DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona
Direct Support Professional (Habilitation Technician II) Caregiver
Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
1364 W. Calle Rio Seco, Tucson, AZ 85714 – Full-Time – 2nd Shift Available
3090 N. Desert Stone Pl, Tucson, AZ 85716 – Full-Time – 2nd Shift Available
Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.
Why Should You Apply?
We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
- Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
- 10 holidays per year
- Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
- Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
- Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
- Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
- Career Advancement Opportunities
- Tuition reimbursement
Apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call (602) 771-2932. Requests for accommodations can be made by calling this number or by clicking this link to access the ADA Job Board.
The Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Direct Support Professional. This position requires an individual to coach, teach, mentor and provide direct support to members who have Developmental Disabilities (i.e., autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability or epilepsy) ranging from mild to profound. The majority of services are designed to meet personal needs of the members in a 24-hour residential group home setting. Click Here to see a day in the life of a Caregiver. Flexibility in schedule (i.e., work different shift, overtime and change work locations) as these are 24-hour residential settings. Most schedules work nights, weekends and holidays. Requires lifting/carrying at least 50 lbs. and pushing/pulling at least 50 lbs. Base rate of pay is $12/hour. Shift differential rates are paid for 2nd shift (5% increase, $12.60/hour) and 3rd shift (10% increase, $13.20/hour).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of planning processes;
- Knowledge of providing personal care;
- Knowledge of cleaning and basic housekeeping;
- Knowledge of cooking;
- Skilled in communicating with members verbally and/or through basic sign language (knowledge of or experience in American Sign Language is not required);
- Skilled in planning activities designated to meet specific needs of individual/members;
- Skilled in participating in and implementing Individual Support Plans (ISP);
- Skilled in using the computer, including emails;
- Skilled in time and work management;
- Ability to display compassion with respect to others;
- Ability to attend staff training and apply the basic principles of program training and data collection designated to meet the specific needs of members, including medication administration;
- Ability to understand and follow spoken and written directions;
- Ability to read and write in English;
- Ability to learn and use computer systems (e.g. Timesheet entry, computer-based trainings);
- Ability to learn and apply basic physical, occupational, and speech therapy techniques;
- basic member rights;
- Ability to learn and apply behavior support techniques;
- Ability to drive a motor vehicle;
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Employee shall have a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults;
- Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459.
- Employment may be contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
- In-state travel may be required. This position requires possession and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
- Candidate must be 18 years of age to apply.
- Must be able to read and write in English.
- Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, overtime, and change work locations, when necessary.
- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees
- Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Ÿ Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008; the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy, contact your local office; TTY/TDD Services: 7-1-1. ŸFree language assistance for DES services is available upon request.
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