CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.
CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a full-time, Direct Support Professional (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).
Advocates, explains and protects the rights of the individuals and their families.
Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing ongoing feedback to Service Coordinator, Program Director, Behavior Analyst, Nurse, etc., regarding individuals’ behavior, health, well-being and other pertinent information.
Assists in the development and implementation of the program participant’s Individual Service Plan and Behavior Support Plan to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal care skills; participates in team meetings, including staffings/IDT meetings.
Provides all necessary direct services based on individuals’ needs, in the home and/or community, including, but not limited to: activities of daily living, personal care, toileting, bathing, grooming, eating, meal planning, grocery shopping, financial management, recreational activity planning, employment, household safety and maintenance, etc.
Provides companionship and assists individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, landlords, etc.
Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.
Provides support and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.
Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.
Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.
Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.
Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required.
Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.
Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
Must have a High School diploma or GED.
Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.