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Direct Support Professional

Company: Dynamic Family Care Center
Location: Jackson
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Dynamic Family Care Center*DFCC- Direct Support Professionals **Position Title*: Direct Support Professional*Reports to*: Lead Care Specialist*Reporting to this position*: NA*Job Summary *Direct Support Professionals provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to help our supported people live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Depending on the needs of the supported people, Direct Support Professionals provide assistance with living skills development, health maintenance and medication administration, personal care, and behavioral development.Direct Support Professionals work in a number of settings including (small residential homes that serve 2-5 people). Day Programs (living skills & pre-employment training), Home & CommunityParticipation Services (in-home care and supports), and Vocational Rehabilitation (job skill training and job placement).Working under the direction of a Lead Care Specialist , Direct Support Professionals work to provide services that enrich the lives of our supported people. An emphasis is placed on creating a family- like environment that encourages the supported people to experience a full life. Direct SupportProfessionals assist the supported people in participating in traditional daily and weekly activities such as shopping at the grocery store, going to movies, enjoying hobbies, etc. Direct Support Professionals also advocate for supported people to be fully integrated into community life.*Essential Duties and Responsibilities *Providing our supported people with the highest quality of care and services is our mission. DFCC has an uncompromising commitment to quality and integrity-employees are expected to perform their duties and responsibilities to our high standard of quality.Some of the duties and responsibilities vary in intensity and frequency depending on the assignment.*Advocacy-* Assists supported people with achieving personal goals; works on behalf of supported people to overcome barriers; helps supported people participate in activities of their choice; respects consumer's personal beliefs, choices, and interests*Home Maintenance* - Provides care and assistance to promote good health; helps supported people receive medical care and communicates with medical professionals; administers medications according to physical instructions; records information regarding health events, conditions, and status; provides FirstAid/CPR and seeks emergency medical care when needed*Personal Care - *Helps supported people with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, and toileting; assists supported people with their mobility including lifting them from a seated or lying down position, helping them walk and maintain stability.*Living Skills Development* - Helps supported people develop living skills such as cooking, money management, house hold shopping, doing laundry, personal hygiene, etc; teaches work-related skills and job preparedness; supports supported people in job search process and maintaining job performance; records progress on skill development and achievement*Behavior Development *- Serves as role model and mentor, demonstrating the desired behaviors, andcoaches the supported people using approved techniques and strategies; uses approved physical intervention techniques when necessary to protect supported people and others.*Operational Support* - Maintains cleanliness of program; drives company vehicle to transport supported people to their activities; completes tasks that are beyond the consumer's abilities; follows policies and procedures for handling money*Professional Behavior* - Acts in a professional manner and communicates effectively with others; completes training programs; attends requires meetings*Minimum Qualifications *In order to perform these functions and meet the requirements put forth by the Division ofDevelopmental Disabilities, applicants for the Direct Support Professional position must: 1) be able to legally work in the United States; 2) be 18 years of age or 21 for positions that require the employee to be a driver; 3) for assignments that require the employee to drive a vehicle, must meet the qualifications of a driver as established by our insurance carrier and DFCC policy; 4) have a high school diploma or GED; or have experience in related field if there is no high school diploma or GED. 5) be able to pass a background check and receive a fingerprint clearance card from the Department of Public Safety; and 6) be able to provide 3 verifiable non-family references including 1 previous employer.*Required Knowledge, Skills, and Ability *Because of the essential duties and responsibilities of the DSP position, applicants for the position must: 1) be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be able to walk, bend, squat, turn in the knees, back, wrist and shoulders, and grasp with both hands (in order to properly perform the techniques taught in CPR/FirstAid, Client Intervention Techniques, and Lifting and Carrying Techniques); 2) must be able to see and hear with or without correction; 3) be able to speak, read, and write English; 4) be able to complete theDFCC training programs and successfully pass associated tests to meet competency requirements; and 5) for some positions, employees must be able to pass a TB test.*Working Conditions *While working as a DSP employees may be required to deal with the following conditions: 1) unconventional schedules - DFCC; operates programs and services 24/7, 365 days a year; 2) possible exposure to blood borne pathogens; 3) possible exposure to profanity, violent, and/or offensive behavior from the supported people.*Report to*: Lead Care SpecialistEvaluation: First Year of Employment3 months-Evaluation12 months Performance Appraisal_____________________________________ ________________________*Employee Signature Date *Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $13.75 - $15.00 per hourBenefits:* Dental insurance* Flexible schedule* Health insurance* Life insurance* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 10 hour shift* 8 hour shiftSupplemental Pay:* Signing bonusExperience:* Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:* Driver's License (Required)* CPR Certification (Preferred)Work Location: Multiple Locations

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