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DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

 

Full Time: Available

Part Time: Available

Responsibilities

  1. Develop service recipient’s basic living skills (e.g., social domestic, and hygiene) through instruction and encouragement.
  2. Assist and document the development and implementation of long and short-term goals for service recipient, as developed by the Personal Support team under the supervision or direction of the Program Coordinator.
  3. Develop and maintain a positive and effective relationship with service recipients, families, staff, administration, case management, and other service providers and assist in coordinating with any and all their needs concerning service recipients.
  4. Perform or assist service recipient with personal hygiene as needed (e.g., bathing, brushing teeth, shaving, nail clipping, dressing, bodily functions, and service recipient appearance). Personal care services that are assigned by a health professional may include observation, reporting and documentation of changes in the status of the person or in body functions. This may include reading and recording the persons temperature, pulse and respirations and other needed personal care services.
  5. Perform or assist services recipient in basic domestic duties as needed (e.g., cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping).
  6.  Coordinate and maintain service recipient’s schedule (e.g., doctor appointments, professional team appts. and  job).
  7. Coordinate service recipient’s participation in leisure and recreational activities.
  8. Maintain records and complete paperwork as required by BPCS and KDADS (e.g., timesheets, mileage, petty cash, medication logs, service recipient progress, visitor logs, Incident Reports and goal data).
  9. Adhere to service recipient’s behavior and health management plans (e.g., administration of medication, use of behavior modification techniques, dietary restrictions).
  10. Maintain a safe environment for the service recipient; prevent harm to the service recipient, self and others. Report any safety concerns to management in a timely manner.
  11. Transport service recipient to and from work, scheduled appointments, and recreational activities in a safe and timely manner.
  12. Manage service recipient’s and agency’s funds in accordance with BPCS and KDADS policies and procedures.
  13. Serve as a good role model to service recipient.
  14. Maintain current certification as required by BPCS and the service recipient’s Individual Plan (e.g., CPR, First Aid, MANDT, Bloodborne Pathogens and all other required by BPCS policies and procedures, or service recipient’s specific needs).
  15. Keep update with current BPCS and KDADS policies and procedures.

Educational Requirements

  • Highschool Diploma / Ged

Experience Requirements

  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred Cna

Qualifications

  • Valid drivers license High school Diploma / Ged Must at-least be 18