Job ID: 290018522  |  Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Attendant Counselor 1 - Certified Nursing Assistant

Yakima Valley School
Selah, WA
Applicant Contact
Adam Seick

Job Description

We have career opportunities for Certified Nursing Assistants at Yakima Valley School (YVS). YVS is a state-run skilled nursing facility for adult residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities located in Central Washington, in Selah. You'll interact with clients in a residential living atmosphere, provide care, and engage in therapeutic activities on and off-campus. You'll partner with residents and their family members, providing choices in all areas of their lives.

In addition to a competitive salary and on-the-job training, we offer a complete benefits package with medical, dental, vision, long-term and life insurance, retirement plan, 11 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave with pay, opportunities for overtime, career growth, and advancement.

Some of what you'll do:

Provide direct care and active engagement to our residents to maximize their independent living skills.
Teach and assist residents with personal hygiene, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, leisure skills, community awareness, safety skills, and routine household responsibilities depending on the level of assistance needed.
Assist with activities of daily living, physical, social, and habilitative skill development while providing choices for self-determination to the best of the residents abilities.
Take residents to and from various recreation activities and community appointments.
Provide personal care for both genders.
Use your skills to provide safe, protective interventions in the presence of challenging behaviors.

What our residents depend on from you:
Team player
Great communication
Encouraging and engaging

Professionals with the following should apply:
A High School Diploma or GED or one year of experience working with people with Intellectual Disabilities
Current Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) for the state of Washington or certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant from another state

Including a copy of your diploma or GED along with a certificate of completion from an approved nursing assistant program can speed up the hiring process.

For information about nursing assistant training programs click here.

Not sure if this is for you? We want to hear from you. Come meet us in person at 609 Speyer's Road, Selah WA; check us out on the web Yakima Valley School or mail touslmj [at]

Questions regarding the application process? Contact Brenda.Fitzpatrick [at] and please reference #04671

Supplemental Information
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicants suitability and competence to perform in the job. 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 in any area of employment, its programs or services 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.

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