DSHS DDA Yakima Certified Nursing Assistant- Selah, WA

Employer: Department of Social and Health Services Developmental Disabilities Admin

Job Description:
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Do you identify yourself as a highly motivated Certified Nursing Assistant who enjoys assisting others? Do you like a team approach to making a difference in the quality of life for others? Flexible and willing to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities? Want to share your creativity, enthusiasm, and ideas in a homelike setting?

We have career opportunities for Certified Nursing Assistants at Yakima Valley School. You'll interact with clients in a residential living atmosphere, providing care and engaging in therapeutic activities on and off-campus. You'll partner with residents and their family members, providing choices in all areas of their lives.

In addition to a competitive salary and on-the-job training, we offer a complete benefits package with medical, dental, vision, long-term and life insurance, retirement plan, 11 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave with pay, opportunities for overtime, career growth and advancement.

Some of what you'll do

Actively participate in the daily lives of the clients and residents we care for.
Provide direct care and active engagement designed to maximize independent living skills. Teach and assist residents with personal hygiene, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, leisure skills, community awareness, safety and routine household responsibilities.
Participate in activities of daily living, physical, social, and habilitative skill development while providing choices for self-determination to the best of the resident's abilities.
Transport and escort residents to and from various recreational activities and health appointments.
Aid in the implementation of Health Services Orders supporting residents through a planned daily schedule of learning new skills, becoming more independent, maintaining their health, overall functioning, improving social behaviors, and attending work and school.
Provide personal care for both genders.
Provide safe and protective interventions in the presence of challenging behaviors.
Observe, document and report physical, medical and behavioral changes in residents. Assist with medical and behavioral emergencies, providing health, safety, security and protection from abuse and or neglect.

What we’re looking for
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) who like to have fun and engage in resident’s daily activities
OR
Registered Nursing Assistants with a Certificate of Completion and eligible to test for certification AND 1 year of related experience or high school completion or equivalent.
OR
Individuals who are interested in full-time employment while becoming a Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) under the current CFR 483.35 (d), 1135 Waiver* and have one year of related experience or a high school diploma or equivalent.

*We have the opportunity to train you as a Nursing Assistant Registered/NAR (we help with registration) while enrolled in our Nursing Assistant Certified program as a full-time employee. Competency training for skills and techniques will be trained by our program instructor outside the classroom setting…this will be working with the people you will be supporting as an employee of YVS. The program will have all the same training curriculum and the hours you are working “on the floor” count for your clinical hours. What an opportunity! The positions we are hiring for are 1:45-10:15 p.m., our evening shift. These would be the hours you are trained to become an NAC for Yakima Valley School.

Contact Person: Sarah MacLeod
Phone: 360-522-2703
Email: sarah.macleod@dshs.wa.gov
Location: Selah, Washington
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: 21.79

Posted on July 15, 2022

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