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Direct Care Counselor - Children's Residential (per diem)

Stratford, Connecticut
Job Type
19 May 2023

Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: per diem

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.

For over 60 years, St. Vincent's Special Needs Services (SVSNS) has been a trusted provider of specialized services for children and adults with multiple developmental disabilities and complex medical needs, such as cerebral palsy, acute brain injury, neuromuscular disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Each year, more than 400 children, adults and their families receive services from the organization. As a private provider of residential services for DDS, SVSNS' group homes are licensed by DDS and proudly hold the distinction of consistently attaining maximum licensure and accreditation status. Today, we operate 8 fully accessible licensed Adult group homes (each house is home to six residents) in six communities: Bridgeport, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Newtown and Trumbull.

Job Summary: Providing personal hygiene and grooming care to clients; Assistance with toileting, ambulation, etc.; Providing meals for clients' nutritional needs; Reporting changes in clients' condition to supervisor, Performing routine housekeeping and home management duties.


Supervises, trains, and/or assists client in accordance with the person-centered plan, including personal care, recreation, and reinforcement of individual habilitation objectives.
Assures client's personal property and adaptive equipment is clean and in good order including wheel chair, clothing and living space.
Plans, schedules and transports clients to work, appointments and community activities.
Documents routine medications and treatments as prescribed by physicians and/or health care professionals.
Assists individuals with meal preparation and encourages good nutritional habits and adherence to prescribed diets.


Licensure / Certification / Registration:

BLS Provider
Heart Saver AED
Connecticut (CT) Driver's License - Required
Connecticut (CT) DMV Public Endorsement (PSL), MUST be PSL qualifying
DDS Medication Administering Certification, MUST be DDS Medication Administering Certifiable

Education: High School Diploma or GED - Required

Work Experience:1 year experience assisting individuals with disabilities or completion of Human Services training program preferred.

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.
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  • Job Reference: 1010171416-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: St. Vincent's Special Needs Center
  • Location: Stratford, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent