Requisition Number: ONOUR-CNA-H-02-2020-01
Job Title: CNA/Direct Support Professional
City: Nazareth
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: $16.00/hour

CNA/Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary


Position Summary

The On Our Own I program, a division of RHD located in Northeast Pennsylvania, is looking for Certified Nursing Assistants/Residential Support Staff interested in full-time, part-time and on- call positions in Tatamy, Freemansburg and Allentown areas supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Autism. CNA/Residential Support Staff will provide direct care to individuals served, by: assisting with activities of daily living, administering medications, community integration, implementing Individual Support Plans, assist individuals with medical appointments, treat all individuals with dignity and respect, implementation of clinical programming, and maintaining accurate documentation within a trauma informed environment.        

Direct Support Staff  are expected to promote the values and image of Resources for Human Development and to adhere to all of the agency’s Policies and Procedures, at all times. All candidates must have a strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, reliability, consistency, be a team player, and flexibility to cover open shifts. Must have reliable transportation. Must be willing to work some weekends and holidays.                                                                                                         

Essential Duties and Functions

  • Approach the individuals served, at all times, with unconditional positive regard. This includes both attitudes and actions.
  • Teach, guide, and support individuals to develop skills necessary for happy, healthy, and safe interactions in their home and in the community.
  • Provide personal care, as needed, to assist individuals to maintain health and appropriate public appearance.  This may include, but is not limited to, bathing, diapering, tooth brushing, and other direct care responsibilities.  Physical lifting and transferring of consumers is an essential job function.
  • Engage in physical activity to meet the certification requirements of Crisis Prevention and Intervention training and consumer needs.
  • Ensure safety of individuals, by conducting safety checks, evacuation procedures, and monthly fire drills.
  • Implement supportive interventions at all times, especially in the moment of a crisis, such as episodes of self-injurious behaviors or aggression.
  • Accompany and support individuals during community integrated activities, initiate and develop meaningful and lasting interactions with other members of the community.  Provide services to the individuals, in whatever setting is necessary, including:  their homes, community, hospitals, day programs, nursing homes, and family homes.
  • Perform duties associated with participation in Individual Support Plans and ensure that program planning is the primary focus within the home.  Responsible for implementation and appropriate documentation of ISP outcomes (goals) as written in the individual’s ISP.  Maintain staff supervision ratios, as written in ISP.
  • Assist the team to assess current skill levels and maintain awareness of environmental factors or issues and their impact on the person(s) served. Ensure that all areas in the home and surrounding property are clean, sanitary, safe, and well maintained by cleaning and maintaining the home on a daily basis.  Maintain safety in the home, by reporting any physical site problems immediately.
  • Administer all medications and prescribed therapies, safely, accurately, and uphold regulatory standards regarding medical issues

 
Qualifications

  • Certifide Nursing Assistant certification in good standing with the state nursing board is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license to receive consideration.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must demonstrate safe driving skills in accordance to RHD standards
  • Must have a HS Diploma/GED.
  • Prior work experience is a plus.
  • Training will be provided.
  • Competitive salary provided.
  • Comprehensive benefits plan is offered for full-time work, only.


Responsibilities/Duties

  • Approach the individuals served, at all times, with unconditional positive regard. This includes both attitudes and actions.
  • Adhere to program schedules and arrive for all shifts, meetings, trainings, and Professional Development on time.
  • Teach, guide, and support individuals to develop skills necessary for happy, healthy, and safe interactions in their home and in the community.
  • Provide personal care, as needed, to assist individuals to maintain health and appropriate public appearance.  This may include, but is not limited to, bathing, diapering, tooth brushing, and other direct care responsibilities.  Physical lifting and transferring of consumers is an essential job function.
  • Engage in physical activity to meet the certification requirements of Crisis Prevention and Intervention training and consumer needs.
  • Ensure safety of individuals, by conducting safety checks, evacuation procedures, and monthly fire drills.
  • Implement supportive interventions at all times, especially in the moment of a crisis, such as episodes of self-injurious behaviors or aggression.
  • Accompany and support individuals during community integrated activities, initiate and develop meaningful and lasting interactions with other members of the community.  Provide services to the individuals, in whatever setting is necessary, including:  their homes, community, hospitals, day programs, nursing homes, and family homes.
  • Perform duties associated with participation in Individual Support Plans and ensure that program planning is the primary focus within the home.  Responsible for implementation and appropriate documentation of ISP outcomes (goals) as written in the individual’s ISP.  Maintain staff supervision ratios, as written in ISP.
  • Assist the team to assess current skill levels and maintain awareness of environmental factors or issues and their impact on the person(s) served. Ensure that all areas in the home and surrounding property are clean, sanitary, safe, and well maintained by cleaning and maintaining the home on a daily basis.  Maintain safety in the home, by reporting any physical site problems immediately.
  • Drive individuals to day program, medical appointments, community outings, and other destinations, in a safe manner utilizing an agency vehicle.
  • Required Experience

     
  • Must have a valid driver’s license to receive consideration.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must demonstrate safe driving skills in accordance to RHD standards
  • Prior work experience is a plus.
  • Training will be provided.

  • Required Education

  • Certifide Nursing Assistant certification in good standing with the state nursing board is required.
  • Must have a HS Diploma/GED.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Certifide Nursing Assistant certification in good standing with the state nursing board is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license to receive consideration.
  • Must demonstrate safe driving skills in accordance to RHD standards
  • Must have a HS Diploma/GED.
  • Program Summary

    The On Our Own I program, a division of RHD located in Northeast Pennsylvania, is looking for Certified Nursing Assistants/Residential Support Staff interested in full-time, part-time and on- call positions in Tatamy, Freemansburg and Allentown areas supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Autism. CNA/Residential Support Staff will provide direct care to individuals served, by: assisting with activities of daily living, administering medications, community integration, implementing Individual Support Plans, assist individuals with medical appointments, treat all individuals with dignity and respect, implementation of clinical programming, and maintaining accurate documentation within a trauma informed environment. 

    Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status

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    Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.