Direct Care Worker
Compass Connections

San Antonio, Texas

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It's a great feeling to work for a company that does so much good for others around the world!

Academic Req: Required - High school diploma, or equivalent; Preferred - 2-year associate degree from accredited program/institution, or two or more years of college-level course work in a related human services field.
Certifications: First aid, CPR, Emergency behavior intervention
Work experience: Required - 1-year employment experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting and/or training in a related human services field; Preferred - 2 plus years' related experience and/or training in a related human services field.
Critical Action Items & Measurable Deliverables:
1. Meet all federal and state regulatory guidelines and standards that are applicable to this position.
2. Document all serious incidents, daily progress, and activities completely, accurately and in a timely manner and in compliance with agency policies and procedures.
3. Assist with orientation of new children and staff.
4. Provide input into development of treatment plans as appropriate or requested.
5. Use positive child management techniques including verbal redirection, de-escalation, and containment.
6. Plan, organize and supervise activities for children in accordance with the daily activity schedule.
7. Teach constructive behavior and social skills, realistic problem-solving behaviors, responsible time and money management, conversational English, personal hygiene, and life skills.
8. Assist children with homework assignments.
9. Maintain an orderly and clean children's living area including assisting in the household and children's laundry, overseeing daily chores, identifying routine maintenance work/repair, and reporting it to the Unit Manager.
10. Maintain and update records regarding children's clothing and personal items.
11. Maintain a secure campus environment by making rounds as required, and by using proper application of radio communication protocols including responding to all radio calls.
12. Take actions to promote positive interaction between children and encourage children to take responsibility in the daily routine of the facility.
13. Model culturally and socially desired behaviors while explaining the behaviors to children to facilitate learning and replication of the behaviors.
14. Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed or requested by position supervisor.
15. Implement Compass Connections safety protocols including evacuating with children and other staff in case of an emergency.
16. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of child and program operations.
17. Maintain Compass Connections professional and ethical standards of conduct outlined in Compass Connections employee handbook including demonstrating respect for agency staff, children, and community members and complying with required dress code at all times.
Other Responsibilities:
1. Provide sustained and uninterrupted direct supervision of the children assigned to the worker from the start of the assigned shift until relieved.
2. Follow the instructions of medical/clinical staff regarding each child and inform Unit Manager of information impacting the basic health and well-being of children assigned to the worker.
3. Communicate in a positive and respectful manner with children, families and all agency staff including supervisors, co-workers, therapists, student interns, and volunteers.
4. Frequently traverse from one area of the facility to another both indoors and outdoors as needed to provide direct supervision of children.
5. Effectively communicate behavioral expectations and program regulations to children and enforce compliance with regulations and expectations by all children assigned to the worker.
6. Complete all required documentation prior to completion of shift.
7. Meet all pre-determined deadlines required by program supervisor and federal partners.
1. Pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens throughout employment.
2. Provide proof of work eligibility status upon request.
3. Pass a pre-employment and biennial criminal background checks.
4. Demonstrate the ability to:
a. Respond sensitively and competently to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
b. Work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers and professionals.
c. Provide crisis intervention according to training provided by Compass Connections when needed to maintain a safe environment.
d. Work in a fast-paced environment and maintain emotional control and professional composure at all times.
e. Maintain computer literacy required to meet the responsibilities of the position.
f. Work effectively and without intensive supervision both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of all Compass Connections policies and procedures.

• Here at Compass Connections, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. Please feel free to apply for this position even if your work experience and education do not align perfectly with every requirement for this job description. You may very well be the perfect candidate for this role or other ones that we have open. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission!
• Compass Connections is committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive an annual Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment, and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof.
• Compass Connections is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Compass Connections, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff, and termination.
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If you like to work with people that believe they can make a difference in the world, this is the company for you!

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