Direct Care Worker
Volunteers of America - Greater New York - Staten Island, NY

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The Direct Care Worker provides direct services to consumers and plays an essential role in assisting a person with developmental disabilities or mental retardation (i.e., consumer) to strive for the highest quality of life possible.


High School Diploma/Equivalency. A clean valid NYS Driver’s License; experience with developmentally disabled population preferred.

Principal Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct community integration activities with consumers.
  • Encourage use of active treatment as opposed to custodial care during the supervision of meal preparation, house cleaning, food/personal shopping, budgeting, banking, etc.
  • Administer, and document the administration of medication correctly.
  • Participate in general staff meeting, in-service training, annual/semi-annual reviews as scheduled.
  • Maintain a level of professionalism.
  • Follow written methodologies and behavior interventions and habilitation plans.

  • Closing Statement:

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    Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.