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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Company: Gateway Residential Services
Location: Carmel
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

*POSITION DESCRIPTION*Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide person-centered services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in their own homes in the community. DSPs play a vital role in helping people live a meaningful and purposeful life in the direction of their choice. DSPs actively teach, coach, mentor, and encourage people to embrace and increase their independence and meet their personal goals.*DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES*_PERSON-CENTERED SERVICES AND SUPPORTS_* Follow the PCISP and BSP* Actively engage with people throughout the day* Provide daily support to people to make progress on their PCISP outcomes* Maintain records and documentation per established procedures_SELF-DETERMINATION AND ADVOCACY_* Provide daily support to people to understand and exercise their rights* Provide daily support to people to make choices for themselves* Provide daily support to people to voice opinions and concerns_COMMUNITY EQUITY_* Assist people with planning and participating in meaningful activities* Provide daily support to people to explore community interests, activities, and resources* Provide daily support to people to develop friendships, relationships, and natural supports* Provide transportation to community activities and appointments_HEALTH AND SAFETY_* Provide daily support as needed for personal care and hygiene* Ensure a person's home is clean and in good repair* Assist with meal planning and preparation* Report incidents timely and accurately per established procedures* Administer and document medications as prescribed* Implement a person's Risk Issue Protocols* Assist with health and medical appointments* Monitor and document health-related issues_FLEXIBILITY AND COLLABORATION_* Use flexible and creative approaches to keep people engaged throughout the day* Communicate issues timely with Gateway supervisors* Maintain professional interactions with internal and external partners_CONTINUOUS AGENCY IMPROVEMENT_* Maintain compliance with training requirements* Participate in quality improvement activities*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS** Willingness to work a diverse schedule based on the needs and preferences of the people we support* Ability to bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach, and lift items weighing at least 75 pounds* Meets 460 IAC 6 minimum qualifications for a direct care staff:*460 IAC 6-14-5 Requirements for direct care staff*Sec. 5. All direct care staff working with individuals shall meet the following requirements:(1) Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.(2) Demonstrate the ability to communicate adequately in order to:(A) complete required forms and reports of visits; and(B) follow oral or written instructions.(3) Demonstrate the ability to provide services according to the individual's ISP.(4) Demonstrate willingness to accept supervision.(5) Demonstrate an interest in and empathy for individuals.* If providing transportation to service participants, meet 460 IAC 6 requirements:*460 IAC 6-34-1 Valid driver's license required*Sec. 1. A provider of transportation services shall ensure that an individual is transported only by a person who has a valid Indiana:(1) operator's license;(2) chauffeur's license;(3) public passenger chauffeur's license; or(4) commercial driver's license;issued to the person by the Indiana bureau of motor vehicles to drive the type of motor vehicle for which the license was issued.*460 IAC 6-34-2 Vehicle requirements*Sec. 2. A provider of transportation services shall ensure that an individual is transported only in a vehicle:(1) maintained in good repair;(2) properly registered with the Indiana bureau of motor vehicles; and(3) insured as required under Indiana law.* Current negative TB (Tuberculin test) as required by 460 IAC 6* Acceptable background checks as required by 460 IAC 6 and Indiana DDRS policy*RELATIONSHIPS*This position works under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator and has direct contact with people receiving services, their families, and community partners.''Work Remotely* NoJob Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: From $14.50 per hourSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Evening shift* Holidays* Weekend availabilityEducation:* High school or equivalent (Preferred)Shift availability:* Day Shift (Preferred)* Night Shift (Preferred)* Overnight Shift (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Gateway Residential Services, Carmel , Direct Support Professional (DSP), Other , Carmel, Indiana

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