Make a difference in the life of someone who has a intellectual/developmental disability. Work in our group home and apartment programs supporting people with their everyday needs--community events, cooking, hygiene tasks, emotional support, cleaning.
You pick the hours you work! Great for a student or someone wanting a flexible position. Must be available to complete some training during day hours on an annual basis. Good work/family balance.
The way it works...get a call from a supervisor who will let you know which shifts are open to be covered. You can choose to cover the shift or not!
PLEASE NOTE: CANDIDATES NEED TO APPLY BY SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION ONLINE OR IN PERSON OR THE CANDIDATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR A POSITION.
LOCATION: Westminster, CO
JOB TITLE: Direct Support Professional
COMPENSATION: $14.65/hour, Non-Exempt
The Direct Support Professional in the Residential Program assists individuals living in an individual or a group setting with various activities of daily living and recreation, while maintaining high standards of care and safety.
-Trains, supervises and assists individuals with activities of daily living, including dressing, eating, toileting, changing protective undergarments, bathing, and daily hygiene
-Ensures access to and supervision at community activities based on interests, preferences and input of people in services as assigned
-Demonstrates positive communication with and is respectful towards team members, people in services and community members
-Safely transports people to work and recreation activities using a passenger van or other assigned vehicle
-Assists people with attending medical appointments and ensures that the required paperwork is completed and appropriate people are notified of the outcomes of medical appointments
-Assists people who have physical and/or intellectual disabilities, with entering, seating, and exiting a vehicle/passenger van with physical support and assistance as needed
-Assists people with mobility, including people who use wheelchairs, walkers or need stand-by physical assistance
-Monitors social behaviors and instructs and models acceptable alternatives
-Attends team meetings
-Participates in training courses and maintains certification as required by agency
-Accurately distributes medications to individuals and provides assistance, as needed
-Accurately implements and documents individual goals and progress, accurately documents contact notes and incident reports, and records Behavioral ISSP and Medication Support Plan documentation.
-Utilizes agency approved physical crisis intervention techniques as trained to do to manage behavioral episodes of people in services
-Monitors health needs of people living in the residential home and assists with obtaining health care as needed
-Provides medical care in accordance with established protocols, including First Aid/CPR when needed
-Prepares meals and assists individuals under care as needed
-Cleans and disinfects facility surfaces and equipment
-Washes, dries, and folds laundry
-Follows agency policies and procedures
-Regular and reliable attendance
-May pick up medications and shop for groceries and other supplies
-May schedule medical and other appointments
-May fill or change oxygen tanks, as needed
-Transport people with personal vehicle, as needed
-May shovel snow to permit access to people who utilize wheelchairs or other adaptive equipment, as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and a general understanding of the impact on activities of daily living
-Verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
-Ability to perform simple math calculations
-Computer skills sufficient to complete reports, respond to email, and track activity-related information
-Ability and willingness to drive a passenger van to transport individuals
-Ability to transfer individuals from a wheelchair to various positions and locations
-Ability to physically assist people with mobility as needed
-Ability to work with limited supervision in the completion of job duties
-Skill in dealing with varied personalities associated with developmental disabilities
-Time management and flexibility skills required in the management of household tasks and job duties
-Skill in preparing meals
-Ability to operate standard kitchen and household equipment, such as a range, oven, washer and dryer, and vacuum cleaner
-High school certificate or equivalent preferred
-Previous experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred
-The incumbent primarily works in residential locations, and may include frequent contact with bodily fluids, toileting waste, and sanitizing chemicals; may be subject to explosive or angry behaviors
Tools and Equipment
-The incumbent works with wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and other mobility assistance devices, a passenger van equipped with a hydraulic Hoyer lift, and standard household and kitchen equipment
-Regular sitting, standing, and walking required, with occasional stooping, kneeling, lifting, reaching, and driving, and regular cooking and cleaning
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. May perform other duties as assigned.
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