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Direct Support Professional

Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board Culpeper ,VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $15 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, dental, life_insurance, medical
Job Description

 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:                             FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Teaches living skills, provides housekeeping, personal assistance and transportation services to clients; work is performed under regular supervision.

 

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provides training and assist with health, hygiene, cooking, nutrition, exercise, money management, daily and independent living skills, relationships, safety skills, safety drills, emergency skills, mobility training, socialization, communication, budgeting and program/community safety skills.
  • Provides physical assistance/support to clients as needed including assistance in toileting, eating, changing, and personal hygiene/bathing.
  • Implements person centered individual service plans. Complete quarterly reviews.
  • Uses of Electronic Health Record (EHR) to record extensive and detailed documentation.
  • Carries out specialized health related protocols / orders for individuals. Administers and monitors medication, side effects and individuals' wellbeing.
  • Accompanies individuals to Dr.'s appointments; exchange critical health information, get prescriptions filled.
  • Monitors health and wellbeing, noting and reporting any signs and symptoms that pertain to health and safety.
  • Communicates and reports routinely to internal and external providers and reviewers, as well as families and/ or guardians.
  • Implements proactive techniques to address behavioral concerns and utilize de-escalation techniques for behavioral crises.
  • Upkeeps of all aspects of the cleanliness and safety of home and vehicle(s) to include cleaning, health and safety checks, reporting repair and maintenance needs.
  • Tracks, analyzes, and prepares reports/reviews on progress or regression toward goals and objectives, health need tracking (BM/Seizure).
  • Documents supports and skill building activities in the individuals person centered plan to comply with regulatory guidelines.
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  • High Intensity Needs:
  • Provides physical assistance to individuals require total care including but not limited to toileting, eating, changing, and personal hygiene/bathing.
  • Plans and implements specialized health related protocols / orders for individuals, to include but not limited to: Catheterization, blood sugar testing, and puree food and mealtime protocols, check vital signs, enemas, Vegal Nerve Stimulator.
  • Identifies urgent health and safety issues and follow any existing protocols including issues for people who may be medically fragile. Recognizing "changes in status".
  • Uses specialized equipment needed for people with physical disabilities (mechanical lifts, shower trolleys / chairs, kangaroo pump, gait belts, vegal nerve stimulator).
  • Plans and implements meaningful day activities and skill building activities, including activities for sensory stimulation and tactile exploration as well as find opportunities for community integration.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

General knowledge of basic personal health care and home management methods; ability to read and carry out detailed instructions; ability to work with intellectually disabled , elderly and other special population clients; ability to work with people from all socio‐economic levels; ability to carry out health aid work in the home of a client and perform homemaker duties; ability to practice sound hygiene and sanitation techniques; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and associates; knowledge of MS Office, to include Word and Excel.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent; and at least 2 years of experience providing direct care to individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability or receiving gerontology or special education services is required; or an Associates’ degree in Human Services or related field.  CNA preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This work requires moderate physical effort working regularly with lightweight materials and occasionally with heavy weight materials (over 60 pounds); working conditions are somewhat disagreeable due to exposure to one or more disagreeable elements; work involves frequent exposure to hazards where lost-time accidents are definitely possible; considerable mental effort and stress may be involved which could result in discomfort and ineffectiveness.  The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Valid VA driver's license; attends training & maintains certifications as required by  Agency and regulatory guidelines from licensing entities, to include but not limited to, medication administration, CPR/First Aid/AED, MANDT; Excellence in Eights Tube Training, Diastat Training; Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications,  Physical Management Training, Nutritional Management Training, Positive

Company Description
Our Mission:
The mission of RRCS is to improve the quality of life in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock Counties by providing comprehensive behavioral health, developmental disability, substance use disorder, and aging services.

Our Vision:
RRCS strives to accomplish its mission by offering a comprehensive array of services in our local communities.

Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board

Why Work Here?

We are a unique organization that provides individuals like you an opportunity to make a difference in the communities we serve!

Our Mission: The mission of RRCS is to improve the quality of life in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock Counties by providing comprehensive behavioral health, developmental disability, substance use disorder, and aging services. Our Vision: RRCS strives to accomplish its mission by offering a comprehensive array of services in our local communities.

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