Direct Support Professional II - Full Time and Part Time Opportunities!

Becoming Independent   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 18, 2022
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This position assists individuals in identifying and  achieving personal goals in their lives through community inclusion, volunteerism, employment, education and  other social/personal interests, including living independently.

 SALARY:                                              $19/hour

 STATUS;                                             Non-exempt; no employee supervision

 CRITICAL  JOB  FUNCTIONS

Possesses the professional skills and  abilities specific to the technical aspects of the position

PROVIDE SUPPORTS

  • Support and participate alongside individuals in vocational, volunteer, and  other meaningful household and  community activities that  align with the organization’s philosophy.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining social connections with others in the community,
  • Coordinate instruction and support to promote skill development and  independence and  in some situations, with providing personal care.

DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SERVICE PLANS

  • Participate in developing and implementing instructional and  behavioral plans.
  • Conduct interviews and assessments in preparation for service plan  development.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and participate in team planning meetings as requested.

TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS SERVED

  • Transport persons served as needed. This will frequently be a personal vehicle but  may include the operation of BI vehicles or riding public transportation. Follow  all inspection/cleanliness of vehicle requirements.

KEEP RECORDS AND WRITE REPORTS

  • Maintain individual progress records; write and submit accurate reports as per procedures.
  • Ensure correct data entry and accuracy of all time and  attendance and  work records.

DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with persons served, peers, supervisors, and other staff, affiliated agency staff, and  members of the community.
  • Attend, actively engage, and participate in weekly staff meetings, training sessions, and other relevant meetings.

OTHER

  • Provide support as a Direct Support Professional working in any BI program including but not limited to, providing in-home care, transportation, and in-community services for persons served.
  • Executes position specific job duties and other duties as assigned at the discretion of BI.

 CANDIDATE  SHOULD POSSESS  THE FOLLOWING  SKILLS  Organized:  Able to perform job duties with efficiency and  accuracy

Dependable: Can be relied upon; trustworthy, responsible, punctual.

Good Judgment: Chooses courses of action that  result in beneficial outcomes to the agency and  the community

Positive Attitude: Has an overall positive, open, and  supportive attitude

Interpersonal Relations: Is able to relate well to others

Communication: Is an effective listener, communicates well both verbally and  in writing

Initiative: Is a self-starter

Philosophical Commitment: Demonstrates commitment to BI’s established culture of dignity and  respect.

 QUALIFICATIONS  &  REQUIREMENTS

 EDUCATION:

High school diploma required; College coursework in Special Education, Rehabilitation, or a closely related field is preferred.

 EXPERIENCE:

Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities is desirable. Good customer service skills and  an interest in helping others pursue and  achieve their best life is required.

 COVID-19  VACCINATION:

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and  booster or valid medical or religious exemption is required as a condition for employment. Individuals who  are in the vaccination process ie; are only partially vaccinated/have only received the first dose in a two-dose series or are awaiting the 14-day

post-vaccine waiting period for full vaccination status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing until considered fully vaccinated. Individuals with a valid medical or religious exemption must also undergo a weekly COVID-19 testing.

 PHYSICAL  REQUIREMENTS:

  • A physical condition that will permit frequent bending, turning, and  lifting without injury.
  • Ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to assist individuals in wheelchairs.
  • Provide personal care to individuals including assistance in the restroom and feeding.
  • Lift at least 40 pounds.
  • Clearance of pre-employment Functional Capacity Evaluation with no restrictions that cannot be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship.

 MAY REQUIRE  ONE OR ALL    :

  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Insured, dependable vehicle
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical or religious exemption
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Criminal Record Clearance