Direct Care Assistant II

MDH - Deer's Head Hospital Center - Salisbury, MD (30+ days ago)


Direct Care Assistant II is the full performance level of work assisting in the care, treatment, habilitation or rehabilitation of mentally or physically ill patients, aged or developmentally disabled clients in State treatment facilities or community based programs. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

Employees receive general supervision from nursing staff or other designated healthcare administrator. Employees may be assigned to day, evening, night or rotating shifts which may include holidays and weekends. Employees are subject to call-in and overtime based on staffing needs. The work involves the lifting and positioning of patients/clients and the lifting of wheelchairs and other heavy objects.

Position classification determinations are based on the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Direct Care Trainee, Direct Care Assistant I and Direct Care Assistant II levels are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Direct Care Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision, the Direct Care Assistant I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed, the Direct Care Assistant II performs the full range of duties under general supervision

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $27,048.00 to $42,102.00 /year

License or certification:

  • CNA (Required)