SUPPORTED LIVING LEAD DSP TRAINER (Days and shifts will vary)
Opportunity Enterprises, Inc. - Valparaiso, IN

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DESCRIPTION

The Supported Living Lead DSP/Trainer is responsible providingSupported Living staff training (formal and informal), and coaching for appropriate implementation of financial materials/needs, medications, policies, procedures, and other job functions.

Days and shifts will vary

DUTIES

Specific Responsibilities of the Supported Living Lead DSP/Trainer include, but are not limited to the following items:

1. Respond to daily pager call offs by assisting team in finding coverage;

2. Ensures compliance of agency and departmental policy and procedures;

3. Ensures DSP's are treated with dignity and are respected and valued;

4. Attend/develop appropriate in-services, conferences, workshops, and agency meetings as needed;

5. Responsible for teaching and modeling appropriate social and interpersonal behaviors to the individual served;

6. Demonstrating teamwork with staff, clients, and other departments in the agency;

7. Maintaining acceptable work standards in all areas including attendance and punctuality;

8. Being available as scheduled, or as needed, to receive emergency communication during non-traditional work times. Required to carry crew specific pager on a rotating basis;

9. Completing other duties as requested by Management;

10. Responsible for the implementing Individual Prescriptive Plans (IPPs) including Behavior Support Plans as per written in the annual case conference,

11. Self-initiation of instructional and recreational activities in a variety of locations, (community based);

12. Participate in staffing for clients with other members of the interdisciplinary team;

13. Maintain, and submit as necessary, all necessary documentation in IPPs: behavior sheets, incident reports, personal assistance sheets, time cards, service logs, and medication records and other paperwork as requested to ensure compliance with agency and state policies and procedures;

14. Demonstrate teamwork with staff and clients in the agency (including other departments);

15. Maintain acceptable work standards in all areas including attendance and punctuality;

16. There is absolutely NO sleeping while on duty during any shift,

17. Ensure all aspects of appropriate daily personal grooming hygiene (i.e. oral, bathing, dressing, hair care) for the individual served;

18. May be responsible for medical care for individuals, which may include catheterization;

19. Responsible for helping individuals with daily living skills that may include toileting and feeding;

20. Ensure all aspects of appropriate housekeeping tasks are completed based on posted chore list;

21. Responsible for ensuring completion of client daily schedule;

22. Ensure medication policy compliance;

23. Ensure compliance of client's weekly budget. Responsible for monitoring financials in the home;

24. Responsible for notification to supervisor of emergency situations (i.e. hospitalization, emergency police situations, or fire);

25. Responsible for scheduling, accompanying, and/or transporting consumers to medical appointments, and transporting consumers;

26. Must be willing to work all locations and with all other staff,

27. Must be willing to work at least one weekend shift per week,

28. When deemed necessary, a staff supervisor or other member from the support team may pull staff from their current work site to go to another work site.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
In addition to the Specific Responsibilities outlined above, general responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Communication
The General Responsibilities of this position may include the ability to communicate and interact with the public, co-workers, other departments, supervisors, state agencies, clients and client family members.

2. Physical Tasks
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1) Without assistance, employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 120 pounds.

2) While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to walk, crawl, sit, stand, stoop, bend, squat, push, pull and have full physical dexterity and agility. Assist with toileting, bathing, feeding, and medication on an as needed basis for clients.

3. Tasks and Abilities
1) This position requires the ability to operate a vehicle. Must have reliable transportation.

2) Will be required to carry your crew specific pager and/or cell phone furnished by the agency.

3) Must be able to work flexible hours and shift work as needed.

4) Will be required to receive and make work-related phone calls from home.

5) Must have the ability to read and comprehend documents and procedure manuals.

6) Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

7) Must have the ability to calculate, count, add, subtract, multiply, divide and work with fractions, decimals, and percentages,

8) Must have the ability to comprehend, retain, and follow oral and written instructions, exercise good judgment, set priorities, concentrate and focus on sensitive materials or items, listen, analyze, problem solve, and make decisions.

9) Must be able to self-direct, work without supervision, function in high stress situations, provide instruction/training, and organize.

10) Must be able to make informative and persuasive presentations, negotiate, self-direct, work without supervision, provide instruction/training, direct, and organize.

11) Must demonstrate supervisory skills compatible with the organization.

4. The Lead DSP/Trainer shall assume other responsibilities as requested by Management.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each of the specific and general responsibilities satisfactorily. Additionally, the requirements listed below are representative of the education and/or experience required to perform this job:

1. Required Licenses, Certificates, Degrees and/or Experience

1) She/he must possess a valid Driver's License with a driving record acceptable to Opportunity Enterprises Inc. insurance carrier.

2) She/he must possess a High School Diploma or GED.

3) She/he should have two (2) years of experience with individuals with disabilities but is not required.
Specific Responsibilities of the Supported Living Lead DSP/Trainer include, but are not limited to the following items:

1. Respond to daily pager call offs by assisting team in finding coverage;

2. Ensures compliance of agency and departmental policy and procedures;

3. Ensures DSP's are treated with dignity and are respected and valued;

4. Attend/develop appropriate in-services, conferences, workshops, and agency meetings as needed;

5. Responsible for teaching and modeling appropriate social and interpersonal behaviors to the individual served;

6. Demonstrating teamwork with staff, clients, and other departments in the agency;

7. Maintaining acceptable work standards in all areas including attendance and punctuality;

8. Being available as scheduled, or as needed, to receive emergency communication during non-traditional work times. Required to carry crew specific pager on a rotating basis;

9. Completing other duties as requested by Management;

10. Responsible for the implementing Individual Prescriptive Plans (IPPs) including Behavior Support Plans as per written in the annual case conference,

11. Self-initiation of instructional and recreational activities in a variety of locations, (community based);

12. Participate in staffing for clients with other members of the interdisciplinary team;

13. Maintain, and submit as necessary, all necessary documentation in IPPs: behavior sheets, incident reports, personal assistance sheets, time cards, service logs, and medication records and other paperwork as requested to ensure compliance with agency and state policies and procedures;

14. Demonstrate teamwork with staff and clients in the agency (including other departments);

15. Maintain acceptable work standards in all areas including attendance and punctuality;

16. There is absolutely NO sleeping while on duty during any shift,

17. Ensure all aspects of appropriate daily personal grooming hygiene (i.e. oral, bathing, dressing, hair care) for the individual served;

18. May be responsible for medical care for individuals, which may include catheterization;

19. Responsible for helping individuals with daily living skills that may include toileting and feeding;

20. Ensure all aspects of appropriate housekeeping tasks are completed based on posted chore list;

21. Responsible for ensuring completion of client daily schedule;

22. Ensure medication policy compliance;

23. Ensure compliance of client's weekly budget. Responsible for monitoring financials in the home;

24. Responsible for notification to supervisor of emergency situations (i.e. hospitalization, emergency police situations, or fire);

25. Responsible for scheduling, accompanying, and/or transporting consumers to medical appointments, and transporting consumers;

26. Must be willing to work all locations and with all other staff,

27. Must be willing to work at least one weekend shift per week,

28. When deemed necessary, a staff supervisor or other member from the support team may pull staff from their current work site to go to another work site.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
In addition to the Specific Responsibilities outlined above, general responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Communication
The General Responsibilities of this position may include the ability to communicate and interact with the public, co-workers, other departments, supervisors, state agencies, clients and client family members.

2. Physical Tasks
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1) Without assistance, employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 120 pounds.

2) While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to walk, crawl, sit, stand, stoop, bend, squat, push, pull and have full physical dexterity and agility. Assist with toileting, bathing, feeding, and medication on an as needed basis for clients.

3. Tasks and Abilities
1) This position requires the ability to operate a vehicle. Must have reliable transportation.

2) Will be required to carry your crew specific pager and/or cell phone furnished by the agency.

3) Must be able to work flexible hours and shift work as needed.

4) Will be required to receive and make work-related phone calls from home.

5) Must have the ability to read and comprehend documents and procedure manuals.

6) Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

7) Must have the ability to calculate, count, add, subtract, multiply, divide and work with fractions, decimals, and percentages,

8) Must have the ability to comprehend, retain, and follow oral and written instructions, exercise good judgment, set priorities, concentrate and focus on sensitive materials or items, listen, analyze, problem solve, and make decisions.

9) Must be able to self-direct, work without supervision, function in high stress situations, provide instruction/training, and organize.

10) Must be able to make informative and persuasive presentations, negotiate, self-direct, work without supervision, provide instruction/training, direct, and organize.

11) Must demonstrate supervisory skills compatible with the organization.

4. The Lead DSP/Trainer shall assume other responsibilities as requested by Management.

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Opened in 1967, Opportunity Enterprises is a non-profit organization that strives to help individuals with developmental disabilities reach...