Job Description

Attendant Care Provider

Direct Care workers need to be dependable, flexible, creative, and intrinsically motivated to serve children, while continuing to grow themselves, as professionals.  Providers are hired for specific needs of a child with developmental disabilities in mind. Habilitation providers work one-on-one with special needs children in the child’s home and/or community. Providers teach and help each child reach their full potential and are a support to the family.

Job Duties:

  • To assist the person served to attain and/or maintain safe and sanitary living conditions and/or maintain personal cleanliness and activities of daily living.
  • To assist the consumer to remain in his/her home and/or participate in community activities.
  • Task may include but not limited to: bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, bowel and bladder care, dressing, shampooing, ambulation, transfer to and from wheelchair or bed, eating and meal preparation, routine nail and skin care, task necessary for comfort and safety of movement restricted clients, assisting
  • To submit billing on the 1st and the 16th of every month.
  • To submit a monthly Habilitation Summary
  • The employee must file proof of hours worked via staff time sheets. Each document must be signed by the consumer/family consumers’ representative as verification of hours.


2.7 Ambulation,


2.8 Transfer to and from wheelchair and/or bed,


2.9 Eating and meal preparation,


2.10 Routine nail and skin care,


2.11 Tasks necessary for comfort and safety of movement restricted consumers, and


2.12 Assisting with special appliances and/or prosthetic devices.


  1. Provide assistance by planning, shopping, storing, and cooking food for nutritional meals.


  1. Assist consumer to participate in the community and in activities of daily living (e.g., church, shopping, etc.).


  1. Assist in providing appropriate attention to injury and illness; maintain skin integrity including the provision of first aid (i.e., prevention of pressure sores). Refer for appropriate action all consumers who present additional medical or social problems during the course of the service delivery.


  1. Assist with self-medication or medication reminders.


  1. Provide assistance to attain or maintain safe and sanitary living conditions. Tasks may include but are not limited to:


7.1 Dusting;


7.2 Cleaning floors, bathrooms, household appliances, and windows (if necessary for safe or sanitary living conditions);


7.3 Cleaning kitchen, washing dishes, routine maintenance and cleaning of household appliances (cost of repairs are not the responsibility of the attendant care provider);


7.4 Changing linens and making bed;


7.5 Washing, drying and folding the consumer’s laundry (ironing only if necessary);


7.6 Shopping for and storing household supplies and medicines for the consumer;


7.7 Taking garbage out; and


7.8 Other duties as determined appropriate and necessary by the consumer’s ISP team.


  1. In unusual circumstances, the following tasks may be performed:


8.1 To attain safe living conditions:


8.1.1 Heavy cleaning such as washing walls or ceilings, and


8.1.2 Yard work such as cleaning the yard and hauling away debris.


8.2 To assist the consumer in obtaining and/or caring for basic material needs for water, heating, and food. 





Skills / Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Reliable, responsible and resourceful.
  • Flexible and passionate about working with children/adults with special needs.
  • Experience with safe and appropriate behavior management skills.
  • Ability to set healthy boundaries for self and person served.



  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Valid Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport or Military Id) and Social Security Card Current
  • 3 references on S.E.E.K. Arizona’s reference request form
  • This clearance requires that fingerprints be submitted to DPS for a criminal records check.
  • Three months experience in providing either respite or personal care.
  • Experience with children (either car taking or teaching).
  • Must have received training approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (R6-6-1520) in Basic Qualifications, Training and Responsibilities.
  • Maintain  Article 9 Certification (R6-6-1520)
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification (R6-6-1520)
  • First Class Fingerprint Clearance (R6-6-1520)
  • Employees must have their own reliable transportation
  • If transportation is provided with services, employees must possess and provide documentation of current driver’s license; vehicle registration; vehicle insurance (meeting State’s required policy limits of $100,000/$300,000 limits for Liability); motor vehicle driving record.
  • Online Abuse Prevention Training


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Able to lift up to 50 pounds.