A Direct Support Professional provides support in all areas of daily living including, but not limited to personal care assistance and teaching; community integration and socialization; development of personal interests, skills and talents; and personal safety.
BASIC FUNCTIONS AND GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides high quality services that are person-centered and meet best practice standards.
Offers activities that are individualized and person-centered.
Provides supports on an individualized basis in making informed choices, growing in self-esteem and personal dignity, and achieving community integration and participation.
Ensures documentation is compliant with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Completes all required documentation, including electronic documentation, according to program requirements.
Completes Event Reports according to agency policy and state rules and regulations.
Keeps all client records confidential and secured.
Complies with all health and safety guidelines, rules, policies and procedures.
Ensures soiled laundry/trash is treated/disposed of according to safety guidelines.
Knows and observes guidelines for drills and emergencies and conducts drills according to monthly schedule.
Attends medical appointments as necessary; provides appropriate follow-up with team supervisor and/or health coordinator.
Prepares for time away from home, including family visits and vacations, by assisting with preparing luggage and medications with accurate printed instructions, and provides appropriate documentation that includes dates and times of departure and return.
All Other Duties as Assigned
Protects the rights of all individuals:
Is knowledgeable about the rights of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Respects and advocates for the capabilities, dignity and rights of each individual and files report of any human rights violation immediately.
Complies with all company policies and procedures, and maintains certifications and credentials including but not limited to the following:
Keeps current certification in all areas required by agency policy and Medicaid Waiver, including CPR, FA, Crisis Intervention, and Level 1 Medication Administration.
Finds coverage of shift(s) if unable to work and immediately reports change to the team supervisor, the person on call, and others as applicable.
Gives and accepts feedback appropriately:
Communicates concerns to the appropriate person, in a professional manner.
Accepts feedback and makes an effort to improve performance and correct mistakes.
Interacts with other employees in a professional and supportive manner, consistent with the mission of the agency and the interests of people served.
Performs other duties and attends team/program/agency meetings as requested.
Be at least 18 years of age and provide proof of high school diploma or G.E.D.
Must have reliable personal vehicle for transporting clients.
Must demonstrate safe practices in all areas and exemplify positive professional standards.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All employment is based on qualifications, merit and business need.