Direct Care Aide


Berwyn, PA

  Full Time · Varied Shifts · Evening and Weekend Shifts

  Week 1 Hours: Evening and Weekend Shifts
       Week 2 Hours: Evening and Weekend Shifts

General Responsibilities


Assist residents who have been diagnosed with autism, intellectual/developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury with activities of daily living and assist in implementing prescribed teaching plans for residents.  Provide safe and consistent supervision of residents in accordance with their treatment plans.  Ensure all care and service are delivered in a climate of normalization, dedication, caring and concern, and ensure all activities and interactions are designed to foster growth and development to each individual's highest level of accomplishment.


Basic Qualifications


Education/Training:   High School Diploma required. 50 College Credits or more preferred.


Certifications/Licensure: A valid driver's license and ability to meet approved Melmark driver status and a minimum age of twenty-one.  Successful completion of employer provided certification in CPR, First Aid and Crisis Intervention.  Successful completion of Medication Administration training.


Skill(s):  Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office.  Teaching skills with emphasis on individuals who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged.   Experience in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis a plus. 


Experience: Prefer at least one (1) year experience with specialized populations.