6-2 DSP III - ATS - 511B
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Carlsbad, TX

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Direct Support Profession III serves as Unit Charge and is appointed by and responsible to the Direct Support Professional IV, subject to the approval of the Unit Director. The DSP III 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 charge may delegate portions of these responsibilities and sufficient authority for fulfillment, but may not relinquish overall responsibility for results. In the absence of the Charge, the Assistant/Acting Charge will assume the job responsibilities. The Charge may be asked to assume the duties of the DSP IV 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. Ensures active and efficient care, training, and support for clients in home living environment Ensures the practice of appropriate Gentle Teaching techniques in all training and care activities in living and training environments. Ensure that the home is maintained and is a safe and sanitary living environment for client. Insure efficient operation of the home through direct supervision of assigned staff and maintenance of daily documentation requirements. Serves as an active member of the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary treatment team for unit/facility. Participates in the development of clients' treatment plans. Performs duties of the Management Supervisor when that staff member is absent. 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 judgement 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:

Initial Selection Criteria:
One (1) year of experience providing direct care experience.

Additional Information:
Requisition ID# 224361 All applicants must pass: 1. pre-employment drug screen 2. fingerprint & criminal background checks 3. Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS) checks 4. 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. San Angelo State Supported Living Center is located approximately 20 miles northwest of San Angelo on Highway 87N in Carlsbad, TX 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 AccessHR 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.