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Direct Support Professional opening for High School students
Summary
Title:Direct Support Professional opening for High School students
ID:1029
Department:Operations
Description

The position will work in a group home to assist individuals in activities of daily living and to gain independence. Position will provide personal care. Shifts will typically begin at 3:30pm/4:00pm and end around 8:00pm/9:00pm.




STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

TITLE: DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL – HIGH SCHOOL

RESPONSIBLE TO: ASSIGNED CASEMANAGER

 

KIND OF WORK:

 

OBJECTIVE: TO PROVIDE FOR THE INSTRUCTION, SUPERVISION, AND GUIDANCE OF INDIVIDUALS IN GROUP HOME. TO MEET OTHER SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF PARTICIPANTS AND TO SUPPLEMENT PROGRAMMING BY OTHER STAFF.

 

DUTIES:

  • PROVIDES SUPPORTIVE ENCOURAGEMENT TO INDIVIDUALS ON A PERSONAL BASIS EITHER IN A ONE-TO-ONE OR SMALL GROUP SITUATION AND GIVES INSTRUCTION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE ON PERSONAL PROBLEMS.

  • ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS TO PLAN, PREPARE, AND SERVE MEALS WITHIN THEIR HOME

    WITH MAXIMUM PARTICIPANT INVOLVEMENT.

  • RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT THE HOUSE OR APARTMENT IS CLEAN AND

    ORDERLY AND FOR COMPLETING WORK ON THE GROUNDS AS NEEDED.

  • SERVES AS A SITUATIONAL COUNSELOR IN ASSIGNMENTS DEALING WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED. AS ASSIGNED PROVIDES SUPPORTIVE

    SERVICES TO PARTICIPANTS IN MATTERS REGARDING ORIENTATION TO THE COMMUNITY.

  • HELPS INDIVIDUALS IN CULTIVATING APPROPRIATE SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, PERSONAL

    CARE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND ATTITUDES USEFUL IN EVERYDAY

    COMMUNITY LIVING AND ADJUSTMENTS.

  • ASSISTS INDIVIDUALS IN PLANNING AND PARTICIPATING IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND PROVIDES INSTRUCTION AND ASSISTANCE ON GROUP TRIPS AND AT SOCIAL FUNCTIONS.ACCOMPANIES INDIVIDUALS ON SHOPPING TRIPS.

  • NOTIFIES SUPERVISOR IMMEDIATELY WHEN INITIAL, SPECIFIC TRAINING IS NEEDED

    PRIOR TO WORKING AN ASSIGNMENT.

  • RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMUNICATING IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER TO THE

    PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

  • IMPLEMENTS INDIVIDUAL PLANS, INCLUDING NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.

  • CONFERS WITH CASEMANAGERS AND OTHER STAFF REGARDING SPECIAL PROBLEMS AND ATTENDS MEETINGS AND TRAINING AS REQUIRED.

  • RESPONSIBLE FOR TIMELY AND ACCURATE COMPLETION OF DAILY DOCUMENTATION, INCIDENT REPORTS, AND OTHER REQUIRED REPORTS AND DOCUMENTATION.

  • PROVIDES FOR SECURITY AND SAFETY WITHIN AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.

  • REPORTS CONTACT WITH OUTSIDE AGENCIES/INDIVIDUALS IMMEDIATELY TO SUPERVISOR.

  • ATTENDS TRAININGS AS ASSIGNED.

  • INTERACTS PROFESSIONALLY WITH PARTICIPANTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND OUTSIDE

    AGENCIES.

  • MAINTAIN EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY TO ENSURE PARTICIPANT

    NEEDS ARE MET. REGULAR AND ON SITE ATTENDANCE REQUIRED.

  • RESPONSIBLE FOR WORKING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.

    OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

    KNOWLEDGE OF THE ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS, POLICIES, RULES, AND PHILOSOPHY

    OF THE COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL DIVISION AND THE HANDICAPPED

    DEVELOPMENT CENTER.

    ABILITY TO SECURE THE CONFIDENCE, RESPECT, AND COOPERATION OF PARTICIPANTS

    AND THEIR FAMILIES AND EXERCISE TACT, INITIATIVE, AND GOOD JUDGMENT IN

    DEALING WITH THEM.

    ABILITY TO ANTICIPATE PROBLEMS AND TO COPE QUICKLY AND DECISIVELY WITH

    UNEXPECTED SITUATIONS AND BEHAVIOR.

    ABILITY TO LIFT FROM FLOOR/CARRY/TRANSFER INDIVIDUALS AND ADAPTIVE

    EQUIPMENT IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS.

    NO CURRENT RECORD OF HABITUAL ALCOHOL INTOXICATION OR ADDICTIONS TO THE USE OF DRUGS.

     

    GOOD PERCEPTION, POWERS OF OBSERVATION, AND MENTAL ALERTNESS.

    ABILITY TO REPORT ACCURATELY ON CONDITIONS.

    ABILITY TO KEEP TIMELY AND ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION OF SERVICES AND

    EXPENDITURES.

    ABILITY TO CARRY/ESCORT INDIVIDUALS IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS AND UTILIZE CPI TECHNIQUES DURING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS.

     

     

    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

    ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL AND MEETS AGE REQUIREMENT.

     

     

  • DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.

     

    THE STATEMENTS HEREIN ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO EMPLOYED.

     

     

     

    07/17

 

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