GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: The DSP's primary responsibility shall be the safety, support and development of residents. This includes actively training and educating residents in activities of daily living and in the development of self-help and social skills.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Supervision of assigned residents throughout assigned shifts.
- Provide training and instruction to residents as needed, to achieve goals as stated in the IHP/ISP.
- Serve as appropriate role model for residents and assist them with daily living problems.
- Chart behavior and progress of assigned clients in Data Collection Sheets, Progress Notes, Behavior Check List, Visiting Information, House Meetings and Behavior Support Plans.
- Communicate problem areas in psychosocial adjustment and/or development to the Residential Supervisor, Residential On Call Coordinator, Residential Program Services Director or Case Manager/QMRP.
- Participate in the development of Behavior Support Plans.
- Assist residents to follow schedule for Active Treatment.
- Participate in active treatment activities as necessary.
- Attend all staff meetings as directed by Residential Services Director, Residential Supervisor or designee.
- Assist and instruct residents in daily living areas including, but not limited to, hygiene, communication, socialization, leisure activities, family style dining, meal preparation, shared housekeeping and household shopping and other events and activities in the resident’s life as required.
- Assist clients with identifying personal/clothing needs and facilitate purchases as necessary.
- Participate in activities on CARC, INC. grounds, as well as in the community.
- Complete and participate in safety drills as scheduled.
- Assist and instruct residents to prepare meals according to menu plans and/or special diet orders and follow food safety practices.
- Responsible for proper use of equipment/vehicles assigned to home/position.
- Routine bed checks as appropriate, including shift change and incoming/outgoing staff.
- Assist in developing and implementing goals/objectives and Behavior Support Plans as needed.
- Report to work on time and as scheduled.
- Implement objectives as stated in the IHP/ISP.
- Attend training according to new hire and annual training requirements for both state and agency. Maintain current CPR, First Aid and Handle with Care Certifications as required.
- Complete personnel, accounting and agency documentation accurately and in a timely fashion; including timekeeping, time edits, leave requests, personnel actions, etc.
- Change work hours and/or location at any time to support and enhance the organization’s successful achievement of its mission.
- Chart behaviors and progress of assigned clients. Complete and review residential paperwork (e.g., shift change documentation, chart of responsibility, progress notes, client’s seizure, bowel and bladder and repositioning tracking, IHP/ISP objectives, weight charts, visit logs, etc.) for accurate and timely submission.
- Responsible for the safe use, cleanliness, reporting of problems and daily completion of mileage and fuel logs for agency owned vehicles.
- Adhere to agreed upon work schedule and assure that absences and/or tardiness do not adversely affect the timely completion of responsibilities and/or unduly burden co-workers.
- Assure compliance with CARC, INC. policies and procedures.
- Take appropriate action to report and/or correct any obvious unsafe conditions.
- Maintain positive professional working relationship with clients, co-workers, supervisors, agency staff, parents and community representatives.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Residential Supervisor, Residential On Call Coordinator(s), Residential Services Director, Residential Services Administrator and/or Chief Executive Officer.
Why Work Here?CARC, INC. is a non-profit organization that provides residential and vocational services to individuals with special needs. Group homes require 24-hour staffing and vocational/work services seeks to provide jobs to enhance work skills and self worth. Washington Ranch is a ranch setting 35 south of Carlsbad where 16 adults live in two residential group homes, and also has 4 dormitory buildings, a dining hall, cabins, bunkhouse and main house conference facility. CARC serves 100 adults with 11 group homes and 7 work locations. In addition, CARC provides Early Childhood Intervention services to children birth-age 3 with developmental delays or disabilities. Founded in 1973 it has grown to include a 40 acre campus and the large ranch property.
Making a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs.