Personal Assistant III - Direct Support ICF/IDHills & Dales, Dubuque, IA
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Hills & Dales, a not-for-profit human services organization provides services to children and young adults with severe and profound mental and physical disabilities. It has always been the primary focus to serve people with significant medical needs. Hills & Dales values a quality of life that enhances dignity, upholds rights and encourages choices by the individual.
"It is our work, guided by our mission of building meaningful lives to serve our stakeholders; including residents and clients, their families, employees and society at large. We strive to make a positive difference in the quality of life of each individual we support."
Marilyn Althoff, Chief Executive Officer
Personal Assistant III
This position provides personal support and active engagement of clients to maintain a therapeutic, growth producing relationship through implementing client's program plans, maintaining knowledge of individual's strengths, needs and personal likes/dislikes and utilizes this knowledge.
Personal Assistant III's also communicate with each individual using their preferred communication style and provides reinforcement and/or prompting to individuals for appropriate behavior and skills. Hills & Dales promotes interaction in ways that acknowledge more independent behavior and encourages the future use of this behavior.
This position supports client choice making and identifies opportunities to teach and also encourages participation of clients in the community. Personal Assistant IIIs document each individual's progress on goals and programs and assists clients with money handling skills. PA IIIs also provide physical supports and promote the dignity of clients served.
Eighteen years of age or older.
High school diploma or equivalent, required. AA or BA in a related field is preferred.
Valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
Two years of direct support experience in a behavioral health setting is preferred. An employee can average between $14.50- $16.50/hr based on differentials, locations, experience, education, schedules and program.
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Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal background checks and drug screening. EOE
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Full and Part Time
Human and Social Services
Volunteer and Non-profit
Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||1-2 Years|