Overnight Aide – Full Time

Full Time
Newton, Iowa
Posted 2 months ago

Description

“Supporting people to achieve a fulfilling life in their community”

Progress Industries is a private, nonprofit organization designed to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to make informed choices about where they live and work within their communities. We are committed to assisting individuals with disabilities to gain greater independence.

Progress Industries provides competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and a 403 B retirement plan.

Overnight Aides provide support, skill training and therapeutic instruction to persons served in order to develop, maintain, increase or maximize an individual’s independence in self-care, physical, mental, and emotional health and development. They provide quality services that promote socialization, community inclusion, leisure and communication skills. They work closely with persons served, their families, P.I. staff and community individuals to achieve quality outcomes.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provide a safe, respectful and therapeutic environment where learning can take place.

2. Support persons served to achieve personal goals as outlined in their annual plan.

3. Provide supervision and instruction over persons served finances.

4. Keep health and safety a top priority throughout services.

5. Maintain accurate and timely service documentation.

Positions available in Des Moines and Newton. Call for details at 515-557-1810.__

 

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1. At least 18 years of age.

2. High school diploma or equivalent. Prefer some college courses in human relations field or 2 years of experience working with people.

3. Ability to teach and train all the skills necessary for persons served to pursue the most independent level of living their potential will grant them.

4. Maintain a valid Iowa Drivers License and a private automobile used to carry out job duties. Hold adequate liability insurance.

5. Complete DMACC approved Medication Managers course within probationary period.

6. Attend orientation and all required courses for this position, and keep all courses current.

7. Maintain on record, at P.I., a telephone number where employee can be reached in case of emergency or for call-in purposes.

8. Basic computer and keyboarding skills are required.

OTHER ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Sociological Must be able to work effectively and amicable with persons served, co-workers, families, people in the community and other departments within the agency.

Hearing Ability to exercise sound judgment and to communicate to persons served, families, co-workers and community.

Sight Able to decipher handwritten and typed material.

Physical Have the physical stamina and dexterity as required for interventions (i.e. ability to bend, reach, lift 50 lbs., and ambulate stairs).

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