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Direct Support Professional- Residential 

Category Residential Services  
Description

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Residential Supervisor, the DSP staff supports the individuals to achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life. DSPs will provide assistance with activities of daily living, appropriate social skills, medical and behavioral support plans, self-medication, medical treatments, and community integration. DSP will assist individuals to maintain their homes or apartments so they are clean, safe, and free from hazards. DSP will maintain individual’s satisfaction of services.

 

Embrace Opportunity Village’s core values of the OV Way by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with individuals served and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village’s organizational culture of supporting choice and creativity of all individuals served and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists individuals in maintaining a safe and healthy lifestyle, and monitor for changes in their general health, appearance, behavior and activity. Note in individual’s file and communicate changes to QIDP/director/family/caregivers or physicians, if needed.
  2. Monitor and maintain a clean, safe, and secure environment for individuals at all times.
  3. Support individuals in maintaining general good health by following up on all physician recommendations.
  4. Assist individuals in administering or monitoring the medication process and provide proper documentation.
  5. Ensure individuals are free from abuse, neglect and exploitation and are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
  6. Ensures implementation of Person Centered Plans and documents outcomes accurately and in a timely fashion.
  7. Provide training and assistance to individuals in healthy dietary choices.
  8. Assist individuals in personal hygiene tasks as needed.
  9. Plan and direct individuals in daily activities.
  10. Assist individuals in performing housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, shopping, laundry and mopping.
  11. Complete all required paperwork and documentation to meet Opportunity Village’s and DRC requirements.
  12. If required, safely transport individuals to and from community outings, work, personal appointments, and ensure vehicles are maintained according to Opportunity Village’s vehicle policies.
  13. Performance of all job duties should be professional at all times and consistent with Opportunity Village’s culture, mission, values, philosophy, and policies and procedures.
  14. Attends all mandatory trainings and staff meetings as assigned.
  15. Act as an advocate for individuals in community relations.
  16. Maintains and adheres to ethics of confidentiality and HIPAA.
  17. Provide support with individuals emotional issues and provide support and solutions.
  18. Report any incidents, safety issues and workplace injuries immediately.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position does not have any supervisor responsibilities
 
Position Requirements

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with disabilities, their families, guardians, caregivers, state agencies, and with co-workers and supervisors in a professional manner
  • Ability to define problems, draw valid conclusions, and create solutions
  • Ability to interpret instructions, gain knowledge, and display initiative
  • Ability to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Must display professional demeanor at all times
  • Excellent customer service, team building, and coaching skills
  • Knowledge of basic computer usage

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
  2. Preferred: Prior experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  3. Required: Current CPR and First Aid Certification (or must be obtained within 30 days of hire)
  4. Required: Current Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification (or must be obtained within 90 days of hire)

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

  1. Valid Nevada Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  2. Must be 25 years of age or older.

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment
  • Ability to tolerate stress
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records, and files
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and travel locally

 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Rate of Pay $16.25  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number RES-23-00002  
Open Date 8/8/2023  
Location Varies  
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 not accepting applications.

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