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Direct Support Professional (Weekends) - Spencer, IN

Company: LifeDesigns Inc
Location: Spencer
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

LIFEDesigns Inc. is a partner agency with Developmental Services Inc. (DSI) that provides care for people with disabilities in their homes and communities. We strive to help those with disabilities maintain their independence and reach their goals. LIFEDesigns is more than a place where employees earn a paycheck, it's a community working together to provide care for those who need it most.Developmental Services, Inc.POSITION TITLE: Direct Support ProfessionalLOCATION: Spencer, INSHIFTS: Friday/Saturday/SundayDIVISION: Band BSUPERVISOR: Team ManagerCLASSIFICATION: Non-ExemptSTATUS: Full-Time or Part-TimePAY: $13.00-$15.25Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve.There is no greater joy, nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life. This is your opportunity to work alongside a passionate, supportive team!PURPOSE:The primary goal of this position is to help individuals build strong social skills and encourage independence while creating an environment that allows the client to thrive. Must provide support to ensure the client can attain self-direction, inclusion, personal fulfillment, and productivity in all life areas.KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:Plan and provide active care for designated clients, wherever needed. Develop an individualized approach to client care by providing instruction in communication skills, daily living skills, socialization skills, fine and gross motor skills, perceptual skills, and any other areas based on programming and client needs.Must remain actively engaged with all clients. Clients may have medical and / or behavioral needs that will require some form of care.Document the major activities and supports provided for client(s) in daily notes. Complete all documentation in a professional, accurate, and timely manner according to agency standardsInput documentation into Accel of clients programming including but not limited to: behavior, seizures, accidents/incidents, and progress on objectives on a daily basis.Must be able and willing to use personal cell phone as needed, or company device as available for time entry.Responsibly pass or monitor medication administration based on needs of the client.Must be willing to drive / take clients to appointments, work, and other daily living activities.Provide a safe environment for all clients. Plan and participate in all special community based activities for clients. Discover and foster activities that promote a meaningful day.Display patience in all situations involving clients. Speak in an even and positive tone of voice when conversing with clients.Appropriately respond to client's behavior via verbal and/or physical intervention based on the needs of the client.Provide services in compliance with all funding sources and governing bodies (CARF, BQIS, State Board of Health, State and Federal Law). Maintain confidentiality by adhering to HIPAA guidelines and agency policies.Follow policies/procedures set forth by the agency in specific department you are working.Create a positive environment for clients, parents, guardians, and participating staff.Must be able to care for the physical needs of the client including feeding, hygiene, and toileting. Must be capable of assisting in physically transferring/moving clients when needed. Physical activities may include but not be limited to: lifting up 25-50 pounds (depending on client); bending; reaching; stretching; grasping; visual acuity; walking; squatting, kneeling, twisting, climbing, crawling, stooping, carrying, pushing, pulling, guiding, transporting and wheelchair securement. Provide first aid and physical assistance to the individual as needed.Use of medical adaptive equipment including, but not limited to: wheelchair, Hoyer lift, shower chairs, blood sugar testing equipment, CPAP, oxygen, BP and any others required.Monitor physical condition of the client's home while ensuring a safe and sound environment. Be willing to clean all areas of the house and conduct routine inspections to ensure cleanliness.For the safety of our clients you must be punctual and have consistent attendance. This includes the ability to work irregular shifts outside the standard agency operating hours including weekends and holidays as necessary to meet the needs of the clients. Must be willing to work at different direct care locations within the agency, as needed.Maintain professional communication with client, family members, and other stakeholders.Remain awake and available to support the client at all times during scheduled hours.Attend meetings and trainings as authorized.Display a team-oriented, cooperative attitude while maintaining a positive working relationship with co-workers, supervisory staff, and clients..JOB ENVIRONMENT:Occasional high noise levels may require the use of hearing protection.Potential exposure to bodily fluids, pests, contagious pathogens, and/or bed bugs.Must be able to climb stairs on an occasional basis to access work areas.Occasional exposure to fumes, oils, paints and other industrial odors.QUALIFICATIONS:Must be at least 18 years of age or older.High School diploma or GED preferred.Previous experience working with clients with intellectual disabilities is preferred.Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong teamwork skills.Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining annual certification in CPR, First Aid, CPI and Med Core A & B and perform if necessary.Proficient in word processing and computer operation.Possess and maintain a clear criminal record per Medicaid Waiver regulation requirements.Maintain a valid Indiana driver's license, insurance on personal vehicle (minimum of PLPD with Medical liability coverage), and maintain insurability as defined by the agency liability insurance carrier preferred.Possess and maintain reliable transportation that meets state requirements for transporting clients, preferred.Must have the ability to successfully work in both independent and group settings. Must have the ability to communicate during a crisis situation.Begin your journey on a new career path and you can make a positive impact on the lives of others!**The above statements reflect general functions of this job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements inherent to the job. The immediate supervisor may elaborate on the above list if the duties come within the employee's realm of responsibility.

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