Direct Support Professional
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

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PRIMARY FUNCTION

Assists with the care, supervision, support and daily living skills training for individuals with multiple disabilities in a residential setting. May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Assists residents (may be males and/or females as assigned) with personal care areas on a daily basis, or as requested by the resident or assigned by supervisor. Personal care tasks may include showering/bathing, hair and nail care, shaving, toileting, oral hygiene, make-up per individual taste, dressing, clothing care, budgeting/bill-paying/banking and shopping
  • Maintains living environment in a clean, sanitary, neat and safe condition at all times
  • Maintains compliance with all health and safety facility related licensing standards (DES, DDD and DHS)
  • Keeps living areas free of clutter and unsafe conditions; reports unsafe conditions to supervisor for resolution
  • Monitors and assists residents with energy conservation and home safety
  • Shops for or assists residents with shopping for food, paper products, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Assures that food and supplies are adequately stocked in home/apartment
  • Completes home safety checklists as directed by supervisor
  • Follows all recommendations of medical/dental/therapy evaluations for the individuals in the program
  • Implements recommended physical, occupational and speech therapy exercises
  • Documents implementation of recommended programs, outcomes, progress and concerns
  • Orders and picks-up medications from pharmacy, as necessary or assigned
  • Administers medications per licensing standards, or upon guidance of medical professional, according to established procedure
  • Performs routine preventative care or first aid, as required, to include treatment for burns, cuts, bites, seizures, rash, peri-care, CPR, positioning and lifting
  • Assists in transporting residents to medical and/or therapy appointments
  • Communicates with medical or professional personnel; ensures accurate information is transferred and completes medical reports per agency requirements, as assigned by supervisor
  • Assists individuals in transferring, lifting and moving personal items and accessing their environment via adaptive equipment
  • Attends regular meetings i.e. agency, individual client and staff interactions, and in-service training sessions as required by supervisor
  • Communicates with individuals, case managers, medical personnel, parents/guardians, day program personnel, neighbors, etc.
  • Implements agreed upon Individual Support Plan (ISP) objectives for the residents and maintains appropriate documentation of progress
  • Completes all required training, as assigned
  • Completes necessary and assigned reports, forms, tracking tools, etc., as required or assigned
  • Assists and/or trains residents by acting as a role model and providing encouragement and ideas in the areas of menu planning, socialization, community integration, choice-making, self-advocacy, personal care, mobility, appropriate behavior and interactions per community norms
  • Assists individuals in completing weekly menu plans, if requested. Assists individuals to the extent necessary in making meals from menu; may require cooking skills to complete entire meal for the individual
  • Provides input and feedback to co-workers, supervisors and administration on program needs, improvements and/or ideas for change in the best interest of the individuals served
  • May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School / GED
  • Proven ability to lift 60 lbs 20% of the time
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Obtain CPR, First Aid, and Article 9 certifications within 90 days of employment and maintain these certifications throughout employment
  • Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
  • Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Post-secondary education
  • Additional years of experience
  • American Sign Language skills

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