Direct Support Professional

Website Howry Residential Services

Job Description

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Why is a Direct Support Professional important?

A Direct Support Professional is someone who works to improve, enrich, and respect the lives of individuals with developmental, physical, and mental disabilities. This individual plays an important role in maintaining an individual’s daily health and wellness.

Job Summary:

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) first and foremost ensures that all supervision requirements are met for their clients, in accordance with each person’s support plan. They assist clients with their daily routines, implement individual program plans, document client progress, and respond to meet service needs while ensuring the safety and well-being of the clients. The successful candidate will be able to develop and maintain professionally appropriate therapeutic relationships with each client and the client’s family and maintain positive working relations with staff and other related persons to ensure services are delivered in a smooth and effective manner. Must be willing to cook, do moderate housekeeping, drive clients to various locations, document activities, follow support plans, and implement therapeutic interventions as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

A positive attitude and willingness to learn
Compassion and a desire to help others
18 years of age or older
Ability to pass a background check
Valid US driver’s license (for 1 year or more)
Basic computer skills
Ability to read, write, and speak the English language
Pay Frequency:

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
This Job Is:

A great entry level opportunity for those new to the workforce
A job for which all ages are encouraged to apply
A great part time option for students as well as retirees
Duties vary from program to program, but may include:

Providing support with hobbies, studies, and social activities
Use the company van to take individuals to community activities or appointments
Providing companionship and supportive listening
Cooking, assistance with feeding
Charting or taking notes for others to review
Administering medication
Reporting changes in the health or status of the client
Taking vitals
Assisting with personal cares
Maintaining an individual’s health equipment
Benefit Conditions:

Waiting period may apply
Only full-time employees eligible for certain benefits

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