Direct Care Specialist(Alpha) - Full Time - Creative Shift - 48.5 hrs straight$12/hr - Jenks



This full time, benefit eligible Direct Care shift starts at $12 an hour. This shift works Saturdays 7am - Monday 7:30am, a total of 48.5 hours per week. This position is a companion to individuals with developmental disabilities and assists them in acquiring daily living skills. Providing daily support which includes but not limited to personal care, daily meal preparation, medication administration, daily activities, transportation, and continued focus on implementation of individualized objectives.


1. Assist individuals with personal grooming (bathing, dressing, toileting, etc.) and with other areas of daily living as
needed. Emphasis is placed on teaching these skills to the individuals you are serving to continue to focus on
working towards independent living.

2. Implements programs developed by the individuals' teams, to meet the goals and objectives of each individual's
Individual Plan (IP).

3. Monitors health and implements health care plans documented and determined by the individuals' medical team.

4. Completes all required documentation and activities not limited to incidents, programmatic data, daily activities,
administration of medications, and outcomes.

5. Encourages and assists in the planning of social and recreational activities that are of interest to the individuals
being served.

6. Ensures the safety and well-being of individuals served.

7. Performs necessary household duties (cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, etc.). Encourages participation by
individuals with emphasis on skill development.

8. Provides individuals with transportation to and from work, school, appointments, recreational opportunities, etc.

9. Adheres to household budget and maintains proper documentation of expenditures.

10. Responds to communication from family members, case manager, professionals, and other team members in
accordance with supervisor approval and guidance.

11. Participates in staff meetings and team meetings as requested.

12. Performs other duties as assigned and needed in regards to the needs of the individuals served.

. Requirements:


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Some direct care experience highly preferred.
  • Must pass all background check requirements.

    A criminal arrest check will be done through the OSBI. Any person with a felony conviction will not
    work for A New Leaf (Section 1025.1 et seq. Of Title 56 of the Oklahoma statues, House Bill 1790).
    This prohibition may be disregarded if an appropriate waiver is obtained from the Office of the
    Director, Developmental Disabilities Service Division, Department of Human Services, or his/her
    designees, and if the Board of Trustees of A New Leaf, Inc. approves such waiver.
  • Community Services Registry check (House Bill 1790) will be done through Developmental
    Disabilities Services Division, Department of Human Services. The person whose name appears on
    the registry cannot work for A New Leaf, Inc.
  • Motor Vehicle Report will be obtained through the State of Oklahoma. Any person with multiple
    violations or license suspension cannot work for A New Leaf, Inc.
  • Must emulate the values of A New Leaf, Inc., which includes being client-focused, customer focused,
    professional, and innovative.
  • Must be able to drive, have and maintain a valid Oklahoma driver's license.
  • Must have dependable vehicle at all times.
  • Must have and maintain automobile insurance coverage at all times.
  • Must maintain eligibility to operate agency vehicles.
  • Physical capacities must include bending, stooping, lifting a minimum of 40 pounds, as well as the ability to
    lift, transfer, and position individuals served.
  • Must be able to work with frequent interruptions, deal with diverse personalities during difficult/sometimes stressful situations and still complete job assignments.
  • Must be able to communicate orally, both over the phone and face-to-face.
  • Must be able to prepare and read written documentation as well as perform and understand basic
    mathematical functions.
  • Work flexible schedule based on schedules of persons served by and needs of A New Leaf, Inc.
  • Must follow policy and procedures of A New Leaf, Inc.
  • Insures all individuals served are safe in their environment and program participation at all times.
  • Must fulfill all training and in-service requirements necessary to work with individuals served within the
    timeframe required by A New Leaf, Inc. and the State of Oklahoma.
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid certification.



A New Leaf
Full time
Tulsa, OK 74146, US