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Group Home Worker - 7941, 7942 


Job Title: Group Home Worker

Department: Health and Human Services

Division: Child Welfare

Status: Non-Exempt/Full-Time

Salary: $ 16.94/hourly

Position Summary:
Under close supervision, provides a safe, healthy, positive and productive environment for residents of the group home. Respects the rights of residents in the Group Home.
The work is normally reviewed in progress and upon completion of each assignment to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and conformance to established standards; most aspects of the work tasks are covered by detailed instructions or procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists residents in daily living activities to include: cooking, cleaning, washing, dressing, and other related activities as assigned.
  • Coordinate and attend medical appointments of the individuals serviced.
  • Dispenses medication within established guidelines to residents as required.
  • Performs activities related to maintaining the cleanliness of the home.
  • Ensures adherence to the policies and procedures by the group home residents; disciplines residents and recommends or initiates other measures to control behavior.
  • Prepares and serves meals to residents.
  • Maintains a log of behavioral activities of each resident according to established policies and procedures. Reviews previous shift logs for pertinent information.
  • Participates in counseling or treatment of behavioral or physical disorders with residents as needed.
  • Gives instructions to residents regarding desirable health and personal habits.
  • Plans and leads recreational activities and participates or instructs residents in activities.
  • Escorts and drives residents to/from designated activities and appointments.
  • Maintains professional knowledge by attending meetings, training, educational workshops, classes and conferences.
  • Advises and assists in individual development efforts by identifying problems/issues and referring to supervisor.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned and contributes to a team effort.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of O’odham traditions, language, history and culture.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, tribal laws, regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
  • Skill in providing superior customer service to external and internal customers.
  • Skill providing homemaker services, housekeeping, meal preparations, laundry, etc.
  • Skill in providing bathing, dressing, and personal grooming.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Ability to maintain privileged confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
  • Ability to travel within the interior/exterior boundaries of the Tohono O’odham Nation.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma and three years’ work experience with children, seniors, or disabled, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:

  • Must obtain a Food Handler’s Card within three months of hire.
  • Must obtain certifications in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid within the first six months of hire.
  • Upon recommendation for hire, a criminal background and a National FBI fingerprint check are required to determine suitability for employment, including a 39-month driving record.
  • May require possessing and maintaining a valid driver's license (no DUIs or major traffic citations within the last three years).
  • If required, must meet the Tohono O'odham Nation tribal employer's insurance requirements to receive a driver's permit to operate program vehicles.
  • Based on the department’s needs, incumbents may be required to demonstrate fluency in both the Tohono O’odham Language and English as a condition of employment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Location Sells/San Simon  
Open Date 8/4/2022  
Close Date  
About the Organization The Tohono O'odham Nation is a federally-recognized tribe that includes approximately 28,000 members occupying tribal lands in Southwestern Arizona. The Nation is the second largest reservations in Arizona in both population and geographical size, with a land base of 2.8 million acres and 4,460 square miles, approximately the size of the State of Connecticut. Its four non-contiguous segments total more than 2.8 million acres at an elevation of 2,674 feet.  

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