Direct Support Profession III
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Denton, TX

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  • Home Team Leader The DSP III is responsible for the routine and emergency care, treatment and training for the specified individuals with developmental disabilities routine and crisis situations. Responsibilities may include such duties as grooming, bathing, feeding, observing and reporting client conditions and behaviors; interacting with individuals therapeutically, participating in individualized and/or active treatment programs. The DSP III is required to accurately document individual's behavior throughout the daily schedule, including response to home activities, home training and unusual incidents. Teaches and trains techniques of treatment, therapy and developmental programs. Supervises the work of others. This position is required to drive a state owned vehicle. This position is on the Westridge Unit.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Functions: Management and supervision of staff. Must be able to teach new employees the essential job functions and effectively use the Positive Performance Management program on a consistent basis for all employees. The DSP III is responsible for the provision of direct services for individuals with developmental disabilities and supervision of staff during their shift. Assists persons served with training to teach daily living and vocational skills. Provides behavioral intervention by following the recommended behavioral intervention techniques to ensure persons served protection from harm or injury due to abuse and neglect, sexual incidents serious injuries or other sources of immediate danger, and provides emergency care as needed. Maintains current driver’s license in order to assist in the transportation of individuals to and from activities and for community integration. Ensures the delivery of therapeutic and individualized training per the clients active treatment program and documents progress. Ensures that persons served have are assisted with carrying out necessary self-care skills (i.e.. bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting , feeding and grooming). Ensures environment is free of safety hazards by correcting any hazards found and reporting them. Ensures that persons served are observed for signs and symptoms of disease, injury, reactions to medication, or other conditions that warrant medical intervention. May prevent or manage aggressive behavior among persons served and may need to administer CPR in emergency intervention. Supervise the work of others. Teaches and trains patient care techniques of treatment, therapy, and develops training for staff. Assists with keeping staff members up to date with annual required training

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge Skills Abilities: Ability to teach and train patient care techniques and of treatment, therapy and developmental programs Ability to read write and understand English so as to effectively communicate and carry out verbal and written instructions Ability to teach and train behavior modification techniques as required for persons served with certain specific behaviors. Ability to provide client care to administer first aid or CPR to conduct Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB) and to communicate effectively. Ability to work with others and as a member of a team Ability to pass vehicle driving course.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Registrations, Licensure Requirements or Certifications: Position requires a valid Driver’s license. Applicants with out of state driver’s license must provide a copy of their driving record.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Initial Screening Criteria: High School Diploma or GED. 1 year providing direct care services.

Additional Information:
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All Denton State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. All new employees must be able to attend orientation during the first two weeks of employment on an 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday schedule. Applicants with out of state driver’s license must provide a copy of their driving record. Evening shift receives an additional 10% pay. This posting is for day shift.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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