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Direct Support Professional DSP

Company: Gaston Residential Services
Location: Gastonia
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDirect Support Professional QualificationsHigh school or equivalent (Preferred)Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)Driver's License (Preferred)Job DescriptionThe primary function of a Program Instructor (PI), also known as Direct Support Professional (DSP), is to assure the positive teaching of the people served in a supportive and continuous manner. This teaching takes place in the home and community and is a vitally important part of the services provided.The PI is supervised by the House Manager (HM) or their designee. It is recommended that a PI have a bachelors degree, preferably in a Human Services field, and/or experience in the area of developmental disabilities. A PI must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.It is always expected that the PI model appropriate social interactions. In addition, a PI will demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, work without close supervision, and demonstrate good judgment by adhering to GRS code of ethics and conduct.The first six months of employment includes close on-the-job supervision and teachings in programs and procedures. By the beginning of the seventh month, it is expected that the PI demonstrates the following responsibilities on a consistent basis:Completion of all required documentation in a thorough and timely manner:Daily documentation of out of the ordinary events or episodes which might affect the persons lifeAccurate completion of incident reports called General Event Reports (GER)Familiarity with group home forms and demonstrated proper use of these formsCompletion of monthly and/or quarterly progress notes as assignedFollow all rules and procedures:Ensure that the human and civil rights of the people served are respected and defended at all times and in all placesCompliance with confidentiality rules and regulations both concerning transmittal of person served information and household information, as well as all licensure regulationsFamiliarity with the policies and procedures of Gaston Residential ServicesWorking knowledge of emergency proceduresClear and prompt communication:Prompt reports of significant events, problems, and information to supervisorsParticipation in daily transition of information with other staff/supervisorsCommunication of significant information during program plan meeting and medical appointmentsConduct all communication in a professional and courteous mannerProactive completion of routines and schedules:Respond to the needs of the people served including following their individual daily schedulesProvide safe, punctual transportation of the people served to work, professional appointments, and recreation and leisure activitiesAssist the people served to participate in the scheduled house meetingEncourage the person to choose their recreational and leisure time activities, such as swimming, horseback riding, etc. and provide support with participationCompletion of household activities and activities of daily living:Assure that people served are actively engaged in all aspects of daily livingPurchasing, preparation, serving, and documentation of meals according to the menu plan and individual specialized dietsGeneral maintenance and cleaning of the home and vehicle(s)Assist the people served to maintain their personal property in good orderAssure that the people look their best and that appropriate and individualized hair styles, makeup, and clothing are encouragedInsure that the people are dressed appropriately according to the activity planned and the weather expected for the dayDemonstration of professional skills and participation in professional development:Use of good judgment, with the needs of the person served as the primary concernWorking knowledge of each persons program planDemonstrates the ability to complete goals/objectives as written in the persons planDemonstrates the ability to integrate the teaching of goals/objectives in all aspects of the persons lifeAfter medication administration certification, administer and record medicationsParticipation in all required classes on the internet and all other scheduled classes as assignedRespect for other staff on the teamAvailable to participate in any facility surveyDue to the nature of the 24-hour, 365-day a year, residential setting other duties may be deemed necessary by the Assistant Director or the designee and will be assigned as needed. This position may require some overnight hours and travel outside of the local area.This position requires lifting, pulling, pushing, and bending throughout the day. PIs must always follow GRS back safety procedures. Job Type: Full-time/ Part-TmePay: From $16.73 per hourFull-time Benefits:Dental insuranceEmployee discountFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:10 hour shift8 hour shiftDay shiftHolidaysOvertimeWeekend availabilitySupplemental Pay:Bonus payCOVID-19 considerations:GRS continues to monitor the current COVID-19 trends. Due to the nature of the business face masks are required when serving our individuals.Application Question(s):Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19?Education:High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:Driver's License (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Gaston Residential Services, Gastonia , Direct Support Professional DSP, Other , Gastonia, North Carolina

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