Direct Support Professional: Part Time
Company: Chimes Metro, Inc
Posted on: November 23, 2021
Under the general direction of the Division Manager of
Residential Services, with specific supervision from the House
Manager, is responsible for the provision of support, personal
assistance, training and quality care to people with intellectual
disabilities residing in a community group home.
- Primary responsibility is to work in the residence of a person
served as a personal support and to be engaged with him/her, always
actively involved and to make sure all programs and activities are
carried out for the benefit of the person served, both in the home
and in the community.
- Provides supervision and training to adults with intellectual
disabilities in order to promote each person's growth toward
his/her highest potential always following his/her individual plan
- To make sure the house is personalized and individualized to
each persons served preference and personality.
- Shall teach and instruct people served to do as much as
possible for themselves, per program plans, and to not conduct
personal business on work time (no personal cell phones, reading,
TV watching, writing, etc.)
- If requested, communicates with the day program staff
concerning the individual program of a person served.
- Communicates concerns related to the persons served and house
operations needs to the House Manager or Division Manager in a
- Utilizes approved behavior plans and intervention strategies to
enhance the progress of achieving goals and objectives.
- To act as a positive role model for persons served and Agency
- Works hands on directly with people served to assist each
person in developing independent living skills, such as mobility,
budgeting, personal hygiene, cleaning, bathing, toileting, nail
care and oral hygiene.
- Knows whereabouts of persons served at all times.
- Meets with the House Manager and/or Division Manager or his/her
designee routinely for scheduled meetings.
- Is knowledgeable of routine and emergency medical procedures to
include, but not limited to, CPR, vital signs, positioning,
wheelchair usage, transfers, assistive devices, splints, dentures
- Administers correct and timely medication (oral, topical,
nebulizers, bowel regimens) consistent with the Physician Medical
Order Form (PMOF) and the Medication Administration Record (MAR)
and ensures three-way check.
- Monitors and assists in maintaining the cleanliness and safety
of the persons served home, inside and out.
- Is responsible for aiding persons served in the care and
maintenance of his/her personal belongings and ensures these are
secure and controlled by each person.
- Completes appropriate records and reports, i.e. monthly
reports, incident reports, seizure records, program activity logs,
fire drill reports, etc.
- Cleans home with person served where appropriate, completes
laundry, and prepares food according to approved menus, special
diets and food consistencies.
- Collects data relating to persons served progress according to
- Is responsible for transporting persons served to appointments,
activities, community outings.
- Assumes financial responsibility for Agency and persons served
funds, documents same per agency policy.
- Communicates medical concerns to Registered Nurse and
supervisor within the appropriate time frame.
- Checks all rooms at specified times to ensure persons served
safety and well-being.
- Uses approved crisis intervention techniques in emergency
situations when persons served are in danger of injuring themselves
- Knows the location of important house records: fire drills,
water temps, medical records, menus, and other files.
- Attends religious services with the person served.
- Uses home computer daily for information and for the completion
of specified job duties.SECONDARY FUNCTION(S):
- Attends team meetings as required.
- Works cooperatively and effectively with Agency volunteers
maximizing the volunteers' experience while meeting the needs of
people served and the programs.REQUIREMENTS:EDUCATION: High School
diploma or equivalent preferred.EXPERIENCE: Commitment to enhancing
the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Ability to work
as part of a team. Must have a driver's license and an acceptable
driving record as determined by criteria established by the
Agency's insurance carrier and by Agency policy. Must be able to
lift 50 pounds. CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING REQUIREDPlease apply
Type: Part-timePay: $17.00 per hourSchedule:
- 10 hour shift
- 12 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- On call
- Weekend availabilitySupplemental Pay:
- Bonus pay
- Signing bonusCOVID-19 considerations:Masks must be worn inside
at all times. Limited capacity.Education:
- High school or equivalent (Required)Experience:
- Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:
- Driver's License (Required)Work Location: One location
Keywords: Chimes Metro, Inc, Wilmington , Direct Support Professional: Part Time, Other , Dover, Delaware
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