Direct Support Professional Redding FHA
Company: The MENTOR Network
Posted on: January 14, 2020
Direct Support Professional Redding FHA
Primary Location: United States-CA-CARedding
Function:Direct Support Professional (Caregivers)
DescriptionThe Direct Support Professional may be a full time or
part time position and is considered non-exempt and paid hourly.
The DSP (Caregiver) is responsible to provide direct support within
a single program or unit within a program, typically supporting 4 -
6 individuals in residential settings, or up to 10 individuals in
The Direct Support Professional is responsible to provide direct
support or assistance in accordance with individual service or
program plans and may include socialization, health maintenance,
medication administration and skill or behavioral development. The
Direct Support Professional assists with day-to-day activities
including personal care, housekeeping, recreational activities,
transportation, community integration, shopping, citizenship, and
other activities of daily living.
The Direct Support Professional generally works 16 to 40 hours per
week as scheduled. The Direct Support Professional works at the
program location and may accompany individuals into the community.
Depending on the program, the DSP reports to the Home Manager,
Program Supervisor, Program Manager or Program Coordinator or
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
satisfactorily perform each essential function listed below.
- Training: Attends orientation and on-going training as
directed; participates in monthly staff meetings.
- Employee Scheduling: Works scheduled hours; arrives for work on
time; stays on shift until replacement arrives; notifies supervisor
in advance when unable to work as scheduled or as soon as possible
after the designated start time; may fill in for other shifts where
required without causing unapproved overtime, or in the event of
- Teamwork: Works together with others, values others
contributions; is courteous; communicates openly; listens; and
shows respect to others.
- Workplace Safety: Complies with all established safety
policies, procedures and practices and reports all work-related
injuries to his/her supervisor.
Services and Supports:
- Direct Support: Provides direct support or assistance in
accordance with individual service or program plans; assists with
socialization and behavioral development, personal care,
housekeeping, recreational activities, transportation, community
orientation, shopping, financial management, citizenship, and other
activities of daily living.
- Records: Accurately documents progress and activity; reviews
records and logs to stay abreast of changes in service plans;
maintains confidentiality; accurately and timely completes billing
documentation as applicable.
- Management of Individuals' Assets: Assists with money
management, as assigned, and assures safety of individuals' funds
- Relationships: Maintains healthy and professional relationships
with individuals, friends, families, guardians and case managers;
greets family members and other visitors; implements Network
Customer Service Standards.
- Reporting: Reports any instance of alleged abuse or neglect
according to internal and external standards; reports medical,
behavioral and other incidents in accordance with Network policy
and external requirements.
- Rights: Maintains confidentiality, respects the rights of
persons being served, according to the applicable bill of rights;
practices universal precautions; assists individuals in exercising
- Appointments: May accompany individuals to medical
appointments; relays orders and information to and from medical
providers as required.
- Medications: If assigned, accurately administers and documents
delivery of medications and treatments; promptly reports
administration errors; maintains appropriate security of controlled
medications and other medications and supplies.
- General Health Care: Monitors individual's health; documents
health concerns; communicates with nurse or supervisor as
appropriate; calls 911 in the event of emergency; follows
individual health care directives.
- Medical Supplies and Equipment: Correctly follows procedures in
utilizing medical equipment; reports malfunction or disrepair.
- Dietary planning: Prepares or supports individuals to prepare
food in accordance with planned menus and individual choice; knows
special diets and prepares individual meals accordingly; monitors
mealtime and correctly implements any dining plans.
- Vehicles: May transport individuals into the community; drives
safely and according to local laws; assures proper use of safety
equipment including seat belts, lifts and wheelchair ties; reports
accidents to appropriate authorities immediately; reports accidents
and safety concerns immediately to supervisor or maintenance
- Housekeeping: Performs daily and seasonal housekeeping as
directed; maintains neat, clean and safe environment; reports
hazards or safety concerns.
- Maintenance and Repair: Monitors environmental safety and may
make minor repairs, change light bulbs, etc.; may perform yard
maintenance including keeping walkways safe and snow removal;
reports equipment or facilities requiring repairs to supervisor or
maintenance personnel as required.
- Safety: Checks water temperature as required when assisting
with bathing; participates in safety drills and protects persons
being served in the event of emergency.
- Performs other related duties and activities as required.
- Employee may from time to time need to use a personal cell
phone for business purposes and will be provided a stipend to cover
the business costs of doing so.
Qualifications:The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform the job
- Must be 18 years of age.
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Six months of experience in human services preferred.
- Valid driver's license in good standing.
- Successful clearance of local and/or state background
- Compassionate approach
- Reliability, responsible attitude
- Car registration and vehicle insurance if providing
transportation for individuals receiving services.
- All state-required training and certification completed in
Make a difference every day by providing quality of life enhancing
care. Whether you have previous experience in a role like this, or
just a big heart and a willingness to learn, we want to hear from
you!Blood Borne Pathogen Category:
Job requires performance of duties that involve potential for
exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Tasks that do involve
exposure are an expectation of employment.
We offer a rewarding work environment with great co-workers where
no day is ever the same as the next. California MENTOR is a partner
of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services
providers. With -30,000 employees serving -30,000 people in 35
states, you'll have free training, career development, and
advancement opportunities from coast to coast.Apply Today!
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