General Position Summary
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) will provide support to residents in our Adult Residential Services Program and/or Employment Services Program. The DSP has hands-on responsibility for promoting and enhancing the development of each resident, enabling skill acquisition to occur and for assuring the overall health, safety, and Adult Daily Living (ADL’s) activities for all residents.
Pay: $12.94 - $13.58/hour DOE
Schedule: Swing - Sunday, Monday, Thursday Night - Friday & Saturday
Location: Baer Bridge - Canby, OR
1. High School Diploma/GED preferred or any equivalent basic reading, writing, computer and math skills. Work related knowledge and experience is a plus.
2. Current certification in CPR and First Aid or ability to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.
3. Must have a current driver license to drive company vans to transport residents, have been a licensed driver for at least three years and have acceptable driving record to pass agency insurance requirements. May consider non-drivers willing to work night shift only that have a plan in place to become a driver and have dependable personal transportation or method.
4. Be able to lift up to 65 pounds for a total of up to 130 pounds in a two-person lift.
5. Two years experience working with individuals with ID/DD is a plus.
Essential Position Functions and Key Work Processes
Under the supervision of Adult Resident Services Supervisor and the daily direction and monitoring of the Shift Coordinator. Performs the following essential functions:
1. Relate to residents in a continuous, consistent, warm, caring, age-appropriate manner.
2. Perform personal care activities with all residents as needed including but not limited to: personal hygiene care, brushing teeth, brushing hair, bathing/showering, toileting, changing adult incontinence pads, feeding (oral and gastric tube-if prescribed), dressing and any other activities of daily living for adults.
3. Responsible for implementing the training programs and developmental activities that comprise the Individual Support of each medically fragile or behavioral resident and for responding appropriately to immediate or urgent or emergent resident needs, such as injuries and illness and provide or obtain assistance as needed.
4. Provide resident medication administration according to agency policy as ordered and assigned by personal care physician.
5. Document the progress of each resident using approved data collection methods to maintain accurate records of the expenditure of agency and personal funds.
6. Perform household cleaning and maintenance tasks including but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning toilets/sinks, washing windows, washing dishes, washing/folding laundry to assure the residents’ environment meets or exceeds established standards for health and safety.
7. Participate in residents care plans by facilitating and/or performing meal preparation in accordance with dietician orders, shopping, purchasing, planning of recreational/entertainment activities and accompany residents during such activities.
8. Maintain confidentiality of all resident records and information to adhere to agency policy, county and state regulations.
9. Maintain a safe working environment by using safe lifting techniques at all times, wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE’s) and fully participating in emergency evacuation drills, reporting all staff related injuries to the supervisor by the end of the shift on which they occur, and report hazardous conditions or other safety and health concerns to the supervisor immediately when observed as required by Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
10. Assist and/or mentor in the orientation and training of another staff. Attend and actively participate in agency and resident related meetings and during in-service training opportunities.
11. Perform other job related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.