DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
Are you empathetic to other’s needs? Do you have “a heart” for persons with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities? Are you a natural Caregiver?
If so, we are seeking DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS throughout the Willamette Valley to work directly with people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into their community.
“A direct support professional is a person who assists an individual with a disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community, assists with activities of daily living if needed, and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.
A DSP may provide support to a person with a disability at home, work, school, church, and other community places. A DSP also acts as an advocate for the disabled individual, in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals.” -- Wikipedia
DSP I POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide a variety of high quality generalized and specific positive "person centered" supports related to the person(s) needs and desires as trained and/or certified in warm, caring, integrated and inclusive community-based environments.
Conducting the customer's Individual Support Plan (ISP) as approved and intended by the customer's ISP Team; Ensuring opportunities for the customer(s) to have "exercised authority and responsibility" over there "chosen programs" resulting in new life skills, meaningful relationships of one's own choosing, fulfillment of expanded dreams and goals, independence and interdependence, and individual defined happiness; And, provide least intrusive and most effective supervision, monitoring, training and supportive services to the customer(s).
DSP GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• All Employees must be able to utilize the Mission/Vision/Values and Principles of Communication as they perform their duties / tasks and during all interactions.
• All Employees will have “a heart” for persons with Intellectual / Developmental Disability (I/DD) and their families.
• All Employees are a “Relationship Builder” who can effectively communicate across a diverse set of stakeholders.
• All Employees are also a “Creative Initiator and Accomplisher” who is resourceful and a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit that can see a need and find a way to address a need.
• All Employees must be willing to become a “Community Connector and Collaborator” with the ability to take part in networking and partnering that will benefit the individual customers, their support persons.
• All Employees always act in an empathetic, well-informed, assertive and professional manner when representing client, always.
• All Employees must have the ability to acquire significant knowledge of the Federal CMS HCBS Regulations and must employ them as written and intended. In short, the customer(s) supports must provide the same degree of access to the greater community as anyone else not receiving supports, specifically, in employment, personal resources, engaging in community life and receiving their services in the community.
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Possess at least a high school education or equivalent.
• Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing with command of the English language.
• Current driver's license and willingness to drive company vehicles (prefer Oregon).
• Interest in persons with developmental disabilities and a demonstrated rapport with them.
• Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other employees.
• A current CPR/First Aid card or the ability to obtain one with the next 30 days.
• Able to demonstrate required Core Competencies for DSPs within 90 days.
• Participate in and document at least twelve hours of in-service training annually.
• Able to bend/squat to secure a wheelchair in van.
• Able to do a one-person pivot transfer to or from bed, toilet, wheelchair, etc.
• Ability to bend frequently and to assist in two-person lifts, lifting up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to spend extended periods of time standing or walking.
• Frequent reaching and carrying of household items such as laundry, cleaning supplies, etc.
• Ability to work a scheduled workweek, which is subject to change by the administration that may include varied shifts and days.
• Ability to remain calm and under control during a seizure or behavior incident.
• Ability to pass Criminal History Check.
• Ability to push a wheelchair.
• Ability to climb stairs frequently.
:: $11.25/HR first 2 weeks of TRAINING then $13+ upon successful completion ::
HOW TO APPLY (choose one)
1. Call a Recruiter 503.363.3500
2. Text "DSP 1" to 503.363.3500
3. Register as a job seeker at www.manpower.com