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Direct Support Professional

Company: Gods Protected Harbor
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title:
Direct Support Professional - Personal Supports
Department:
Community Supports

Position Summary:
Direct Support Professionals - Personal Supports are employees hired to provide a need led service to adults with an intellectual and/or developmental disability by adopting a person-centered approach that fosters self-awareness, personal growth and gives each person the strongest voice with regards to decision making and lifestyle choices. -Staff guide and train individuals in personal hygiene and grooming, caring for their home, individual and group behavior, meal preparation, and other similar life skills.
Care of Individuals Served:
Assist with organization of medication following regulatory guidelines
Assist with organization and scheduling of health/mental/dental care responsibilities for residents as necessary
Provide training in Life skills
Support individuals volunteering, employment, and activities
Assist in maintaining home, grounds, and vehicle
Assist in budget preparation, budgeting skills, and other factors of living independently
To always act as a positive role model

Essential Functions:
Provides direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Train individuals in good personal hygiene, proper personal presentation, and encourage healthy and safe quarters maintenance, organization, laundry procedures and housekeeping.
Ensure individual served follow daily hygiene and grooming routine and aid and training as needed. -Redirect and assist resident if not properly clean or dressed.
Fosters positive relationship between support staff and individual served
To be always flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of the service and the service users.
Support individuals in a non-judgmental way based on the principals of anti-discriminatory practice
Assure proper training for individuals served, which may include how to get along with others, selected life skill goals, fire drills, and health and safety training.
Support individual served with job skills and proper employment conversations
Listen to residents who may need to express an opinion or concern and make referral to management when appropriate.
Effectively communicate with all staff regarding resident needs.
Finance Support people to manage their resources and finances
Maintain confidentiality and follow all HIPPA guidelines.
Document meetings within 24 hours of service
Other related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements
Must be in good physical, mental, and emotional health and able to assist residents as needed.
Able to bend, reach, lift, drive, use cleaning supplies, and assist with yard maintenance.

General Qualifications
Meet all the employment qualifications and pass all background screenings. This includes a Level II and Local background, and drug screenings.
Successful completion of all initial and annual training.
Mature Christians with personal integrity, character, and reputation and willing to model Christian values and lifestyle to the residents.
A desire to seek and serve God and His kingdom.
A willingness to encourage residents to grow spiritually through devotions, prayer at meals, Church Group participation, and regular church attendance.

Education, Experience and Skills Required
High school diploma or higher degree.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must hold a current valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
Minimum of one year's experience working in a medical, nursing or experience working with recipients with developmentally disabled or has 30 semester hours, 45 quarter-hours or 720 classroom hours of college or vocational school
Professional communication skills relating to staff, residents, vendors, and families.
Ability to document daily activities
Ability to manage time, set priorities and to organize and follow structured routines.
Must demonstrate exceptional problem solving and customer service skills.
Ability to work in partnership with others in a team approach.

Keywords: Gods Protected Harbor, Tallahassee , Direct Support Professional, Other , Tallahassee, Florida

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