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North Metro Community Services On-Call Direct Support Professional - Residential in Westminster, Colorado

DescriptionThe Direct Support Professional in the Residential Program assists individualsliving in an individual or a group setting with various activities of dailyliving and recreation, while maintaining high standards of care and safety.Essential FunctionsTrains, supervises and assists individuals with activities of dailyliving, including dressing, eating, toileting, changing protectiveundergarments, bathing, and daily hygieneEnsures access to and supervision at community activities based oninterests, preferences and input of people in services as assignedDemonstrates positive communication with and is respectful towards teammembers, people in services and community membersSafely transports people to work and recreation activities using a passengervan or other assigned vehicleAssists people with attending medical appointments and ensures that therequired paperwork is completed and appropriate people are notified of theoutcomes of medical appointmentsAssists people who have physical and/or intellectual disabilities, withentering, seating, and exiting a vehicle/passenger van with physicalsupport and assistance as neededAssists people with mobility, including people who use wheelchairs,walkers or need stand-by physical assistanceMonitors social behaviors and instructs and models acceptable alternativesAttends team meetingsParticipates in training courses and maintains certification as required byagencyAccurately distributes medications to individuals and provides assistance,as neededAccurately implements and documents individual goals and progress,accurately documents contact notes and incident reports, and recordsBehavioral ISSP and Medication Support Plan documentation.Utilizes agency approved physical crisis intervention techniques as trained todo to manage behavioral episodes of people in servicesMonitors health needs of people living in the residential home and assistswith obtaining health care as neededProvides medical care in accordance with established protocols, includingFirst Aid/CPR when neededPrepares meals and assists individuals under care as neededCleans and disinfects facility surfaces and equipmentWashes, dries, and folds laundryFollows agency policies and proceduresRegular and reliable attendanceOther FunctionsMay pick up medications and shop for groceries and other suppliesMay schedule medical and other appointmentsMay fill or change oxygen tanks, as neededTransport people with personal vehicle, as neededMay shovel snow to permit access to people who utilize wheelchairs or otheradaptive equipment, as neededKnowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and a generalunderstanding of the impact on activities of daily livingVerbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate withindividuals with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesAbility to perform simple math calculationsComputer skills sufficient to complete reports, respond to email, andtrack activity-related informationAbility and willingness to drive a passenger van to transport individualsAbility to transfer individuals from a wheelchair to various positions andlocationsAbility to physically assist people with mobility as neededAbility to work with limited supervision in the completion of job dutiesSkill in dealing with varied personalities associated with developmentaldisabilitiesTime management and flexibility skills required in the management of householdtasks and job dutiesSkill in preparing mealsAbility to operate standard kitchen and household equipment, such as arange, oven, washer and dryer, and vacuum cleanerEducationHigh school certificate or equivalent preferredExperiencePrevious experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferredWorking EnvironmentThe incumbent primarily works in residential locations, and may includefrequent contact with bodily fluids, toileting waste, and sanitizingchemicals; may be subject to explosive or angry behaviorsTools and EquipmentTh

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