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Direct Support Professional

Company: Lifeways Network Direct Support Professionals
Location: Jackson
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Direct Support ProfessionalLocation: Various LocationsReports to: Self-Directed EmployerFLSA Status: Non-ExemptDirect Support Professional Position Summary:The DSP provides individuals with development and/or behavioral impairments assistance in their daily living activities to help them live as independently and safely in the community as possible.Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Always sets positive examples for residents/individuals.
  • Adheres to the person-centered plans, and behavior plans as written.
  • Provides opportunities throughout the day to help individuals meet their goals.
  • Provide quality of care and a safe and healthy setting free from harm while upholding the rights of all individuals. Creates a space of trust and relationship with all individuals.
  • Protects individuals from abuse and/or neglect and immediately reports any occurrence to the appropriate entities.
  • Always maintains and protects the confidentiality of individuals.
  • Always follows and upholds all house guidelines.
  • Assists individuals with daily living activities (hygiene, grooming, dressing, eating, cleaning, home care, etc. as needed) by hands on assistance and/or reminding and teaching.
  • Provides opportunities for community access, social, and recreational activities by monitoring, accompanying, and providing behavioral cues as needed.
  • Documents activities on required logs and records.
  • Administers medication if needed and in accordance with requirements.
  • Cook's meals as necessary for individuals based on food specifications, diets, food exchanges and documentation.
  • Understands the process for food supply and storage.
  • Transports and attends appointments with individuals as needed.Requirements:
    • Not been excluded from participation in Federal Healthcare Programs.
    • At least 18 years of age.
    • Can legally work in the United States.
    • Able to prevent transmission of disease.
    • Able to communicate expressively and receptively.
    • In good standing with the law.
    • Able to perform basic first aid procedures.
    • Valid driver's license (if required to transport individual) or State ID.
    • Must complete all required training.

Keywords: Lifeways Network Direct Support Professionals, Ann Arbor , Direct Support Professional, Other , Jackson, Michigan

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