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Title

Direct Support Professional 

Category Healthcare  
Location Supported Living  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Third  
Salary Range $13.00 - $14.50  
Description

Direct Support Professionals are responsible to assist persons with intellectual and development disabilities with activities of daily living such as: hygiene, bathing, laundry, meal preparation and housekeeping. These tasks can be performed within our Licensed Homes or our Supported Living Program.

In Licensed Homes:

  • Assists in the development, implementation and documentation of Individual Plans (IP's) with the assistance of the interdisciplinary team
  • Performs related household chores as needed (to supplement resident training or resident competence); assists in the preparation of a shopping list for food and dietary supplies; assists in shopping for food and dietary supplies; assists in laundering, folding, ironing and storing residents' clothing; maintains adequate inventories of laundry and cleaning supplies; purchases and appropriately stores laundry and cleaning supplies as directed; assists residents in cleaning their own bedrooms, bathroom, closets, etc. as individually needed
  • Assists consumers with preparation and/or prepares nutritious meals as directed by the Dietician; provides for a positive dining experience for all residents; maintains accountability and inventory of food and dietary supplies; maintains proper labeling of stored and prepared food
  • Assures all food preparation, storage areas, and dining areas are kept clean and sanitary; assists residents with cleaning of these areas as required; cleans or assists residents in cleaning of shared areas of the home such as the living room, kitchen, den, screened porch, patio; may also clean and organize the garage storage areas
  • Ensures the safety, health and well-being of all residents; reports and documents unsafe conditions in the environment and injury and health conditions of all residents; interacts in a positive way with residents at all times; fosters a home atmosphere
  • Transports clients as needed; operates Boundless vehicles and/or own vehicle
  • May perform limited nursing tasks (ex. medication adminstration)

In Supported Living and Respite Programs:

  • Assists in the development, implementation and documentation of specific care requirements individualized for each consumer
  • Performs related household chores as needed (to supplement resident training or resident competence); assists in the preparation of a shopping list for food and dietary supplies; assists in shopping for food and dietary supplies; assists in laundering, folding, ironing and storing residents' clothing; maintains adequate inventories of laundry and cleaning supplies; purchases and appropriately stores laundry and cleaning supplies as directed; assists residents in cleaning their own bedrooms, bathroom, closets, etc. as individually needed
  • Assists consumers with preparation and/or prepares nutritious meals; provides for a positive dining experience; maintains accountability and inventory of food and dietary supplies; maintains proper labeling of stored and prepared food
  • Assures all areas are kept clean and sanitary; assists residents with cleaning of these areas as required
  • Ensures the safety, health and well-being of all residents; reports and documents unsafe conditions in the environment and injury and health conditions of all residents
  • Interacts in a positive way with residents at all times
  • Transports clients as needed; operates Boundless vehicles and/or own vehicle
  • May perform limited nursing tasks (ex. medication adminstration)
 
Position Requirements

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age; High School Diploma or equivalent; must be able to communicate in English, including both spoken and in writing.

Licensure/Certification: First Aid, CPR - adult, child and infant; delegated nursing; valid Ohio Driver’s License with Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles; proof of auto insurance.

Experience: One year experience working with intellectually or developmentally disabled individuals preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be detail oriented and have competent literacy and writing, documentation, communications and interpersonal abilities.

  • Must be able to use tools and equipment as required – including pushing/pulling wheelchairs, lifting consumers with hoyer lifts


PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical activities for this position involve:

  • Balancing

  • Stooping

  • Pulling

  • Pushing

  • Standing

  • Kneeling

  • Reaching

  • Lifting(up to 50 lbs)

  • Carrying(up to 50 lbs)

  • Crouching

  • Crawling

The essential sensory and communicative activities include:

  • Feeling

  • Seeing

  • Speaking

  • Hearing

An individual in this position will be exposed to the following environmental conditions when performing duties:

  • Inside Environmental Conditions

  • Outside Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to Blood

  • Exposure to Bodily Fluids

  • Combative Residents

 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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