Posted 3 weeks ago

Residential Assistant

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

 Glen Ellyn

Type: Full Time
The DuPage County Health Department is looking for a new team member at their 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. The 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, Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, starting rate is $15.00 per hour with a $2.00 per hour shift differential for our second shift and $2.50 per hour for our third shift. Offering a $500.00 retention bonus payable after six months and another $500.00 payable after one year. Overtime is available, but not required. Responsibilities:
  • Provides 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 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.