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Direct Support Professional

Job ID: 5014010

SalaryApproximate Hours Per Week
$9.50Part-time & Full-time hours available
EmployerDate Posted
Volunteers of America
New Albany, Indiana United States
Aug 24, 2017
Position TypeApplications Accepted Until
Full-timeOct 31, 2017
Description

MAIN FUNCTION: Responsible for providing direct care, training and assistance in the various aspects of activities of daily living, self care, leisure/recreation, developmental training, prevocational and/or vocational and is responsible for upholding consumer's rights.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Monitor the comfort and safety of consumers' served, while ensuring that the medical, nutritional, and personal care needs are being met.
2. Interact with consumers in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner, and practice effective techniques for reinforcing consumers' behaviors.
3. Provide transportation and assist consumers with integration into the community by accompanying them to social and other activities of choice.
4. Perform general housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, and laundry duties.
5. Complete assigned cleaning tasks and general maintenance on a routine basis in order to maintain a neat and clean environment.
6. Participate in all required on-going training programs and attend all mandatory staff meetings.
7. Performs all duties as assigned by supervisor.

PROGRAMMATIC FUNCTIONS:
8. Assist consumers' in having opportunities towards reaching that which they vision as detailed in each consumers ISP.
9. Complete all daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly documents to ensure compliance with program goals.
10. Attend and participate in team meetings as assigned and regularly communicate each consumers' progress to team members and supervisors as appropriate.
11. Maintain medical, social and programmatic files as indicated and directed by company policy and procedures, operations manual, and supervisors.
12. Assist consumers served in handling of money and finances.
13. Provide and assist in planning age-appropriate social and leisure time activities.

This is a paid position. Competitive benefits package is available, including health/dental/life/403b.
Social security card must be presented at time of hire.


EEO-AA


Qualifications
Degree not required

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to: JermetriaR@voamid.org


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