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RESIDENTIAL CARE TECHNICIAN

The Residential Care Technician is responsible for teaching life skills and providing guidance to residents of state-operated facilities. This position is governed by state

Class Code:

M083C

Job Grade:

GS02

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Provides and instructs residents in learning living skills, including personal hygiene, housekeeping procedures, financial management, and individual counseling. Ensures a clean, safe, and secure environment conducive to behavioral changes based on program rules and regulations. Assists case manager in writing individualized plans for residents, planning, monitoring, and developing progress reports. Oversees residents to monitor activities and behavior, counsels residents to reinforce positive behaviors, and promotes social interaction. Maintains and compiles daily evaluations of behavioral reports by noting residents’ actions, medical problems, and disciplinary and rules violations. Organizes, arranges, and escorts residents on recreational activity trips. Participates in the inspection of the living unit for fire, safety, and maintenance purposes. Teaches and conducts drill and ceremony and physical training. Orders supplies as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of institution residential services, rules, and regulations. Ability to oversee and direct residents of state institutions. Ability to observe residents and write detailed reports regarding residents’ behavior and progress. Ability to advise and counsel residents. Ability to respond physically and constructively to violent and unusual behavior. Ability to perform general housekeeping duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus six months of experience in residential patient care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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