Direct Support Professional

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Description

Are you an individual committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities? COME JOIN OUR TEAM, APPLY TODAY!

Residential Support Staff provide the essential supports and trainings on self-help and awareness skills to participants living within Village Community Services’ Residential Programs.

Essential Functions:

· Ensure all health and hygiene needs are met.

· Provide support and training as needed in daily living skills, meal preparation, leisure activities, shopping, medication, finances/personal budget, community/family interaction, medical appointments, and leisure activities.

· Observe, document, report and support any changes in mental, physical or emotional behavior.

· Maintain good communication with participants.

· Ability to read body language, assess moods and possible trouble areas, and diffuse potentially unsafe situations.

· Safeguard confidentiality of participant records and information.

· Participate in PCP’s, staff meetings and trainings.

· Ensure the participant’s homes are clean and well maintained.

· Keep all licenses and certificates current.

· Able to use good verbal, reading and writing skills

· Able to communicate effectively with coworkers, the community and families.

· Drive agency vehicles to transport participants when needed

Physical Demands:

· Frequently involves sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, lifting furniture, groceries, etc. up to 50 pounds

· Assisting with participant transfers from wheelchair to toilet, bed or vehicle

· Frequent hand and finger use to manipulate office supplies, operate office machines such as computers

· Ability to read computer monitor and paperwork

· General cleaning and upkeep of participant’s homes and yards

Skills:

· Must have good communication skills

· Able to work with clients, staff, and families in a respectful and kind manner.

· Able to use good judgment, and be a positive role model who can effectively work with a variety of staff and client personalities

· Must be flexible to follow established site or client routines

· Able to quickly learn new job tasks

Benefits:

· Competitive Pay, DOE-education and experience

· Annual raises based on union contract

· Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance

· Employee assistance program

· Paid time off

· Professional development assistance

· Referral program

· Retirement plan

· Flexible schedule

Supplemental Pay:

Qualifications, Education & Experience:

· 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred, not required

· High school diploma (or equivalent)

· Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record

· Must pass a criminal background check

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $15.75 - $18.75 per hour

3210 Smokey Point Drive Suite 200, Arlington Full-time
Healthcare
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