Direct Support Professional

Integrated Life Choices Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 4 days ago

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Do you have a passion for helping others? Want a job that makes a difference in someone's life?

Integrated Life Choices (ILC) works with the Department of Health and Human Services to meet the needs of people in the community who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. When it has been determined that someone needs support, the Department of Health and Human Services works alongside one's guardian to match them with an agency that will be the best fit.

Currently, ILC is seeking both Full-Time and Part-Time Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in the Colorado Springs area. We are looking for individuals to assist in delivering the best supports to people with developmental disabilities, and to help them live independently through every aspect of their daily lives.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Utilize Positive Support Programs to guide daily interactions

  • Direct daily activities to teach and expand person's behavior and skill development necessary for independence

  • Support individuals in scheduling and attending medical or other appointments

  • Maintain a clean and safe living environment which requires supporting individuals with housecleaning

  • Support people in all aspects of life including grocery shopping, meal preparation, recreational and leisure activities

  • Support with all aspects of personal hygiene

  • Monitor medical records and support administration as directed

  • Provide transportation as needed

  • Participate/contribute in meetings related to individual and company services/interests, etc. (Staff meetings as scheduled)

  • Other tasks as assigned by the manager or the company

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Dedicated professionals looking to make an impact on others

  • Innovative problem solvers who will create unique opportunities for the people ILC supports

  • Compassionate individuals who want to encourage living fulfilling lives and self-advocacy

  • Ethical, honest, and act with integrity at all times

  • Professional when supporting others; treating them with dignity and respect

  • Committed to providing THE BEST person-centered supports to meet people's needs throughout their lives

WHY ILC? WE OFFER

  • A rewarding career helping others

  • Flexible hours

  • Paid-Time Off

  • Paid Training

  • Casual dress

  • Benefits

  • 401(k)

Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 19 years of age

  • Completion of High School Diploma or GED

  • Possess a valid driver's license and current car insurance

  • Have a reliable vehicle to transport people during a shift

  • Pass all background checks

  • Must have full range of motion, physical strength and the ability to achieve and maintain training's and certifications

  • Basic computer usage/ knowledge

ILC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer!

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