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SELF-DIRECTED COMMUNITY HABILITATION WORKER OR DCW

Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jan 18, 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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