and other members of the household, utilizing standard nutritional guidelines and/or special prescribed diets.

Assists individuals in to and out of bed, automobile, or wheelchair, to lavatory, and up and down stairs if assistance is necessary.

Assists individuals to dress, bathe, and groom self if assistance is necessary.

Administers prescribed oral and/or topical medications under written direction of a physician.

Accompanies individuals who are ambulatory as well as those who are not to participate in a wide variety of out of the home activities and act as a guide, companion and aide.

Assists individuals to secure and attend volunteer as well as other community vocation activities in their community in order to prepare for competitive employment.

Provides transportation to the person's work, therapies or leisure activities using public transportation, agency leased vehicles or their own vehicle.

Entertains the individual in their home by reading aloud, playing card or board games, and any other activities interesting to the individual.

Participates with the individual in a wide variety of leisure activities including visits to the individual's family or to family gatherings, swimming, bicycling, and going to movies, concerts, church/church activities, picnics and amusement parks.

Performs a wide variety of miscellaneous duties as requested such as obtaining household supplies and running errands.

Maintains detailed records of the services performed and of the apparent condition of the individual.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Work environment can be fast paced. The ability to deal with stress and get along with co-workers and supervisors is essential. Must be able to communicate effectively with people outside the company and internally within all levels of management and all departments. Must be detail oriented, ability to multi-task, and be professional, confidential and friendly. Must have written skills in order to document. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SAFETY SENSITIVESafety Sensitive means any job that includes tasks or duties that the employer reasonably believes could affect the safety and health of the employee performing the task or others including, but not limited to, any of the following: a. the operation of a motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or power tools,b. dispensing pharmaceuticals,c. direct support or care to an adult or child.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh School diploma or general education degree [GED] or proof of current enrollment and/or attendance in GED classes.

LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, physician's orders, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to individuals and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSA check of the employee's driving record is conducted with the Department of public Safety. A current, unrestricted Oklahoma driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance may also be required. All training mandated by DHS-DDS must be completed before work hours are scheduled [Foundations, Effective Teaching, CPR, and First Aid.] Further training including Medication Administration, GET, Residential Modules must be completed in accordance with a time table set forth in DHS-DDS policy manual. Other training classes and inservices may also be required and are considered a part of the job. Failure to attend any scheduled training results in a mandatory payroll deduction and could affect continued employment.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONSA felony/misdemeanor background search with OSBI and/or other state regulatory agencies, and searches of the Community Services Worker Registry, the Sex Offender Registry, the Violent Offender Registry, Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General Registry and the Nurse Aide Registry are performed. You may be subject to additional background &/or registry checks. Results can affect employment status.

PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and if working with an individual who is nonambulatory, up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals such as household cleaners, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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