Direct Service Worker (DSW)-Melville Mon-Thur. 12pm-6pm and Fri-Sun 12pm-6 - 30pm

Location: Melville, LA (71353)
Company: Extended Family Incorporated
Industry: Customer Services
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 5 days ago

Do you enjoy making a significant difference in the lives of clients and their families? Extended Family is seeking a dedicated DSW who sincerely cares about helping clients.

We are a well-established company serving multi-city areas in seven parishes. It is the

goal of this company to provide the best possible healthcare to

each and every client we serve.

A DSW (direct support worker) is an unlicensed individual employed by an agency to perform personal care services to clients in need, whether that be in-home, hospital, nursing facility

assisted living facility or similar.


Competitive hourly wages.

Work with a company that cares about their clients and employees.

Team oriented working environment.

Progressive company with expansion plans.

Promote from within if employee meets all necessary requirements.

Company pays a substantial portion of health insurance based on enrollment.


High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Any other medical or in-home healthcare training preferred or DSW on-the-job experience.

Certifications, such as CPR & First Aid a plus.


Must be reliable, dependable and on time!

Outgoing personality with a positive attitude.

Detail oriented, able to multi-task.

Good at documenting daily requirements &/or reports.

Adapt quickly to change.

Work well with others, various personality types.

Respect clients, their families, visitors, company staff, supervisors & management.

Must be able to handle situations where a client or family is upset or has concerns.

DSW'S have access to confidential information, therefore you will be expected to sign a

confidentiality agreement that also states that at no time are you allowed to solicit

our clients or employees.


Number one goal: Provide the best care possible when serving our clients per the ISP

(individual support plan)

You may be providing services to a client in-home or at a medical facility.

Personal care services include, but not limited to:




Feeding or assistance as needed.




Assistance with self-administered medications

Routine hair & skin care

Transfer or ambulation

Provide direct care services to the client at the time & location assigned

Report changes in client's condition to a supervisor immediately upon discovery of change

Examples of incidents that must be reported immediately:



Skin breakdown or wounds


Change in mental status

Report a client's request for services immediately

Report a client's request for change in services immediately

Follow emergency medical training while attending to the client

Report any other types of emergencies to the supervisor immediately

Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of client to supervisor immediately, as required by law.

Follow all required protocol to remain in compliance with the State of Louisiana

regulations and guidelines. (referred to state regs)

Will document their activities daily in the client's in-home binder.

All required documentation must be turned into the office on time.

Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Any duties assigned by Executive Director based on new regulations from State of Louisiana to remain in compliance.