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Family Services Direct Support Professional - Kokomo Area

Company: Indiana State Job Bank
Location: Kokomo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Family Services Direct Support ProfessionalGenerally Part-Time but additional hours may be availableDirect Support Professionals (DSP's) provide services to children and adults with medical and/or physical and developmental disabilities. We strive to help our client live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Depending on the needs of the client, Direct Support Professionals provide assistance with living skills development, health maintenance and medication administration, personal care, and behavioral development.Family Services DSP's work inHome and Community Based Services (in-home care and supports).DSP's working under the direction of a Program Director, and Manager, work to provide services that enrich the lives of our client with an emphasis placed on creating an environment that encourages the client to experience a full life directly related to our mission of "Creating Opportunities/Supporting Success". DSP's provide respite, assist the client in participating in traditional daily and weekly activities such as shopping at the grocery store, going to movies, enjoying hobbies, employment and vocational activities, etc., DSP's also advocate for client to be fully integrated into community life.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesProviding client with the highest quality of support and services is the focus of the DSP. Peak Community Services has an uncompromising commitment to quality and integrity 'employees are expected to perform their duties and responsibilities to this high standard of quality.Some of the duties and responsibilities vary in intensity and frequency depending on the assignment.Advocacy-Assists client with achieving personal goals; works on behalf of client to overcome barriers; helps client participate in activities of their choice; respects consumer's personal beliefs, choices, and interestsHealth Maintenance-Provides care and assistance to promote good health; helps client receive medical care and communicates with medical professionals; administers medications according to physician instructions; records information regarding health events, conditions, and status; provides First Aid/CPR and seeks emergency medical care when neededPersonal Care-Supports client with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, and toileting; assists client with their mobility including lifting them from a seated or lying down position, helping them walk and maintain stabilityLife Skills Development-Supports client to develop living skills such as cooking, money management, household shopping, doing laundry, personal hygiene, etc; teaches work-related skills and job preparedness; supports client in job search process and maintaining job performance; records progress on skill development and achievementBehavior Development-Serve as role model and mentor, demonstrating the desired behaviors, and coaches the client using approved techniques and strategies; uses approved physical intervention techniques when they are necessary to protect client and othersOperational Support-Maintains cleanliness of program area; provides transportation for client to their activities; completes tasks that are beyond the consumer's abilities; follows procedures for handling moneyProfessional Behavior-Acts in a professional manner and communicates effectively with others; completes all required training programs, at least 24 hours annually; attends required meetingsRequired Knowledge, Skills, and AbilityBecause of the essential duties and responsibilities of the DSP position, applicants for the position must:1) be able to lift up to 60 lbs, be able to walk, bend, squat, turn at the knees, back, wrists and shoulders, and grasp with both hands (in order to properly perform the techniques taught in CPR/First Aid, Client Intervention Techniques, and Lifting and Carrying Techniques)2) be able to see and hear with or without correction3) must have a high school diploma or GED4) have a valid Indiana driver's license and auto insurance5) be able to speak,

Keywords: Indiana State Job Bank, Kokomo , Family Services Direct Support Professional - Kokomo Area, Other , Kokomo, Indiana

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