Family Service & Guidance Center of Topeka, Inc.

  • Attendant Care Provider

    Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Entry Level
    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    Family Service & Guidance Center
    Job Post Information* : External Company URL
    Regular Full-Time (w/ Benefits)
    Attendant/Respite Care Program
  • Overview

    Position provides one-to-one direct care to children/adolescents that are experiencing severe emotional disturbance (SED) or at risk of becoming SED.  Services are provided using the treatment plan, developed by the treatment team including the family.


    Work Schedule:   40 hours per week, hours will fall primarily between 8:30am-6:00pm, some flexibility to adjust schedule to meet client needs is required.  Some Saturdays required.





    • Provide one-to-one direct care to children/adolescents that are experiencing severe emotional disturbance (SED) or are at risk of becoming SED.  Services are provided using the treatment plan, developed by the treatment team including the family.
    • Provide services based on the decisions of the treatment team who is responsible for the treatment of the client.
    • Work collaboratively with the client, family and treatment team to identify treatment goals, objectives and discharge criteria.
    • Be available and flexible to work with the assigned family during crisis situations to help maintain the client in the home.
    • Participate in weekly attendant care supervision meetings provided by the attendant care coordinators for case review, case assignment and training.
    • Maintain weekly contact with the case manager or clinician managing the case.  The attendant care provider is responsible for reporting significant events to the case manager or clinician managing the case as well as their attendant care coordinator.
    • Complete clinical documentation in a timely fashion as established by the agency. Stay informed of changes in agency policy by reading memorandums and attending required meetings and supervision.
    • Be aware of ethical behavior expectations and act accordingly.
    • Respect and demonstrate the ability to maintain client confidentiality.
    • Act as an ambassador of Family Service and Guidance Center in community settings.
    • Support and actively promote the vision and mission of Family Service and Guidance Center.
    • Transport children in personal vehicle.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.


    Attendant care providers must be at least 19 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least three years older than the client.  The attendant cannot live in the same household as the client. Attendant care providers will have one year of documented experience with children with serious emotional disturbance; or have completed one year post-secondary education in a human service field; or, have a combination of experience and post-secondary education that totals at least one year. 


    Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, a good driving record and a reliable vehicle are required.


    Attendant Care Providers must have sufficient ambulatory capabilities to work with children/youth in the office or community-based settings.  This position requires the physical ability to safely restrain children and adolescents exhibiting out-of-control behaviors that threaten the safety of the client or others. Some lifting of 40 pounds or over is required.


    Attendant Care Providers must be able and willing to adjust work schedules to meet the clinical needs of their clients.  Attendant care is frequently requested for evening and weekend times.


    Attendant Care Providers must exhibit satisfactory written and verbal skills.


    Attendant Care Providers must possess and utilize sufficient interpersonal skills to promote teamwork.  Attendant Care Providers must be able to collaborate with other team members to deliver optimal services to clients.


    Attendant Care Providers must successfully complete Managing Aggressive Behavior, Documentation Training and State approved online attendant care training prior to providing the service. Attendant Care Providers will attend an orientation regarding ethics and confidentiality prior to working with clients.


    Working Conditions:

    Primarily community-based working environment, i.e., school, local community centers, socially appropriate activities and functions, etc., with some possibility of working at FSGC in programs that the client may be attending.  Attendant care requires flexibility in scheduling; risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out children and youth, and exposure to low socio-economic homes and neighborhoods.  Most attendant care is provided away from the child’s home with some exceptions depending on the need of the child as detailed in the Attendant Care treatment plan. Attendant Care Providers will also be required to frequently use a keyboard or personal computer to maintain communication through e-mail.


    Background checks and drug screen required.


    This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, including 3 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) with employer match and more! 


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