Department:Crawford HouseLocation:NJ, USA
Pay Type:HourlyEmployment Type:Part Time

Overview: The Residential Aide provides for the safety and security of clients within the residential setting by promoting a healthy and supportive environment.

Services: The Residential Aide provides supervision and direction to individual clients per their recovery plan 100% of the time.

To qualify for the Residential Aide position you need to have the below minimum requirements and experience

  • Required is a High school diploma or equivalent, plus three years related experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Preferred is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

 

To be a successful Residential Aide you must be able to do the following essential duties and responsibilities always:

  1. Functions within the agency's policies and procedures. 
  2. Operates according to the program operations manual.
  3. Meets communication requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  4. Meets supervision requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  5. Meets program quality requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  6. Meets client interaction requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.

 

Residential Aide Job Expectations

Communication Requirements

  • Communicates programmatic or job-related concerns to supervisor and makes suggestions for improvement in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Communicates any performance concerns or training needs to the supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner that positively reflects the agency culture.
  • Demonstrates competent written and verbal communication with referral sources and external customers.
  • Is attentive and responsive to customer needs in a helpful, supportive and timely manner.
  • Works collaboratively with coworkers and agency staff to effectively communicate and problem solve

Supervision Requirements

  • Meets with the supervisor in accordance with program and licensing requirements.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to address client related issues.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to address performance issues and concerns.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to explore professional development and training needs.

Program Quality Requirements

  • Supervises clients' self-medication and documents.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the home and vehicles.
  • Completes and reviews documentation relating to the client, house logs, communication logs, and information notes.
  • Conducts monthly fire drills according to designated schedule, policy, and procedure.
  • Provides transportation essential to maintaining clients' health and wellness; 
  • Attends educational and trainings/workshops/seminars as instructed by program manager.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of equipment and supplies in the home including utilization, maintenance and safety
  • Understanding that you have been hired to work in a residential home that is designated to provide oversight to residents 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  This includes awake, overnight staff coverage.
  • Ensures the environment of care meets requirements contract.

Client Interaction Requirements

  • Provides culturally competent service delivery.
  • Upholds ethical standards in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Effectively engages all client populations.
  • Continually assesses clients' needs.
  • Provides appropriate intervention strategies and adjusts services accordingly.

Necessary Skills and Abilities

  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.

 

 

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