DSP - Residential
Company: South Chicago Parents and Friends, Inc.
Location: South Holland
Posted on: August 7, 2022
1. Provide direct support and assistance to consumers in all
life areas as determined by their needs and desires.2. Demonstrate
support and promotion of personal outcome measures and commitment
to the mission, values and principles of the agency.3. Maintain
knowledge of each consumer's goals and desires in order to provide
each individual with the necessary supports needed to achieve these
goals and desires.4. Actively aid each person to receive all
supports needed from both within the agency and community
resources. Encourage choice making through experience broadening
activities on a consistent basis.5. Support each consumer to live
self-determined lives by providing choice in all areas including
use of their money, work, food, medical care, daily schedules and
social activities, relationships with others, etc. while at the
same time helping each person to understand the balance between
rights and responsibilities.6. Ensure that each consumer's
affiliation with people, organizations and services meet his/her
needs and desires. Actively promote and support involvement with
the person's community and external supports (family, friends,
other organizations) as desired by the consumer.7. Ensure proper
hygiene and appropriate personal appearance of consumers as they go
into the community.8. Provide transportation in agency vehicles as
needed.9. Monitor and promote the personal health and wellness of
each consumer by supporting the individual in receiving all needed
health/mental health and wellness interventions. Provide
transportation to medical appointments as needed. Support each
person to understand the status of his/her own health, what options
are available and how and when to take personal medications.10.
Assist consumers to take medications as prescribed and complete
documentation accurately; maintain authorization to assist with
medications according to agency policy.11. Maintain knowledge of
policies regarding abuse, neglect and mistreatment of consumers.
Report allegations of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of consumers
according to agency policy; cooperate with investigations related
to any such allegation.12. Maintain environment of homes (both
inside and outside) in a safe and clean condition as required by
the agency and its governing bodies. Notify appropriate staff in a
timely manner to report problems related to safety and home
maintenance.13. Demonstrate an understanding of human rights and
due process in order to support each consumer to exercise his/her
rights. Be aware of agency policies and procedures regarding rights
and support consumers to follow due process if the need arises.14.
Represent the agency to neighbors, the community, families, etc. in
a positive and respectful manner. Show respect for consumer's and
the agency's property.15. Complete all documentation in a timely
and legible manner as required by the agency and its governing
bodies.16. Guarantee the safety and well-being of each consumer by
providing supervision based on the individual's needs as determined
by licensure requirements. Provide direct supervision at all times
while in and out of the home. Respond to the needs of customers in
a timely manner. 17. Meet all agency training requirements.18. Work
in cooperation with others and consistently promote a positive
workflow.Requirements1. High School Diploma and experience working
with individuals with Intellectual /Developmental Disabilities. 2.
Aptitude for developing relationships with adults with Intellectual
/Developmental Disabilities. 3. Must have good writing skills. 4.
Must be able to complete DSP training and medication within 120
days of employment.5. Maintain a valid driver's license; has an
acceptable driving record as determined by agency auto insurance
carrier (insurable under agency auto policy); has a reliable,
insured car available to use during work hours.
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