As a Direct Support Professional in the Casual Pool, you are accountable to the supervisor assigned to the site in which you work. A Direct Support Professional in the Casual Pool is not authorized to work in excess of 29 hours per week unless directed to do so by the Director of DD Services. The Direct Support Professional position is relied upon for ethical implementation of services and support. You are delegated the authority, responsibility and accountability necessary to carry out assigned duties and to respond to emergency situations. Supervisory staff is available to you on a 24-hour basis. Since you will be working with people, you must be prepared to effectively deal with emergencies, health-related issues and unexpected interruption of duties. We will ask you be flexible in routine, daily assignments, site assignments, hours of work and philosophical commitment. Your actions will affect another person’s life, and it is expected you will be a positive, desirable role model. Since you will be interacting with numerous professionals on a frequent basis, you are expected to represent yourself and the Agency in a positive, professional manner at all times.
We are looking for individual’s who are able to give consistent time to our sites to provide the needed support and care of those we serve.
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
- Responsible to act as a role model and mentor with sound habilitation services for the Direct Support Staff.
- Ensures documentation of program participant progress is accurate and professional and completed in the required timeframes.
- Documents progress of Individual Support Plan outcomes on the daily census log/ case note.
- Accompanies program participants to medical appointments/treatments. Must be prepared to provide accurate, objectively determined relevant information to the physician or practitioner.
- Administers medication to program participants in accordance to the DPW Medication Administration training. Accurately records all medication administration on the Medication Administration Record (MAR). Notifies and consults with on-call on all medication disruptions or questions.
- Coordinates and implements daily activities that are based on individual strengths and interests.
- Bachelor’s degree or;
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or;
- High School Diploma/GED equivalent plus a minimum 2 years of Developmental Disability direct care experience or 3 years of related experience.