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SELF-DIRECTED COMMUNITY HABILITATION WORKER OR DCW

Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2024

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Description

Location: Positions available in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, NYC
Rate: $16-$35/hr. (Dependent upon Client budget) 

 

Job Description  
Job Title: Community Habilitation Worker or DCW   

Reporting to: FI Supervisor   

General Functions:   

1. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW is responsible to make sure that all people   

with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are effectively supported. The   

intensity of the needed support will vary from person to person.   

2. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW is to ensure above all else the health and   

safety of all individuals.   

3. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW is responsible to TEACH all activities of daily   

living and self-care as well as communication, self-regulation and direction, and   

socialization skills.   

4. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will abide by the code of ethics of this   

profession and is a skill builder first.   

5. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will assist people to live in a manner that is   

safe and beautiful.   

6. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will make sure to get receipts whenever he or   

she makes a purchase or assist a person to make a purchase.   

7. The Community Habilitation Worker is to make sure that data is collected to allow for   

assessment of progress or regress.   

8. The Community Habilitation Worker will perform the fire drills in the assigned home at   

least quarterly.   

9. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will accompany people to scheduled medical   

appointments as well as to the hospital as the need dictates.   

10. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will supervise the activities related to meal   

preparation and ensure that meals are eaten safely and in the prescribed consistency both   

at homes and in restaurants.   

11. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW is to provide recreational activities that are   

developmentally appropriate.   

12. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will ensure that the rights of people with IDD   

are upheld at all times and take actions when those rights are not.   

13. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will be trained to perform the medication   

administration functions.   

14. The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will assist with food shopping.   
 
 
 

 


Major Functions:   


The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will be familiar with governing regulations   

so as to guide his or her activities in manner consistent with good practices.   

The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will ensure that weather appropriate   

clothing are worn when being in the community.   

The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW is responsible to keep a vehicle log   

whenever he or she uses the agency vehicle.   

The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW is to ensure that data is collected   

accurately and contemporaneously.   

The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will work closely with his or her supervisor   

to ensure that every person he or she supports have their wishes and wants met as   

understood in the context of health and safety.   

 

 



The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will be sure to implement the habilitation  
plan as instructed and written.   

The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW is expected to process his or payroll in an   

accurate and timely fashion using our current system.   

The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will ensure that pertinent information is   

well documented and correctly relayed after they work their shift.   

The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW will advise his or her supervisor of any   

training needs he or she may have.   

QUALIFICATIONS:   
  • High School Diploma with at least six month of direct care experience OR  
  • Bachelor degree in a human service related field  
 

AND   


Have general knowledge of governing regulations, be AMAP certified, SCIP-R trained,   

 

have a valid NYS license and passed IAHD’s driving test ABILITIES   

Ability to manage a culturally and educationally diverse work force   

Excellent presentation and writing skills   

Ability to translate agency philosophy into practice and implementable techniques and   

interventions   

Be able to represent the agency professionally  
Good command of a word processing and spreadsheet program   

Bilingual ability highly desirable   
 
 
 

 




 


 

 

 

Self-starter and lifelong learner.   

Ability to keep abreast of changing practices and regulations.   

Ability to interface with Director and line personnel in a professional manner.   

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   

 

He/she must provide direct and situational intervention when an individual’s behavior   

requires it, including crises prevention and physical crisis intervention (after   

appropriate training has been given).   

 

 

 

He/she must be capable of assisting in the evacuation of individuals during fire drills   

and other emergency situations.   

He/she must be capable of assisting non - ambulatory individuals in transferring from   

wheelchairs or other situations. Ex. for toileting.   

All staff is considered generalists and is expected to do any job assigned in giving   

service to an individual.   

SPECIAL NOTE   

All staff may be deployed without notice based on the needs of the residential   

 

program, adult day services and or transportation. Seniority will be taken in   

consideration as appropriate. Overtime may be mandated based on seniority. Staff   

transfers are at the discretion of agency administration.   

HOURS AND TIME OF WORK   

The Community Habilitation Worker or DCW is contracted for 40 hours a week and is scheduled   

to work as the individuals needs dictate and as the agency representative sees fit.   
 
EOE/AAE/M/F/D/V 
 
 
 
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