A career at Easterseals Midwest is more than a job -- it is an
opportunity to make a positive difference in people's lives every
day. Community Living Floaters are the link to the community for
those they serve and is one of the most exemplary reflections of
the wonderful mission driven work we provide every day. The people
that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play an integral
and crucial role in the success of our organization.
The Community Living Floater works cooperatively with the
program staff in providing consistent programming and behavioral
interventions. Provides direct support and actively involves
clients in programming as outlined in the personal plan. Ensures
clients are safe and healthy.
Duties: Provides overall care and services which may include
dressing, cooking, cleaning, and laundry, for people living at the
homes. Assists with locomotion, ambulation, bed mobility,
positioning and transfers with or without an assistive device.
Provides medical support including, but not limited to, catheter
and colostomy care, toileting and continence care, wound care,
medication administration, G-tubes, injections, and specialized
dietary requirements. Provides bathing and personal hygiene care.
Transports clients to day programming, school, or within their
community in personal vehicle. Responsible for implementing and
having a clear understanding of clients' support needs by reviewing
each client's plan in detail with management. Implements plan
outcomes and objectives as outlined in methodologies. Provides
positive behavioral interventions as outlined in the behavior
development plan and performs RN delegations as required. Documents
activities accurately and professionally in behavioral data charts,
task analysis, daily logs, staff communication log, and provide
information regarding community events as needed. Provides
education and support to clients regarding health issues,
medications, and side effects. Administers medications and medical
care according to physicians' orders and communicates any changes
in functioning, health status or behavior to team and Supervisor.
Accompanies clients to medical appointments, communicates
physician's orders to team, and completes necessary
A successful candidate will possess: Good communication skills
and desire to provide direct support to clients with developmental
disabilities in their home and as part of a team. Must be flexible,
reliable, and dependable and embrace change. Must be able to foster
positive professional relationships with families and staff.
Conducts self in polite and professional manner. Must be able to
provide excellent customer service.
Qualifications: Education: High school diploma or GED required.
College credit in human service or related field preferred.
Experience: 1 years' experience in providing direct support to
clients with autism, developmental disabilities, or behavior
disorders preferred and 1 years' experience working with
individuals with developmental disabilities who have personal care
and high medical supports needs or who have a CNA, CMA, RMA or CMT
certification. Specific Skills: Must maintain a safe
driving record. Must have clean, reliable, working vehicle with
enough fuel to meet clients' transportation needs. Must have the
ability to do basic math. Other: Must be available to work some
weekdays, weekends, and evening shifts as required. For all full
time positions, permanent schedule must include at least one