Direct Support Professional Supervisor - Serves as unit supervisor appointed by and responsible to the Unit Director of Residential Services. The unit supervisor is responsible to ensure that care, treatment, training, and support activities are completed in the assigned home, including supervising and monitoring the activities of other direct support staff. The unit supervisor performs administrative and programming duties that include supervising and evaluating direct care staff within the unit. The unit supervisor may delegate portions of these responsibilities and sufficient authority for fulfillment, but may not relinquish overall responsibility for results. The unit supervisor is also responsible for quality active treatment and operation of the unit. The unit supervisor may be asked to assume the duties of the Director of Residential Services in his/her absence. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Arranges work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and staff/client ratios
Monitors/documents individual participation/progression for effective communication with other staff
Ensure efficient delivery of care, training, and support activities on the unit through supervision of activities and work behaviors or assigned employees
Attends meetings, serves on committee, and performs other specific tasks when directed by the Unit Director, Administrative Assistant, Director of Home Life, Asst. Superintendent, or Superintendent
Ensures programming and care of all assigned clients through periodic planning sessions with administrative and professional staff
Ensure that the home is maintained s a safe and sanitary living environment for clients
Plans, assigns and supervises work of others
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.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to make decisions and uses good judgment when dealing with critical incidents.
Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate proper body mechanics, good posture, and proper lifting techniques.
Strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and PMAB techniques to restrain and prevent harm to that individual or others until the harmful/violent behavior subsides.
Ability to master basic techniques of client care and training.
Ability to be flexible in handling work assignments.
Knowledge of client care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs.
Ability to provide client care, to administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to conduct Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB), to communicate effectively, and to train others.
Ability to work effectively with others and as a member of a team.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
May require a valid driver's license and certification in CPR, First Aid, or PMAB. Experience in direct client care work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED.
Two (2) years experience working in the field related to this position (working with people with developmental and/or physical disabilities).
Experience in a supervisory role.
General knowledge of ICF/IID standards.
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 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All 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.
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. req#226112
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - 16 months ago