Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participation in the development of the IP and Behavior Plans for each of the individuals in the house and implementing and documenting the portion of the plan(s) related to the individual in the residential program.
Providing guidance to the individuals in the house to ensure the following:
That the house, the appliances, the vehicles and the equipment are safe, operational and in good working order.
That the individuals are engaged in meaningful activities that address the outcomes in their IPs.
That the fundamental rights of each adult in the house are protected.
Supervising and assisting the individuals in the house with menus, food preparation, housekeeping, personal care, laundry and other activities of daily living.
Planning and coordinating appropriate leisure, social and daily living activities in the residence and in the community. This includes transporting the individuals to and from their destinations. These activities also include shopping trips and medical, dental and mental health appointments.
During medical, dental and mental health appointments, the Residential Assistant is an agent of Linwood and will exchange appropriate and accurate information with the healthcare professional and interact with the pharmacist to obtain medications. The Residential Assistant shall be trained by the nursing staff commissioned by Linwood and will carry out duties as a Certified Medication Technician delegated by the nurses as prescribed by the Board of Nursing and DDA.
Assuming responsibility for the individuals in the house during the day when they are unable to attend the day program (e.g. for illness, inclement weather, closings, etc.). The supervisor will make every effort to arrange coverage, however, the final responsibility rests on the residential staff.
Meeting deadlines and completing all necessary paperwork, in conjunction with the House Manager. This includes quarterly reports, monthly reports, fire drill records, attendance records, weight charts, house receipts, daily log book, etc.
When directed by the House Manager, the Residential Assistant will be required to attend and participate in clinical meetings and medication reviews.
Accounting for money that belongs to the individuals per Linwood's policy and procedure regarding the Protection of Finances and Personal Property.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
May perform other duties as assigned.
Various openings for Weekdays, Weekends and Awake Overnight.
High school diploma or equivalence
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have a valid driver's license
Must have a clean driving record
Learner's Permit or Provisional License is not acceptable
Must demonstrate an understanding of fundamental rights and self-determination and assure that the individuals in the house are afforded these rights
Must demonstrate energy, enthusiasm, patience and compassion
Must be able to interact in a professional manner with Linwood staff, parents, employers and other professionals
Excellent oral and written presentation skills
Must pass drug test and criminal background check
Linwood offers the following benefits to their employees:
Prescription Drug Coverage
Employee Assistance Program
Life Insurance & Supplemental Insurance
Short Term / Long Term Disability Insurance
Linwood Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
- Salary: $14.04 to $16.50 Per Hour
Job Category: Instructional Support > Individual Aide Equal Opportunity Employer
Linwood Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Job Requirements
- At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
- High School/Trade School degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
- Winsome Parchment, Human Resources Manager
- 3421 Martha Bush Drive
- Ellicott City, Maryland 21043