Adelante Development Center
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Direct Care Staff
at Adelante Development Center
General Description Of Duties: Assists adults with special needs with all personal care (i.e., oral care, attends assistance, toileting, repositioning, bathing, eating, skin care, eating, etc.); responsible for completion of household duties (i.e., meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, etc.); upon completion of specialized training, assists adults with special needs with health care regimens (i.e. medication, therapy plans, etc.); completes all required daily and shift documentation. Assists with developing and implementing plans and directives; assists with planning, implementing, accompanying and transporting adults with special needs on/to activities in the community, including vacations and working toward community acceptance and integration of individuals; communicates with consumers directly; encourages client independence in all aspects of home (i.e. household duties and community activities including entertainment, walks, etc.)
Education and Training: High School Diploma (or equivalent) required. English Language reading, writing, and verbal communication skills are required in order to perform the essential functions of the position. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, supervisors and co-workers. Must be able to handle behavior problems and individuals with medical problems. Have the ability to present a friendly, courteous image for the Agency to the general public, customers, and public officials. Experience working with mental retardation and developmental disabilities preferred. Must complete specific certifications (from our training department) and maintain those certifications throughout employment.
Other Requirements: Must have reliable transportation, valid NM driver’s license, insurable driving record and proof of current liability insurance. Must be able to pass a background check, & pre-employment drug screen. Must be able to lift 50 lbs as well as support 70-100 lbs. occasionally. Adelante is a drug free workplace. Adelante is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.