Direct Support
CCAR Industries - Charleston, IL

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About CCAAR Industries

Our mission is to provide community-based services and supports that enhance the quality of life of East Central Illinois citizens with developmental disabilities and/or other functional limitations throughout their lifespan.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of high school diploma preferred or GED Certificate or demonstrate competency at that level on a standardized test.
  • Experience working with a developmentally disabled population
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology
  • Valid Illinois driver's license.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with individuals in accordance to their individual integrated service plan.
  • Perform standard paper work processes as required including but not limited to; documentation of individual's progress related to goals, individuals observation notes, weekly grocery lists, monthly activity calendars, monthly menus, and log notes.
  • Establish rapport, gain the confidence of and maintain ongoing, regular contacts with the individuals.
  • Provide the individual's served positive role modeling both at home and in the community.
  • Assist the individual in making prudent, responsible, safe informed choices in their everyday lives. This will be accomplished through review of natural consequences which might result from the prospective choice and through counseling.
  • Participate in training sessions and in-services as required.
  • The DSP may be called upon to help out with any individual served under CCAR's Residential Services programs as the need arises.
  • The DSP assigned to work any shift at a 24-hour site must be with those individuals residing at that site at all times. In the event of an emergency, the DSP must call for additional support.
  • The DSP assigned to work the evening shift at a 24-hour site is primarily responsible for

assisting individuals to maintain a neat, clean and orderly home-like atmosphere. This will include ensuring that a sufficient supply of food, household goods, and personal goods, etc.

  • May also include household cleaning and maintenance chores.
  • The DSP on the deep night shift is responsible for assisting individuals residing at the site to arise, eat breakfast, begin the day in an orderly fashion and get to work on time.
  • DSP's working at a 24-hour site must maintain communication with one another from shift to shift regarding the individuals residing at that site.
  • The DSP assigned to the weekend shift of 24-hour site shares same responsibilities as the

DSPs at a 24-hour site listed above. However, the weekend DSPs focus should be geared
more towards recreation/leisure activities such as normally enjoyed by the normal population.

  • Maintain current certification in CPI, CPR, and First Aid and provide as necessary
  • Receive annual TB shot
  • Complete incident/accident reports when witnessed and submit the written
  • Report to their supervisor for review.
  • Keep aware and follow all health and safety related procedures and policies as they relate to their job position. Specifically, complete all assigned sanitation activities when scheduled.
  • Complete all assigned in-service training related to health and safety issues. Complete all scheduled emergency drills as assigned and produce minutes to submit to their supervisor.
  • Provide active supervision to the consumers own self-medication goals and document the results as necessary.
  • Continue to upgrade job skills as required through changing regulations, populations served,

or other variables affecting the nature of the position.

  • Must have sufficient computer skills in order to perform daily computer tasks

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