Human Service Care Assistant

 

JOB SUMMARY:

VPI’s Day Service Center is looking for a Human Service Care Assistant to provide active and direct care to individuals with significant disabilities, including autism, cognitive disabilities, and paralysis.

 

ABOUT YOU:

-Demonstrated common sense, judgment, communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality

-Background as a Personal Care Worker – preferred

-Demonstrated common sense, judgment, and communication skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A HUMAN SERVICE CARE ASSISTANT:

-Assists in making behavioral observations and implementing individualized rehabilitation plans and reports their progress

-Assists in providing a supportive and safe environment to individuals with disabilities

-Joins individuals as they experience community outings, social and leisure activities

-Initiates communication with Case Managers and maintains accurate records of performance

-Professionally communicates with employers, work site supervisors and staff, and other VPI staff to facilitate mutual program planning

-Provides life skills, personal care and quality interaction with individuals

-Performs break, lunch, and bus duty as needed

 

Starting at $12.00/hour

Full-time or part-time, benefit eligibility based on scheduled hours

A Caregiver background check will be performed at time of hire

 

Work performed is generally within the light range as defined by the United States Department of Labor

 

ABOUT VPI:

Valley Packaging Industries (VPI) is a community rehabilitation center that provides a variety of human services and vocational skills training to Fox Valley residents and manufacturing-related business services to private industry. Valley Packaging is the result of a partnership created more than 60 years ago with parents of people with disabilities, local manufacturers, and human service providers. By consistently meeting clients’ and customers’ needs, Valley Packaging has grown into the successful service organization it is today with: over 800,000 sq. ft. of customizable production space, large isolated packaging areas, capacity available for growth, high-speed equipment, and a uniquely blended workforce that integrates hundreds of individuals with disabilities with technically trained production workers.

 

ABOUT THE DAY CENTER:

VPI’s Day Services Program provides meaningful activities and community integration focused on fine and gross motor skill development, social skills, independent living skills, health and wellness, and coping skills for individuals with disabilities. The program provides person-centered planning and alternative day programming for individuals whose capabilities suggest success in areas other than participation in community and/or facility based work activity. Day Services Programming provides, develops and enhances individual goals through community involvement and fundamental skill development.