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Direct Support Professional (Day Services)-Indianapolis, Indiana in Indianapolis, IN at Benchmark Human Services

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/26/2018

Job Description

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide support and assistance to people served who have developmental disabilities. Assist people served in expanding their opportunities to participate in community life as they choose. Assist individuals in learning and maintaining skills, having new life experiences and managing behaviors. Provide training to persons served in all identified areas and function as part of the interdisciplinary team. Must be willing to flex schedule according to the needs of the individual(s) served.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participate proactively as part of an interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of each served person’s individual plan to achieve identified outcomes.

  2. Ensure the individual’s health and safety while pursuing community opportunities and at home (or for Day Program, in the classroom).

  3. Assist the individual served to acquire, retain or improve skills as identified in the person’s ISP.

  4. Assist the person served with daily living skills, including but not limited to personal care and household tasks (meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, etc.).

  5. Maintain a clean and orderly environment for person(s) served.

  6. Practice/participate in safety drills as scheduled.

  7. Assist the person served in accessing community resources, shopping, and recreational activities.

  8. Administer medications and follow physicians’ orders concerning medications and treatments. Assist the nurse in meeting the served individual’s healthcare needs.

  9. Monitor the general well-being of persons served and follow supervisor/nurse instructions, including all healthcare appointments.

  10. Communicate to nurse and supervisor health issues and concerns as they arise regarding individuals served.

  11. Provide communication to supervisor(s) regarding persons served, home, day program or work related needs (as applicable to each individual).

  12. Comply with and implement all protocols for individuals including, but not limited to: high risk plans, behavior support plans, dining plans, seizure management plans, positioning schedules, etc. (as applicable to each individual).

  13. Follow food management policies and assist persons served in preparing nutritious meals according to their dining plan.

  14. Complete proper documentation relating to the served persons’ healthcare, including MARs, doctor visit forms, healthcare notes, etc.

  15. Complete all required programmatic documentation accurately and on time, including but not limited to daily documentation, injury/illness reports, ISP data sheets, notable occurrences, etc. as required by Benchmark, state, and federal regulations.

  16. Attend required trainings and meetings, (i.e. staff meetings, house meetings, etc.).

  17. Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately to supervisor or department head. Reasonable suspicion of a crime against an ICF/MR resident must be reported to Indiana State Department of Health and Law Enforcement (Elder Justice Act).

  18. Communicate all reportable incidents immediately to their supervisor.

  19. Provide receipts to supervisor for expenditures of person(s) served, use of petty cash, etc. as applicable.

  20. Maintain employment-required documentation (current auto insurance, driver’s license), certification (i.e., First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration, Mandt, etc.) and training (OSHA, Abuse & Neglect, etc.) as required to comply with federal, state and program requirements and standards.

  21. Safely transport individuals served as required.

  22. Plan and participate directly in age-appropriate recreational, therapeutic and training activities of the persons served.

  23. Perform other duties as assigned.

  24. Other duties as assigned.

  25. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.

  26. Report to work as scheduled.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DSPs WORKING IN ICF MR FACILITIES:

Reasonable suspicion of a crime against an ICF/MR resident must be reported to Indiana State Department of Health and Law Enforcement (Elder Justice Act).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Ability to follow oral and written instructions and complete required written documentation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance

  2. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred

  3. High School Diploma or equivalent

  4. Access to vehicle in good operating order

  5. Minimum eighteen (18) years of age