Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: LMVTC-DRSPP-H-07-2018-01
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: Wynnewood
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $11.00

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

Center for Creative Works seeks a direct support professional to work with as a one on one with a female participant of this program.

Center for Creative Works is an Art Center located in Wynnewood, PA. We are a creative day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to foster the vocation of artist for our population while promoting their art and design work through marketing and exhibitions and raise awareness in the greater community to outsider art.

The Direct Support Professional works together with participants at CCW to deliver care and assistance in all aspects of the individual’s daily interactions at the center. The DSP is responsible for assisting in all areas of ADL needs such as toileting, eating, cleaning, etc. when needed. This position is also active in helping to maintain ratios during break and lunch times and relieving art staff. This position is responsible for the health and safety of consumers and direct care when needed. The Direct Support Specialist also participates in their educational and creative development and works together with the entire CCW team on appropriate functional aspects of day-to-day programming. This DSP position specifically provides supervision and support for one individual with occasional behaviors.

Essential Duties and Functions

  • Be part of the CCW team and assist our participant in learning skills and materials necessary to carry out projects.
  • Meet the basic needs of this participant, which may include medication administration, assisting in toileting, and other ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living).
  • Provide one-on-one supervision for this  participant.
  • “Float” between the WAC and the ATF programs to assist where needed, when one on one is not present.
  • Attend to basic first aid when needed
  • Implement ISP (Individual Support Plans) and behavior plan
  • Accompany consumers on field trips and other community outings on occasion, when one on one is not present.
  • Attend staff meeting and scheduled in-service
  • Complete all required paperwork daily/as needed.
  • Daily Outcome implementation and documentation
  • Drive agency vehicles or using public transportation to assist individuals in accessing the community.
  • On-going engagement of participant throughout the day
  • Knowledge of consumer ISP and needs in order to work with them in a meaningful and productive way.
  • Complete mandatory 24 hours training annually
  • Check emails regularly
  • Other duties as needed

Job Requirements

  • Familiarity with trauma informed care a plus
  • Familiarity with American Sign Language a plus.
  • Ability to support and implement RHD/CCW’s Values and beliefs.
  • Ability to engage clients in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form. Ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to apply and continually develop professional skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and accept ownership and responsibility for assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to establish priorities and multi-task, in a dynamic, open, fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.

Competitive rate of pay provided and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.

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.