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Direct Support Professional - FT - Float
Title:Direct Support Professional - FT - Float
Hours: Hours will vary based on the need. Must be flexible with schedule

Status: Full Time 

Salary: $13.50 an hour with a $.50 hour differential for evening and overnight shifts. You will also receive $1.00 differential for weekend shifts worked on top of your base pay of $13.50

1. High School graduation and at least 18 yrs. old
2. Prefer experience in working with people with disabilities
3. Valid driver’s license – must have a safe driving record and be insurable under our insurance
4. Pass a qualifying criminal background check which includes motor vehicle report
5. Negative drug test

Agency Requirements During Orientation Period:

Direct Support Provider must attend and complete the following courses we offer:
1. CPR, First Aid
2. Medication Certification (as applicable to the area)
3. New Employee Induction and Orientation
4. Positive Behavioral Supports Training
5. Human Rights and Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation Training
6. Safety and Sanitation, Blood Borne Pathogens, Safe Lifting
7. Applied Humanism Training

Essential Functions:
1. Drive people to and from work, or to various community activities.
2. Responsible for low level vehicle maintenance of assigned agency vehicle, (check oil, walk around inspections, clean); drive at night and day in varying weather and road conditions, insuring for the safety of passengers.
3. Accompany and instruct people in using Rapid Ride.
4. Follow work schedule as assigned.
5. Comply with Agency, Health Department, and Administrative Rules of SD, (ARSD)
6. Lifting requirements may exceed 50 lbs. during medical and safety emergency situations. 
7. Instruct and assist people in work activities specific to their job duties.

Provide support to people you serve to achieve their personal outcomes.  This includes, but is not limited to:
A. Advocacy:
Assist people to make choices and live self-directed lives.
B. Respect:
Respect the rights and dignity of each person supported in what you say and what you do.
Ensure confidentiality and privacy are protected.
Promote personal rights and responsibilities.
Know what rights are most important to the person.
C. Self-Determination:
Assist people to direct the course of their own lives.
Provide education and support to build self-esteem and to identify preferences in their life.
Provide education and assistive technology that will give people independence and control in using their environments.
D. “EEE” - Education, Exposure and Experiences:
Provide choices and “EEE” in lifestyles, work, living, friends, roommates, social roles, daily routine, community involvement.
E. Documentation:
Record person’s preferences, dreams, and desires.
Document progress towards goals and identify barriers.
Document information on agency forms according to procedure.
F. Communication:
Listen to person served and learn their communication style; gather information about their personal outcome preferences.
Create a CCC – a Culture of Constant Conversation between yourself and the people you support in a daily informal manner to identify areas of dissatisfaction.
Effectively communicate relevant information according to agency procedures, i.e.  medical concerns, concerns expressed by family members, guardians, neighbors, significant changes in the person’s life, financial, employment, living arrangements, supports and services.

As a team member, contribute to individual outcome plans by educating and supporting people with the following:
 A. Participate in the development of the Individual Plan as directed.
B. Instruct and assist with daily routines, personal hygiene, social skills, communication skills, securing and protecting their personal funds and property according to policy.
C. Instruct and assist people with the administration of their medication as required.
D. Instruct and support person in work.
Provide opportunity to experience and choose from a variety of work and living options.
E. Provide positive behavioral supports specific to the needs of each person.
Know them well enough to conduct a functional analysis of behaviors.
Actively teach the person replacement behaviors.
F.  Identify potential rights restrictions.
Assist in the development and implementation of an attainable, measurable plan of restoration.
G. Instruct and support people to recognize and report incidents of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Comply with all health and safety regulations:
A. Educate the people you serve to be safe.
Teach healthy lifestyles/safety at work, community, (pedestrian safety, personal care, sexuality, meds, response to accidents, emergencies (fire, tornado, severe weather).
B. Supervise people served as determined by the team.
C. Attend to and report accidents per agency and employer policy and procedure.
D. Follow people’s required medical procedures and/or therapies as assigned and taught; i.e., knee brace.
Document changes in people’s health status.
E. Recognize potential safety concerns and take a pro-active approach to prevention.
F. Be familiar with and comply with all agency safety regulations.

Continually improve services provided to the people you serve:
A. Increase team building and communication skills. 
B. Continually increase basic and technical knowledge, skills and abilities related to providing services to people with disabilities.
C. Assist in developing an agency plan to respond to the needs and desires of people served.
D. Be a leader in providing quality service; facilitate problem solving and negotiation.

Represent the Agency in a positive manner:
 A. Take personal responsibility for your lives -- actions and attitudes.
 B. Interact with our customers on the basis of fact or fact finding.
 C. Focus on understanding, not on blaming.
 D. Place emphasis on solutions and follow through.
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