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Requisition Number 18-0251
Post Date 9/18/2018
Title Personal Assistant (PA)
City Hackensack
State NJ
Description Dedicated. Compassionate. Inspiring. Rewarding.

These are just some of the words to describe what it's like working at YCS. YCS employees are devoted professionals who have a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults.

Do you share the same qualities?

Sawtelle Hall is a psychiatric residential treatment center is a program initiated by the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities to serve their most vulnerable and high risk children who may have, but not limited to, a diagnosis within the autism spectrum and may also be medically fragile.

Sawtelle Hall is a co-ed residential program serving children who require an augmented level of supervision and care ages 5-14.

Residents may attend the Sawtelle Learning Center, or another school program of the families' choosing, for education during the day.

Personal Assistants are expected to have a unique sensitivity to recognize and appropriately respond to clients who may have evidenced difficulties. Provide quality daily care (personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation, and other related tasks) to ensure the health and safety of clients in the residence and community.

Duties and Responsibilities Include but not limited: Assist clients in meeting their individual goals and objectives as defined in their Individual Habilitation Plan. Dependent on client’s IHP, teach/support the client with the following: bath, toilet, change adult absorbent underwear and linens, grooming and dressing, and self-administration of medication. Demonstrate a basic understanding of medications, purpose and side effects. Demonstrate proper body mechanics and mobility transfer technique to prevent injuries. De-escalate potential crisis situations and if necessary be prepared to control client physically. Keep accurate and timely records.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Requirements Must be at least 21 years or older

Must have a valid driver's license

High School Diploma or GED or higher

3-5 years of experience providing direct care to youth in a behavioral health agency or institutional setting

DDD relevant experience and/or personal knowledge of developmental disabilities.

Preferred: Certificates in Pre-Service training, Danielle’s Law and Positive Behavioral Supports.

All new hires are required to attend a week orientation: Monday through Monday 8:45am-4:00pm, upon hire.

Additional Information: Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview.

YCS is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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