Direct Support Professional

  1. Beachwood,OH
  2. Oct 01, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Direct Care Staff
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Direct Support Professional

Job Summary:  

  • Provides supervision and assistance to consumers at home and in the community.
  • Ensures the safety, well being, and quality of life for all of the consumers.  Protects consumers from injury to themselves and others.
  • Assists, monitors and supervises consumers with basic personal hygiene care. 
  • Demonstrates activities such as bathing and dressing to train consumers in daily self-care practices.
  • Assists consumers with the management of all medications.
  • Assists consumers with performing household services, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc.).
  • Transports and monitors consumers to and from various activities.
  • Performs housekeeping duties as scheduled or on an as needed basis.
  • Ensures delivery and documentation of consumers’ services listed on ISP and reports all vital information to the Site Manager.
  • Demonstrates awareness of, follows all safety policies and procedures, and adheres to all recommended safe work practices.  Also contributes to the control of hazards in specified area of responsibility.

Educational/Training Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

 Experience:

  • Relevant direct care experience 

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Ensures all essential training requirements are completed, i.e., annual training, CPR/First Aid, certified medication passing, etc.
  • Maintain both a valid Ohio Drivers License, and a driving record that meets JFSA’s insurance company standards (e.g. less than 2 incidents over a 3 year period)
  • Maintain personal auto liability insurance at the level that the Agency and the insurance carrier requires.
  •  Must have a reliable personal automobile available on a daily basis 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Ability to be patient and understanding with consumers
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to be a team-player
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to transfer and lift patients 

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