Direct Care Professional
Easter Seals Florida, Inc - Naples, FL

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DESCRIPTION

Great opportunity for caring, compassionate individuals (preferably skilled direct care providers) to work with adults with autism and developmental disabilities who also exhibit behavioral challenges in a residential group home and/or day training program setting and help make positive contributions to their quality of life.

Easter Seals Florida, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

DUTIES

Responsible for teaching individuals self-care, daily living, communication and social skills; vocational skills; assisting in community experiences; implementing behavior reduction programs; data collection; and documentation client progress. The position is also responsible for providing safety, well being for clients, lead activities, and ensure basic needs are provided all while upholding and respecting individual rights. Other duties may include: medication administration, transportation to/from daily activities, house maintenance and food preparation, assisting with personal hygiene and other related direct care responsibilities.

Full-time, Part-time, Day, Evening and Weeknight shifts available. Flexibility to work different shifts a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate should have a minimum of:
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, ABA, Special Education, Vocational/Occupational Rehabilitation, Social Work or Nursing preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience working with individuals with disabilities required; experience working with individuals with autism preferred
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Must be able to meet Easter Seals Florida -Approved Driver Qualifications
  • Must be able to successfully complete all Pre-Employment Training requirements
Required Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Word - Basic
  • Microsoft Excel - Basic
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Basic
  • Microsoft Outlook - Basic
  • Internet - Basic
  • Database - Basic
Responsible for teaching individuals self-care, daily living, communication and social skills; vocational skills; assisting in community experiences; implementing behavior reduction programs; data collection; and documentation client progress. The position is also responsible for providing safety, well being for clients, lead activities, and ensure basic needs are provided all while upholding and respecting individual rights. Other duties may include: medication administration, transportation to/from daily activities, house maintenance and food preparation, assisting with personal hygiene and other related direct care responsibilities.

Full-time, Part-time, Day, Evening and Weeknight shifts available. Flexibility to work different shifts a plus.

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