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FRIENDS Of Broomfield Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Social in Broomfield, Colorado

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides meaningful and individuallytailored services to meet the goals, desires and needs of adults withintellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who attend FRIENDS ofBroomfield's Social and Travel Program activities. The DSP works as part ofa team to plan and schedule a variety of community inclusion activities andsocial events. The DSP is responsible for providing appropriatesupervision, mentoring and teaching opportunities so that adults may gaingreater independence, increase their personal repertoire of leisureskills, and build meaningful relationships with community members. The DSPenables adults in the program to recognize and develop their interests andabilities so they can be empowered to make choices and lead fulfilling lives.The DSP helps to ensure activities are provided in a healthy and safeenvironmeThe DSP promotes person-centered concepts, integration of individuals intothe community and being involved in activities that increase leisure skillsand build relationships. The DSP actively supports adults with IDD to chooseand achieve the highest quality of life. The DSP promotes the organization'smission, vision and core values.ResponsibilitiesProgram Operations In conjunction with the Social Program Coordinator, develop andimplement program activities and social events that foster opportunities forindependence, development of relationships and promote community integration. Follow approved calendar of events and activities. Provide direct support and supervision during Social Program events. Assist and support individuals to ensure participation in the activities. Break down tasks or parts of an activity into manageable components sothat people of all abilities can participate to the best of their ability. Assist with daily living skills including meal preparation and eating. Assist adults with a variety of aspects of personal care, includetoileting, grooming and ambulating. Ensure the daily living activities and the health and safety needs of theindividuals are consistently met. Administer medications as prescribed and document administration. Display an awareness of individuals needing physical assistance withambulation. Clean up after activities. Recognize the needs and desires of the individual and provide appropriatesupport. Provide routine positive reinforcement, inspiration and moral support tothe individuals served. Manage crises according to established policy, procedures, and guidelines. Handle minor issues that arise, including de-escalating,re-directing, reporting progress and problems to the Department Director. Provide activities and social interactions that are age appropriate andensure people are treated with dignity and respect.Transportation Drive any of FRIENDS of Broomfield's vehicles including mini-buses,12-passenger vehicles, or cars in a variety of weather conditions. Assist individuals on and off vehicles. Maintain and clean FRIENDS vehicles. Conduct safety checks and communicate any concerns regarding FRIENDSvehicles.Communication Establish good rapport with people in the program, families, careproviders, FRIENDS staff, and visitors. Report any unusual behaviors, incidents, or concerns to Social ProgramCoordinator. Offer feedback to Director regarding activities. Maintain confidentiality of individuals served at FRIENDS and agencyoperations. Participate in meetings by offering suggestions and asking questions forclarification. Ongoing communications with supervisors, team members, family membersand all other stakeholders regarding any issues, concerns, problems(i.e. programmatically and medically). Attend all required meetings.Documentation Requirements Complete and maintain paperwork according to policy and procedure. Complete documentation in Therap. Complete activity plans according to procedures. Ensure timely reporting of incidents according to policy.Other Duties/Responsibilities Report all incidents invo

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