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Direct Support Professional 

Salary $17.00 hourly  
About the Organization Phoenix Alternatives, Inc. (PAI) has been a vital part of our community since 1990. We were founded as a 501(c)(3) to serve people with developmental disabilities, maximizing integration into the community while pursuing meaningful, person-centered activities. PAI is a day program offering an array of services and opportunities for adults who want to design a life they love. You will find a culture that's respectful, team-oriented, and focused on meeting the unique needs of the people we serve.

Our mission is to engage individuals in meaningful participation in and connection with the community.
 
Description

It's a new year! Ready for a new challenge? For more than 30 years, PAI has been helping people with disabilities to live with purpose, dignity and joy. If you're looking for work where you are valued and can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, consider joining our team at PAI!

PAI offers flexible Full-Time and Part-Time schedules that fit your lifestyle. No evenings, overnights, or weekends! As a Direct Support Professional, you will work on a team to support adults with disabilities. $2000 sign-on bonus in your first six months and $300 retention bonus paid out per quarter through June for all FT DSPs. Competitive pay, generous benefits and bonuses. Full-time employees (28 hours/week or more) qualify for health and dental benefits, nearly three weeks of paid time off, and ten paid holidays!

SUMMARY / OBJECTIVE:

Provide direct, person-centered support and services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Work effectively as a team member to ensure that the individual's preferences and full potential are met. Ensure a positive, clean, and safe environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provide person-centered support, coaching, and supervision to individuals with varying levels of abilities.
  2. Read, sign, and follow all individualized program plans for each person served.
  3. Ensure the least restrictive interventions necessary to support achievement of personal goals.
  4. Deliver, or assist in delivering, programming and class instruction to a small group of individuals. Develop lesson plans or compile material to teach during these classes as assigned.
  5. Provide support to individuals working on-site or as a job coach as applicable. Assist with keeping work sites stocked, recording production levels, and accommodating individuals with varying work skills.
  6. Follow the site's schedule, which may include the daily assignment of responsibilities including but not limited to: medication administration, lunchroom duties, personal cares, busing, community outings, job coaching, class instruction, production floor management.
  7. Promptly document related service information as assigned (outcome data, production levels, progress notes, etc.).
  8. Transport individuals served to and from their community job as needed using a PAI vehicle or own vehicle (mileage reimbursed).
  9. Work effectively as a team member.
  10. Supply ordering.
  11. Assisting with remote services.
  12. General cleaning.
  13. Organizing program supplies.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Actively participate in staff meetings and contribute ideas.
  2. Complete assigned trainings.
  3. Be receptive to taking on new tasks as assigned, including opportunities to support individuals in the community or as a job coach off-site.
  4. Demonstrate competency in appropriate safety and emergency policies.
  5. Follow data privacy laws and HIPPA requirements.
  6. Adhere to recommended transfer/lifting procedures and body mechanics.
  7. Utilize adaptive equipment in an effective and safe manner.
  8. Follow PAI's medication administration policy.
  9. Other projects and duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18+ years of age. If the position requires driving you will need to be 21+ years of age with a valid license and insurance and an approved driving record.
  • Pass DHS background study and OIG check and maintain approval to work without constant supervision required
  • Punctual and exceptional attendance
  • Able and willing to help with individuals using adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, with lifting and transferring and personal cares.
  • Effective English communication skills
 
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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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