Requisition Number: PA007-DRSPP-H-11-2018-02
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: Nazareth
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: $11.00-$12.00/hour

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

Effective 12/1/18 - for FULL-TIME WORK ONLY - $500 Sign-on Bonus offered!  Get $250.00 after successfully completing New Hire Probation and following your 1st 90 days of employment.  Then another $250.00 after 180 days of continued, successful employment!!   

Resources for Human Development is looking for an energetic, dedicated, flexible and self-motivated team player to support a 50 year old women diagnosed with IDD and Autism.. The preferred candidate must be willing to support not only the individual but her elderly mother with dementia as their goal is to remain together in their own home for as long as possible. The preferred candidate will need to be able to support, engage and advocate for this individual in a variety of setting including home and community.

This position is located in Schnecksville, Pa which is about 15 to 20 minutes from Allentown, Pa.

The chosen candidate must be available to attend all trainings and staff meetings as well as be able to work one of the following schedules
Sunday 9p-8:30am                                     Thurs 9p-8:30am
Mon 11p-8:30am                                         Fri 9p-9am
Tue  11p-830am                                          Sat 9p-9am
Wed 11p-8:30am                                        Sun 4:30p-9p

These are awake shifts and the preferred candidate must be able to remain alert and awake.

There is a possibility to work additional hours when needed.
Holidays are required.

Minimum Job Duties:

  • Assist individuals with budgeting skills, financial decisions and making purchases
  • Give input in completing annual  skill assessments
  • Provide personal care as needed to assist the individual in maintaining their health and appropriate public appearance. This may include but not limited to toileting,oral care, hair and nail care, bathing and/or dressing
  • Support the individual in completing household responsibilities, meal prep and attending to personal matters, including health maintenance, personal safety
  • Support individuals in achieving outcomes and desired activities. 
  • Support individuals in developing and maintaining appropriate relationships with the community, family and friends
  • Support the individual in advocating for themselves, and be an advocate for the individual when needed
  •  Document  accurately all progress notes, mileage logs,  MARs, incident reports, seizure charts, behavioral charts, workman comp paperwork before leaving shift
  • Support the individual is addressing issues concerning the home, vehicle, or RHD/individual property and reporting concerns to the appropriate parties
  • Complete electronic time sheet at the end of every shift
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings, supervisory meetings and trainings as identified by RHD, or State or governing agencies
  • Clearly communicate with other Direct Support Professionals, families, RHD supervisory personnel, support coordination and ancillary services
  • Immediately report any change of status in an individual including but not limited to injuries, illnesses, behavioral issues, emotional stability, hygiene issue
  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license  
  • High School Diploma/GED required, experience with autism, IDD and/or elder care is preferred
  • Valid driver's license. Driving record will be reviewed
  • Good verbal and written communication skill
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Show empathy and patience
  • Be able to care for a home: cleaning, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping
  • Be willing to assist with showering and toileting, and other personal care as needed
  • Be able to communicate with medical providers and relay the information given
  • Be attentive and participate at trainings and apply the information to the job duties
  • Have good time management skills in the area of completing necessary paperwork, timecards, other tasks as assigned
  • Build a professional and respectful relationship with family, county agencies, and all RHD personnel
  • Have good attendance and report to shift, trainings and meetings on time
  • Basic computer skills
  • Be a team player
A criminal background check will be conducted as per regulations and the chosen candidate will need to obtain a physical and TB check at his/her own cost.

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, 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.