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  • 1) Assists in providing self-care training and therapeutic treatments to residents of mental retardation center: Demonstrates activities such as bathing and dressing to train residents in daily self-care practices.

  • 2) Converses with residents to reinforce positive behaviors and to promote social interaction.

  • 3) Serves meals and eats with residents to act as role model.

  • 4) Accompanies residents on shopping trips and instructs and counsels residents in purchase of personal items.

  • 5) Aids staff in administering therapeutic activities, such as physical exercises, occupational arts and crafts, and recreational games, to residents.

  • 6) Restrains disruptive residents to prevent injury to themselves and others.

  • 7) Observes and documents residents' behaviors, such as speech production, feeding patterns, and toilet training, to facilitate assessment and development of treatment goals.

  • 8) Attends to routine health-care needs of residents under supervision of medical personnel.

  • 9) May give medications as prescribed by physician.

  • 10) May train parents or guardians in care of deinstitutionalized residents.




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Job Number: 6405