Direct Care Aide / Residential Counselor - WC

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/13/2018 10:28 AM)
Job ID
Location Name
Woodbourne Center
Position Type
Client/Direct Care


Woodbourne is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining professionals who want to make a positive impact on the lives of youth. Nexus employees help children, adolescents, and families build brighter futures.


If you have previous expertise in direct care, or group homes, or residential work experience, and are interested in working with troubled youth, this opportunity may be a good fit for you.


Provide mentorship and supervision of resident daily activities and behavior according to established guidelines and procedures. Ensure that residents adhere to daily schedules and activities established for the program, including school, therapy sessions, external appointments, etc.. Ensure that residents comply with required activities surrounding personal hygiene and grooming, upkeep of living areas, laundry, etc. Serve as a mentor and role model by demonstrating compassion and understanding for feelings, opinions and experiences of others, and communicating and interacting in a manner that is honest, positive, respectful and professional. Participate with coworkers as a team on implementation of treatment plans and therapeutic services. Remain cognizant of individual resident levels/phases, privileges, restrictions and adapt interactions accordingly. Engage in therapeutic interventions with residents within treatment parameters, while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

Ensure resident safety and collaborate with coworkers to maintain an environment that is positive, respectful, clean and therapeutic. Perform First Aid/CPR procedures and respond according to established protocols in the event of an emergency situation. Assist in the transportation of clients for home visits, doctor appointments, planned off-campus recreational activities, etc..


Minimum of HS Diploma or GED, with mentorship, group home or residential treatment work experience strongly preferred. Must remain current on all required training and certifications. Demonstrate sufficient written and verbal communication skills to generate required documentation and reporting that is legible and articulate, and to interface effectively with staff, families, and external contacts. Exhibit a spirit of cooperation among coworkers and comply with corporate and site policies and procedures. Adhere to department procedures regarding punctuality and attendance and exhibit flexibility and cooperation with shift scheduling and rotation needs. Minimum 21 years of age. Must be able to assist staff in physical interventions and restraints of residents. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance. Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time (4- 6 hours).

Must be reliable and flexible to work various days & assigned shifts as needed: 1st 6:00a – 2:30p, 2nd 2:00p – 10:30p; including weekends, holidays and inclement weather. Must be available adhere to the entire shift scheduled.  **All DCA’s are required to commit to working at least 2 weekends per month.


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