Direct Support Professional - (Intellectual Disability Experience Preferred)
Fraser Ltd. - Fargo, ND

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Provides individualized supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities to increase their ability to live independently in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of Fraser, Ltd. to ensure quality implementation of services.

Fraser, Ltd Overview: Fraser, Ltd., by charter is the oldest human service agency in North Dakota established in 1893. Fraser, Ltd provides assistance to children, youth, and adults on their lifes journey towards independence. We are seeking caring, responsible, and compassionate individuals to join our team of over 200 professionals. We provide services in 3 areas; Children’s Services, Transitional Youth Services, and Adult Residential Disability Services. Children’s Services provides a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment in which children with special needs and children typically developing learn and grow together. Transitional Youth Services provides shelter, basic needs, life skills education and advocacy services for disenfranchised youth by supporting independent thought and empowering self-directed action for individuals ages 16-26. Adult Residential Disability Services promotes education, advocacy, and active treatment for people with intellectual disabilities by providing supportive services in a residential environment.

Direct Support Professional Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and at least 18 years of age. Prefer a minimum of two year's college course work and sufficient training to work as a team member in providing a program that assists people to develop a sense of well being and skills that enable them to learn to function with greater self sufficiency. Prefer a minimum of one year's experience working with people with intellectual disabilities. Ability to relate to management, peers and people supported in a professional manner. Time management skills and ability to organize workload. Competent in all ND Developmental Disabilities training modules within 18 months of employment.

Direct Support Professional Responsibilities:
  • Assesses and assists to train people in accordance with the independent living curriculum and their Person Centered Service Plan (PCSP) with priorities established by the Interdisciplinary Planning Team (IDT)
  • Prepares meals and provides hands-on training to people in accordance with established menus
  • Supervises medication and provides hands-on training in accordance with medication procedures
  • Supervises behavioral areas as relevant to people living in the community and assists in personal adjustment to residential living
  • Monitors health needs daily and follows designated procedures.
  • Supports people with personal hygiene to achieve clean, well-groomed personal appearance throughout shift
  • Completes assigned cleaning tasks and provides hands-on training to people
  • Attends meetings for administrative, supervisory, and when designated, program planning meetings
  • Reviews daily log notes, communication book entries, and the Medication Administration Records (MAR) at the beginning of each shift and records significant positive observations or concerns regarding the people supported each day
  • Records daily census, number of meals served, sleep charts, kitchen documentation, and cleaning checklists
  • Conducts fire drills in accordance with regulations and schedules, and completes necessary documentation
  • Assists people in taking clothing and personal property inventories
  • Records weights weekly in the weight chart
  • Assists with yearly assessments

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