Residential Care Advisor
Employment Type: Full-Time
ABOUT THE ROLE
Our Residential Care Advisors provide assistance and training to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Serious Mental Illness in our residential treatment located at our Harmening Community Living Assistance home. We're looking for people who have experience developing and mentoring a team, and who believe in a strengths-based approach, and use positive practices to help guide their everyday activities.
The Harmening CLA home currently has 3 men living there. Each one has varying degree of intellectual disabilities as well as some physical challenges. One individual is deaf, but does not use traditional sign language. He has made up some of his own signs and we utilize picture cards as well. Staff working here will also be required to take the ODP deaf services training provided on line. One of the other men is a diabetic, but is not currently on insulin. One individual has some behavioral challenges especially with social distancing. During the course of an evening shift, duties include medication administration, bathing, or showering assistance, meal prep and serving, and monitoring health care needs and cleaning up as well as engaging the individuals in various recreational activities. Sometimes this position also requires flexibility to attend meetings and appointments for the assigned individuals. Paper work is also involved to complete budgeting and monthly reports and shift notes most of which are done on the computer.
In any given day, you might cook, clean, bathe, manage medications, take residents to appointments, interact with family members, and design games and crafts. We're looking for employees who are professional, flexible, compassionate, and can remain composed in stressful situations.
This is a team-based position. Our sites are like your family home! Your dependability, integrity, empathy for others (both persons served and your fellow employees), and dedication to teamwork are essential to this position.
* Must have a valid PA driver's license and be able to drive an organization automobile/van
* Must be able to obtain Act 33/34/73 Clearances upon hire
* Pre-employment screenings required
* High School Diploma/GED and 4 years of paid human service experience OR Bachelor's degree in human service
SCHEDULE (This is a non-exempt/hourly position)
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2:30 pm-10:00 pm,
Friday and Saturday; OFF (Hours vary according to program need).
ABOUT PITTSBURGH MERCY
We're a community-based health and human services organization using person-centered care to treat our area's most vulnerable populations. We work with families in settings that are safe and familiar to them, and view them as equal partners when planning, developing, and monitoring care.
Our mission is to be a compassionate, transforming presence within our communities. We reach out to offer help - and hope - to people who are experiencing:
* Mental illness and substance abuse
* Physical health needs
* Intellectual disabilities
* Traumatic events or circumstances, including homelessness + abuse
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.