First-level direct care position in the care, treatment, and/or security of forensic psychiatric and/or sex offender clients in maximum and intermediate security areas. Accountable for assisting clients with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, bed making, shaving, dressing, and other related tasks. Assists in checking vital signs, height, and weight as assigned; collects and maintains records of fluid intake and output; and reports on the condition of clients. May perform internal environment of care checks or perform some security-related functions in a mental health care setting. Positions may also be responsible for passing medications (as medication aide).
Knowledge of the general care and treatment of clients in a maximum or intermediate security environment, including basic nursing, first aid, and emergency treatments. Ability to work with clients with physical or mental illness, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or the geriatric population. Ability to perform first aid and emergency treatments as instructed.
0-1 year of experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)