Job Openings – Linn / Benton Counties
Direct Support Professional
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 requirements
- Basic understanding and experience with computers and programs; prior knowledge or experience with Therap preferred
Compensation: $33,000 – $36,000/year
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 people 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 homes, 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 Professional 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, health, clean and attractive home environment.