Ascension Health Direct Care Counselor in Stratford, Connecticut

We Are Hiring

Direct Care Counselor - CHILDRENS RES TRUMBULL - PRN, Rotating - SVSN Childrens Residential - Stratford, CT

Why Join Ascension?

St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT, and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.

What You Will Do

As a Direct Care Counselor,with St. Vincent's Health Services-, you will have the opportunity to:

Provides informal training and direct care to clients based on person-centered plans, individual needs/requests and daily household operations.


  • Supervises, trains, and/or assists client in accordance with the person-centered plan, including personal care, recreation, and reinforcement of individual habilitation objectives.

  • Assures client's personal property and adaptive equipment is clean and in good order including wheel chair, clothing and living space. Plans, schedules and transports clients to work, appointments and community activities.

  • Documents routine medications and treatments as prescribed by physicians and/or health care professionals.

  • Assists individuals with meal preparation and encourages good nutritional habits and adherence to prescribed diets.

  • Effective communication, oral, written and electronic skills.

  • Assists in all duties essential to the operational needs of the site.

  • Assists individuals to meet their physical emotional spiritual developmental health and safety needs.

  • Adapts positively to fast paced changing environment.

  • Maintain required licenses certifications and trainings.

  • Completes all related paperwork for mandatory compliance with DDS and other related agencies.

  • Other Duties as assigned

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • LicensedDrivers Licensecredentialed from theConnecticut Department of Motor Vehiclesobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • One or more of the following:

  • CertifiedHeart Saver AEDcredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within2 Months (60 days)of hire date or job transfer date.

  • CertifiedHeart Saver AEDcredentialed from theAmerican Red Crossobtained within2 Months (60 days)of hire date or job transfer date.

Education and Work Experience:

  • HS or Equivalent

  • 1 year experience assisting individuals with disabilities or completion of Human Services training program preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay, or any other employment decision made by St. Vincent’s Health Services based on the needs of St. Vincent’s Health Services and the job related qualifications and abilities of the candidates, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, union affiliation, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, job assignments, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9). This law applies to all hires includingvolunteersand students.

St.Vincent'sHealthServices participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (link to E-verify site)

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