$7.61 hr. to start $8.04 hr after 6 mos./ $8.46 after 1 yr.
Duration of Job:
The Houseparent works under the direct supervision of the Home Coordinator. The major purpose of the position is to provide direct services to individuals residing in community-based homes as designated by Individual Plans of Care (IPC's), applicable rules and standards, and facility/departmental policy. The Houseparent is responsible and accountable for the delivery of residential support and/or respite services according to the HCS/ICFMR definition of these services. Major responsibilities include: providing adequate supervision to assigned consumers based upon individual need; implementing training and behavioral programs, as well as service objectives, as outlined in their Person Directed Plan (PDP); assisting consumers with activities of daily living; transporting consumers to work, activities and scheduled appointments via facility vehicle; and documentation of provision of services as designated by standards, rules and policy. Performs other duties as assigned. Responsible and accountable for the adherence to and promotion of the compliance policy. Works flexible and varied schedule and at various locations throughout Fort Bend County. Must possess and maintain a current, valid Texas Driver’s License and be insurable by Texana’s insurance carrier. Promotions based on satisfactory work performance.
High school graduation or GED
Previous experience working directly with adults or children with mental retardation in a community based setting or other related experience. Basic knowledge of techniques used to successfully work with individuals with mental retardation (e.g. behavior modification, teaching/instructional techniques) acceptable work history reflects good attendance. Some experience as a houseparent or in a related field plus special training in human growth and development and other are related to specific resident needs.
License or Registration:
Valid Texas driver's license
Must be able to perform PMAB and CPR. Must be able to perform heavy lifting and carrying (45lbs and over), kneeling, pushing, stooping, repeated bending, reaching above shoulder, simple grasping, hearing (with aid), walking, hearing (w/o aid), sitting, and twisting. Must have ability to see, write, operate office equipment, operate a motor vehicle and have depth perception