Direct Care Worker - Will Train! No Experience Necessary! -

Direct Care Worker - Will Train! No Experience Necessary!

Direct Care Worker - Will Train! No Experience Necessary!
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Phoenix, AZ
FSL - Foundation For Senior Living

FSL - Foundation For Senior Living

Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) was founded with one goal in mind: to improve the quality of life for adults and their caregivers. In 1974, FSL was established by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix as a private non-profit, originally providing housing and social services to elders and individuals with disabilities without regard to race, religion or social status. Over the years, we have grown and created an integrated system of care that allows adults to age in place through our continuum of home and community-based health services. Currently, we are one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state of Arizona, but we offer the customized care of an independent professional. How? Simply put, it’s what we are best at.
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Direct Care Worker - Will Train! No Experience Necessary!

Position Summary

Collaboratively with the Team Leaders, Nurses, and Service Coordinator, works to help ensure members are able to successfully complete routine activities of daily living while promoting dignity and independence in the process. The DCW is a critical part of the ReCreacion team, working closely with our members providing person center services that are focused on bringing happiness to the lives of those we are privileged to serve.

Care Delivery

Delivers care by displaying a positive, can-do attitude that conveys enthusiasm, compassion, and understanding to the members lives by performing the following:

Assists or leads group discussions, sensory stimulation, exercise, or crafts and implementation of calendar events.
Provides members stand by or full assistance with participating in individual and group activities.
Participates in care plan meetings for members.
Writes progress notes and documentation on member activities.
Takes inventory of supplies and informs team lead when supplies need to be replenished or purchased.
Assists with helping to facilitate center outings and/or special events.
Observes, charts and reports to Center Nurse, Team leader, or Center Director conditions, reactions, and responses of members as related to assigned duties.
Assembles and disassembles equipment and accessories.

Health, Safety & Security

Assists with the health maintenance, care, and activities of daily living of members according to the care plan by performing the following:

Monitors the safety and security of members at all times.
Provides assistance to members in need of using the restroom and, as needed, with routine toileting care and when necessary changing articles of clothing, laundering as necessary.
Based on the individual needs of each member, provides bowel and bladder care, restorative feeding and therapy, ambulation, range of motion, personal living skills, transfers, and showering as needed and in accordance with training.
Obtain member’s blood pressure and weight.
Helps with the serving of food according to licensure and CACFP guidelines.
Assists members with getting in and out of vans or private cars; transferring members from wheelchair to chair.
Works in a team-oriented manner to ensure the Center is disinfected in accordance to the Center’s Policies and Procedures to include ensuring all activity areas, kitchen, bathrooms, and shower areas are kept neat and clean, including mopping floors and wiping down surfaces after the space has been utilized.

Continuous Improvement & Quality

Ensures compliance with all FSL policies, procedures, and practices regarding the Adult Day Health Services program, and other contract and licensure requirements; and applies knowledge to the work in accordance with quality standards.
Attends and actively participates in initial and on-going training and development programs and opportunities, weekly unit meetings all staff meetings, and demonstrates learned concepts on the job
Participates in assigned work teams, as requested and appropriate
Engages in continuous improvement efforts, as assigned, and strives to continuously improve the quality of care and self
Communicates daily and as necessary with colleagues, nurses, supervisor, and leadership.

Education & Experience, Knowledge/Understanding

High School Diploma or General Education Diploma
No experience necessary
AZ Direct Care Worker Certification or ability to obtain within 60 days of position entry
Valid CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of position entry
Valid Food Handlers Card or ability to obtain with 30 days of position entry
Must be at least 21 years of age
Clear fingerprint background screening through the Department of Public Safety and comprehensive background clearance


Strong verbal, written, reading, and listening communication skills to include communicating clearly, effectively, tactfully, and patiently to a diverse population.
Strong interpersonal skills and demeanor with the ability to build rapport and garner trust with others.
Proficient in the use of a PC; in a Windows environment; in the use of the Internet; and in the use of MS Office Applications such as Outlook, Team, and Word.


Ability to maintains member confidentiality, privacy and dignity at all times.
Ability to work both independently and collaborative as part of a team.
Ability to demonstrate teamwork, professional communication, dependability, and flexibility.
Ability to maintain professional behavior in high pressure situations
Ability to solve problems by applying basic analytical skills to include collating and reporting information; identifying trends and exceptions; investigating to define problems more accurately; sorting information in order of importance; identifying relationships and linkages between components; identifying variable potential causes and effects; soliciting guidance to define criteria and assign values of importance and urgency; and escalating issues of an exceptional nature.
Willingness and ability to embody FSL’s core values:
Have passion for our mission
Follow the golden rule
Do the right thing
Begin with a can-do attitude
Find a better way
Be your best

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Works in a climate-controlled environment, infrequently outdoors
Ability to frequently stand, see, hear, speak, and be physically flexible; occasionally sits walk, stoop, lift up to 50 lbs., carry, run and drive; and at times may bend, climb, squat, kneel, push/pull.
Able to work under conditions of frequent interruptions.
Able to work with challenging behaviors expressed by members, i.e. verbal and physical aggressions, wandering, etc.
May be exposure to potentially infectious fluids such as blood or body fluids
Exposure to latex, plastic, and/or materials which are used for personal protective equipment


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
One year paid or volunteer experience working with older adults, adults with living with dementia or a cognitive disability, or adults living with a mental health diagnosis
Experience assisting with planned group activities or recreation
Training and experience in restorative therapy
Phoenix, Arizona 85001
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