|Department||Department of Human Services|
|Date Opened||10/30/2012 10:20:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||11/13/2012 11:59:00 PM|
|Full or Part Time||
Positions in this job family are involved in providing direct care and supervision to clients with developmental or other disabilities. This includes basic health care and assistance with health care needs, assisting clients with life skills, including living, vocational, recreational, and educational skills, reviewing treatment plans for appropriateness, and supervising implementation of care and treatment plans. Other positions are assigned responsibilities involving paraprofessional guidance and instructional work in an institution, shelter, group home, or school.
The Direct Care Specialist job family consists of five levels, which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full-performance level and perform a wide range of tasks involving direct care, treatment, and supervision of residents/clients. This includes implementing group and individual treatment plans and developing constructive relationships with residents/clients, coworkers, and other treatment team members, participation in interdisciplinary team evaluation, and completion of written documentation on client progress and activities.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience working with children or adults in a treatment facility for disabled individuals; or working with children or adults in a residential or school setting.
***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.