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 Personal Care Aide has its Advantages:
As a Direct Support Professional at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
$1000 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.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear; frequently required to grasp, reach, stoop, and bend; and occasionally required to climb stairs and/or ladders. An employee must also be able to follow oral and written instructions and procedures.
The employee is required to routinely perform light lifting and/or moving from 1 to 20 lbs., frequently perform moderate lifting and/or moving from 21 to 60 lbs., and occasional lifting and/or moving of greater than 61 lbs.; requires vision and physical ability to regularly operate Devereux equipment/vehicles; requires physical ability to successfully perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), First Aid procedures, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention (currently known as S.P.A.) techniques; and must be free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, and other chemical substances or controlled substances.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, an employee regularly works with clients with unpredictable behavior; works inside in areas that are adequately ventilated and lighted, frequently works outside while supervising clients in outdoor activities and may have exposure to changing temperature, humidity and weather conditions; may have occasional travel, as needed, off-site and escorting clients to appointments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain milieu activities when noise levels may be loud.
In keeping with Devereux Texas Treatment Network’s philosophy that each individual should be encouraged to reach his or her full potential, and in compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations or modifications will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to allow such individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role.
Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.
Posted Date 3 weeks ago (1/3/2022 9:48 AM)
Requisition ID 2022-21823
Category Direct Care
Position Type Full-Time