Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: NJ001-DRSPP-H-10-2018-01
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: Lindenwold
State: NJ

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 4
Salary Range: $12.00/hour

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

Essential Duties and Functions:
  • Supervise the consumers according to planned supervision levels
  • Provide programming that follows the principals of normalization and positive approaches, and follows all therapeutic guidelines as outlined by the clinical team
  • Implement the goal plans from the Participant’s Wellness Plan
  • Support consumers in daily life skills development such as cooking/food preparation, shopping, academics, socialization, utilizing community resources, vocational, social and interpersonal development, etc.
  • Assist with the coordination of consumer appointments, activities and community events (i.e.arranging transport and/or assist consumers to and from appointments, coordinate needed funds with Unit Director, etc.)
  • Assist consumers with the purchase of items with personal or program funds; ensure receipts, or proof of purchase is obtained in accordance to consumer fund management guidelines
  • Assist in the development and implementation of safety plans
  • Assist the consumers in the completion of their identified therapeutic goals
  • Prepare, assist with preparing, or supervise menu planning and meal preparation
  • Assist with or supervise consumer cleaning and maintaining the home
  • Complete and review all necessary documentation: mileage logs, medication logs, progress notes, sleep logs, menu plans, telephone logs, consumer inventories, incident reports, serious concerns,medical/dental forms, fire drills, outing logs, therapy tracking logs, etc.
  • Communicate the need for the purchase of food, house supplies, and consumer goods and clothing
  • Accurately, record and submit time worked on a daily basis, in the Lawson system
  • Report any issues pertaining to the maintenance of the site or site vehicle in a timely fashion
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings and trainings as identified by RHD, or State or governing agencies
  • Communicate with staff at shift change about the status of the consumers
  • Provide transportation and access to approved recreational and leisure activities in the home and community
  • Monitor consumer administration of medication as prescribed (after completion of Medication Administration Training), and complete all corresponding documentation 
  • Immediately communicate suspected abuse or neglect to Site Supervisor and Unit Director.
  • Provide emergency medical procedures as needed, including Basic First Aid, and CPR (after completion of CPR Training)
  • Identify, write-up and notify the point person for all unusual incidents in the mandated timelines (Serious concerns, and Incident Reports)
  • Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries at all times
  • Follow all policies and procedures, and perform all duties as outlined by the state of New Jersey,  Resources for Human Development, NJ S.T.E.P., and the NJ 10:37 and 10:37A Supportive Housing Regulations
  • Act in accordance with the values and beliefs of RHD at all times
  • All other duties as identified by the Unit Director.  
Qualifications
  • Possess high school diploma/GED plus 4 years of experience in a supportive role with an individual(s) providing assistance, advice, guidance, instruction or direction in completing activities of daily living or coping with ongoing stressful life circumstances OR bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field plus 4 years of experience in a role as already described.
  • Excellent Communication skills (written and oral) including interpersonal skills
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of individuals and communicate professionally with outside agencies.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks or projects
  • Demonstrate good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to carry out duties without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate skills using Microsoft Office software and database management; ability to use the Internet as a resource; complete service plans, progress notes, and other necessary documentation.
  • Ability to engage participants in effective, therapeutic and recovery oriented interactions
  • Ability to support and implement RHD and unit values and beliefs
  • On-call Direct Support Professionals must work one direct care shift every three months.
  • Must pass NJ Criminal Background Check
  • Possess a NJ valid driver's license
  • Be 21 years of age or older

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.