Direct Service Worker - Deaf Services
Posted on: June 4, 2021
The Direct Service Worker is responsible for implementing the
mission of the Deaf Services Division. The Direct Service Worker is
responsible for supervising the daily activities of the clients,
providing ongoing support, guidance and role modeling. He/she
facilitates client improvement in the areas of personal
responsibility, social skills, community living skills and
Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many
generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a
strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from
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Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
- Develop and document Comprehensive Assessments (CAs) and
reviews, outlining rehabilitative goals and interventions, which
reflect program participant preference and meet Department of
Mental Health and Agency standards, with supervisor's
- Participate in the development of the Individualized Action
Plans (IAP) and attend other treatment meetings, including weekly
- Document daily in CBFS Notes.
- Perform interventions with clients that address their
identified goals and result in skill development.
- Provide linkage with other program staff and other service
- Communicate program participant's progress, mental status, and
any changes in daily notes.
- Provide ongoing support, guidance, role modeling and
supervision to clients.
- Identify and address community integration issues for clients
on caseload with supervisor's direction.
- Monitor and document medication administration.
- Ensure a clean, safe and home-like environment for
- Ensure all paperwork, reports, trainings are up to date and
completed within the Divisions expected timelines.
- Attend and actively participate in all training and maintain
certification of required trainings (CPR/First Aid, SOLVE,
- Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services as
- Perform physical intervention in the event of a client
- Attends and actively participates in supervision and staff
- Ensure that individuals we support are treated with dignity and
respect in accordance with Advocates Human Rights Policy.
- HS diploma/GED and 1 year related experience.
- Must be fluent in ASL
- Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated
understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse
- Ability to communicate effectively including in writing and
ability to use good judgment.
- Strong computer skills
- High energy level and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
Must hold a valid driver's license. Must have access to an
operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to
Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.
Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?
Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering
individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively
achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday
and complex situations, and actively listening. We exercise
independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and
benefit of the Team.
Is Human Services a Fit for Me?
Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and
compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while
fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we
serve. We put the individual first.
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