Ascension Health Program Assistant (Driver) - Special Needs Services in Stratford, Connecticut

Job ID: 249816

Program Assistant (Driver) - Special Needs Services

Stratford, Connecticut

Regular/Day

Additional Job Information

Title: Program Assistant/Driver

City, State: Stratford,CT

Location: Changing Images Adult Day Svcs

Department: RC Other Services 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Days, 80 hours, Bi-Weekly

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8a-430p

About Us

St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Program Assistant - Driver provides informal training and direct care to clients based on person-centered plans, individual needs/requests and daily household operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, trains, and/or assists client in accordance with the person-centered plan, including personal care, recreation, and reinforcement of individual habilitation objectives.

  • Assures client's personal property and adaptive equipment is clean and in good order including wheel chair, clothing and living space. Plans, schedules and transports clients to work, appointments and community activities.

  • Documents routine medications and treatments as prescribed by physicians and/or health care professionals.

  • Assists individuals with meal preparation and encourages good nutritional habits and adherence to prescribed diets.

  • Effective oral and written electronic communication skills.

  • Adapts positively to a fast paced changing environment.

  • Maintains required licenses, certifications and trainings.

  • Assists in all duties essential to the operational needs of site.

  • Completes all related paperwork or mandatory compliance with DDS and other agencies.

  • Assists persons served to meet their physical, emotional, spiritual developmental health and safety needs.

  • Other Duties as assigned

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • Licensed Drivers License credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Education and Work Experience:

  • HS or Equivalent

  • 1 year experience working with individuals with disabilities or completion of Human Services training preferred.

How To Apply

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For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay, or any other employment decision made by St. Vincent’s Health Services based on the needs of St. Vincent’s Health Services and the job related qualifications and abilities of the candidates, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, union affiliation, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, job assignments, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccpeeosupplementfinaljrfqa508c.pdf

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9). This law applies to individuals hired, including PRN, part-time and temporary employees, volunteers and students.

Additionally, St Vincent's Healthcare is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is a web based program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration that supplements the current I-9 eligibility verification process. The program determines whether the information provided by the new hire matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.