Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado

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Direct Support Professional

at Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado

Posted: 11/7/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 7e9d4364-ca61-4236-87aa-cdf89bb8b469
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Job Description

 

*Be a part of  a -First-of-it's-Kind-Program in the Nation*

Possibilities Program

Possibilities presents a unique learning model that engages program participants through a series of new interactions and experiences. Using advanced curriculum, this first-of-its-kind program connects with participants on an entirely new level, motivating a deeper desire to reach out and engage. Using a simulated community as the core, Possibilities recreates everyday living experiences while encouraging safe and unlimited learning. In this tactile environment participants not only develop new life-skills, they also build self-esteem and confidence.

The program’s initial focus will be to serve participants with intellectual and physical challenges, helping them build skills that enrich their lives and allow for greater independence. 

OBJECTIVES

The Direct Support Professional, provides care to clients and administrative support to the Possibilities Program.

QUALIFICATIONS

High School diploma or equivalent. One year of clerical, computer, and customer service experience. A Criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening is required.

The Direct Support Professional must be able to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment. The incumbent will assist Community Programs to effectively implement Individual Service Plans (ISP), Behavior Individual Service Plan (BISP), and provide care to clients. The incumbent must be able to organize and follow through with duties demonstrating the capability of handling several different and ongoing tasks. The Direct Support Professional must be able to cope with the pressure of deadlines, respond to special requests and be flexible regarding job tasks. The incumbent must be neat, courteous, personable and able to communicate effectively. The incumbent must maintain a professional attitude and interact appropriately with others including community agencies and clients of varying functioning levels. The incumbent must be proficient in computer use and able to type 50 wpm accurately. The incumbent must have good physical stamina/endurance to stand for long periods of time. The incumbent will maintain acceptable work standards in all areas including attendance/punctuality and preform all other duties as assigned.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Administrative Support - Processing, Tracking and Reporting

The Direct Support Professional will perform administrative clerical duties including but not limited to; documenting client goal attainment into their daily log note, documenting behaviors to include the positive reinforcement used into BISP and generate absent notes for clients that are not at program. The Direct Support Professional will ensure accuracy with documentation, documenting all services provided according to program policies and state licensing guidelines. The Direct Support Professional will maintain will meet required deadlines for paperwork submission.

 Client Care

The Direct Support Professional will assist in the implementation of individualized plans by giving reinforcers, providing one-on-one assistance and/or guidance. The Direct Support Professional will assist in the necessary preparation for daily activities to include client arrival and departure as well as adhering to participant specific schedules, supervision levels, and protocols. The Direct Support Professional will assist in the provision of services to include assistance with community outings, ordering lunch, feeding, toileting, and ensuring safety throughout the facility. The Direct Support Professional will be an active member of the Possibilities team and will assist team members with all client care as well as communicate all pertinent information to program staff. The Direct Support Professional must also demonstrate empathy and concern for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, and have a passion for working to maximize their independence/growth.

 Relationship Management

The Direct Support Professional will professionally communicate routinely and consistently with all co-workers, staff and customers to include but not limited to; participants, care givers, and stakeholders. In addition, the Direct Support Professional will deal effectively and calmly with non-routine situations. The Direct Support Professional is required to interact and work cooperatively and effectively within a Team.

 Physical Requirements

Attachment to Job Description

This information is required to ensure compliance with various workplace regulations. Please identify each physical activity required in the performance of this position and mark the relative column below.

 

 

Continuously

Frequently

Occasionally

Never

 

5-8 hours

3-4 hours

1-2 hours

0

LIFTING: (as defined by ADA)

 

 

 

 

Heavy: 45 lbs & over

 

X

 

 

Moderate: 15-44 lbs

 

X

 

 

Light: 14 lbs & under

 

X

 

 

CARRYING:

 

 

 

 

Heavy: 45 lbs & over

 

X

 

 

Moderate: 15-44 lbs

 

X

 

 

Light: 14 lbs & under

 

X

 

 

PUSHING/PULLING:

 

X

 

 

REACHING:

 

 

 

 

Above Shoulder

 

X

 

 

At Shoulder

 

X

 

 

Below Shoulder

 

X

 

 

TWISTING:

 

X

 

 

BENDING:

 

X

 

 

KNEELING/CRAWLING:

 

X

 

 

SQUAT:

 

X

 

 

CLIMBING:

 

 

 

 

Use of legs only (stairs)

 

X

 

 

CLIMBING:

 

 

 

 

Use of arms & legs (ladders)

 

X

 

 

HEARING:

X

 

 

 

VISION:

 

 

 

 

Visual – close

X

 

 

 

Visual – distant

X

 

 

 

Visual - depth perception

X

 

 

 

HANDS/FINGERS:

 

 

 

 

Simple grasping

 

X

 

 

Fine Manipulation

 

X

 

 

Repetitive Movements

 

X

 

 

WALKING:

X

 

 

 

STANDING:

X

 

 

 

SITTING:

X

 

 

 

SPEAKING:

X

 

 

 

OTHER: Please describe:

 

 

 

 

Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to employing qualified individuals including those with disabilities and/or protected veterans without regards to discrimination. 

To promote a Safe & Drug-free Workplace, a pre-employment screening may be conducted. Candidates may be disqualified for criminal history regarding drug use or sale, financial fraud, identity theft, abuse, violence, and/or theft.
Discover Goodwill participates in E-Verify.  For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS:  888-897-7781 or www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Application Instructions

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