Direct Support Professional-DSP $13/HR + Shift Differential
Company: New Vista of the Bluegrass Inc
Posted on: September 15, 2020
Direct Support ProfessionalLocation Hazelwood ICF, 1800 Old
Bluegrass AVE, Louisville, KY 40215-1168 Summary/Objective
Hazelwood Residential Department provides around the clock
training, support, and supervision of clients 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/Equivalent Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- -- Ensures the safety, welfare, and the preservation of rights
of clients. Interactions with clients, staff, and visitors should
always be with respect and dignity. Completes monitoring of client
activities across all shifts to ensure client treatment plans and
facility policies are followed.
- -- Assist each client with opportunities to learn new skills
throughout the day. This may include formalized training of skills
as outlined in each client's (ISP) as well as incidental learning
during the day.
- -- Assists clients with completing daily living skills
(grooming, bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting).
- -- Assist clients with transferring between equipment and
re-positioning as outlined in their Positioning Support Plan.
- -- Assists clients with cooking and preparation of meals and
- -- Assists home management staff to ensure each client 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 clients and staff.
- -- Assist clients 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 clients in on and off grounds employment and
Enrichment Center activities.
- -- Must be able to work a minimum of at least 7.5 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 Environment This job
typically operates in a home environment with a moderate level of
noise. The work environment characteristics described here are a
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. Physical Demands 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. 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 Work This 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 7.5 hours per day with no restrictions to meet the
needs of the facility. Travel This position requires travel to
Hazelwood ICF, meetings, shopping for home needs, and other travel
as needed. Other Duties Please 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. PI123556568
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