Direct Support Professional III - 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 exploring, obtaining and retaining job, volunteer, and  educational opportunities and/or instruction and  support with daily living skills, with adults who  live independently or in a family home.  All services are provided in-person and/or virtually.

 SALARY:                                             $20/hour

 STATUS:                                           Non-exempt

CRITICAL  JOB  FUNCTIONS

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

PROVIDE SUPPORTS

  • Assist individuals in advocating for their needs while providing assistance and support in various tasks vital to living and  working in the community.
  • Identify barriers to employment; assist individuals in resolving and mitigating barriers; offer potential solutions and  supportive services,
  • Coordinate instruction and support to facilitate acquisition of independent living skills.
  • Research opportunities that support the person’s interests in work, recreation, post-secondary education and  community and  facilitate participation in activities of their choosing.
  • Provide services related to post-secondary education including exploration, facilitating the enrollment and  financial aid processes, and  other educational related supports.

DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SERVICE PLANS

  • Conduct interviews and assessments in preparation for service plan  development.
  • Participate in developing and implementing instructional and  support plans based on the person’s objectives.
  • Maintain progress records, ensuring accuracy; write and submit reports as per established procedures.

TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS SERVED

  • Transport individuals  as  needed which  may   include  assistance  with  public  and/or  para transportation services.

DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with persons served, peers, supervisors and other staff, affiliated agency staff and  members of the community.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining the individual’s circle of support, with a focus on

reducing relationships with paid supports, as requested by the individual.

  • Schedule, coordinate and participate in team planning meetings, trainings and  staff 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

 EDUCATION:

 QUALIFICATIONS  &  REQUIREMENTS

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

 EXPERIENCE:

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.

 SPECIAL  SKILLS:

The ability to provide job training, supervision, and  interpersonal skills to assist individuals to rely on natural support in the workplaces. Ability to negotiate and  coordinate work-related issues with employers.