Hope Network Direct Support Professional in Wyoming, Michigan

Job Title:

Direct Support Professional


HN Developmental/Community Svs


001114 - Work Skills Solutions

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular



Avg Hours per Week:

M-F 8:30am-4pm

Job Description:

Summary of ResponsibilitiesProvide direct supervision of habilitative/rehabilitative services to the individuals in training services. Participate in the planning, documentation, and evaluation of these services. Implement skill building plans as established by the person-centered process that is consistent with recipient rights, national accrediting organizations, and departmental guidelines. Models appropriate behavior and social skills to the individuals we serve and assist them in becoming acclimated to the community. Support the mission, philosophy and policies of the Corporation. Drive a Hope Vehicle.Contacts: Individuals serviced, families/guardians, Hope Network West Michigan staff, outside agency personnel and volunteers.Specific Responsibilities--Essential1. Be at your work station and ready to work at scheduled time; follow center break/lunch schedule and return to work on time; follow program work rules on attendance and PTO usage. Program Instructors with an On-Call status are required to be available at least 50% of the time they are called.2. Implement skills building plans as recommended in person-centered plan.3. Complete required paper work thoroughly, accurately and on time. This includes: daily data collection, monthly/quarterly progress notes, pay sheets, daily attendance/activity schedules.4. Prepare for the Person Centered Planning meeting by performing an Annual Assessment Report, Skill Building Criteria and Transportation Protocol, working with the disciplines involved to develop functional and age appropriate goals and objectives, and as applicable implementing new goals with the time period specified by disciplines or after inservicing.5. Plan, organize, implement and document community involvements for each person according to individual needs as specified in the skill building plan.6. Communicate with homes, guardians, disciplines, and other staff in a positive and professional manner, including filling out communication logs on a daily basis.7. Effectively communicate with individuals with various disabilities to be supportive and respectful through interactions and communication.8. Safely transport people to and from programming daily and/or in the community, maintain a clean and fully gassed vehicle, report any maintenance needs and have an accident (preventable) free driving record.9. Ensure that people are dressed appropriately, clean, toileted/diapered as needed, and that all other care needs are attended to (e.g. feeding). Refer to personal care guidelines.10. Maintain a safe working environment by: using proper lifting techniques, positioning people safely, safely securing people in their wheelchairs and addressing safety issues before an accident occurs. Also responsible for reporting any accidents, filling out incident and basic injury reports as needed in a timely manner.11. Ability to repeatedly pivot, bend, twist and stoop while bearing the weight of individuals served.12. Use positive techniques to manage challenging behaviors. To correctly use physical intervention only when needed and assist other staff with these tasks.13. Participate in the necessary trainings to improve knowledge and professional growth.14. Participate and train assigned individuals in emergency procedures and drills. Ensure that all individuals are provided orientation to the program and facility. Advocate for formal program plans to be developed when individuals do not cooperate during emergency procedures.15. Assure quality control and completion of work for pay when applicable. Train individuals on jobs available as well as advocating for work that will challenge each person on their caseload. Complete ISO trainings and paperwork, where applicable.16. Plan activities consistent with individual's program plans when contract work is unavailable.17. Advocate that each person on their caseload has the opportunity to learn about working in the community through Temporary Work Experiences or volunteer or training sites. Advocate for a variety of community experiences for each person.18. Ensure that all individuals you are working with are supervised and interacted with throughout the day.19. Take initiative to become involved in laundry, dishes, outing and break time coverage, committees and other essential responsibilities as assigned.20. Take initiative to be involved in job and/or volunteer development.21. Other duties as assigned.Specific Responsibilities--Non-essential1. Help orient and train new staff, on-call staff and volunteers.2. Take initiative to become involved in extra activities - fundraisers, special parties, camp, committees, training, etc.Position Requirements--Essential1. Demonstrated ability to communicate in both written and verbal formats to meet position responsibilities.2. High school diploma or GED equivalence.3. Ability to lift 50 lbs.4. Ability to complete training as outlined and required for position.5. Ability to support and articulate the mission of Hope Network West Michigan 6. Possession of a valid Michigan drivers license and acceptable driving record according to Hope Network West Michigan policies 7. The ability to adhere to the requirements of P.L. 104-191 (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) and the standards issued thereunder by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and all Hope Network and Hope Network West Michigan policies and procedures resulting therefrom, regarding individually identifiable health information concerning individuals served or employed by Hope Network West Michigan.Position Requirements--Non-essential1. Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Additional Qualifications:

Education Preferred:High school diplomaExperience Preferred:Some experience and/or knowledge working with disabled population Knowledge and/or experience with production work, quality assurance and meeting deadlinesExperience or openness with speaking to groups and/or presenting information/training materialsRequired Skills:Computer knowledgeWriting skillsOrganizational skillsAbility to work independently and as a teamSkills to drive HOpe vehicles in the community for transport/training needs

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