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Direct Support Professional

Company: Hope
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Now Offering Sign-on Bonus!Habilitation Specialist (DSP)Springfield, ILDo you have a passion to work with children with disabilities? Are you seeking a stable, positive work environment with the opportunity for growth? Seeking to start a new position as soon as possible?Full-Time Position with Benefits!Join the Hope team! www.hope.usShift Options:First Shift - 7:00am - 3:30pmSecond Shift - 2:30pm - 11:00pmThird Shift - 11:00pm - 7:30am*Note: Candidates must be willing to work mandatory Overtime for this positionSTANDARD OF PERFORMANCE:The Direct Support Professional is responsible for the supervision, program implementation, and documentation for a variety of individual daily routines and personal daily living needs for their assigned children. The Direct Support Professional shall assist in the development and implementation of individual program plans and shall participate as an interdisciplinary team member for their assigned youth. The Direct Support Professional shall promptly report any behavioral and/or medical changes in their assigned youth and shall be responsible for promptly reporting any necessary repairs or safety concerns that they observe. The Direct Support Professional shall ensure that youth are safe; that youth achieve maximum levels of independence in self-help, independent living, social skills; and that youth enjoy programs, services, and activities.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Carries out individual youth programs ensuring that youth are engaged in programs and activities which support the goals of the youths Individual Support and Service PlanActively participates with youth in all scheduled activities.Consistently assists youth in the area of self-help skills, (Eating, dressing, toileting, feeding communication etc.).Willingly accompanies youth on off campus field trips.Engages youth in activities as defined/listed in the youth's activity schedule.Documents necessary and/or requested information on a daily basis that would include but not be limited to: log notes, behavioral data sheets, program data, incident or general event reports, etc.Read and submit T-logs of youth in home.Document Medication passes on EMARS in Therap.Follows safe lifting practices in lifting and moving youth who are in a wheelchair or who need special assistance.OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:Recognizes behavioral signs if illness, pain, injury, discomfort or any deviation from the normal behavior and promptly reports those deviations to the appropriate person.Assumes responsibility for completing support service tasks (i.e., general housekeeping) as assigned.Assumes responsibility as a mandated reporter concerning incidents of purported abuse/neglect of youth, as outlined in the Agency Policies/Procedures.Models appropriate behavior and dress for youth (manner of speech, dresses appropriately, etc.Attends required training.Assumes responsibility for assuring compliance of youth rights and program delivery as defined in the Illinois Department of Mental Health Code and the Confidentiality Act, as well as the Child Care Act of the Department of Children and Family Services.Attends meetings pertaining to youth, (staffings, pre-clinics and team meetings).Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.QualificationsMINIMUM OUALIFICATIONSMust be 21 years of age.Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.Successful background clearance, physical and drug/alcohol screeningLift, push, pull and/ or carry 50 pounds.Ability to stand, walk, grasp, reach, stoop, crouch, crawl and runMust pass the physical agility test at the time of hireA valid Illinois driver's license PI122902833

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