Group Home Direct Care RCA
at Pillar Care Continuum

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

Job Description

Job Title: Residential Care Assistant (RCA)

 

Group Home Locations: Paterson, Newark, Maplewood, Livingston, West Orange, Orange, Plainfield, Warren, & Basking Ridge.

 

Summary:

CPNJ is seeking Residential Care Assistants for our Group Homes in Essex, Union and Somerset Counties. The desired candidate will assist consumers to achieve the greatest degree of independence by supporting participation in program activities providing opportunities for choice at all times.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting consumers with daily needs including cooking, cleaning, bathing/dressing, transferring, toileting, feeding, grooming and hygiene.

 

  • Properly administering, monitoring and documenting consumer medication administration.

 

  • Assisting consumers and staff in determination of daily activities such as attending church, parties, shopping etc. and participating in activities as well as providing one-on-one instruction for consumers in activities of daily living or recreational activities.

 

  • Collecting and recording data; assisting in maintaining daily progress notes or other consumer program-related records.

 

  • Utilizing group home vehicle for household related tasks and transporting and accompanying consumers to doctor appointments and activities.

 

  • Initiating or implementing recommendations and/or behavior plans and maintaining related documentation.

 

  • Cleaning group home as required and operating and maintaining housekeeping and cooking equipment.

 

  • Attending staff meeting, individual supervision meetings and trainings are assigned.

 

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with consumers, supervisors, co-workers, parents/guardians/sponsors, and other professionals.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

 

  • At least 21 years of age (Insurance Purposes)
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license with 4 points or less at all times (Cannot be provisional/probationary)
  • Successful employment in the support of adults with developmental disabilities or an equivalent combination of education and experience; knowledge of various types of developmental disabilities
  • Ability to successfully complete CPNJ trainings in required period of time and to adhere to DDD policies and procedures
  • Ability to drive a multi-passenger vehicle.
  • Successful completion of drug screening, criminal history background and TB screening

Job Snapshot

About Us

Pillar Care Continuum (formerly Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey) was founded in 1953 by the parents of children with cerebral palsy who wanted better services for their loved ones. They operated from donated space in the basement of Orange Memorial Hospital. The organization has steadily grown over the years and today it is a $40 million dollar organization with more than 800 staff members at 22 program sites serving more than 1,700 infants, children and adults with more than 100 different disabilities. If you enjoy helping people and are looking to make a difference in the world then Pillar Care Continuum, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with disabilities, is for you. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a rewarding career environment. We seek committed professionals, educators, therapists and direct care staff who are interested in providing quality services and care for children and adults in a wide variety of settings.

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