Assumes responsibility for assisting developmentally delayed residents in life
relationships, activities, care and development mental training while they are living in
a special residential care setting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties
may be assigned.
Completes documentation on and maintains records as required or directed (To include,
but not limited to the following: community inclusion, formal and informal programs,
medication information, transportation logs, daily logs, drills, etc.).
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 1. Provides for physical care and supervision of residents appropriate to
their functioning level.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 2. Administers, supervises, and records medication of medical treatment
to be given per physician orders. Follows mandated guidelines
for dispensing and recording.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 3. Promptly and properly attends to residents during seizures and assists in
dealing with problematic behavior issues.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 4. Provides for the immediate bathing of any resident who voids or soils
himself/herself and ensures that the resident has a proper change of
(RMA) 5. Assists in providing opportunities for residents to be involved in
integrated community activities. Coordinates and assists as
necessary with attendance at religious services.
(RMA) 6. Provides or assists in transportation for residents to and from place of
employment, recreational and other events.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 7. Encourages positive social interactions and interpersonal relationships.
Assists each resident in developing attitude and behaviors appropriate
to community living.
(RMA) 8. Assists clients in handling money.
(RMA) 9. Assists residents in making and keeping appointments when indicated.
(RMA) 10. Takes residents shopping periodically and is accountable for same.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 11. Provides for and insures each residents right to privacy and advises
residents of their rights.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 12. Protects each residents rights and freedoms and maintains the
confidentiality of personal information.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 13. Avoids the exploitation of any resident.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 14. Monitors clients and participates in routine household maintenance.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 15. Assists the clients as necessary in reparation of meals.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 16. Assists the Resident Manager by ensuring that residents participate
appropriately in chores and that they have a suitable schedule.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 17. Participate in monthly fire and evacuation drills and all tornado disaster
drills with proper documentation of same.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 18. Assist the Resident Manager in maintaining a safe and hazard free
environment (i.e. safe storage of and usage of all cleaning agents or
chemicals and use of instruction in Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS))
and provides first aid as necessary.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 19. Reports immediately and reddened, bruised, or broken skin areas on
resident by filling out an unusual incident report, Also, reports all
incidents or accidents regarding resident's condition to the in-charge
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 20. Follows all formal and informal behavioral management or skill
acquisition programs and where required, documents necessary records.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 21. Supervises and assists residents with training programs in health, hygiene,
and good grooming practices (i.e. bathing, oral hygiene, dressing, hair
care, nail care, and shaving).
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 22. Adheres to established infection control policies by using universal
precautions to ensure health and safety of residents and staff. Reports all
irregularities and unsafe/hazardous conditions or equipment to charge
(RMA3rd) 23. Assures all residents are in bed, all outside doors are locked and outside
lights are on.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 24. Completes all laundry to include towels/linens and residents personal
(RMA3rd) 25. Repairs and labels resident clothing as needed.
(RMA3rd) 26. Cleans office area and common areas per established schedule
(Cleans, sweeps, mops floors through applicable areas, dust and clean
furniture, windows and blinds).
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 27. Assists in resident's personal inventory.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 28. Attends in-service training as scheduled.
(RMA) (RMA3rd) 29. Performs other related or essential duties as requested or required.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school graduate or equivalent certification required. Prefer at least one year of experience working with the developmentally disabled; however candidates with no previous experience will be considered provided they can demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility for a resident life relationship, activities, care, and development.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Florida driver's license with a safe driver rating.
Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and efficiently with resident's families, staff members and the general public.
Emotional stability and maturity with a genuine interest in working with residents.
Capable of working a flexible schedule when necessary
Basic first aid training
Some managerial or supervisory competencies are helpful.
Knowledge of life-safety and infection control protocols.
Willingness to comply with in-service training or other mandates.
A.C.T. Certification and/or training (at the discretion of the Residential Services Supervisor).
Ability to follow directions, handle emergency situations and act in accordance with good judgment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic r caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.