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Caregiver/DSP - $19+/hr - additional $500 for NAR, HCA, CNA

Company: Kokua Services
Location: Lacey
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: DSP Direct Support ProfessionalKokua pays to train - no experience required. If you have always wanted a career where the work you do really matters - we welcome you!Rate of Pay: $19.00-$20.50 per hour$500.00 bonus for applicants with active NAR, CNA or HCAExtra shift bonus of $50/4hrs worked over 40hrs/weekStatus: FT, PT, Float (Set schedule and guaranteed hours)Direct Supervisor: Team LeaderOur door is open for you to bring your heart to work and let kindness and compassion guide your day. You will learn to encourage, support and empower individuals with daily tasks like getting out of bed, which can be a hurdle sometimes, up to being out in the community, going to a party and dancing, or working on a personal goal.Benefits:

  • Highest Pay Rate in Area - Starting Pay is $19 per hour
  • Medical, Vision, Dental, 401 K
  • No Experience Needed! -- Paid training
  • Education Assistance to become CNA (pay rate boost once certified)
  • Referral Bonuses
  • CNA/HCA/NAR receives $500 sign on bonus
  • Time and half on major holidays
  • Overtime always available at time and a half pay
  • Plenty of PPE Provided
  • Mileage Reimbursement in between clients & out of town drives
  • Pay rate boost for associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees, as well as HCA and CNAJob Description: We are looking for Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to care for our clients and support them to live full and meaningful lives. As a DSP, you will follow guidelines and specific instructions pertaining to our clients' individual care plans. You will assist with personal care needs and encourage meaningful interactions between clients and the community.We are looking for individuals that are mindful of our clients' abilities while assisting them where needed in an empathetic manner that encourages their independence. Top candidates are reliable, accountable, compassionate, patient, respectful and can work cooperatively with others toward a common goal.Qualifications: *Provided (and paid) training: CPR/First Aid/AED training & other state required certifications. CNA option with 1 year commitment.*Must be at least 18 years old *High school diploma or equivalent *Pass an FBI background check * Valid driver's license*Comfortable working independently and can consistently make good judgements that ensure the health and safety of clients *Flexible with a keen ability to handle stress well *A friendly disposition with a positive 'can-do' attitude *Enjoy working with developmentally disabled individuals to improve their quality of life *Can quickly manage stressful situations responsibly and effectively *Strong interpersonal skills *Ability to move and stand for prolonged periods and frequently perform physically demanding tasks (e.g. lifting 35 lbs., twisting and bending, hoyer, wheelchair tie- downs, repositioning and personal care/showering needs)Direct Support Professional Responsibilities:
    • Maintain an environment that ensure clients health and safety
    • Advance clients' decision-making, productivity and participation in a range of activities that nurtures their needs, self-expression and goals
    • Promote independence in daily activities and facilitate clients' inclusion in their community
    • Assist with and work to strengthen clients' daily living needs including but not limited to nutrition, hygiene, exercise, communication and socialization skills
    • Deliver individualized training, encouragement and care in compliance with healthcare professional's instructionsExpectation and duties:
      • Work cooperatively within your team (e.g. show up to all scheduled shifts on time, be willing to fill-in for others when possible, support the success of team-members through mentoring, be open to feedback about your own performance, resolve issues professionally and refrain from gossip, complete as many tasks as possible during your shift, attend all mandatory team meetings and participate in Kokua's yearly performance evaluation)
      • Proficient understanding of all care plans, protocols and procedures for the clients in your care
      • Uphold Kokua's Code of Ethics
      • Maintain compliance with all required trainings and certifications
      • Uphold your mandatory reporting responsibility
      • Be knowledgeable of all Kokua policies and procedures
      • Thoroughly and professionally complete required documentation per WAC and Kokua policy
      • Follow the safety training guidelines to assure a safe workplace environment
      • Use professional conduct in representing clients and the agency in the wider communityThe above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.Funding for this position: 100% ISS DSP JD updated Feb. 2019Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Float (guaranteed days and hours)Pay: $19.00 - $20.50 per hourCOVID-19 considerations:Kokua follows current CDC and DOH guidelines, temperature checks, hand sanitizer, masks, appropriate social distancing measures.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $19.00 - $20.50 per hourBenefits:
        • 401(k)
        • 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Employee assistance program
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Paid time off
        • Referral program
        • Tuition reimbursement
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • 8 hour shift
          • Day shift
          • Holidays
          • Night shift
          • Overtime
          • Weekend availabilitySupplemental Pay:
            • Bonus payCOVID-19 considerations:Kokua follows current CDC and DOH guidelines, temperature checks, hand sanitizer, masks, appropriate social distancing measures.Application Question(s):
              • We conduct interviews on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please list 2 to 3 times on either of these days where you could come in between 10am-3:30pm for an interview. Interviews last approximately 30-45 minutes.Education:
                • High school or equivalent (Required)Shift availability:
                  • Day Shift (Preferred)
                  • Night Shift (Preferred)
                  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)Work Location:
                    • Multiple locationsWork Remotely:
                      • NoWork Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: Kokua Services, Lacey , Caregiver/DSP - $19+/hr - additional $500 for NAR, HCA, CNA, Human Resources , Lacey, Washington

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