Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, I Direct Support Professional in Tucson, Arizona

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

Position Purpose

Assist with the care, supervision, support and daily living skills training for individuals with multiple disabilities in a residential setting. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
  • Assists residents (may be males and/or females as assigned) with personal care areas on a daily basis, or as requested by the resident or assigned by supervisor. Personal care tasks may include showering/bathing, hair and nail care, shaving, toileting, oral hygiene, make-up per individual taste, dressing, clothing care, budgeting/bill-paying/banking and shopping
  • Maintains living environment in a clean, sanitary, neat and safe condition at all times
  • Maintains compliance with all health and safety facility related licensing standards (DES, DDD and DHS)
  • Keeps living areas free of clutter and unsafe conditions; reports unsafe conditions to supervisor for resolution
  • Monitors and assists residents with energy conservation and home safety
  • Shops for or assists residents with shopping for food, paper products, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Assures that food and supplies are adequately stocked in home/apartment
  • Completes home safety checklists as directed by supervisor
  • Follows all recommendations of medical/dental/therapy evaluations for the individuals in the program
  • Implements recommended physical, occupational and speech therapy exercises
  • Documents implementation of recommended programs, outcomes, progress and concerns
  • Orders and picks-up medications from pharmacy, as necessary or assigned
  • Administers medications per licensing standards, or upon guidance of medical professional, according to established procedure
  • Performs routine preventative care or first aid, as required, to include treatment for burns, cuts, bites, seizures, rash, peri-care, CPR, positioning and lifting
  • Assists in transporting residents to medical and/or therapy appointments
  • Communicates with medical or professional personnel; ensures accurate information is transferred and completes medical reports per agency requirements, as assigned by supervisor
  • Assists individuals in transferring, lifting and moving personal items and accessing their environment via adaptive equipment
  • Attends regular meetings i.e. agency, individual client and staff interactions, and in-service training sessions as required by supervisor
  • Communicates with individuals, case managers, medical personnel, parents/guardians, day program personnel, neighbors, etc.
  • Implements agreed upon Individual Support Plan (ISP) objectives for the residents and maintains appropriate documentation of progress
  • Completes all required training, as assigned
  • Completes necessary and assigned reports, forms, tracking tools, etc., as required or assigned
  • Assists and/or trains residents by acting as a role model and providing encouragement and ideas in the areas of menu planning, socialization, community integration, choice-making, self-advocacy, personal care, mobility, appropriate behavior and interactions per community norms
  • Assists individuals in completing weekly menu plans, if requested. Assists individuals to the extent necessary in making meals from menu; may require cooking skills to complete entire meal for the individual
  • Provides input and feedback to co-workers, supervisors and administration on program needs, improvements and/or ideas for change in the best interest of the individuals served
  • May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School / GED
  • Proven ability to lift 60 lbs 20% of the time
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Obtain CPR, First Aid, and Article 9 certifications within 90 days of employment and maintain these certifications throughout employment
  • Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card**and pass drug screening
  • Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
  • Post-secondary education
  • Additional years of experience
  • American Sign Language skills

No.: 03-15-165

Location: Tucson Arizona

Status: Continuous and ongoing Full Time, Part Time, On Call positions Floating / Multiple Sites / Various Shifts

Salary: $8.75-$10.94 DOE

Open: Sep 18, 2014

Closing Date: Continuous