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Job Description

04/16/2018 05/06/2018
COOLIDGE 0.00-11.44


Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Direct Care Professional

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Arizona Training Program at Coolidge

2800 N. Highway 87

Coolidge, AZ 85128



Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others?

Are you looking for a job with excellent benefits, career growth potential, and tuition reimbursement?

If so, the Direct Care position with the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) may be right for you!

We are seeking caring, enthusiastic Direct Care Professionals for our members who have moderate to severe developmental disabilities (e.g., autism, intellectual disability, or epilepsy).


   -  Provide personal care for members with developmental disabilities (e.g., bathing, toileting, dressing, personal hygiene)

   -  Drive a transport vehicle and assist members with safety requirements, including safety and stability of wheelchairs

   -  Complete incident reports and respond to emergency situations

   -  Encourage members with developmental disabilities to engage in recreational activities available at home or in the community

   -  Communicate (in writing and verbally) and follow directions

   -  Implement Individual Support Plans (ISP) programs and strategies; collect and record data

   -  Administer, order, and store medications of members according to doctors’ orders

    -  Prepare, cook, set up, and serve meals to members; encourage member participation during meals to ensure nutritional requirements are met

    -  Complete general housekeeping duties



Knowledge of:

-          Providing personal care

-          Human rights

-          Cleaning and basic housekeeping

-          Basic cooking



Skill in:

       -   Participating in and implementing Individual Support Plans (ISP)

       -   Planning activities designed to meet specific needs of individual members

       -   Advocating for members


Ability to:

        -    Display compassion and respect members’ rights

        -   Learn and apply behavior support techniques and proper lifting techniques

        -   Learn and use nutritional principles and mealtime techniques          

        -  Use a computer

        -  Attend staff trainings

        -  Read and write English

        -  Ability to lift 50 pounds


  -  Applicants must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and overtime; must be willing to change work locations, when necessary and ability to lift 50 pounds


   -  Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

   -   Apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets Level One requirements



 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-          Sick leave

-          Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Health and dental insurance

-          Retirement plan

-          Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-          Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 602-542-0087 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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