The Department of Veterans Affairs is recruiting for a full-time Veterans Residential Facility Worker. This position works 40 hours per week 2nd shift (3:00pm - 11:00pm), on a rotating schedule: Week 1: Saturday and Sunday off; Week 2: Tuesday and Friday off.
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Veterans Affairs this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in order to implement on-going behavioral support programs and rehabilitative interventions designed to increase veterans' level of independence and support short and/or long term goals.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists veterans through their transition to community living; observes veterans' behavior and guides veterans in assuming responsibility for activities of daily living, developing self-help skills and accepting social and personal responsibility; communicates and interacts with veterans on problems with daily living; encourages veterans' participation in programs and activities; assists veterans in developing effective strategies for managing internal and external stress; records programmatic activities and prepares pertinent reports; participates in case management team meetings by reporting on observations and providing other relevant information; maintains a safe and healthy living environment; inspects residence and surrounding area to ensure cleanliness and proper physical condition of facilities; assists in organizing and leading social and recreational functions; investigates, acts on and notifies medical or protective service staff of problems; prepares and submits work orders for repairs of facilities and requisitions for veterans' needs; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices related to the care of individuals living in a residential facility; basic knowledge of behavioral and rehabilitative interventions; basic knowledge of substance abuse problems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to lead resident activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience in the physical and behavioral care and needs of residents living in a health care facility or working with veterans in the community.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in a behavioral science, social work, rehabilitation therapy or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience.
Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working with Veterans.
Incumbents in this class must possess physical and emotional health for efficient performance of duties; a physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift or restrain residents; may be exposed to communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive residents.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.