Direct Support Professional


DIRECT SUPPORT STAFF JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Overview

Direct Support Staff support individuals with disabilities in community-based residential homes and family support services. Direct Support Staff assist individuals with daily living skills development, health and wellness management, medication administration, behavioral and communication and development and personal care. Quality support services will be delivered with dignity and respect for each individual’s unique needs. Direct Support Staff advocate for individuals to be fully integrated into community life.

Essential Job Functions

1. Implement each person’s Individual Daily Program Plan

● Assists each person with his / her personal cares and daily routine.

● Shows respect and dignity while assisting each person.

● Provides choices and promotes independence at home and in the community.

● Supports people in establishing and maintaining relationships with friends, family, and community connections.

● Clearly and accurately documents information related to each person’s daily program plan.

2. Follows Abuse Prevention Plan as written for each person

● Demonstrates ability to support each person’s dignity of risk while following through with specific plan/s to reduce vulnerability in identifies areas.

● Clearly and accurately documents incidents related to the person’s vulnerabilities and communicates information as outlined in the person’s individualized plan.

3. Follows Health Plans as written for each person

● Administers medications and treatments as directed.

● Is able to locate and use medical information established by the program director.

● Clearly and accurately documents changes in the person’s condition and communicates this information to the nurse or coordinator.

4. Completes work duties as assigned

● Provides a clean and safe environment for each person.

● Prepares and provides balanced meals according to the basic food groups

● Clearly and accurately documents and reports maintenance or household needs to the appropriate supervisor.

● Arrives on time and works his/her scheduled shift.

● Maintains staff coverages until relief staff are on duty or until a charge person has given approval to leave

● Accepts and offers guidance and instruction to/from co-workers in a helpful manner.

● Safety Operates a company vehicle to include: running errands, transporting individuals to appointments, community outings, shopping

High Performance Objectives (apply to all employees of RFC)

Communication

● Communicates clear and accurate information to RFC team members.

● Maintains confidentiality.

● Accepts and is able to provide constructive feedback in a respectful manner.

Accountability

● Takes responsibility for carrying out essential job duties in a competent manner.

● Adheres to agency policies and procedures.

● Completes training requirements according to RFC staff development standards.

● Represents RFC in a positive and respectful manner

● Works safely; uses equipment properly and as directed

Proactive

● Uses information and data to improve the quality of service provided.

● Takes initiative to improve personal skills, knowledge, and team performance.

Team Player

● Shows respect for others’ perspectives, styles, and ideas.

● Works with others to meet agreed timelines and objectives.

● Is flexible and willing to respond to changes needed to improve service.

Working Conditions

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met in order to successfully complete essential job functions. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be considered.

● Frequent pushing, pulling, grasping, reaching below shoulder level, and lifting/carrying up to

35 lbs. unassisted may be required.

● Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, climbing, crawling, walking on uneven ground, reaching above shoulder level, and lifting/carrying in excess of 35 lbs. unassisted may be required.

● This position requires spending the majority of the work day standing or walking.

● This position requires working 75-90 percent indoors and 10-25 percent outdoors.

● The ability to safety operate a passenger vehicle



Job Requirements:

This is a Week-End Position Only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) All shifts available (full 8 hr. shifts)

Posted
09/15/2021
Location
Philadelphia, PA 19103, US