Do you have a desire to work for an organization driven by empowerment and full inclusion? Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is one of the largest employers in the region; with the mission to empower those with disadvantages and disabilities to improve their quality of life. We employ over 600 associates just in our retail stores alone. GESMV also offers over 40 programs and services to the community ranging from job readiness programs to assistive technology services. We offer part-time and full-time positions, with a variety of schedules and hours available. We are always looking for driven, enthusiastic people to join our team.
Direct Support Professional- Lima (Allen County)
The Home Care Direct Support Professional (DSP) will provide direct care and support to individuals with developmental disabilities in home and community based settings.
The DSP will provide positive assistance and support to individuals by ensuring health, safety, and successful achievement of goals according to each person’s Individual Service Plan.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
•Participate in the individual’s Service Plan meetings if requested to do so by the individual and the team of supports.
•Perform tasks and duties according to the individual’s goals stated in the Service Plan. Prioritize, maintain, and document on assistance provided to achieve the goals outlined in the Service Plan.
•Maintain a clean and safe environment and be sensitive to the consumer and family’s needs.
•Recognize and report any changes in the individual’s health, behavior, and safety.
•Provide basic personal care and grooming, including bathing, care of the hair, and assistance with clothing and other hygiene needs according to the Service Plan.
•Perform household services essential to the consumer’s health and comfort in the home (e.g. necessary changing of bed linens or rearranging of furniture to facilitate ease of movement in the home), according to the Service Plan.
•Perform, when necessary, homemaking tasks such as cooking including (feeding if necessary), cleaning, laundry and shopping.Will also be required to accompany customer to medical appointments, on walks/outings and other like appointments, according to the Service Plan.
•Assist individuals in exploring and participating in community activities, including providing transportation in either personal or company vehicles.
•Maintain client confidentiality as required by HIPPA Regulations.
•Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
•Comply with all Agency policies, procedures and safety standards throughout work areas and maintain same to meet CARF, Department of Labor and other regulatory standards.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Required to maintain CPR and First Aid Certifications.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience preferred within the Developmental Disabilities field and/or demonstrated experience in providing supports to others.
Skills & Abilities
This person must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the needs of others, and be able to relate well to the individual they serve and be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with our philosophy.
•Must display emotional maturity and stability.
•Must be willing to take training in the field of DD, Aging or other related area.
•Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
•Ability to deal with daily operational challenges in a fast paced environment.
•Must have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
•Must possess excellent customer service, organizational, writing, and reading skills.
•Must possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well with a broad spectrum of people; including consumers, referral source and consumer family.
•Must be self-motivated.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all employment decisions, including, but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions, and terminations.