This class is responsible for barbering work at the helper level shaving patients at a State institution for the mentally and physically ill or developmentally disabled.
Nature and Scope
This class reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for shaving patients, cleaning and sterilizing barbering instruments, and recording daily activities in a log.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Shaves patients at a State institution.
Sharpens, adjusts, cleans and sterilizes razors, clippers, scissors and other barbering equipment.
Maintains work area in clean and orderly condition.
Records data pertaining to daily activities and prepares reports of same.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of giving shaves.
Ability to sharpen, adjust, clean, sterilize, oil and grease razors, clippers, scissors and other barbering equipment.
Ability to put patients at ease and exercise patience and understanding when working with the physically and mentally ill and developmentally disabled.
Ability to remain calm and exercise sound judgment when confronted with aberrant behavior.
Ability to learn to keep records and prepare routine reports.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Barber Assistant Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Delaware Barbers Assistant license or eligibility for a Delaware license.