DIRECT CARE STAFF JOB DESCRIPTION
The Direct Care Staff is responsible for the daily care, activity coordination and documentation for all group home/semi-independent living clients. The ratio of staff to group home clients is 1:3 except on the midnight shift where the ratio is 1:6. Semi-independent clients have 1:1 staff for certain time frames and activities supportive of community reintegration goals. The Direct Care Staff is supervised by the Group Home Manager.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring clients, documentation in client records, medication administration, transportation of clients in company/personal vehicles, care of household and client equipment/supplies, provide assistance with activities of daily living, and attending staff meetings/trainings as scheduled.
swallowing each medication given as well as signing on each medication sheet according to the
Medication Administration policy.
making certain that the vehicle is free of debris and fueled to transport clients.
following the expenditure.
documentation, in advance, in order to obtain approval for excused absence.
Dignitas is more than our name, It is our philosophy.
The Latin term refers to providing a personal sense of dignity and esteem after a catastrophic injury.
At Dignitas, Inc., our mission is to restore a sense of worth and independence to individuals with acquired brain injuries or spinal cord injuries.
Our goal is to maximize each client's independence.
Daily living skills are promoted through on-going programming including grooming, meal preparation, household chores, budgeting, socialization, community reintegration, and physical conditioning.
Internal healthcare management is an integral part of our program.
An individualized plan is formulated and implemented with input from the client, family, treating physician, guardian, case manager, dietician, recreational therapist, psychologist and members of the team providing care.
Each client's care plan identifies a team of service providers in the community, which may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, physiatrist, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuro-psychologist, and behavioral specialists.
Dignitas has several residential homes in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. These homes are licensed by the State of Michigan to provide specialty services to persons with acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
The facilities provide 24-hour supervision with skilled care providers and structure in a home atmosphere. We have a high staff to client ratio to ensure quality of care at our homes. These homes adhere to all related regulations and guidelines.
All homes are handicap accessible with wheelchair ramps and interior modifications to provide barrier-free movement within the homes.