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Resident Assistant-West Chicago Group Home

Company: DuPage County Health Department
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

JOBWe are now offering a Sign on Bonus and a 4 day work week! The DuPage County Health Department is looking for a new team member at our West Chicago Group Home,to work as a Residential Assistant. Working in this position, you will have the opportunity to provide life-changing assistance to adult clients, who live with behavioral health disorders. Our program focuses on teaching clients to live independently with the goal of being able to live self-sufficiently within a community. All positions provide an opportunity to make a positive difference in your community, while gaining valuable experience working in the field of Human Services. Position Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm,with a starting rate of$15.00 per hour in addition to a shift differential of $2.00 per hour. We are also offering a sign on bonus of $1,500.00, payable in your first check.Overtime is also available, however not required.As a full-time DuPage County employee, you will be eligible for our full comprehensive benefit package which includes: Paid Training, 12 Paid Holidays per year and 2 weeks of paid vacation. Click on the benefits tab to view a full list of our benefits to include that we are a Qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, If your passion is a desire to help others and to make a difference in people's lives, then apply today and join our team! We at the DuPage County Health Department, value our employees and take great pride in providing the ability for them to have a good work life balance. EXAMPLE OF DUTIESProvides assistance to adult clients with serious behavioral health issues, n learning independent living skills using various methods of role modeling and motivational interviewing. Demonstrating and assisting with tasks such as; making a shopping list,preparing meals or following recipe instructionsProvides education and direction on proper hygiene and grooming and demonstrates housekeeping skillsMonitors overall personal safety of residents including crisis interventionParticipates and encourages clients with individual and group recreational activities such as sewing, cooking and artMonitors medication effectiveness and may observe clients taking medicationsAssists in facilitating transportation including assisting clients in attending all scheduled appointmentsPerforms tasks related to maintaining environmental standards in residential facilities and vehiclesMaintains records according to health department policies and assists in managing clients' financial accountsMaintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy lawsParticipates in emergency activities as assignedMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMust be 21 years of age. Experience preferred, not required.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONA qualified candidate must possess a valid State of Illinois Driver's license and good driving record. New employees must attend a (paid) New Hire Orientation program on the first shift (8:00 a.M. - 4:30 p.M.) at our Central Public Health Center in Wheaton.

Keywords: DuPage County Health Department, Wheaton , Resident Assistant-West Chicago Group Home, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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