Posted 2 weeks ago

Residential Assistant

Company: DuPage County Health Department (DCHD)
Category: Caregiving/Direct Care, Health & Wellness, Healthcare, Service Worker

 Glen Ellyn

Type: Full Time

The DuPage County Health Department is looking for a new team member at our Glen Ellyn Woods Group Home. In this role, as a Residential Assistant, you will have the opportunity to provide life-changing assistance to adult clients, who live with behavioral health disorders. Our program focuses 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.This position is on our second shift, with a four-day work week, Sunday to Thursday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm. Our starting rate is $15.00 per hour along with a $500.00 retention bonus payable after six months and another $500.00 payable after one year. Overtime is available, however not required!As a full-time DuPage County employee, you will be eligible for our full comprehensive benefit package which includes, Paid Training, 12 Paid Holidays per year and 2 weeks of paid vacation. Click on the benefits tab to view a full list of our benefits to include that we are a Qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program,If your passion is a desire to help others and to make a difference in people’s lives, then apply today and join our team! We at the DuPage County Health Department, value our employees and take great pride in providing the ability for them to have a good work life balance.ResponsibilitiesProvides assistance to adult clients with serious behavioral health issues, in 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 instructionsProvides 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.RequirementsMust be 21 years of age. Experience preferred, but not required,A qualified candidate must possess a valid State of Illinois Driver’s license and good driving record. New employees must attend a (Paid) New Employee Orientation program on the first shift, Monday through Friday. (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).