Job Openings – Jackson County

Direct Support Professional

Compensation: $15.00/hour
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are people who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his/her community.

  • No experience necessary as we do training internally
  • Minimum of high school diploma or demonstrated equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license and be insurable
  • Experience or sincere interest in working with adults or children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities within a setting promoting community integration, normalization, and treatment of all persons with dignity and respect
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, lift, and carry at least fifty (50) pounds of weight without assistance when performing household duties, shopping, or assisting individuals served
  • Must be able to lift and/or transfer physically challenged individuals who require such assistance to remain active and mobile while engaged in household or community activities
  • To actively participate in developing and implementing plans to meet the needs of the individuals served
  • To document on proper forms all activity relative to the operation of the home or work site
  • Assist with medication management
  • To follow written behavior support strategies, including completion of all written documentation requirement
  • Basic understanding and experience with computers and programs; prior knowledge or experience with Therap preferred

Assistant Home Manager

Compensation: $33,000 – $36,000/year DOE
Qualifications: Previous work experience with adults and/or children which is relevant to programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; interest in working within a setting promoting community integration, normalization, and treatment of all persons with dignity and respect; some previous management experience required.

  • Able to complete all the tasks of a DSP in addition:
  • To work alongside Direct Support Professionals in developing all medical, behavioral and training plans for individuals served and in carrying out those plans
  • To act as an advocate and appropriate role model for Direct Support Professionals and individuals served
  • To supervise and train Direct Support Professionals as designated by Home Manager
  • To provide leadership, direction, and supervision to Direct Support Professionals
  • To actively participate in staff meetings, training, workshops and special meetings as required; to actively assist in program development, documentation data collection, revision and monthly, quarterly summary review of same

Home Manager

Compensation: $36,000 – $40,000/year DOE
Qualifications: Previous work experience with adults and/or children which is relevant to programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; interest in working within a setting promoting community integration, normalization, and treatment of all persons with dignity and respect; have basic skills in administration and operation of specialized programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; some previous management experience required.

  • Able to complete all the tasks of a DSP and Assistant Manager in addition:
  • To provide regular, documented, and specific feedback about performance to Direct Support Professionals both positive and critical
  • To maintain current and complete employee files
  • To consistently implement Company personnel policies
  • To establish a sound and properly structured bi-weekly staff schedule consistent with contracted hours for the home, with attention to twenty-four (24) hour coverage, staff/consumer ratios, overtime, special staffing requirements
  • To listen and respond to concerns expressed by home and other staff members
  • To communicate information to all Direct Support Professionals members on a regular basis and as needed in a clear, concise, understandable manner
  • To monitor Direct Support Professionals for the daily scheduling and implementation of active treatment programs
  • To provide a safe, healthy, clean, and attractive home environment
  • To provide leadership, direction, and supervision to Direct Support Professionals
  • To actively participate in staff meetings, training, workshops and special meetings as required; to actively assist in program development, documentation data collection, revision and monthly, quarterly summary review of same