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Residential Assistant

Basic Job Duties
Under the supervision of the Residential Coordinator, provides residential support services and psychosocial rehabilitation services to consumers with developmental disabilities and/or serious mental illness residing in Bridgeway Residential Facilities. Implements selected aspects of the Consumer Centered Plans with a focus on skills training in the areas of basic survival and daily independent living skills and assists in the provision of other case management support service for residents. Develops a respectful, helping and supportive relationship with each consumer to promote recovery and reintegration into the mainstream of community living.
Education/Experience Required
Minimum of High School Diploma/GED. Experience in the Human Service Field desirable.
Skills Required
Must have good communication and writing skills, social and assessment skills, and good decision making skills. Must be able to work as a team member and have a commitment to work with persons with serious mental illness demonstrating a belief in the principles of recovery and empowerment for persons with serious mental illness. Dependability with willingness and ability to work non-standard, flexible hours and respond in an on call emergency situation where back-up staffing is needed critical. Basic computer navigation and word processing skills essential.
Other Requirements
Must complete 40 hours of classroom curriculum and 80 hours of OJT's (On-the Job Training) for Direct Support Person (DSP) certification. Must attend Blood Borne Pathogens and OIG training within first 10 days working days of hire and annually thereafter; must obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification after hired. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
Employment is conditional upon passing Illinois Health Care Worker Background Check
POSITION STATUS:
3rd Shift
SALARY RANGE:
$8.50 - $10.20 per hour

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