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Title

Senior Direct Support Professional 

Category Personal Care, Day Activities Program  
Description

Under the direction of the Lead Direct Support Professional, the Senior Direct Support Proffessionalwill provide support services and hands on care to individuals with varying disabilities (ranging from mild to profound developmental and intellectual disabilities; dual psychological diagnosis; and/or multiple disabilities). This person will assist with the development and implementation of individual support plans as part of a day habilitation placement for people assigned to the Senior Activities Coordinators care. The incumbent will assist with the training, coaching and development of Activities Coordinators in the provision of services to assigned individuals.

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Villages organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide personal care support for individuals served.
  2. Assist with the daily coordination of Direct Support Professionals.
  3. Provide department specific training/mentoring for all new employees and continuing training/mentoring for current employees.
  4. Assist the Lead Direct Support Proffesionalsin conducting daily team huddles to solicit feedback, answer questions, and communicate relevant information to Direct Support Professionals.
  5. Provide the Lead Direct Support Proffessionals and managers with information regarding staff performance.
  6. Required to read service and habilitation plans for all individuals served in the Senior DSPs assigned group to assure each individual is receiving proper care according to their plan(s).
  7. Assist the individuals served in your assigned group with the achievement of their individual goals,
  8. Facilitate and participate in daily scheduled activities and collaborate with Case Managers as needed.
  9. Ensure proper documentation is complete (i.e. ID notes, communication logs, schedules, incident reports and time matrix).
  10. Responsible for maintaining records (i.e. monthly calendar, daily activities, active treatment, scheduling, community outings and reporting volunteer hours).
  11. Assist the Lead Direct Support Professionalin maintaining the compliance of staff/client ratio.
  12. Ensure equipment is clean and functioning daily. Maintain a clean and safe working environment. Anticipate safety needs for all individuals and staff and report any and all issues or concerns to department manager(s) as soon as possible.
  13. Comply with all Federal, State (Desert Regional Center) and local regulations and requirements, as well as company policies and procedures.
  14. Attend Individual Support Plan (ISP) meetings as requested.
  15. Report suspected Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, and Isolation (ANE) immediately, and assist with coordination to ensure the incident report is submitted to the Case Manager within 24 hours, as mandated by state law.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position coordinates and provides team leadership for Direct Support Professional.
 
Position Requirements

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
  • Ability to care, respond and work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Must encompass professional demeanor.
  • Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret instructions, gain knowledge and have initiative.
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to complete required documents (i.e. ID Notes and Incident Reports).
  • Must possess social discernment to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Required: Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification is required within 30 days of hire.
  • Required: Current Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification is required within 90-days of hire.
  • Required: At least six months work experience at Opportunity Village.
  • Required: Manager verification that candidate exemplifies The OV Way.
  • Preferred: Three (3) years verifiable work experience in related field (i.e. health care, adult day care, mental health or special education).

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move items up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent bending, sitting, standing, lifting and walking.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay $16.00/hr  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PER-22-00006  
Open Date 10/10/2022  
Location Oakey Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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