Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, I Lead 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

Assists residential clients with care, supervision, support, and daily living skills for individuals who have multiple disabilities. Responsible for scheduling and transporting clients to and from health care appointments. Orders supplies, and maintain inventories. Works with licensed health care professionals and clients; coordinates medication requirements of residential clients. In the absence of the Site Program Manager, occasionally oversees daily program site operations when the Program Manager is absent. These responsibilities will include overseeing that all daily routines of residence are followed and that all resident/staff coverage occurs at the residential program site. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Client Support

  • Schedules and transports clients to and from heath care visits
  • Communicates results of health care visits to team members
  • Ensures follow up recommendations are implemented
  • Works with licensed health care professionals, clients and or guardians; coordinates the medication requirements of residential clients, including set up of medisets and preparation of medication records monthly
  • Assists with the preparation and presentation of Individual Support Plans (ISP) and Medication Reviews
  • Assists with the planning for age appropriate group and individual outings
  • Complies with all licensing documentation requirements, progress, and outcomes of clients
  • Assists residents on a daily basis with personal care such as hygiene or first aide, either as directed by client, care plan, or Individual Support Plan (ISP)
  • Assists residents with transferring, lifting, and moving personal items
  • Assesses environment for residents using adaptive equipment
  • Implements and follows Individual Support Plan (ISP)


  • Communicates with health care professionals, guardians, and program staff to ensure all licensing documentation requirements are completed according to policy
  • Provides job related training to staff, as directed
  • Complies with all licensing documentation requirements
  • Assists in providing and scheduling appropriate staffing coverage
  • Assists with maintaining accurate and complete client files, progress reports, and medication reports required by policy or licensing
  • Assists with site compliance with DES, DDD, and DHS licensing regulations, as well as all Corporate, Agency, and Program policies and procedures
  • Ensures required documentation of client funds according to regulatory requirements, and Corporate, Agency, and Program policies and procedures
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate levels of food and supplies, and inventories of residents’ homes
  • Attends all required resident, staff, and in-service training and/or meetings

Residential Site Operation

  • Ensures site equipment is properly maintained
  • Coordinates monthly fire drill evacuations and documentation
  • Maintains living environment in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition, and completes home safety checklist, as directed
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School / GED
  • 1 year of experience in an independent living setting or residential or day program working with persons with disabilities
  • Proven ability to lift 60 lbs. 20% of the time
  • Minimum of 18 years of age as required by licensing
  • 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 direct related
  • Certified Nursing Assistant or other related health care licensing
  • American Sign Language skills

No.: 03-15-168

Location: Community Living Program - Tucson

Status: Non-Exempt – Full-Time

Salary: $10.55/hour

Open: Aug 18, 2015

Closing Date: Open Until Filled