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Direct Support Professional Floater

Company: Envision Unlimited
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Envision Unlimited is a full spectrum of care organization serving people with disabilities from infants to 80+ years old regardless of race, gender, religion, or ability to pay. Founded in Chicago in 1948, Envision Unlimited has a legacy of evolving care delivered with empathy, every time and everywhere. Innovative services offered across Chicagoland and Central Illinois include community living options, novel day programs, behavioral health services, employment programs, respite for families, and foster care for children with disabilities.Purpose: The DSP will evaluate and provide training to residents in daily living and social skills in order to assist them in achieving and maintaining their maximum level of functioning with independent community living.Essential Responsibilities for Direct Support Professional include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and assist residents with personal grooming and appearance as necessary
  • Transport and accompany residents to appointments and other services, including day program sites, as needed
  • Supervise and assist residents in taking their medication in accordance with program guidelines
  • Assist residents in preparation of daily schedules to include performance of household chores, social activities, and other meetings and appointments
  • Perform cleaning and housekeeping duties such as, but not limited to: vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, and mopping, monitor and assist residents with daily bedroom maintenance
  • Respond to medical and behavioral emergencies following appropriate Health and Safety, Aggression Management, First Aid, CPR, and other procedures as necessary
  • Plan menus and assist with meal preparation as required. Monitor and observe residents with special dietary needs. Essential responsibilities per the needs of the programRequirements:OTHER EXPECTATIONS:Employees shall respect the diversity of all individuals (e.g., clients, co-workers stakeholders) and refrain from any form of discrimination and/or based upon a person's legally protected characteristics or conduct, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.Employees share the responsibility of creating and maintaining a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive work environment.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all employees so classified.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty, satisfactorily, the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.EDUCATION, SKILLS, and/or EXPERIENCE:
    • High School Diploma/GED (required proof)
    • Be able to pass a background check
    • Reliable transportation
    • Valid Driver's licensePHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, physical requirements may include standing, walking, and sitting; seeing; hearing and listening; clear speech; dexterity and use of hands and fingers.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment described here is representative of that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The work environment may include any or all of the following working alone, working with others, verbal contact with others, and face-to-face contact.Multiple job positions available throughout the North side of Chicago. ****NOW WITH A $1000 SIGN ON BONUS**** Envision Unlimited provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Envision Unlimited offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package to our professionals: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, PPO Dental and Vision Insurance Options Company paid Life and LTD Insurance Voluntary plans (Pet insurance, AD&D, Life, Critical Illness, Short Term Disability)12 Paid Holidays Paid vacation, sick time and personal days 403B plan In house training and CEU's Employee Assistance Network Support for pursuing clinical licensure (financial and time off)Opportunity for career growth & developmentWORK LOCATION:This is a floater position. You will have a set schedule but need to travel to different Cilas throughout the week to complete your shifts. Positions available in the following neighborhoods:
      • Hermosa
      • Roger's Park
      • Edison Park
      • Jefferson Park
      • Morton Grove
      • Forest Park
      • Humboldt ParkPI63b3a62b9e38-31181-34119523

Keywords: Envision Unlimited, Chicago , Direct Support Professional Floater, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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