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Awake Overnight Direct Service Worker

Advocates

This is a Contract position in Long Beach, NY posted August 27, 2021.

Overview: Advocates is seeking enthusiastic, motivated team players to provide valuable care to individuals in a residential settingThe Awake Overnight Direct Service Worker is responsible to be available to and assist the clients during the night and to assist with morning activities as needed.Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.

We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma/GED Additional Shift Details: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10pm to 8am Responsibilities: Ensure the well-being and safety of clients, fostering a clean, home-like environment.Remain awake, alert and responsive to the needs of the clients throughout the shift.Assist clients with morning activities such as preparing for the day, cleaning and cooking.Provide routine checks according to program procedure.Develop and document Individualized Action Plans (IAPs), Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) and other reviews with the clients.Communicate program participant’s progress, mental status, and any changes in daily notes.Report significant health, psychiatric or behavioral issues to the on-call staff member.Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services as needed.

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent degree, plus six months’ related experience.Excellent interpersonal, judgement and coaching skills.Strong written and verbal communication skills.Ability to utilize basic computer applications.Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, client-centered, team-oriented environment.Must hold a valid driver’s license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority.

Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e.

both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued.

Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.

We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.Is Human Services a Fit for Me?Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.

We put the individual first.Keywords:ACCS, direct care, direct support, residential counselor, residential support, group home, group living environment, GLE