State of WashingtonVancouver 98684
Full Time +

Provide direct care and active engagement designed to maximize independent living skills. Teach and assist residents with personal hygiene, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, leisure skills, community awareness, safety, and routine household responsibilities.

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Dshs Yvs Certified Nursing Assistant

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), 800 NE 136th Ave #110, Vancouver, WA 98684, United States Apply before 10/1/2023 11:59
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Overview

Certified Nursing Assistant Attendant Counselor 2
 
Do you identify yourself as a highly motivated Certified Nursing Assistant who enjoys assisting others? Do you like a team approach to making a difference in the quality of life for others? Flexible and willing to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities? Want to share your creativity, enthusiasm, and ideas in a home-like setting?
 
We have career opportunities for Certified Nursing Assistants at , a state-run nursing facility for persons with developmental disabilities.  You'll interact with clients in a residential living atmosphere, providing care and engaging in therapeutic activities on and off campus. You'll partner with residents and their family members, providing choices in all areas of their lives.
 
 

Key duties of the position: 

  • Provide direct care and active engagement designed to maximize independent living skills. Teach and assist residents with personal hygiene, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, leisure skills, community awareness, safety, and routine household responsibilities
  • Participate in activities of daily living, physical, social, and habilitative skill development while providing choices for self-determination to the best of the resident's abilities
  • Transport and escort residents to and from various recreational activities and health appointments
  • Aid in the implementation of Health Services Orders supporting residents through a planned daily schedule of learning new skills, becoming more independent, maintaining their health, overall functioning, improving social behaviors, attending work and school
  • Provide personal care for both genders
  • Provide safe and protective interventions in the presence of challenging behaviors
  • Observe, document, and report physical, medical, and behavioral changes in residents. Assist with medical and behavioral emergencies, providing health, safety, security, and protection from abuse and or neglect
  • Fill in as interim charge (or lead) in the absence of regular charge (either on assigned work unit or other units)
In addition to a competitive salary and on-the-job training, we offer a complete benefits package with medical, dental, vision, long-term and life insurance, retirement plan, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave with pay, opportunities for overtime, and career growth, and advancement.
 
Opportunities performed on-site at this work location at least three days a week may be eligible for an additional 5% premium pay in addition to the advertised salary.

What we're looking for:
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
  • One year of related experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities
  • High school diploma or GED
Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.


Questions? Please contact   and reference job number 11989.    
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