Direct Support Professional (Weekends 8a-8p) Dyersburg area
Company: Support Solutions of the Mid South
Posted on: March 20, 2023
Direct Support Professional (Weekends 8a-8p) Dyersburg areaJob
Location Dyersburg - Dyersburg, TNPosition Type Part Time Dyersburg
Part -Time (Weekends 8a-8p)GET PAID WEEKLY!!! $13.75 starting
pay$300 Sign-on bonus after successful completion of 90 days of
service for FT and PT (24 hours per week) hires!$300 Referral Bonus
for employee referred hires who successfully complete 90 days of
service and work FT or PT hours!Part-Time 8a-8p (Weekends)GENERAL
FUNCTION:The position involves providing support to individuals
with disabilities, empowering them to lead self-directed lives, and
providing them with opportunities to develop/ maintain skills that
enhance the quality of their lives. Our mission is to ensure that
supported persons are happy, healthy and safe in an environment
where they can enjoy life to the fullest extent possible.ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS:In order to perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities assistance with performing the
essential functions of this position.
- Supports the person supported with personal care and daily
routines, and in achieving outcomes from the Individual Support
Plan. The ISP provides an overall view of the person and their
goals, as well as the specific supports and services they need to
be happy, healthy, and safe, in an environment where they can enjoy
life to the fullest extent possible.
- Understands and practices Support Solutions philosophy and
values in interactions with the person supported and community
members by using language and actions that respect the worth and
dignity of people at all times, connecting the person supported to
preferred activities and experiences of their choice, and ensuring
that the person supported is empowered to make decisions and to
lead a life that is as self-directed as possible.
- Helps the person supported become integrated with the community
by providing person centered supports that assist people to seek
their dreams, establish significant relationships and be connected
to their communities.
- Assures safe transport and accompanies the person supported as
needed to events, job sites, and medical appointments utilizing
Support Solutions company vehicles, personal vehicles, or public
transportation. This would include securing alternate
transportation in instances where an unpaid support transports a
person supported who presents a safety concern.
- Ensures proper use of the person supported and agency resources
including but not limited to personal funds, vehicles, buildings,
utilities, telephones, money, equipment, food and supplies.
- Attends all training meetings assigned by Support
- Cooks and provides meals based on scheduled menus.
- Performs daily activities or teaches the person supported to do
so, such as activities of daily living skills and other personal
skills that work toward achieving independence.
- Consistently works and documents improvement toward meeting
- Utilizes electronic records system including completing daily
shift notes as required by funding entities.
- Ensures customer satisfaction by following the Customer Service
Standards when interacting and communicating with persons
supported, their families, conservators, vendors, ISCs, Case
Managers, and others.
- Oversees storage and administration of medications.
- Provide assistance to the person supported in their personal
grooming, as desired by the person. Support the person to perform
these personal grooming activities with independence, as
- Provide assistance to the person supported to keep the house
clean and do laundry, as desired by the person.
- Protects confidentiality of person supported.This job
description does not list all the duties of your job. You may be
asked by Supervisors, Managers or designated and/or authorized
staff to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based
upon your performance of the tasks listed in the job description.
Support Solutions reserves the right to revise this job description
at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment
and either you or Support Solutions may terminate employment at any
time, for any reason. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Must be 18 years of age
and able to read and write effectively. ECF staff must have high
school diploma or GED. Must have a valid drivers license and
maintain a valid drivers license and acceptable driving record
throughout employment with SS. Must meet state and local
requirements regarding criminal background check, sexual offender
check, abuse registry, drug screening and felony offender listing.
Must meet all training requirements and keep training current.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Effective organizational skills, able to complete heavy
workloads within established time frames, and perform with frequent
interruptions and/or distractions
- Effective interpersonal skills, able to establish and maintain
cooperative working relationships with others, ability to interact
appropriately with others in various contexts and purposes
- Must be able to practice confidentiality in all matters
pertaining to clients and employees
- Can perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task
to another, in a job that may require significant differences in
technology, techniques, environmental factors, physical demands, or
work situationsMEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:Employee must provide any
medical records to comply with regulations required by a governing
entity and Support Solutions policy. Examples include: TB Skin
tests, HEP B vaccinations and Flu vaccinations. PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS:The physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. This position is either part
time or full time and may require additional hours over 40 per
week. This position works primarily in a home environment, but is
also required to be with supported individuals in community
settings, work settings, outdoor activities, etc.Body Positioning:
The employee is regularly required to stand and/or walk for
prolonged periods of time. She/he may also be required to sit for
short or long periods of time while completing other duties and
responsibilities. There is also a requirement to be able to
occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch and to reach with the hands
and arms. She/he must be able to drive/travel for short periods of
time to transport supported person to appointments and community
outings and to attend meetings, and trainings. Body Movements: The
employee must have a full range of body movements including the use
of his/her hands, feet, and limbs to perform CPR compressions,
abdominal thrusts, CPI (The Crisis Prevention Institute is an
international training organization that specializes in the
nonviolent crisis intervention training designed to teach best
practices for managing difficult situations and disruptive
behaviors..) techniques, or to pursue on foot a person to prevent
them from injury, etc. The ability to bend the body, to reach for
objects, and to crouch/stoop, and climb when needed are also
required.Body Senses: The employee must have command of all five
senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Specific vision
abilities required include close vision, distant vision, and depth
perception. These vision requirements in each area must be
sufficient to shift in focus from reading documents to using a
computer or tablet for data entry and operating a vehicle. There is
also a requirement to talk and listen for prolonged periods both on
the telephone and face to face. Strength: The employee must have
the ability to perform heavy lifting over 50 lbs. to assist total
care supported individuals with transferring from or to wheelchair,
turning/repositioning a total care person in bed, etc.
- Valid state issued Driver License
- Must maintain valid Medication Certification throughout
- Must maintain valid CPR/First Aid Certification throughout
- Must maintain valid CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) training
throughout tenure, if requiredAgency insurance coverage for
vehicles operated in the course of work at specific locations shall
stand as the primary insurance coverage for employees working in
that particular home setting. Valid automobile insurance is
required for all employees working at homes where the agency does
not provide a vehicle and this coverage must presented prior to
transfer to any home where an agency vehicle is not provided. The
agency reserves the right to request proof of insurance regardless
of the site location or availability of an agency
Keywords: Support Solutions of the Mid South, Memphis , Direct Support Professional (Weekends 8a-8p) Dyersburg area, Other , Dyersburg, Tennessee
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