ChildServe Resident Assistant - Ankeny Duplex, Full Time (Temporary) in Johnston, Iowa
Resident Assistant - Ankeny Duplex, Full Time (Temporary)
Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes)
In a Nutshell: As a Resident Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting the children and young adults with daily living and encouraging their independence. Resident Assistants work with the supervisor, therapists, nursing staff, and families in program development and implementation. Examples include assisting the children and young adults with becoming as independent as possible in personal cares, preparing meals, caring for household, community exposure/involvement, and other life skills areas. About ChildServe Group Homes: ChildServe's Homes offer 24-hour support and specialized nursing care. The homes offer a comfortable, nurturing environment for children and adults who need round-the-clock supervision or medical care. Our spacious home-like environments, caring staff members, and emphasis on community involvement and recreational activities offer an inviting place for children and young adults with special healthcare needs to enjoy full lives. We offer individualized treatment plans that focus on caring for the whole child. ChildServe’s staff members promote skill development, independence, and decision making as appropriate for each child’s hopes, dreams, and needs. When You'll Work: Week 1:Monday-Friday: 2/3pm-9/10pmWeek 2:Monday: 3pm-10pmWednesday: 2pm-10pmSaturday: 2pm-9pmSunday: 6am-9pmThis is a temporary position from December 27th, 2018 - March 3rd, 2019. Staff may remain on as PRN or apply for full time at the conclusion of this temporary position. Staff may also begin working PRN prior to start date. What You'll Do:
Assist the children or young adults in becoming as independent as possible in personal cares, preparing meals, caring for household, and other life skills areas.
Assist with transportation as needed
Assists the children or young adults with treatments as appropriate and is knowledgeable of medications and times they are to be given
Assists with community involvement such as community recreational events, shopping trips, volunteer opportunities and more.
What You'll Need:
Experience: Previous work with children or adults with disabilities preferred
Must be 18 years of age or older
Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language
Must be willing/able to become an approved driver for ChildServe
Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Medication Manager, or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certifications helpful
Who We Are:
At ChildServe, no position is ever “just a job.” Working at ChildServe allows you to live every day knowing that you have helped to improve the lives of children and families.
To tell you about everything we do would take a whole website (You can check ours out HERE. To tell you the amazing stories of the over 4,200 children we serve each year would take even longer (you can read many of them HERE). We promise you’ll be inspired and come away with a deeper understanding of our unique culture and services.
We provide over 30 pediatric healthcare programs and services in 4 locations throughout Iowa. We hire many positions, from expert caregivers, medical professionals, administrative staff (and everything in between), and each team member plays an important role in fulfilling our mission.
ChildServe has been a Top Workplace in Iowa for four years running, thanks to our passionate team and our commitment to outstanding care. To help us learn more about how your talents and skills can make a difference at ChildServe, apply today.