Takes action to provide support in ways that enhance the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of those we serve. Shows regard for OSLP's Six Primary Values by providing the people we serve with optimum health and safety, integration into the community, meaningful activity, personal relationships, personal choice, and dignity. Adhere to agency policies and procedures, and individual's plans and protocols consistently as written. Has an awareness of protecting the agency and the people we serve against loss. Dispenses medications and treatments as prescribed, documentation and data collection as required, and maintains a clean, healthy, and attractive home and yard. Work closely with site manager to ensure smooth and efficient program operation and to learn all aspects of management duties and responsibilities.
Essential Job Functions
- Reports to: Program Manager, or person in charge.
- Takes direction from: program management, health professionals, and consultants
. Carry and respond to site pager 2 days per week; assume duties of site manager in his/her absence.
- Must be able to develop and maintain positive and cooperative team oriented relations with co-workers, supervisors, and those we serve.
- Perform all necessary personal care, hygiene, physical support, and daily living needs. Assist in training new staff as required.
- Follow Individual Support Plans, Behavior Support Plans, and established protocols consistently as written.
- Cooperate and participate professionally with team members, health professionals, consultants, parents, guardians, and other interested parties.
. Function as Safety Committee Representative and attend monthly Safety Committee/Asst Manager meetings.
- Complete documentation and data collection in a professional and timely manner.
- Ensure proper handling and documentation of resident's personal funds used or transferred during work shift.
- Accurately dispense and document medications and administer treatments as prescribed.
- Work safely and efficiently in performing job functions.
- Implement 'range of motion', planned exercise, leisure and recreation activities.
- Maintain a clean, healthy, and attractive home and yard.
- Prepare nutritious meals and snacks according to the dietary needs and preferences of those we serve.
- Punctually observe scheduled work and/or training hours using unscheduled absences only when necessary for illness or emergency.
- Promptly and pleasantly perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor or designee.
Occasionally up to 1/3 shift
Frequently up to 2/3 shift
Continuously throughout shift
Social Skill Requirements
- Standing: Continuously in combination with walking indoors and outdoors.
- Sitting: Occasionally
- Walking: Continuously in combination with standing.
- Worker Mobility: Can change positions frequently throughout the work shift.
- Carry/Lift: Occasionally and independently lift and carry up to 45 pounds.
- Pushing/Pulling: Frequently and independently push/pull people served during dressing, transferring or positioning. Frequently and independently push/pull wheelchairs or lifting equipment and occasionally while performing routine household and/or yard tasks.
- Bending/Squatting: Frequently throughout the work shift while attending to people served and cleaning.
- Reaching/Handling: Use of fingers/hands/arms continuously. Occasional overhead reaching needed.
- Grasping/Squeezing: Frequently throughout the work shift.
- Twisting: Frequently throughout the work shift.
- Climbing: Occasionally ascend or descend stairs or ramps indoors or outdoors.
- Ability to positively interact with residents and co-workers.
- Ability to effectively send and receive verbal communication using the English language.
- Must be able to read English and write it legibly.
- Able to perform basic math functions.
- Must have the ability to analyze, reason, and make decisions.
- Must be able to learn and retain new skills.
Please apply online at www.oslp.org. Learn more about the profession at www.directsupportprofessional.org
- Most work is performed in residential home.
- Occasional exposure to outside elements.
- Occasional driving of wheelchair van, minivan, or sedan.
- Possible exposure to household chemicals and/or compounds throughout work shift."
Must have: valid driver's license with 3 years clean driving record; high school diploma or GED
Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities strongly preferred.