Direct Support Professional
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Huntsville, AL 35801
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists in providing self-care and training as directed by the Individualized Support Plan or Behavioral Support Plan as documented (such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, etc.)
Assists with therapeutic treatments to residents with mental retardation (such as physical exercises, occupational arts and crafts, recreational games, etc.)
- Converses with residents to reinforce positive behaviors and promote social interaction.
- Prepares/serves meals and eats with residents.
Include residents in community outings and promote community inclusion.
Accompanies residents on shopping trips and counsels residents on purchase of personal items.
- Observes and documents residents’ behaviors May give medications as prescribed by a doctor.
May train parents or guardians in care of deinstitutionalized residents.
- Maintain and submit accurate timesheets and communication logs, etc.
- Carry out direction given by line of management.
- High School Diploma or GED
Valid U.S. driver’s license and acceptable driving record as determined
- Acceptable background check
- First aid/CPR certification
- Proof of Auto Insurance Coverage
NECESSARY SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES – The ability to:
- Ability to communicate, write and prepare complete, concise and clear reports.
Ability to perform housekeeping duties.
- Ability to intervene during crisis situations.
- Adequate vision and hearing to be able to supervise clients as required.
- Ability to remain awake, aware and alert during working hours and work independently.
Committed to the daily care and quality of life of the consumers
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Working conditions are normal for a home health care environment.
- Work may require ongoing weekend and evening work.
Work will require frequent local driving.
- Work requires ongoing interaction with intellectually disabled clients.
Work can require frequent walking, standing, bending and lifting up to the weight of an adult.