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Support Care Assistant - NWCS - Independence

Company: State of Missouri
Location: Independence
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:


Pay Range: $1328.60 semi-monthly (twice a month) ($15.33/hr)

Northwest Community Services is a State of Missouri agency that operates under the Department of Mental Health.

We are currently recruiting to fill several Developmental Assistant/Direct Support Professional positions to work in Individualized Supported Living (ISL)/Waiver homes located in the Independence, Missouri area for the 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am shift. This is entry level direct care work involving the care and treatment of adults with developmental disabilities.

The twice a month salary $1328.60 with an additional $26 per pay period for shifts that begin between 12:00 noon and 5:00 a.m. Overtime hours are available and/or required.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 years old. One or more years of work experience or self-employment; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency. Must also possess a valid driver's license and pass a background screening. Visit this website for disqualification information,

Job Duties: Observes, reports, and assists in recording changes in the physical condition, behavioral response, and emotional status of clients; assists in providing basic health care for clients; checks vital signs, and applies simple dressings; maintains a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment for client care and treatment activities; administers medication after completing training that is provided by the agency; uses state vehicles to transport clients to appointments and activities; assists clients in participating in activities (fishing, shopping, going to the movies, out to eat etc.) with the clients; assists clients with meals, bathing, grooming, etc. as needed.

Skills Needed: Maintain a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment for clients; understand and follow directions; accurately report and record observations; accept and adapt to changes in assignments, methods, and policies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, supervisors, and the general public, exercise good judgment and discretion in the performance of job duties.

Excellent State of Missouri Benefit Package Including: Affordable Health, Vision and Dental Insurance; Paid Basic Life Insurance; Cafeteria Plan; Deferred Compensation; MOSERS Retirement; 12 paid holidays per year; 10 hours of annual leave accrued per month; 10 hours of sick leave accrued per month.

For additional information please contact the Personnel Department at (660) 584-9228.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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