Requisition Number: ONOUR-LDRSP-H-01-2020-01
Job Title: Lead Direct Support Professional
City: Nazareth
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $14.50

Lead Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary


The Office of the O's  program, a division of RHD, in Northeast Pennsylvania, is looking for  full-time, Lead Direct Support Professionals to work in homes in Bethlehem, Freemansburg, Palmerton, Birdsboro and Allentown..
 
The Lead Direct Support Professional (LDSP) directly supports the Site Supervisor in maintaining program operations in accordance with Chapter 6400 (Community Homes for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability) of the Public Welfare Code. In addition to providing direct-care to consumers and performing the duties of the direct support professional.  This leadership position serves as a mentor to direct support professionals via modeling effective interpersonal interactions, developing creative strategies aimed at enhancing consumers’ independent living skills, and maintaining professionalism. The LDSP will perform responsibilities assigned by the Site Supervisor to ensure that quality services and operations are maintained.
 
Provide support and supervision to consumers during direct-care shifts, focusing on the consumers’ reduction of risk and enhancement of independent living skills. Support, guide, and teach consumers everyday skills, including cooking/food preparation, shopping, budgeting, interpersonal skills, utilizing community resources, vocational skills, social and interpersonal development, etc.

Assist in the implementation of the consumers’ Individual Service Plans, focusing on supporting consumers in developing lifestyles conducive to goal attainment through community integration and the acquisition of independent living skill.


Responsibilities/Duties

Provide support and supervision to consumers during direct-care shifts, focusing on the consumers’ reduction of risk and enhancement of independent living skills. Support, guide, and teach consumers everyday skills, including cooking/food preparation, shopping, budgeting, interpersonal skills, utilizing community resources, vocational skills, social and interpersonal development, etc.

Assist in the implementation of the consumers’ Individual Service Plans, focusing on supporting consumers in developing lifestyles conducive to goal attainment through community integration and the acquisition of independent living skills

Required Experience

High School diploma or equivalent at a minimum; Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Two years of experience working with individuals with IDD and Mental Health issues.  Understanding of trauma, trauma-informed care, and the creation of trauma-informed environments.  Knowledge of and compliance with the PA 6400 Regulations and IDS Guidelines. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Required Education

High School Diploma

Required Qualifications

Two years direct care IDD experience

Program Summary

 The Lead Direct Support Professional (LDSP) directly supports the Site Supervisor in maintaining program operations in accordance with Chapter 6400 (Community Homes for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability) of the Public Welfare Code. In addition to providing direct-care to consumers and performing the duties of the direct support professional.  This leadership position serves as a mentor to direct support professionals via modeling effective interpersonal interactions, developing creative strategies aimed at enhancing consumers’ independent living skills, and maintaining professionalism. The LDSP will perform responsibilities assigned by the Site Supervisor to ensure that quality services and operations are maintained.

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.