Hope Network is one of Michigan's largest non-profit organizations. We have a rich history of providing support to individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries, mental illness, and developmental disabilities. We strive to help individuals achieve a greater level of independence through Specialty Health and Community Services. Hope Network provides services geared towards the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the individuals that we serve. In Christian service, Hope Network empowers people to overcome challenges to achieve their highest level of independence.
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) supports the individual goals of the person served and helps them become integrated into his/ her community in the least restrictive manner. The DSP may assist in areas of mobility, activities of daily living, communication, cognition, health management, social networking, vocational, leisure time management, and community participation.
Why a DSP at Hope
Make a difference in people's lives, including your own.
Here are just some of the ways Hope Network invests in you for all that you do:
Employee referral bonus
Generous paid time off
Retirement savings plan
How you will change lives
The Direct Support Professional will assist in the following areas of personal care and development:
Monitor and ensure safety 24/7; this may be eyes- on, one-on-one, 15 or 30 minute checks, etc.
Support crisis prevention, intervention, and resolution
Establish collaborative relationships built on trust and empathy through consistent and meaningful communication
Foster a spirit of partnership with individuals served, the community, and other professionals
Activities and Daily Living Skills
Help build effective skills for problem-solving, communication, and independence
Assist person served to identify and/or participate in social and leisure interest and activities such as: transport/escort to stores, concerts, movies or in house social events (barbeques, movie nights, games, etc.)
Help person served with activities of daily living to include (but not limited to): get to and from places, dressed/undressed, bathe/shower, comb hair, trim nails, restroom assistance, and cooking
Monitor vitals for any medical condition or illness
Promote positive behavior
Attend medical appointments and ensure accurate information is relayed between medical provider and care team
Understand, read, and assist in the implementation of medical, behavioral, and/or clinical team care plans and provide accurate, timely, and descriptive documentation of such
Connect person served with opportunities or places in their community to develop relationships with others
Support community participation, volunteering, career goals or employment, and educational interests
You possess a strong desire to help others with empathy, patience, understanding, enthusiasm, and dedication
You exhibit characteristics of trustworthiness, integrity, and honesty
You respect diversity and inclusion
You demonstrate professionalism in communication, pleasantness, attendance, attention to accuracy and follow through, reliability, teamwork, and punctuality
You take part in continuous education, training, and personal development and growth
We are Hopeful you have
High school diploma/ GED
Valid State of Michigan driver's license
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to become certified in CPR/First Aid
Commitment to scheduled shifts, assigned duties, and performance expectations
Possess basic computer skills
Position Type (Portal Searching)