Direct Support Professional, Care Giver, FT & PT

Easterseals Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 2 months ago

Do you want to make a lasting impact in the world and love providing care to others? Put your talents to use at making a difference in your local community by becoming a Direct Support Professional.

Part-time and Full-time positions available.

We're following all CDC guidelines and providing the necessary PPE for the safety of our employees. Join our team today!

Easterseals Blake Foundation is seeking direct professionals to work in a collaborative environment supporting individuals with disabilities in their homes and the community.

We offer competitive wages, great benefits including but not limited to Sick Time, PTO, Health, Dental and Retirement.

Supported Living Direct Professionals work directly with people in their homes and in the community, assisting them to develop a sense of identity, self-worth and independence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assistance in the following areas

  • Meal prep

  • Upkeep of home, through innovation, take daily chores/duties and turn them into interesting individual learning experiences.

  • Community activities, Plan and conduct incredible activities and everyday fun

  • Grocery Shopping

  • Bill pay

  • Appointments

  • Transportation

  • Social gatherings

  • Medication management

  • Personal hygiene

  • Function as an enthusiastic, competent, contributing member of EBF staff

  • Attend and participate in required staff meetings

  • Promote and follow practices that support health and safety of staff

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with individuals we serve, team members, families and state agencies. Encourage positive team work and problem solve in a non-hostile manner

  • Complete paperwork within required timelines

  • Attend all necessary training within the time lines established at the time you were hired

  • Write in "in-house" communication log after every shift worked. Maintain and monitor daily communication log between day program and Supported Living program

  • Maintain agreed upon work schedule, be punctual, and use time effectively

  • Use supervision effectively, accept feedback in a professional manner, and accept responsibility for job performance

  • Communicate essential information with ESBF team leads and supervisors accurately and in a timely manner

  • Understand and maintain private and sensitive information within the confines of need-to-know parameters

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings afternoon and evening hours and at least 1 weekend day;

  • Ability to speak and write effectively in English.

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and differences.

  • Ability to complete job responsibilities autonomously without daily oversight.

  • An ability to acknowledge, respect, and build upon the diversity of person served and their families with regard to such factors as race, ethnicity, family constellation, gender, socioeconomic status, values, and traditions.

  • An ability to teach others using anticipatory guidance, modeling, coaching, reflection, and role-play

  • Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, goggles, and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.

EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION / LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, goggles and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.

  • At a minimum a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Provide and maintain Valid Arizona Drivers License, Registration & Insurance

  • Ability to maintain a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at all times

  • Experience providing personal care and/or working with individuals with a developmental disability

Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

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