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🌟 Caregiver Needed Individual with Complex Behavioral Needs! 🌟 (Colorado Springs)

Your Choice Residential

compensation: Extremely competitive daily rate
employment type: contract
job title: Direct Service Provider
Are you an experienced caregiver with a passion for supporting individuals facing challenging circumstances? Your Choice is seeking a dedicated caregiver with expertise in crisis management, de-escalation, and restraints to provide comprehensive support to manage an individual dually diagnosed with a developmental disability and mental illness.

The individual is a remarkable person with a diagnosis of PTSD, which presents a multitude of challenges requiring specialized care. As this individual’s caregiver, you will play a crucial role in ensuring their health, safety, and well-being, particularly during moments of behavioral crisis.

We are looking for full-time and part-time caregivers to work 2-4 shifts per week, including weekends. We offer day and night shift positions with competitive compensation.
• Day Shift: 4 pm - 12 am
• Night Shift: 12 am – 8 am
• Weekend Shift: Flexible 8 hours shifts available during the day and overnights

Responsibilities:
• Provide line of sight supervision at all times during shift.
• Provide verbal prompting and supervision in all aspects of daily living, including bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, and eating, with an emphasis on de-escalation techniques during challenging behavioral moments.
• Assist with medication management, ensuring proper administration and monitoring for side effects.
• Accompany the individual alongside additional caregivers during outings in the community.
• Coordinate and accompany the individual to appointments, providing support during consultations and ensuring follow-up care, with a focus on crisis intervention if necessary.
• Implement behavioral management strategies recommended by therapists to address mood fluctuations and anxiety, particularly during times of heightened behavioral distress.
• Collaborate with the individual’s support team to ensure continuity of care and adherence to treatment plans.
• Maintain open communication with the individual’s family and other support providers to address any concerns or changes in their condition.

Qualifications:
• Previous experience working with individuals with complex mental health and behavioral health needs, particularly in crisis management, de-escalation, and restraints, with knowledge of developmental disabilities, dual diagnoses, and associated behavioral challenges.
• Training in crisis intervention techniques, restraints, and/or behavioral management.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide compassionate care and build trusting relationships.
• Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude when supporting individuals with complex mental health needs.
• Background check completed after initial interview.
• 18 years or older.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team to meet the individual's needs effectively.
• Ability to be QMAP certified, if not already.

Benefits:
• Competitive compensation based on experience and qualifications.
• Comprehensive training and ongoing support from the individual’s support team, with a focus on crisis management and de-escalation techniques.
• Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in an individual with developmental disabilities’ life and contribute to their overall well-being, particularly during moments of behavioral crisis.

If you're passionate about providing exceptional care to individuals with complex behavioral needs and possess expertise in crisis management, de-escalation, and restraints, and are ready to join this individual’s dedicated support team, we want to hear from you! Apply now and become an integral part of this remarkable individual’s journey towards health, independence, and happiness.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7747628084

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