Direct Support Professional Part Time

The Arc Of The Quad City Area Rock Island , IL 61204

Posted 1 week ago

Assist our individuals, adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, in residential or group home settings in Moline, East Moline or Rock Island.

Responsibilities may include meal prep, assisting with activities of daily living, providing assistance when accompanying during outings in the community, and much more. Experience providing care in a work setting is preferred.

DUTIES

  • Actively support and further the Mission of The Arc.

  • Provide supervision, personal care training and active treatment as outlined in individuals habilitation plan (IHP), and ensure safety and well being of designated individuals at all times.

  • Maintain documentation in compliance with agency and regulatory standards (e.g. individual data sheets, incident reports, payroll, etc.). Provide input of individual progress and needs for programmatic purposes.

  • Maintain a safe, clean work environment including use of good body mechanics, universal precautions, and personal protective equipment as necessary.

  • Maintain agency property/equipment. Request supplies and repairs as necessary.

  • Ensure self-advocacy training for individuals and ensure informed choices are being offered.

  • Participate in staff training, conferences, and other meetings as required. Assist in on the job training of new staff.

  • Drive agency and/or personal vehicle for outings, errands, and as otherwise required per agency policy and procedure.

  • Act as a positive role model to individuals and other staff. Communicate effectively with the individuals we serve, their guardians, the community, family members, staff, and others. Represent the agency in a positive manner.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:High School diploma, GED or equivalent required. Demonstrated ability to read at an 8th grade reading level.

  • Driving:Valid driver's license in good standing and vehicle with appropriate auto insurance required. Must be approved by Agency's Auto insurance carrier for driving agency vehicles.

  • Strength:Ability to lift minimum of 50 lbs. Ability to assist in the lifting and transferring of individuals weighing more than 100 lbs.

  • Flexibility:Ability to kneel on the floor, bend at the waist and knees, go from standing to the floor while assisting an individual who may be falling, or get into any position that may be required to provide individual related care.

  • Standing:Ability to stand/work on feet for 90% or more of the scheduled shift.

  • Sitting: Ability to sit periodically throughout the shift to complete required documentation; Sitting may be required for less than 5% of the scheduled shift

  • Experience: Direct service in the human service field preferred.

  • Technology: Knowledge of Microsoft applications preferred. Ability and willingness to learn computer applications as they may become required for documentation.

  • Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and to interact professionally. Ability to perform written documentation clearly, accurately and completely.

  • Certifications: Direct Service Provider certification preferred or the ability to obtain within 120 days of employment.

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