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Direct Support Professional-DSP **$13/Hr Plus Shift Differential

Company: New Vista of the Bluegrass Inc
Location: Louisville
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Direct Support ProfessionalLocationBingham Gardens ICF, 4401 Louise Underwood Way, Louisville, KY 40216 Summary/ObjectiveBingham Gardens Residential Department provides around the clock training, support, and supervision of residents in a multitude of settings including but not limited to home, day programming, work, and recreation. Staff in the homes teach a variety of skills related to day to day living such as home management, hygiene, leisure, and community living skills. All services are provided at the highest standard of professional practice, complying with standards by both federal and state regulations and facility policies.Required Education and Experience High School Diploma/EquivalentMust have a valid driver's license. Preferred Education and ExperienceOne year of experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and/or mental health.Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible, in designated role, for providing, directly or through contract, competitive/supported employment/work training for all Bingham Gardens residents.
    • Responsible for ensuring Bingham Garden residents are given ample and sufficient supports and services necessary to ensure they can become an active member within the community which will assist with enhancing their lives.
    • Ensures the safety, welfare, and the preservation of rights of residents. Interactions with residents, staff, and visitors should always be with respect and dignity. Completes monitoring of resident activities across all shifts to ensure resident treatment plans and facility policies are followed.
    • Understand and implement behavioral programs.
    • Assist each resident with opportunities to learn new skills throughout the day. This may include formalized training of skills as outlined in each resident's (ILP) as well as incidental learning in the course of the day.
    • Assists residents with completing daily living skills which include but are not limited to grooming, bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting.
    • Assists residents with cooking and preparation of meals and snacks.
    • Assists home management staff to ensure each resident has enough, clean, and well-fitting clothing. Ensures each client is dressed/groomed appropriately for the day/activity.
    • Assists in maintaining an attractive, well furnished, safe, and sanitary living environment for the residents and staff.
    • Assist residents in participating in special occasions in the community, routine shopping, going out to eat, attending religious and/or recreational activities of their choosing, attending medical appointments, and other recreational activities.
    • Completes and maintains a wide variety of documentation throughout the day. All documentation should be maintained in a confidential manner.
    • Assist residents in on and off grounds employment and Enrichment Center activities. This may include driving the resident to the designated location.
    • Must be able to work a minimum of at least 8.0 hours per day with no restrictions and accept mandatory overtime assignments as required to meet facility needs.
    • Learn and follow all policies and procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. Work EnvironmentThis job typically operates in a home environment with a moderate level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision. Perform physical activities, such as repeated bending, reaching above shoulder, simple and simultaneous grasping, walking, standing, sitting, twisting, kneeling, pushing, stooping, and climbing stairs. Work outside and inside the unit/homes. Write, count, read. Exhibit professional behavior and dress in the workplace. Refer to Essential Demands for specifics. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions, as long as facility needs can still be met. The employee must be able to participate and demonstrate their knowledge of approved crisis management procedures. Refer to Essential Demands.Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position. Employee will work a rotating schedule as needed to provide direct support and supervision of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As this is a residential setting, employees are assigned shifts. Employee must be able to flex hours and must be able to work mandatory overtime as needed. Employees must be able to work at least 8.0 hours per day with no restrictions to meet the needs of the facility.TravelThis position requires less than 5% travel. Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
      While we welcome all to apply, there are some position specific background stipulations that must be met to comply with various regulatory and contractual requirements. New Vista prohibits discrimination and harassment against any applicant, employee or contractor based on sex, race, color, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, working conditions, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, wage and salary administration, employee benefits and training. It is also the company's policy to prohibit all forms of retaliation against any individual who has complained of harassing or discriminatory conduct, encouraged another to complain, participated in an investigation into such complaints, or opposed unlawful discrimination. PI123556570

Keywords: New Vista of the Bluegrass Inc, Louisville , Direct Support Professional-DSP **$13/Hr Plus Shift Differential, Human Resources , Louisville, Kentucky

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