PARA ~ Full-Time, Premium Pay, & 200+ Days Off a YEAR!

Apply for the position, PARA ~ Full-Time, Premium Pay, & 200+ Days Off a YEAR!, with Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Inc. today or contact Murrae Rebarchek for more information. Posted May 2, 2023.

PARA ~ Full-Time, Premium Pay, & 200+ Days Off a YEAR!
Russell, Kansas
Teach skills and provide support to individuals served in their home and in the community.

Benefits of the Full-Time Life Balance Model
Enjoy up to 4 days off each week!

Work just 156 days per year with 208 days off!

Earn premium pay for weekends (equaling overtime rate)!

Easily work a second job or pick up a few extra shifts here!

Commute less and save on gas money!

Save on child care days and spend more time with family!

Enjoy a flexible schedule with night, day, or weekend shifts!

Most positions start out at an average of $16.33 per hour!

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Essential Functions
Follow all Teaching Plans, Behavior Management Plans and Service Agreement recommendations as defined by the Life Planning Team and record data in Therap or otherwise as required.

Become familiar with and implement the service agreement and risk management plans for each individual served.

Practice, monitor and ensure quality teaching of skills to persons served to include but not be limited to recognizing opportunities to teach, providing rationales, offering positive reinforcement and encouraging decision making skills by each individual.

Provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to include support and supervision during meal times and transportation etc.

Attend initial and ongoing training in a timely manner to meet the needs of individuals served and meetings as requested by the supervisor.

As necessary, implement crisis intervention strategies including physical restraint, lifting and transferring of persons served, according to agency policy.

Promote community inclusion for desired functions and activities of individuals served.

Represent agency with professionalism and individuals served in an advocacy role at all times.

Ensure individuals served are treated in a dignified, respectful manner and their appropriate preferences and choices are part of their everyday life.

Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.

Provide transportation of individuals served in agency vehicles as needed.

Enhance or teach independent living skills to individuals served as documented in the individuals' Life Plan and as other opportunities arise.

Perform general cleaning and upkeep of the residence and vehicle assigned to the residence.

Familiarize self with the rights of individuals served and ensure these rights are maintained at all times through appropriate verbal and physical interactions.

Other Responsibilities
May be assigned to pass medications and complete treatments to persons served and record medication passes and treatments as delegated by agency nurse.

This position will have access to PHI and EPHI for individuals who they support as a member of the Life Plan Team and to provide on-call supports, as needed. 

This position is subject to the two year training period as defined by KPERS, unless exceptions are granted due to prior employment. 

Job Specifications
Education -
High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
Experience - Prior personal or job related exposure to people with developmental disabilities is preferred but not required. Willing to Train.
Other Requirements -
Valid driver's license. 
PARA ~ Full-Time, Premium Pay, & 200+ Days Off a YEAR!
Full Time
Murrae Rebarchek
May 2, 2023
Apr 11, 2024
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