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MH/DS Training Assistant (Group Home Assistant)

Henrico County Public Schools
Glen Allen, VA, US

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Job Title

MH/DS Training Assistant (Group Home Assistant)


Glen Allen, VA, US

Organization Name

County of Henrico Department of Mental Health & Developmental Services

About Us

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, July 15, 2024.
Assists in carrying out programs for persons with intellectual disabilities or chronically mentally ill clients in a permanent full-time capacity in a residential home setting; does related work as required.

Essential Duties

Provide supervision and support for persons with intellectual disabilities living in a residential group home setting during the day, evening, weekends, and on holidays. Supplementary responsibilities include daily incremental data collection, assisting with personal care, physical assistance as needed to complete tasks, and medication administration. This position is responsible for providing support, supervision and completion of routine and additional assigned tasks on the overnight shift, with focus on the cleanliness of the home. Duties include but are not limited to sweeping floors, mopping floors, cleaning the refrigerator, meal planning, organizing closets and pantries, disinfecting household surfaces, dusting furniture, completing laundry, and wiping down walls and baseboards of the home.
Knowledge of intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness and related problems; ability to work effectively with assigned client population; ability to carry out activities according to plans; ability to keep clear and concise notes and records; ability to demonstrate respect for clients; good interpersonal skills; patience; empathy; and good judgment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school and one (1) year of human services experience, preferably in working with persons with disabilities; OR , any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

CPR/First Aid, medication administration and experience with Medicaid Waiver a plus. Successful completion of Medication Administration and Therapeutic Options training required.

TB Screening; a criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Possession of a valid Virginia driver's license.

How To Apply

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, July 15, 2024.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at .

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General Government General Government

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Permanent Fulltime Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home


Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.


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