Direct Care Staff - Family Service of Rhode Island

Providence, RI 02905

Posted: 06/01/2023 Industry: Healthcare Services/Human Services Job Number: 3408

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is recruiting candidates for Family Service of Rhode Island. Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’s Future at the end of this job description. 

COMPANY NAME:  Family Service of Rhode Island 

JOB TITLE:  Direct Care Staff

LOCATION: Multiple Locations

HOURS: 2nd & 3rd Shift, Full Time & Part Time   

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide guidance and supervision of children/adolescents in a residential setting. To assist each resident to make decisions about daily life, conduct and discipline within the boundaries of Agency policy and the requirements of the contractual agreement with the Department of Children, Youth and Family. To provide an environment that promotes the physical and mental well-being of each child. Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) in the milieu setting. 
  • Maximize residents’ success, satisfaction, and ownership in their living & working environment through effective skills-trainings & relationship building. 
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment within the residential program
  • Facilitate ADL skill-building for residential living & for community integration by supervising & teaching clients daily medication routines, budgeting, self-preservation skills, transportation, etc…
  • Participate on a multi-disciplinary team in the development & implementation of client treatment plans & progress reviews
  • Provide, coordinate, and monitor treatment services for all assigned clients
  • Provide shift coverage, including carrying out the many functions of household maintenance, especially cleaning & meal preparation
  • Assist in resolution of medical, psychiatric, and behavioral crises, conflict resolution, and symptom management
  • Schedule & facilitate treatment plan meetings

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor's in Human Services, or a prior work experience in the mental health field
  • The position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, registration, inspection and driving record. The reliable transportation must have a minimum of three seats in addition to the driver’s seat.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural, socioeconomic and demographic issues
  • Ability to be trained in and implement de-escalation techniques utilizing Handle with Care when necessary. 
  • Ability to obtain & maintain CPR certification & first aid training

For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’s Future website at Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Family Service of Rhode Island will make the final hiring decisions. 

Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s team will guide and provide you with support throughout the hiring process.

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

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