Calling all Caregivers and Personal Aide Assistants
If helping people is your passion, then you will enjoy making a positive impact through this important and critical role!
Being a Caregiver has its Advantages:
As a Direct Care Professional at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
$500 Sign On Bonus after your first 90 days
A passionate and dedicated team of professionals
Ability to be creative (we encourage it!)
Ability to make a significant impact in our Organization
Industry leading Time off Benefits
*Must be able to work weekends and all shifts.
*In-town Victoria clients only. Out of town travel not required.
Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with clients to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries.
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What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?
At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:
Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites
Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs
Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC
Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients
Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:
Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members
Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services
Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families
Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong
High School Diploma or GED required
One (1) year previous experience working in a nursing home, long term care facility, home health, or hospital setting preferred. Experience working with Intellectually Developmentally Disabled and Autism populations a plus. Experience with adult total care services; such as meal preparation, cleaning, medication administration, client hygiene, maintaining home and planning fun client activities.
The IDEAL candidate will be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete required new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping adults with special needs and possess a valid driving license.
Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.
Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eyewear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.
Posted Date 3 weeks ago (10/1/2021 12:31 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-20245
Category Direct Care
Position Type Full-Time