Attendant Care Provider

Attendant Care Providers give one-on-one support and care to children and adolescents who are struggling emotionally and socially. This is an excellent entry-level position for anyone who wants to build a career in mental health or human services. If you want to help kids develop positive social and behavioral skills on the way to achieving their goals, this is a terrific opportunity!

Department: Attendant Care                                                              Job Status: Full-time or Part-time 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                                                  Reports to: Attendant Care Supervisor

Positions Supervised: None                                                             Amount of Travel Required: 90% in Shawnee Co. 

Work Schedule: Monday-Sunday, Days & hours may vary


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Work independently while providing one on one direct care to clients in homes, schools or in community settings.
  • Service delivery/problem solve and use creativity to assist clients with practicing appropriate social skills that need to be learned or mastered.  Ability to think on your feet to solve problems.
  • Summarize the service provided related to the clients targeted goals.
  • Complete tasks and meet deadlines; including meeting with clients as scheduled with few cancelations, completing weekly timesheets and completing documentation within 48 hours of the service delivery. 

(Full job description available upon request)


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Licensure:

  • Attendant care providers must be at least 19 years old, and at least three years older than the consumer; the attendant cannot live in the same household as the consumer.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Must successfully pass the KBI, DCF and all background investigations.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, a good driving record, current auto insurance and reliable transportation is essential to complete job duties.
  • Successful completion of a TB test is required to be on file before assigning crisis shifts; completion of a health assessment is also required.
  • Must successfully complete Managing Aggressive Behavior, CPR and First Aid, within the first 3 mos. of employment. 
  • Documentation Training and State approved online attendant care training prior to providing the service.  Attendant Care Providers will attend an orientation regarding ethics and confidentiality prior to working with clients.

Experience:

  • One year of documented experience with children with serious emotional disturbance; or have completed one-year post-secondary education in a human service field; or have a combination of experience and post-secondary education that totals at least one year. 
  • Must exhibit satisfactory written and verbal skills.
  • Must possess and utilize sufficient interpersonal skills to promote teamwork; must be able to collaborate with other team members to deliver optimal services to clients.
  • Exposure and familiarity with MS Office products; ability to type for electronic documentation purposes preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Must have sufficient ambulatory capabilities to work with children/youth in the office or community-based settings.  This position requires the physical ability to safely restrain children and adolescents exhibiting out-of-control behaviors that threaten the safety of the client or others. Some lifting of 40 pounds or over is required.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Primarily community-based working environment, i.e., school, local community centers, socially appropriate activities and functions, etc., with some possibility of working at FSGC in programs that the client may be attending.  Attendant care requires flexibility in scheduling; risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out children and youth, and exposure to low socio-economic homes and neighborhoods.  Most attendant care is provided away from the child's home with some exceptions depending on the need of the child as detailed in the Attendant Care treatment plan. Attendant Care Providers are also required to frequently use a keyboard or personal computer to maintain communication through e-mail.


FSGC offers competitive salary, great benefits, training and opportunities for advancement. Apply today!


The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.