$12(Mount Horeb, WI)
The Caregiver provides direct support in-home services to one, two, or three individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities by promoting choice, personal growth, and independence in their homes and community. The Caregiver is expected to provide personal care, assistance in activities of daily living, transportation and companionship.
Staff may work under the supervision of the Live-in Residential Care Worker, the house Team Lead, the House Case Manager or independently. The specific job duties for the Caregiver are created based on the needs of each individual consumer and may be modified as the needs of the individual changes.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide instruction and assistance in daily activities and routines such as:
Meal planning and preparation. An evening meal will be prepared each night with consumers active participation and will include all four food groups (Nutrition Pyramid).
Personal care and appearance (e.g. bathing, toileting, transferring, dressing and exercising).
Maintain a clean and orderly home environment (e.g. assisting consumers in the completion of laundry and household cleaning).
Giving medications accurately and reliably.
Management and documentation of consumer finances.
Scheduling recreation activities and providing or scheduling transportation.
Provide problem-solving assistance and companionship.
Accompany the person into the community to engage in recreational activities and doctor appointments.
Maintain records and documentation as required by agency, county personnel, service brokers, guardians and family members.
Participation in job-related training's, house meetings and supervisory meetings as scheduled.
Assist individuals to develop and expand participation in typical community activities and build relationships with family, friends and neighbors.
All other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications required:
High school diploma or GED
Experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred
Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for houses requiring driving
Must have reliable transportation to and from work
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Functional reading and writing skills
Ability to work flexible hours and unconventional schedules, including evenings, weekends, overnights, and holidays
Able to pass Care Giver background requirements per state law
Regular attendance and punctuality (may need to cover shift until relief worker arrives)