At People's Care, our most valuable resource is the extraordinary people who make up our support staff. Do you have a passion for providing quality support to individuals with special needs? Do you thrive on helping others build/reach their goals in a positive, life-enriching environment?
Job Title: Personal Assistant
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-2pm Full Time
1. Job Summary
The Personal Assistant supports individual(s) with developmental disability(ies) and mental illness and/or chronic illness. The Personal Assistant supports individuals in life areas such as work, school, other programming, money management, health and wellness, personal safety, behaviors, and activities of daily living (toileting, bathing, personal hygiene) both in the home and in the community.
2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language both written and oral,of state and federal laws, of regional center, department of social services, department of developmental service and state council on developmental disabilities.
Knowledge of Individual Program Plans, knowledge of behavior interventions, knowledge of emergency disaster protocol, and knowledge of abuse reporting protocol.
Monitoring skills, time management, organization skills, budget management, problem solving, critical thinking, good written and verbal communication skills.
Interpersonal skills (build and maintain positive work relationships), basic mathematical skills, teaching skills, analyzing skills, and interacts effectively with management.
Active listening, flexibility, interpretation, recognize body language, near vision, maintain confidentiality, ability to work with a diverse population, ability to anticipate and reinforce appropriate behaviors.
demonstration of a positive attitude, self discipline, ability to take responsibility, ability to maintain professional boundaries, ability to implement individuals’ goals, and ability to interact effectively with management personnel in order to realize stated company goals and objectives.
3. Education and Experience
Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Experience: 6 months – 1 year of experience preferred assisting adults with developmental disabilities.
4. Essential Functions
Pick up/drop off individual(s) from/to their home/facility (if necessary) using personal vehicle. Facilitate their departure and arrival for work or daily community integration activities
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support to others such as co-workers and individual(s)
Teaches individual life skills such as mobility training, work and community skills as per program
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, text messaging, or in person
Participate, engage, review, and follow in individuals’ daily routine(s)/activities as written in his/her Individual Program Plan (IPP)
Document all reports and data regarding the individual on time; this includes Daily Activity Log, Task, Analysis, and etc.
Report to supervisor(s) and appropriate agencies any Special Incident and suspected resident abuse according to applicable laws and regulations
Maintain a positive relationship with individual. This means assisting individual with grooming and self care, and instruct individual in proper behavior at all times
Engage and develop community learning (individual/group) activities to achieve individuals’ Individual Program Planning (IPP) objectives
Attend regular staff meetings and participate in continuing education and trainings
Perform other related duties and assignments as required
5. Physical Requirements
The Personal Assistant works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and pavement. Constantly seeing, hearing, and speaking. Frequent lifting to 50 lbs. plus bending, reaching standing, walking, and kneeling. Occasionally keying, repetitive hand, finger movement, running, driving, twisting neck, twisting waist.
6. Other Requirements
This position will require a valid California Driver’s License, working vehicle and auto insurance. Must be at least 21 years of age to drive for People's Care. Must demonstrate working knowledge of technology. Candidate must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements, including but not limited to background check, physical etc.