This is an entry-level direct care position assigned to residential services (Grove House). Incumbents are assigned to shifts to ensure the provision of 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week coverage. Workers in this job category perform a wide variety of tasks related to the care, nurturing, treatment, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery/healing and support of adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder. These tasks focus on supporting, instructing, and assisting recipients of services to develop the skills needed to attain personal goals, live, be educated, work, and socialize successfully in the community environments of their choice and also in maintaining a safe, clean environment. In addition, workers also advocate for clients and support families or other caregivers in their efforts to assist these individuals.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
High school graduate or GED equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants with related/relevant experience and/or training. Valid, clean Pennsylvania driver’s license may be required of some assignments.