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Direct Support Professional (Dsp) Tennessee -Paris

Company: sjcs
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

SJCS has been engaging in advocacy and service for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities for over a century. We are proud to do this work and we are looking for compassionate and committed Direct Service Professionals to join us in providing support to adults with disabilities in developing and/or maintaining their skills to enhance the quality of their lives in the community. The desired candidate will have the ability to observe and respond to the physical, social, behavioral, career and personal needs of persons served and will have flexibility to work at different locations as needed.Essential Functions:Observe and respond to individuals physical, social, behavioral and personal needs; Provide adequate supervision to individuals to facilitate their health and safety; Will:Be fully trained on individuals' Individual Support Plan (ISP) and any special plans or therapy.Be fully trained on the individuals' Behavior Support Plan (BSP) and report to supervisor as required for incidents.Implement and document on a daily basis the training outcomes and action steps in the ISP as required during the time period the support was delivered.Administer medication to individuals; ensure that administration is timely, in the right dosage and documented on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) as required.Transport individuals to and from appointments, employment and/or community sites; Ensure individuals are appropriately groomed for all activities, employment and appointments,Assist with the planning and implementation of daily activities; Prepare meals or assist with the preparation of meals in accordance with Individual Support Plan and any diet orders, adaptive equipment or mealtime plans; Assist with the daily household chores, to include but not limited to laundry, meal preparation and cleaning; Attend and participate in all relevant agency events, workshops, training and meetings; andPerforms other job related duties as assigned.Secondary Functions:Assist with medical appointments; Performs other job related duties as assigned.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Ability to gain working knowledge of St. John's Community Services policies and procedures; Ability to act as arepresentative of St. John's Community Services to the public; Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with other staff members and individuals from diverse backgrounds; Ability to pass a criminal background check; Knowledge of acceptable food preparation and safety practices and procedures; andSkilled in the operation of relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines.Qualifications:Education and Experience:High school diploma or G.E.D. requiredTwo or more years related experience working with persons with disabilities preferred; Experience in communitybased residential programs a plus; Must meet SJCS and funding jurisdiction current requirements for criminal background/records check; Valid health certificate to meet current funding jurisdiction requirements; Valid state-issued driver's license with current driving record in good standing required.Physical and Environmental Conditions:Work may require lifting heavy objects up to 30 pounds.Work environment involves risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions e.G. safely operating a motor vehicle, exposure to aggressive human behavior.The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Commitment to Excellence.We have been around a long time greater than 150 years so we know how to do it right! Our Direct Support Professionals are committed to delivering nothing less than exceptional support to those for whom we support. That is why we are devoted to investing in our employee's professional development to help them carry out their duties responsibly, effectively, and above standard. St. John's Community Services' DSPs are trained and internally certified by our team of nurses and senior level clinical staff to provide the best support and care to the individuals we serve. Our DSPs are expected to perform to the highest industry and St. John's standards including:1) Providing Person-Centered SupportsDelivering individualized supportCustomizing support for each participantCoaching team members to use person centered practices where applicableDeveloping custom objectives2) Participant EmpowermentDeveloping StrategiesEffective Participant PartnershipSelf-AdvocacyIdentifying and Sharing Resources3) DocumentationPreserving documentsProtecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII)Staying abreast of documentation systems, processes and proceduresShift DifferentialOur DSP staff earn shift differentials if required to remain on staff during inclement weather events.Employee BenefitsWe offer flexible work schedules and our flexible benefits exceed the standard!Matching 403(b) Retirement PlanMedical (Low and High Options)VisionDental (PPO & HMO)Sick Leave (Bi-Weekly Accrual)Vacation Leave (Bi-Weekly Accrual)Pre-Paid Legal PlanShort Term DisabilityLong Term DisabilityLife (Employee & Spouse)Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)Life & AD&D (Dependents)HospitalizationFlexible Spending AccountHealth Reimbursement AccountCritical Illness/CancerTraining & DevelopmentLearn more about St. John's Community Services at www.Sjcs.Org. Apply today!St. John's Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. John's Community Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other protected class.

Keywords: sjcs, Portsmouth , Direct Support Professional (Dsp) Tennessee -Paris, Other , Portsmouth, Virginia

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