Posted 4 weeks ago

Resident Assistant-West Chicago Group Home

Company: DuPage County Health Department (DCHD)
Category: Healthcare

 West Chicago

Type: Full Time

The DuPage County Health Department is looking for a new team member at their Addison Group Home to work as a Residential Assistant. Working in this position, you will have the opportunity to provide life-changing assistance to adult clients, who live with behavioral health disorders. Focus on teaching clients to live independently with the goal of being able to live self-sufficiently within a community. All positions provide an opportunity to make a positive difference in your community, while gaining valuable experience working in the field of Human Services. Position Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, with a starting rate of $15.00 per hour in addition to a shift differential of $2.00 per hour. Offering a sign on bonus of $1,500.00. Overtime is also available, however not required. Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance to adult clients with serious behavioral health issues, n learning independent living skills using various methods of role modeling and motivational interviewing. Demonstrating and assisting with tasks such as; making a shopping list, preparing meals or following recipe instructions
  • Provides education and direction on proper hygiene and grooming and demonstrates housekeeping skills
  • Monitors overall personal safety of residents including crisis intervention
  • Participates and encourages clients with individual and group recreational activities such as sewing, cooking and art
  • Monitors medication effectiveness and may observe clients taking medications
  • Assists in facilitating transportation including assisting clients in attending all scheduled appointments
  • Performs tasks related to maintaining environmental standards in residential facilities and vehicles
  • Maintains records according to health department policies and assists in managing clients’ financial accounts
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy laws
  • Participates in emergency activities as assigned