Direct Support Professional-DSP **$13/Hr Plus Shift Differential
Company: New Vista of the Bluegrass Inc
Posted on: September 15, 2020
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
- Assists residents with cooking and preparation of meals and
- 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
- 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
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