Hourly Live-In Coworker
40 Hours per week, split shifts as needed.
Hourly at $14.00 plus Room/Board/Full Benefits
Provide support and increase independence and quality of life of residents, diagnosed with developmental/intellectual disability/varied abilities, by championing their goals, modeling appropriate social behaviors and language, and assisting with domestic skills instruction in a residential setting.
The Hourly Live-In Housing Coworker position is a live-in care position with emphasis on providing individual and group activities and assisting with domestic skills instruction in a residential home setting. The job includes preparing and eating shift meals at the house with residents, doing chores, giving necessary assistance with feeding and dressing as well as bathing and hygiene, and life-sharing with young adults with developmental/intellectual disability diagnosis. The Hourly Live-In Coworker is certified by the Department of Health as a Responsible Adult.
Duties and Responsibilities
- · Execute tasks relating to physical care, such as grooming, feeding, bathing, dressing and hygiene of people with developmental/intellectual disabilities (DD).
- · Perform assorted household and direct care duties, including care of the physical environment, taking initiative where needed and as assigned by your supervisor.
- · Be familiar with and participate in the implementation and execution of tasks and recreational programs relating to each resident’s entire ISP.
- · Complete required documentation at regular intervals.
- · Be proficient in Therap and train other staff how to use it correctly.
- · Be responsible for participant medication, including administering, documenting and knowing the details of each participant’s medications.
- · Teach strategies and techniques related to basic functional living skills such as grooming/hygiene, cooking, sorting, laundry, and gardening.
- · Model appropriate social and language behaviors to improve social and communication skills of residents, at all times.
- · Participate in individual and group physical and social activities, such as community circle, morning contribution (chores) and exercise, with versatility and flexibility.
- · Transport residents to out of home events and appointments.
- · As a team member, work collaboratively with other co-workers to provide a safe, nurturing space for all residents to meet their goals.
- · Maintain a safe atmosphere for residents and participants at all times.
- · Participate in monthly emergency fire and safety drills, and smoke alarm inspections, as required, be familiar with the contents and location of First Aid Kit, Emergency Kits, and Fire Extinguishers and be capable of managing any emergency occurring in the facility.
- · Keep the House up to code under license, support audits, maintain the books, procure and maintain all required documents for the house, and interface with business office on financial matters.
- · Maintain relationships with families of Participants.
- · Coordinate schedules and train Residential Co-workers, as needed.
- · Follow through on training, directions and assignments as delegated by your supervisor.
- · Adhere to all Department of Health requirements.
- · Report incidents via the appropriate incident report form and submit to your supervisor.
- · Participate in scheduled house meetings.
- · Participate in staff meetings for residential and farm crew, and other meetings as necessary.
- · As a member of the La`akea Village community, tend to its wellbeing by proactively participating in community duties such as picking up trash, identifying hazards and removing or reporting them.
- · Support La`akea Village's mission, vision and core values.
· Model professionalism, kindness and respect
· Build a positive and productive relationship with people of varying abilities
· Contribute with integrity, kindness and compassion to a diverse community
· Navigate emotional barriers with favorable outcomes
· Operate with goal-oriented planning and follow through
· Able to take temperature, pulse, and respiration
- · Minimum six month to one-year commitment
- · Be at least eighteen years of age
- · High school diploma or equivalency
- · Able to communicate, read and write in the english language
- · Interest and some previous experience working with special population, preferred.
- · Must have current TB clearance.
- · Must have criminal background check and finger printing
- · Current driver’s license
- · Current First Aid and CPR required
- · Full Physical
The physical demands 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.
· Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
· Be able to perform housework and other physical cleaning duties
· Be able to physically assist residents with things such as bathing, dressing, etc.
· Be able to bend, stoop, lift and twist.