Arc of Howard
  • Columbia, MD, USA
  • Part Time

Overview:
The CNA assists in providing personal care under the direction of nursing, to individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential support program, by performing the following duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with Nurse Manager to perform duties essential to the operation of the assigned site.
  • Bathes & dresses & undresses individuals.
  • Turns and repositions individuals, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
  • Transports individuals or assists individuals to walk.
  • Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone.
  • Dusts and cleans individuals' room. Performs routine household maintenance/cleaning duties
  • Interacts with individuals to reinforce positive behaviors and to promote social interaction.
  • Provide a positive, safe, & clean homelike living environment designed to meet the specific needs of the individuals residing in the home.
  • Follow, carry out and enforce agency polices and program procedures.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings.
  • Responsible for completion of all required trainings and certifications within 3 months of hire. Responsible for maintaining required annual training re-certifications.
  • Assists & trains individuals in preparation of nutritious well-balanced meals, or serves nutritious well-balanced meals.
  • Transports individuals by driving an agency vehicle, which may include operation of wheelchair lift and tie downs.
  • Accompanies individuals on shopping trips and instructs and counsels individuals in purchase of personal items, groceries, gifts, etc...
  • Observes and documents individual's behaviors, such as speech production, feeding patterns, and toilet training, to facilitate assessment and development of goals.
  • Ensures neat & clean appearance of individuals, train & supervise clean personal hygiene skills, clothing care to include cleanliness, style, & fit.
  • Utilize behavior management techniques as outlined in Individual Plans.
  • Maintain individual's records, files and complete required forms and documentation.

Qualifications:

  • MD State CNA Certification from the Board of Nursing
  • Valid Maryland driver's license with no more than 3 points
  • Acceptable Background and Drug Screen
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
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