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Direct Care Counselor
Berkeley Youth Living With Disabilities

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Direct Care Counselor

Berkeley Youth Living With Disabilities
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Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time, Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 21 days ago
Job Role
Senior Care
Employer's Industry
Health & Wellness, Nonprofit, Education
Job Schedule
Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description

Job Description

  • Part Time Position
    • Monday - Friday
    • 7am-10:00am
    • Full Time Position
  • Monday-Friday
    • 3:30pm- 10:30pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 
    • 7:30am-3:30pm & 2:00pm- 8:00pm
    • Sunday-Wednesday
    • 8:00pm-7:45am
  • Provide care and assistance to developmentally disabled youth 
  • Transfer individuals to and from wheelchairs 
  • Bathing and personal hygiene of developmentally disabled youth 
  • Participate in community outings and work with volunteers and family members  
  • Attend staff development trainings 
  • Administer medication under the supervision of our Registered Nurse 
  • Ability to work effectively, cooperatively, and professionally with others in a team setting 
  • Ability to learn and implement behavioral intervention training programs 
  • Willingness to promote normalization, community integration, and teach social skills in the community, such as using public transportation, accessing community resources, and attending community events 
  • Ability to follow and abide by all applicable state and federal regulations governing the operation of an ICF/DD-H facility 
  • Ability to speak and understand English, as well as write complete and necessary documentation and habilitative data 
  • Ability to work overtime or additional shifts as needed   

Job Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age 
  • High school diploma or GED certificate 
  • Able to lift at least 75 lbs. 
  • Preferred: At least 1 year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or special needs 
  • Submission of a physical exam dated within 6 months prior to employment or within 15 days after employment and annually thereafter, along with a TB test 
  • Submission of fingerprints via live scan and criminal record clearance 
  • Complete course in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid. Renew annually. 
  • Successfully pass certification in administration of medications within 1 month of employment 
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record per current printout from the Department of Motor Vehicles

Business Overview

Our Story

The Build House is an innovative community based home in Berkeley for young adults with significant developmental disabilities. We believe that every person, regardless of ability, has the right to make choices in their lives. We model an alternative to institutional care.


Culture & Perks

Community Oriented
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