Who We Are
Area Residential Care is a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, created in 1968 by a group of parents and other interested parties. Its mission is to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life. From its inception, Area Residential Care’s purpose has been to provide community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization has grown over the past 40 years to serve an average of 250-275 people with disabilities annually; providing residential, vocational, and day services in Dubuque and Dyersville communities.
Through a variety of community-based residential and vocational programs, Area Residential Care helps people with disabilities become active, participating members of the community. Giving people with disabilities choices about where and how they live, work and socialize with their non-disabled peers is the essence of Area Residential Care’s purpose.
It is the vision of Area Residential Care that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community.
It is the mission of Area Residential Care to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.
Area Residential Care is committed to the following values that support our vision and mission statement.
- Every person has rights and the responsibilities associated with them.
- Every person is to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Every person has unique needs and preferences that influence the choices he or she makes about his or her life and services.
- Every person is to be provided the opportunity to live, work and participate in recreational activities in the community as the natural environment.
- Every person is to be provided with encouragement, opportunity and supports to live life to the fullest.
- Every person is to be given the opportunity to provide direct feedback on his or her satisfaction with services, and given a prompt response to concerns.
- Assists the nursing department in overseeing the medical care of the individuals served in the ICF/ID program and as designated in other programs. Develops a working knowledge of ICF/ID regulations related to medical issues. Completes nursing assessments and develops plans of care.
- Provides medical intervention to staff and individuals injured on the job when necessary.
- Provides direction to direct contact staff, Medication Managers, Certified Medication Aides, and families regarding the daily medical needs of the individuals served in residential homes.
- Is a member of assigned individuals’ interdisciplinary teams and a liaison/advocate between Area Residential Care and the medical community.
- Attends medical appointments and communicates medical needs of individuals served to the person’s physician, hospital personnel, dentist or other appropriate medical personnel.
- Maintains positive relationships and effective communication with individuals and their parents/guardians, agency staff, and members of the medical community.
- Observes agency policies related to confidentiality of personal health information of individuals and staff.
Part time schedule approx. 24 hours/week. Every-other weekend rotation is required. Will take calls "on-call" during working weekend.
Hours approx. 7am-3:30pm
- LPN currently licensed to practice in Iowa
- Valid Driver's license and driving record that meets agency driver criteria
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Ability to type; comfortable with regular computer documentation
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to lift 20lbs regularly, 50lbs on occasion. Ability to prompt, escort, and physically restrain individuals as needed
- Experience working with Intellectual Disabilities preferred
Human and Social Services
Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||1-2 Years|