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Working As A Direct Care Staffer

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $20,980

    Average Salary

What Does A Direct Care Staffer Do At Sails Group

* Every person benefits from the support of others, and we are looking for a very special person to support individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
* As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with The SAILS Group you will be one of those special persons.
* DSPs are the link to the community for those they serve
* Care for essential needs of residents, including meal preparation, recreational programming, community access, and activity participation
* Implementation of all Behavior Support and Skill Program Plans as written, maintain client records, data tracking and documentation as required
* Ability to provide physical assistance to clients as needed to follow through on Behavioral Intervention and Care Plans, including emergency interventions as instructed in Crisis Prevention Intervention
* Supervise and participate in program activities with individuals and groups
* Attend staff meetings and clinical trainings
* DSPs will drive clients to and from programs, schools and appointments as needed (mileage reimbursed)
* DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support

What Does A Direct Care Staffer Do At The New Day Foundation

* Supervise children onsite between the ages of 7 and 13.
* Assist adolescent children with homework and sports activities.
* Engage in onsite recreational functions.
* Act as mentor and document behaviors.
* Accompany children on field trips.
* Employer will provide on-the-job training.
* New hires will train with current employee for 40 hours prior to working one-on-one with the residents.
* Candidates must pass a drug screen and background check.
* Due to the nature of the employer s business, company policy requires that candidates having criminal background or convictions will not be

What Does A Direct Care Staffer Do At Gulf Winds RTC

* Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
* Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming.
* Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, errands, or assisting with their personal care.
* Will be working with young men ages 10
* years of age, facility is an all male facility

What Does A Direct Care Staffer Do At Spurwink Services

* Our RYFS staff work together as a team to meet the therapeutic needs of thirteen (13) clients in the treatment setting.
* Communication and collaboration is expected of all members of the treatment team.
* Our RYFS staff will develop relationships with clients who have emotional and behavioral disorders.
* They will maintain safe and therapeutic environment and routines.
* Our RYFS staff plan and lead group and individual activities aimed at helping clients achieve skills, creating opportunities for clients to succeed.
* They will also perform behavior management, therapeutic duties and crisis intervention, including restraints.
* All team members will participate in reflective practice and supervision to contribute to the management of the residence

What Does A Direct Care Staffer Do At Sunrise Senior Living

* Build meaningful relationships with a specified number of seniors and their families as you provide assistance with activities of daily living, attend to individual care needs and get to know their unique preferences and personalities
* Notify management of changes in condition and recommend adjustments in the level of care and service
* Assist residents in life skills and other life enriching activities as indicated on their individual profile
* Blends a variety of multi-sensory experiences into the resident's day
* Participates in the development of the Individualized Service Plans (ISP) and monthly updates
* Responsible for their designated group of residents during the shift, knows where their residents are and physically checks on them throughout the shift.
* Partners with community team to ensure community is in compliance with OSHA requirements and promotion of Risk Management programs and policies; adherence to safety rules and regulations.
* Responds to the dining needs of the residents and guests while maintaining Sunrise hospitality and service standards
* Invite, Encourage, Assist (IEA) residents in life skills and other life enriching activities as indicated on ISP and demographic profile
* Committed to serving our residents and guests through our Principles of Services

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How To Become A Direct Care Staffer

Most personal care aides are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, but most aides have a high school diploma.

Education

Although there are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, employers may prefer candidates with a high school diploma.

Training

Aides may be trained on the job by registered nurses, other personal care aides, or their direct employer. They are trained in specific tasks, such as how to work with a client who has a cognitive impairment and how to assist a client in preparing meals.

Most employers require aides to have training or certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Personal care aides must follow specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. They must pay close attention to a client’s medical condition, quickly noting any changes that may require assistance from medical personnel.

Integrity. Personal care aides should make clients feel comfortable when the aides tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, personal care aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Sometimes clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Personal care aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They often need to lift or turn clients who have a disability.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Personal care aides may be required to complete a formal training program depending on the state where they work, and state laws vary widely in terms of the requirements that must be met. Some states and organizations may conduct background checks on prospective aides. A competency evaluation also may be required to ensure that the aide can perform certain tasks.

There are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

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Direct Care Staffer Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    72.9%
  • Male

    24.8%
  • Unknown

    2.3%

Ethnicity

  • White

    80.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.2%
  • Asian

    6.3%
  • Unknown

    1.5%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    72.5%
  • French

    5.9%
  • German

    3.7%
  • Portuguese

    1.8%
  • Swedish

    1.5%
  • Hindi

    1.5%
  • Somali

    1.5%
  • Swahili

    1.1%
  • Hmong

    1.1%
  • Italian

    1.1%
  • Chinese

    1.1%
  • Japanese

    1.1%
  • Arabic

    1.1%
  • Mandarin

    0.7%
  • Khmer

    0.7%
  • Braille

    0.7%
  • Dakota

    0.7%
  • Carrier

    0.7%
  • Tagalog

    0.7%
  • Ilocano

    0.7%
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Real Direct Care Staffer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Night Supervisor, Direct Care Staff J and P Homes, Inc. Buena Park, CA Apr 03, 2008 $37,149
Supervisor, Direct Care Staff Cerijon's Homes, Inc. La Mirada, CA Jul 27, 2010 $30,136
Night Supervisor, Direct Care Staff Cerijon's Homes, Inc. La Mirada, CA Apr 01, 2008 $30,136
Night Supervisor, Direct Care Staff Cerijon's Homes, Inc. La Mirada, CA Jan 07, 2008 $30,136
Night Supervisor, Direct Care Staff Cerijon's Homes, Inc. La Mirada, CA Dec 12, 2007 $30,136
Supervisor, Direct Care Staff Cerijon's Homes, Inc. Buena Park, CA Feb 07, 2008 $24,814

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Top Skills for A Direct Care Staffer

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Top Direct Care Staffer Skills

  1. Daily Living Skills
  2. Behavioral Issues
  3. Laundry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked on improving daily living skills to prepare them to live on their own if possible.
  • Transport to doctors appointments; administered medication; and assisted in behavioral issues.
  • Cleaned up after clients living in the facility, changed diapers, laundry, fed clients
  • Assist mentally challenged clients with activities of daily living including bathing, grooming, meal preparation, and laundry.
  • Provided primary resident care and assistance with daily living activities.

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