Washington State DSHS Attendant Counselor in Buckley, Washington


DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration at Rainier Habilitation Center invites you to apply for temporary, full-time or on-call direct care staff (Attendant Counselor) supporting adults with developmental disabilities.

Come join our team in this entry level to State employment & enjoy the benefits of a rewarding career including:

On-Site Training Medical, Dental & Retirement Benefits Wages plus Overtime Opportunities Permanent & Promotional Opportunities


Full-time temporary direct care staff work 40 hours a week with 2 consecutive days off on one of the core shifts.

On-Call temporary direct care staff are expected to work at least 3 shifts per week. Work is intermittent in nature and follows no set pattern.


6:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (0615-1430) 2:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (1415-2230) 10:15 p.m. - 0630 a.m. (2215-0630)

Additional shift premium pay for full-time employees on PM and/or night shift is $0.65 per hour.


Work directly with adults with intellectual disabilities.

Assist with and promote choices in all areas of their life.

Follow each person's Individual Habilitation Plan (a plan that includes services and formal teaching that must be provided for each person).

Actively engage individuals in all possible teaching opportunities to promote their maximum independence in daily living skills, such as:

  • Hygiene, Grooming, Bathing, Toileting, Dressing, Self-awareness.
  • Meal preparation, Household chores.
  • Social skills, Leisure, Recreation.
  • Vocational Skills, Money Management, Purchasing, Community Awareness.
  • Safety and Health, Pedestrian Safety, Medical Appointments.
  • Reducing challenging behaviors. Work will include:

Performing personal care for adult persons of both genders.

Providing intervention to clients challenging behavior when necessary.

Documentation and reporting on formal teaching, the care provided physical, medical or behavioral changes.

Maintain clients' home, keeping it safe and clean. Qualifications

To be considered for employment at various job levels, please refer to the required qualifications below:

High School Graduate or GED

We encourage people with previous experience working with persons with developmental disabilities and or persons possessing Nursing Assistant Certified to apply.

We provide training for applicants who do not have previous experience.

Note: Please provide complete information in your application including three professional references. Applicants selected for interview will be asked to provide proof of education.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

For questions about this job announcement, please contact Ashleigh Berry at (360) 725-5885, or ashleigh.berry@dshs.wa.gov.

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Job Number: 2016-07178 MPP

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 12/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $2,268.00 - $2,994.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Buckley, WA