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Direct Support Professional - Nashville - Weekend Shifts

Company: Volunteers of America of KY, Inc
Location: Murfreesboro
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

PROGRAM: Murfreesboro Developmental Disabilities Services STATUS: Non-ExemptPOSITION: Direct Support ProfessionalREPORTS TO: Home ManagerSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: NoneMAIN FUNCTION: Responsible for providing direct care, training and assistance in the various aspects of activities of daily living, self-care, leisure/recreation, developmental training, prevocational and/or vocational and is responsible for upholding consumer's rights.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Monitor the comfort and safety of consumers' served, while ensuring that the medical, nutritional, and personal care needs are being met.2. Interact with consumers in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner, and practice effective techniques for reinforcing consumers' behaviors.3. Provide transportation and assist consumers with integration into the community by accompanying them to social and other activities of choice.4. Perform general housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, and laundry duties.5. Complete assigned cleaning tasks and general maintenance on a routine basis in order to maintain a neat and clean environment.6. Participate in all required on-going training programs and attend all mandatory staff meetings.7. Performs all duties as assigned by supervisor.PROGRAMMATIC FUNCTIONS:8. Assist consumers' in having opportunities towards reaching that which they vision as detailed in each consumers ISP. 9. Complete all daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly documents to ensure compliance with program goals. 10. Attend and participate in team meetings as assigned and regularly communicate each consumers' progress to team members and supervisors as appropriate.11. Maintain medical, social and programmatic files as indicated and directed by company policy and procedures, operations manual, and supervisors.12. Assist consumers served in handling of money and finances. 13. Provide and assist in planning age-appropriate social and leisure time activities.14. Assist consumers in maintaining relationship with family, friends, and guardians including providing transportation to and from same day or overnight visits, which may on occasion require travel out-of-town.15. Performance quality improvement (PQI) duties as assigned by supervision & PQI committee.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:1. Knowledge of company policies and procedures.2. Basic knowledge of nutrition, housekeeping, meal preparation, personal hygiene.3. Skill in working with consumers with developmental disabilities. 4. Maintain current Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR.5. Ability to communicate effectively in a courteous and professional manner.6. Desire and ability to teach consumers with developmental disabilities.7. Ability to read documents and written instructions: ability to write and maintain records.8. Ability to maintain confidentiality.9. Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude. 10. Ability to stoop, kneel and lift (25 lbs.) safely to complete assigned tasks.11. Ability to drive with valid driver's license. 12. Ability to work as a team member.13. Ability to document services on a computer database, basic computer skills necessary. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:1. Must be 18 years of age or older2. High School diploma or general equivalency diploma preferred or commensurate skills.3. Demonstrate the ability to adequately read, write and understand the English language.EFFECT ON END RESULTS:1. To model agency core values of integrity, compassion, diversity, commitment & justice to all internal and external contacts.NOTE: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be requested to perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the area Administrator.The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is understood that the company reserves the right to change the work schedule as required including overtime.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Keywords: Volunteers of America of KY, Inc, Murfreesboro , Direct Support Professional - Nashville - Weekend Shifts, Other , Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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