DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
Supporting individuals with disabilities in enhancing their quality of life. Flexible Schedules. Evenings & weekend hours available.
A qualified individual responsible for supporting individuals with disabilities in their day-to-day living needs; including habilitation, building community and family/friend support, supervision, health and safety, and providing choices to enhance their quality of life.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Residential Coordinator
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides direct support and supervision to individuals.
2. Responds to individuals’ changing needs.
3. Maintains/Monitors the safety and cleanliness of home/apartment.
4. Participates in assigned assessments, individualized planning, skill training, and behavioral deceleration programs, including recording data.
5. Observes and reports all health and medical needs of the individuals to Supervisor and keeps parties informed of the individual’s well-being.
6. Assists individuals in the self-administration of medications and keeps documentation as assigned.
7. Assists individuals in arranging outings, in making purchases, and providing opportunities for community integration and inclusion.
8. Assists individuals in menu planning, shopping, preparation of meals, and cleanup.
9. Intervenes effectively in response to challenging behaviors exhibited by individuals served.
10. Documents and reports suspected incidents of abuse, exploitation, and neglect to APS, the Director of Services, and other appropriate agencies and individuals.
11. Writes incident reports/GER for events that affect the health and safety of individuals.
12. Assists individuals with personal care as needed.
13. Implements training curricula, activity plans & materials that promote the personal and social adjustment, work performance, and community integration of individuals.
14. Accompanies and/or transports individuals to community events/outings, medical appointments, and work.
15. Ensures that inside and outside areas of homes are orderly and well kept.
16. Identifies the need for adaptive equipment and follows up on implementation.
17. Conducts and documents fire drills and emergency procedures as necessary.
18. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
1. Maintains appropriate attendance.
2. Adheres to corporate policies and procedures.
3. Maintains required certifications.
4. Attends all mandatory orientation and training activities, scheduled staff meetings, and in-services/training as requested by Supervisor.
5. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals, families, co-workers, agencies, and the public.
6. Uses communication skills to participate effectively as a team member.
7. Uses equipment and supplies efficiently and informs Supervisor of shortages/needs.
8. Documents work hours performed on time sheets/MITC and task sheets and submits them promptly to Supervisor for approval.
9. Safeguards and maintains strict confidentiality of all private and personal information regarding individuals with disabilities received during and after the course of employment.
10. Practice safe work habits and follow all safety regulations and company procedures.
– High school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred.
– No record of abuse/neglect or exploitation of others.
– Must have or obtain a valid Montana driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record, be insurable, and present proof of private auto insurance in compliance with Montana State law within One month of hire.
– Must have or obtain Medication Certification within 30 days of hire.
– Must attend Agency Orientation within 30 days of hire.
– Physical effort is required to perform the following: lift or physically assist individuals in daily activities; restrain individuals (following our procedures); carry supplies; perform household cleaning, and move furniture. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. In addition, standing, walking, and bending are required. Both indoor and outdoor activities are required.
– Exposure to unpleasant sights, sounds, or odors and physical aggression may be encountered.
– Exposure to communicable diseases and other conditions.
– Scheduling requires flexibility, e.g., Overnights, weekends, schedule change, additional hours.
Must Have: Valid driver’s license, No history of neglect, abuse, or exploitation.
Excellent Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Generous amounts of Paid Time Off, 403(b) Retirement with up to 4% employer match, Flexible Spending, and the Employee Assistance Program.
If you are employed by a Not-For-Profit organization such as Opportunity Resources, Inc. and working 30 hours or more as a Regular Staff, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness on Federal College Loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply!
Extensive background checks will be completed on all applicants.
“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.”
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