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Direct Support Professional (Direct Care Worker)

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State Of Arizona Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 3 months ago

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS):

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DIRECT CARE WORKER)

Part Time 30 Hours

Division of Developmental Disabilities
6740 S. Tucson Boulevard

Tucson, AZ 85756

www.azdes.gov

JOB SUMMARY:

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking an experience and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Direct Support Professional (Direct Care). This position requires a caring individual to assist members who have Developmental Disabilities (i.e., autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability or epilepsy) ranging from moderate to severe.

Flexibility schedule is a must (i.e., work different shift, overtime and change work locations) as these are 24-hour residential settings. Most schedules work nights, weekends and holidays.

Requires lifting/carrying at least 50 lbs. and pushing/pulling at least 50 lbs.

Base rate of pay is $11.44 per hour. Shift differential rates are paid for 2nd shift (5% increase, $12.01 per hour) and 3rd shift (10% increase, $12.58 per hour)

JOB DUTIES:

  • Encourages and involves members with developmental disabilities in recreational activities available at home or in the community during leisure time

  • Work with members to teach or assist them in activities of daily living skills (bathing, toileting, dressing, meal time/eating, attending day/work programs, etc.).

  • Communicate (verbal and/or written), reads, writes and follows directions; implements Individual Service Plans (ISP) programs and strategies, collects and records data

  • Administers, orders and stores medications of members according to doctor's orders

  • Prepares, cooks, sets up, serves and assists members with developmental disabilities in eating meals; encourages member participation in meal-time process and ensures nutritional requirements are met

  • Performs some housekeeping duties (e.g., dusting, clothes washing, dishes, mopping, disinfecting therapy equipment and wheelchairs).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Planning processes

  • Providing personal care

  • Human rights

  • Cleaning and basic housekeeping

  • Basic cooking

Skill in:

  • Planning activities designed to meet specific needs of individual members

  • Communicating with members verbally and/or through basic sign language (knowledge of or experience in American Sign Language is not required)

  • Time and work management

  • Participating in and implementing Individual Support Plans

  • Using a computer, including email

Ability to:

  • Display compassion with respect to others

  • Attend staff training

  • Apply the basic principles of program training and data collection designed to meet the specific needs of members including medication administration

  • Learn and use nutritional principles and special mealtime techniques

  • Learn and apply behavior support techniques

SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S):

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age to apply and read and write English. Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, overtime, and change work locations, when necessary.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have a current, valid state issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver's license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12)

  • Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

  • Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions

  • Employee shall have a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults

  • Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459

  • Employment is contingent upon the ability to lift 50 pounds or more and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

BENEFITS:

The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

RETIREMENT:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

CONTACT US:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact (520) 638-2684 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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State Of Arizona