Challenge Enterprises – DIRECT CARE SPECIALIST

Posted May 03, 2022 Green Cove Springs, Florida


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Expires Jun 30, 2022


Part Time: 28 hours/week, additional hours as assigned


Variety of work schedules available
Holiday and weekend availability is a must.

Challenge Enterprises of North Florida is a nonprofit organization that believes in the power of people and possibilities for individuals living with different abilities. Challenge Enterprises has proudly placed thousands of people with different abilities in job positions where they thrive, are happy, and make a difference. We open doors to employment that otherwise may have remained closed. We are passionate about ensuring that the people involved in our programs who seek career success have the ability to get great jobs with great employers. Our strategic partnerships with local and national businesses, government agencies, and other private entities provide sustainable job opportunities.

Essential duties and responsibilities

As a Direct Care Specialist, you are responsible for enriching the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental differences by providing support and assistance to help them achieve their identified Support Plan (SP) goals by following the Implementation Plan (IP) strategy. Direct Care Specialists are responsible for supervising and supporting to ensure the health and safety of the individuals in the home. Direct Care Specialists are responsible for assisting individuals with routine and instrumental activities of daily living, medication administration, transportation, and participation in community outings and special events. Additionally, Direct Care Specialists are responsible for communicating and documenting the day-to-day progress and choices of the individuals in the home while protecting individuals' human rights and dignity.


Meet state requirements for background check. Must have a current Florida driver's license, a 3-year clean Florida driving record and meet the state requirements for a background check. Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing. Must be patient when communicating with individuals in the program. Must be physically able to climb stairs, stand, stoop, and bend for at least three hours per day. Must be able to work weekends and possible overnight hours, if needed.

Education and Experience

Must have a high school diploma or a GED. Must have one-year experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing home, child-care setting, or have worked with individuals who have a developmental disability. Note: College/Vocational/Technical training that equals at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours may substitute for the required experience. Visit our website to start the application process: any questions please contact: Patti Magee @ 904-284-9859 or email to

Salary/Salary Range

12.00- 14.00


Challenge Enterprises


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