Challenge Enterprises of North Florida
  • Fleming Island, FL, USA
  • 12.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

This part time job has some limited benefits (Aflac, dental & vision 403B). Equal Opportunity Employer - We Encourage people with Disabilities to apply.


28 hours/week, additional hours as assigned

$12.00 hour

Weekends and Holidays a MUST

Challenge Enterprises of North Florida is a nonprofit organization that believes in the power of people and possibilities for individuals living with different abilities.

Job Description

As a Direct Care Specialist, you are responsible for enriching the lives of adults with severe intellectual and developmental differences by providing support and assistance to help them achieve their identified Support Plan (SP) goals by following the Implementation Plan (IP) strategy. Direct Care Specialists are responsible for supervising and supporting to ensure the health and safety of the individuals in the home. Direct Care Specialists are responsible for assisting individuals with routine and instrumental activities of daily living, medication administration, transportation, and participation in community outings and special events. Additionally, Direct Care Specialists are responsible for communicating and documenting the day-to-day progress and choices of the individuals in the home while protecting individuals' human rights and dignity.

Responsibilities and duties of this position include but not limited to the following:

  • Promote the mission of the agency: to promote the power of people and possibilities for individuals living with disabilities.
  • Follow all Challenge Enterprises of North Florida, Inc.'s policies and procedures as set forth in the Board of Director's approved personnel handbook.
  • Adheres to and knowledgeable of Challenge Enterprise's mission and residential code of conduct.
  • Participate in Challenge Enterprise's new hire orientation, mandatory trainings, and attend staff meetings.
  • Follow established procedures for training and evaluating individuals in his/her own home and in the community by following (IP) Implementation Plan strategy.
  • Responsible for the individual's personal appearance to promote their value and dignity while respecting the resident's right to free choice.
  • Responsible for assisting individuals with routine and instrumental activities of daily living, including but not limited to grooming, bathing, meal preparation, money management, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, and housework.
  • Will be responsible for the individual's quality of life aspects such as talk to environment: Who lives here? Who cares? Who is included and/or excluded?
  • Strategically plan and facilitate activities and care of the residents.
  • Follows through with completion of directions and task assigned.
  • Will be responsible for completing documentation for each individual in the home during each shift using the approved data collection system (Therap) regarding their health, safety, progress towards goals, issues, concerns, and choices.
  • Will be responsible for completing incident reports, medication error reports, and

completing medication administration documentation by using the approved data collection system.

  • Will be responsible for communication with group home supervisor or designee such as completing case notes, medication logs, safety and health procedures.
  • Will be responsible for accurately recording time and attendance through the approved time keeping system (MITC).
  • Will be responsible for monitoring the group home's assigned email account.
  • Follow the established Challenge Enterprise's vehicle policy.
  • Duties and responsibilities may change to meet agency needs; additional tasks will be delegated as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Meet state requirements for background check.
  • Must have a current Florida driver's license and a 3-year clean Florida driving record.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Must have one-year experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing home, child-care setting, or have worked with individuals who have a developmental disability. Note: College/Vocational/Technical training that equals at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours may substitute for the required experience.
  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be patient when communicating with individuals in the program.
  • Must be physically able to climb stairs, stand, stoop, and bend for at least three hours per day.
  • Must be able to work weekends and possible overnight hours, if needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to use current computerized technology.
  • Excellent math, writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Is creative and flexible.
  • CPR and First Aid certified preferred.

Hiring Process

After filling out the initial application, you may receive an additional application via email. Please, complete the second application and submit at your earliest convenience.

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