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Equal Opportunity Employer

Heartland Residential Services, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Through its Policies and Procedures Manual and EEO-1 statistical reports, HRS is proud to reaffirm its commitment to equality of opportunity and pledges that it will not practice or permit any form of discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. We believe that diversity helps us build a stronger and more vital organization.

Direct Care Staff Duties

The following job duties are general in nature and should be considered guidelines or a definitive list. Employees are asked to work together as a team, and as a result, there will be times when they may be asked to assume additional responsibilities not listed here. Some job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting clients with activities of daily living.
  • Transporting clients as needed, including to local day program (s) on a timely basis
  • Carry out and chart all activities as set out in the Individual Support Plan, Behavior Management Plan and as otherwise needed for general skill acquisition
  • Assist clients with appearance and grooming, including appropriate clothing selection and general hygiene
  • Assist clients in maintaining their homes, including the provision of oversight, instructions, and encouragement with household chores according to a client’s needs and goals
  • Prepare the home for the next shift (tidying up, completing paperwork, etc.)
  • Assist in medication distribution in accordance with medication distribution guidelines
  • Complete household chores on behalf of or in cooperation with clients (e.g., client’s laundry, cleaning client’s bathroom, bedroom and other areas of the home used by the client). General household chores not directly benefiting the client shall be limited to 20% or less of employee’s hours

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Free from communicable diseases
  • Able to see and hear sufficiently to provide client care and ensure safety and well-being of self and client
  • Able to squat, bend, kneel, twist, push/pull, lift and carry
  • Able to lift, push and pull 50 pounds without assistance
  • Able to lift, push and pull 350 pounds with assistance
  • Able to make reasoned, appropriate decisions in emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Able to read and write sufficiently to complete required documentation
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license
  • Owns or has access to a vehicle in good working order
  • Possesses current automobile insurance (for vehicles registered in the state of Indiana)
  • Must pass criminal history back ground checks
  • Have a negative Tuberculosis test, or clear chest x-ray/A-symptomatic test

​When it comes to hiring, Heartland looks for people who are willing to commit themselves to being “A” employees. When Heartland reviews applications, it looks at a persons skill’s, work experience, real life experiences, training and availability. During the interview process, we also considered attitude and whether the person seems to have a genuine liking for people and has demonstrated a real desire to help clients work toward better physical and mental health.

If you are interested in employment with Heartland Residential Services, please complete the application below. As you complete your application, it is very important that you answer all questions completely and accurately.  We use the information that you provide to help make our hiring decisions.  If you provide erroneous, incomplete, or misleading information and are hired, you can be terminated for falsifying your application.  We will be contacting your references as well as conducting criminal record checks.  We take these measures in compliance with governmental regulations in order to ensure the best possible staff and to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and staff.

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