Requisition Number: DEFUN-DRSPP-H-07-2021-02
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: DeFuniak Springs
State: FL

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: $12.00 per hour to start

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

Now HIRING-Direct Support Professional in DeFuniak Springs!

Resources for Human Development (RHD) is looking for a motivated, caring individual to join our Defuniak Springs team! Is this you? This position is dedicated to assisting clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their full potential in their homes and community. At this time, the program is in need of a part-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) working 28 hours per week, working to support 1-3 clients as needed. This schedule will consist of 2pm to 9pm shifts, and may vary, to include weekdays and/or weekends, with weekend shifts being 8 hours long.The ideal DSP must be flexible, as shifts are subject to change to accommodate the client’s support needs. DSPs are responsible for overall quality of care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DSPs are integral in assisting individuals with increasing their independence by means of physical assistance,guidance, and supervision at their homes and in the community.APPLY TODAY TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

Responsibilities/Duties

•Complete any and all data collection, Medical Administration Records (MAR’s), observation notes, and daily reports as instructed

•Ensure individuals receive their medications as prescribed by their physician and documented on the Medication Administration Record (MAR). Specifically, make certain the correct medication(s), dosage, route, and time have been given to the individual and documented appropriately on the MAR's.

•Assess the individuals' abilities, interests, changes in health status, etc. on an ongoing basis  and document/report to the Director(s)

•Transport individuals to and from community activities, such as doctor’s appointments and errands, ensuring all safe driving principles are observed.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 1 year experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting or working with persons who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Required Education

  • High school Diploma or GED
  • College, vocational or technical training totaling 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or 720 classroom hours can substitute for required experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Level 2 Fingerprint screen pursuant to chapter 435( FBI and FDLE)
  • Local Criminal Records check through county law enforcement
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • E-Verify Employment Verification

Program Summary

RHD DeFuniak Springs provides personal assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in their own homes in the community. The program is designed to assist others in reaching their highest potential andbuilding their independence in their homes and community. 

*RHD DeFuniak Springs is near major cities like Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, and Destin. Those who apply for this position are in turn agreeing that they can reasonably commute to this location.

RHD has been serving adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities andhelping them lead more fulfilling lives since 1972. Forbes named RHD in America's Best Midsized Employers 2021 list. Work with us!

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.