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Direct Support Professionals

Direct Support Professionals

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Job Description


 


This is a challenging and rewarding position to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides support and assistance to people served with developmental disabilities in their own home. Assists people served in expanding their opportunities to participate in community life as they choose. Assists people in learning new skills and having new life experiences.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Insure the individual’s health and safety while pursuing community opportunities for personal growth.

2. Work proactively to achieve outcomes identified in the individual’s ISP.

3. Assist the person served in personal and household maintenance.

4. Assist the person served in accessing community resources, shopping, and recreational activities.

5. Administer medication and assist the nurse in meeting client’s health care needs.

6. Assist the person served to acquire, retain or improve skills as identified in the ISP.

7. Complete necessary documentation accurately and on time (ex., data tracker, red books, med sheets goal sheets, etc.).

  1. Attend required meetings, i.e., house meetings, staff meetings, client ISP meetings, etc.

  2. Must report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately to supervisor or department head.

  3. Maintain documentation, certification and training as required to comply with federal, state and program requirements and standards.

  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

  5. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all staff and clients we serve



 

    Benchmark Human Services is an EOE Affirmative Action Employer
    Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Valid driver's license, automobile insurance

2. Experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred but not required

  1. Must have high school diploma or GED

  2. Must be able to follow oral or written instructions and complete required documentation

  3. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age

  4. Must be able to speak and write in English

*AWS completes thorough background checks and a drug screen prior to employment.

Benchmark's employee benefits are among the best in the human services industry for full and Part time employees. Benchmark offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and life insurance, paid vacations and sick time, a 401(k) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and incentive bonuses.

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $8.50 - $10.50 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education High School
Experience None
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel None
Job ID Direct Support Professional
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Direct Support Professionals


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