Direct Support Professional (DSP)
We are looking for dedicated and committed Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who are striving to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve.
Responsible for the overall well being of program participants by cultivating an environment that fosters independence within a safe learning environment and that encourages the enhancement of positive relationships.
Advocate for assigned individual(s), i.e., attend all meetings, ensure all medical, dental and therapy appointments are scheduled and kept and assist in developing and maintaining family and community relationships.
Attend to individuals’ personal care needs. (This may include lifting and assisting individuals in and out of wheelchairs, use of Hoyer lift and maintaining good hygiene.)
Transport individuals, as needed, using personal vehicle (i.e., to appointments, work, etc.)
Transfer from one assignment to another as requested (e.g., from one residence to another or from day program to residence and vice versa).
Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Support Plans (ISP).
Maintain accurate records including daily logs, individual files, accident and incident reports.
Maintain open and focused communication with team members regarding goals and progress of program participants.
Follow established schedules for both individuals we serve and those set by Team Leaders for staff.
Comply with all policies as stated in the SCC Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook.
Project professional image at all times.
Ability to do standing/seated tasks for long periods of time.
Ability to perform range of motion tasks, including but not limited to; reaching, bending, stretching, stooping and lifting.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (all personnel are trained in correct lifting procedures.)
– High School Diploma or Equivalent
– Experience supporting Intellectual Disabilities, but not required.
– Valid Driver’s License or US Passport
– Pass Background Check
– Pass Drug Test
Team Leader or designated person