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Direct Care Counselor

We Are Hiring

Direct Care Counselor - CHILDRENS RES STRATFORD - Part-Time, Rotating - St Vincent's Special Needs - Trumbull, CT

Why Join Ascension?

St. Vincent's Health Services, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and St. Vincent's Special Needs Services. In 2012, and again in 2018, St. Vincent's achieved Magnet® Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest national honor for nursing excellence. Known throughout the region for exceptional cardiovascular care, St. Vincent’s specializes in primary care, breast health, obstetrics, emergency medicine, behavioral health, cancer care, bariatric, and orthopedics. St. Vincent's was founded in 1903 by the Daughters of Charity.

St. Vincent’s Health Services is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need.  In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with St. Vincent's Health Services-, you will have the opportunity to

Provides informal training and direct care to clients based on person-centered plans, individual needs/requests and daily household operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, trains, and/or assists client in accordance with the person-centered plan, including personal care, recreation, and reinforcement of individual habilitation objectives.
  • Assures client's personal property and adaptive equipment is clean and in good order including wheel chair, clothing and living space. Plans, schedules and transports clients to work, appointments and community activities.
  • Documents routine medications and treatments as prescribed by physicians and/or health care professionals.
  • Assists individuals with meal preparation and encourages good nutritional habits and adherence to prescribed diets.
  • Effective communication, oral, written and electronic skills.
  • Assists in all duties essential to the operational needs of the site.
  • Assists individuals to meet their physical emotional spiritual developmental health and safety needs.
  • Adapts positively to fast paced changing environment.
  • Maintain required licenses certifications and trainings.
  • Completes all related paperwork for mandatory compliance with DDS and other related agencies.
  • Other Duties as assigned

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
  • Required Credential(s):
    • Licensed Drivers License credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • One or more of the following:
      • Certified Heart Saver AED credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
      • Certified Heart Saver AED credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
Education:
  • HS or Equivalent 
Work Experience:
  • 1 year experience assisting individuals with disabilities or completion of Human Services training program preferred.

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9).  This law applies to all hires including volunteers and students.

St. Vincent's Health Services participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (link to E-verify site)

 

Job ID: 350513
Category: Clinical Support
Facility:
Ministry: St. Vincent's Health Services, CT
Location: Trumbull, CT

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