Habilitation Counselor Direct Support Professional
Trebesh Inc - Maplewood, MN

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Looking for part time (5-20 hrs/wk) employees to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. This is part time employment, this company does not offer full time employment. Experience working with people with developmental disabilities strongly preferred.

Requirements include: having a car, valid license and insurance, able to pass a DHS background check, strong English skills both written and verbal.

Hours include weekday evenings and weekends. The majority of shifts are weekends. Job duties include: light housecleaning, laundry assistance, downsizing/organizing and de-cluttering of home/property, Meal preparation, transportation, primary responsibility of staff are to teach daily living skills like: exercise, personal hygiene, money management, cooking, healthy living, socialization, etc., as well as some medication dispensing.

If interested you may fax resume to: 651-282-0097 or email to set up a job interview.

Other functions and expectation include: Understand, implement, and complete documentation procedures as they apply to the daily functioning of the program (i.e., goal data sheets, schedules, incident reports, emergency drills, community integration logs, daily case notes, etc.). Be able to transport persons served safely, under all driving conditions, to and from appointments and activities. Make sure residence is maintained as a clean and safe environment for person to live. This is to include keeping walkways and driveways clean and clear of snow as needed. Include the persons served in the process as appropriate. Coordinate community activities and appointments with person served (i.e. doctor appointments, therapy appointments, work, volunteer activities, leisure activities, etc.). Demonstrate professionalism by: utilizing good judgment, being dependable and reliable, working with minimal direct supervision, arriving to work and to scheduled appointments on time, productive use of time. Work cooperatively and professionally with other staff members in giving and receiving information. Be self-motivated and take initiative. Seek out new assignments. Propose new ideas and different ways of doing things. Be receptive to feed back. Understand that persons served are individuals and should be treated as such. Be sensitive to the needs and learning styles of each person served. Focus on their abilities not their disabilities. Offer options for informed choice and encourage independence. Empathize, don't sympathize. Treat persons served, co-workers, related services and the public with respect. Maintain confidentiality of information regarding persons served co-workers, and company issues. Show professionalism by: work quality, showing initiative and good judgment, being self-motivated so the job can be completed without direct supervision, clock in using time card on time, and maintaining a good attendance record; role modeling of appropriate behaviors, dress, and communication for persons served; working as a team member.

Some of the shifts we are currently hiring for are in the group home setting. Those shifts include using a Hoyer lift, medication dispensing, checking blood sugars, giving insulin injections, personal cares of the residents, and overall care of the home and residents. All clients are working in target areas to increase their skills in a variety of ways. Staff are expected to work on the goals with clients and document accordingly. At the group home, you are responsible for cooking all meals and cleaning the kitchen area on your shift, keeping consumers' clothing clean, pressed, and in good repair.
In addition, when you are not busy doing direct care of consumers or actively involved with them, you are expected to do general cleaning and maintenance of living areas. This includes the consumers' bedrooms, closets, dressers, bathroom, kitchen, and living areas.
Our expectation is that staff care for the home as if it were their home.