Direct Care Staff - 2411

Indian Rivers Mental Health Centers - Northport, AL

30+ days agoFull-time
Direct Care Staff

SA Residential Services

Relief; Days and Hours Vary

Must be available for day shift orientation

  • Tuscaloosa, AL -

Must be able to work effectively in a group situation.
Must be able to work within the organization to serve the needs of
Excellent understanding of training methods used in working with the
developmentally disabled required.
Must be ableto lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
Must be ableto negotiate several flights of stairs during a shift.
Must be ableto complete training to operate/assist with a Hoya lift and
other mechanicaldevices for safe handling of consumers.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Provide transportation for consumers as needed for appointments, errands,
and outings. Use of personal vehicle may be required.
Work assigned shifts, weekends, holidays, and overnight as scheduled.
Document BLS groups and all clinical notes in accordance with agency polices
and within 24 hours.
Bathe, feed,dress, and ambulate clients to ensure proper grooming.
Conduct food inventory twice weekly and as assigned by supervisor.
Dispose of expired food.
Conduct supplies inventory.
Sweep, mop, vacuum, dust, wipe down surfaces, general cleaning of facility,
and all other janitorial duties assigned.
Conduct client trainings as assigned by supervisor.
Pick-up client prescriptions from pharmacy.
Accompany clients to appointments.
Ensure all receipts and monies are returned to supervisor immediately after
Cook and provide meals according to diet and posted menu.
Maintain communication and awareness of current events by reading memos,
e-mails,bulletin boards, and communication logs.
Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately
and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.
Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and
Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical
manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor,
manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training
requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of
Maintain the confidential nature of all consumer and Organization related
activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing
information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, acknowledging policy
annually by signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media andgeneral
inquiries to the Executive Director.
Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to
arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to
meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting
the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.
Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining
current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job
injuries in accordance with policy.
Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the
department and the organization.
Must complete MAC training requirements within 3 months of start date
(effective March 1, 2014) and maintain MAC certification
All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor or
Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience working with consumers with mental illness and/or developmental
disabilities preferred.
One (1) year experience in a mental health setting preferred.
Current Alabama driver's license and good driving record as defined by
Indian Rivers’policy.
Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.

Working Conditions, HIPAA and Other Guidelines:
Job Specifications: To perform this job successfully, anindividual must be
able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities,
who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

HIPAA: Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations with regard to
protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRMHC. Minimally accesses
verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use
and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer’sfinancial, demographic, and/or
clinical data.

Working Conditions: Worksin residential facilities; may require long hours.
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and
interact with other employees, consumers and the public through the use of the
telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and
operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to,
computer, copier, multi-line phone and fax machine. Must be able to lift
fifty(50) pounds and negotiate several sets of stairs in an eight (8) hour
shift. Some risk involved in the event of aggressive / out-of-control
consumers. Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license.

Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements describedherein are
representative of those which must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform
the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform
essential functions.

Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or
corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without
reasonable accommodation.


Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This Employer participates in E-Verify