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Developmental Disability Services (EHCCI)

Direct Care Worker  New York, NY  : 11/15/2023
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Job Category:

Developmental Disability Services (EHCCI)

Position Type:

Full Time

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Acacia Network, the leading Latino integrated care nonprofit in the nation, offers the community, from children to seniors, a pathway to behavioral and primary healthcare, housing, and empowerment. We are visionary leaders transforming the triple aim of high quality, great experience at a lower cost. Acacia champions a collaborative environment to deliver vital health, housing and community building services, work we have been doing since 1969. By hiring talented individuals like you, we've been able to expand quickly, with offices in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Orlando, Tennessee, Maryland and Puerto Rico. 
We are currently hiring Direct Care Workers to provide coverage support in our OPWDD-funded IRA Residential Programs. Relief DCWs must have on-call availability on weekends, evenings, and overnights and ability to work in both Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.  Pays $15.00-$16.00 per hour
Responsibilities consist of but not limited to:
  • Performs, supervise and assists individuals in all areas of adult daily living skills
  • Assist individuals in any and all activities which are designed to foster independence, personal growth and
  • individualization
  • Implement valued outcomes and all other programming methods/procedure based on the individuals rehabilitation and protective oversight plan and other QMRP documentations
  • Ensures the overall health and safety of the individuals by providing supervision to the
  • individuals as required based on the individual needs and per OPWDD regulations 
  • All staff is required to remain awake on the overnight shift
  • Provides ongoing care for the residents in a safe, kind and considerable manner
  • Accompanies and transports individuals to medical and other clinical appointments and ensure the necessary documentation are completed and return to review by the program registered nurse
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary residence and working environment
  • Responsible for conducting fire drills as scheduled
  • Responsible for maintaining the individuals clothing, furniture, any and all personal belonging in good condition
  • Responsible and required to remain on the shift until the relief arrives and the shift is appropriately covered  Reports to work on time
  • Required to attend all trainings and meetings as mandated by the management team or the agency
  • Remains sensitive and responsive to the needs, situation, and personal/cultural practices of the individuals
  • Make purchases as needed or requested by the program or management team
  • Reports any changes regarding any individuals physical and health condition to the supervisor immediately
  • Assists in the orientation of new staff
  • Safely Operate agencies vehicle for residential appointments or any other individual needs which may require the utilization of the agency vehicle
  • Reads, initial and enter required information on the communication log as well as other documentations as required
Education/ License:
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • SCIP, AMAP, First Aid and CPR preferred
  • Valid NYS driver's license preferred
  • Dept. of Justice clearance required
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with OPWDD individuals or other human service field
  • Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure
  • Bilingual Spanish Required
We offer to the chosen candidate a generous compensation package!
*Acacia network is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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