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Direct Support Professional (ALBANY)

Company: Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Join our team and become a part of a supportive community dedicated to individual and community enrichment.The Direct Support Professional position at Catholic Community Services (CCS) is an essential role in developing and strengthening the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CCS is a faith-based organization, rooted in the values of Love, Justice, Truth, and Freedom, that has continually served the community for the past 80 years. We seek individuals who are motivated, compassionate, and eager to make a difference in their community. Along with our competitive wages CCS offers a variety of employer paid benefits for employees. We are committed to providing the best care for those that we serve and advancement opportunities for our staff. Join us today and become a champion in the lives of others!Pay: $16.06 - $23.26 / hour (based on experience and education)Schedule: Day, Swing, NOCLocation: Albany, ORGeneral Position Summary:The Direct Support Professional (DSP) will provide support to residents in our Adult Residential Services Program and/or Day Support Activities. The DSP has hands-on responsibility for promoting and enhancing the development of each resident, enabling skill acquisition to occur and for assuring the overall health, safety, and Adult Daily Living (ADL's) activities for all residents.Benefits we provide:4 Weeks Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) per year100% Medical/ Vision Coverage for Employees50% Medical coverage for dependent/ spouse401(k) Retirement Plan Employer MatchFlexible Spending Account (FSA)Life Insurance Plan11 Paid Holidays/ Holiday PayMileage ReimbursementJury Duty Paid LeaveBereavement LeaveWellness Activity DiscountsOn the job training and CPR/First Aid certificationAnnual performance evaluations and pay increasesEmployee appreciation eventsAdditional Benefits Offered:Multiple Dental Plan OptionsSupplemental Life InsuranceDiscount Gym Memberships with Medical EnrollmentAflac Voluntary Supplemental InsuranceLegal GuidanceWork-life SolutionsWill Preparation24/7 Resource Support & InformationEmployee to client ratio 3:1Employee Referral ProgramOn the Job TrainingMinimum RequirementsHigh School Diploma/GED preferred or any equivalent basic reading, writing, computer and math skills. Work related knowledge and experience is a plus.Be able to lift up to 65 pounds for a total of up to 130 pounds in a two-person lift.Ability to push/pull 1-55lbs.Reliable transportation, valid driver's license (or the ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver license within 30 days of hire) and a driving record that permits coverage under the agency's corporate auto liability policy and personal automobile liability insurance coverage.Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid exception.Preferred Qualification, Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesBasic knowledge of Individual Support Plans, Emergency Response Procedures, OAR applicable standards and other state requirements, Self Determination Principles and Practices, Person/Resident RightsKnowledge regarding Adult Residential Services Program policies, procedures, and statement of purpose.Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification and all other required CCS training. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) and appropriately with verbal or non-verbal individuals.Ability to follow nurse, physician, dental, and health care professional's direction for care.Ability to gather data and document accurately in written and electronic format.Ability to complete and be competent in core competencies.Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment.Ability to prioritize workload, complete tasks and meet deadlines.Ability to drive a full-size passenger van equipped with a wheelchair lift.Ability to maintain confidential information and work with all the people we serve.Ability to work as a team member.Ability to follow direction and be accurate.Ability to respond to changing health care needs.Essential Position Functions and Key Work ProcessesUnder the supervision of Adult Resident Services Supervisor and the daily direction and monitoring of the Shift Coordinator. Performs the following essential functions:Relate to residents in a continuous, consistent, warm, caring, age-appropriate manner.Perform personal care activities with all residents as needed including but not limited to: personal hygiene care, brushing teeth, brushing hair, bathing/showering, toileting, changing adult incontinence pads, feeding (oral and gastric tube-if prescribed), dressing and any other activities of daily living for adults.Responsible for implementing the training programs and developmental activities that comprise the Individual Support of each medically fragile or behavioral resident and for responding appropriately to immediate or urgent or emergent resident needs, such as injuries and illness and provide or obtain assistance as needed.Provide resident medication administration according to agency policy as ordered and assigned by personal care physician.Document the progress of each resident using approved data collection methods to maintain accurate records of the expenditure of agency and personal funds.Perform household cleaning and maintenance tasks including but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning toilets/sinks, washing windows, washing dishes, washing/folding laundry to assure the residents' environment meets or exceeds established standards for health and safety.Participate in residents care plans by facilitating and/or performing meal preparation in accordance with dietician orders, shopping, purchasing, planning of recreational/entertainment activities and accompany residents during such activities.Maintain confidentiality of all resident records and information to adhere to agency policy, county and state regulations.Maintain a safe working environment by using safe lifting techniques at all times, wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE's) and fully participating in emergency evacuation drills, reporting all staff related injuries to the supervisor by the end of the shift on which they occur, and report hazardous conditions or other safety and health concerns to the supervisor immediately when observed as required by Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).Assist and/or mentor in the orientation and training of another staff. Attend and actively participate in agency and resident related meetings and during in-service training opportunities.Perform other job-related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Keywords: Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette , Albany , Direct Support Professional (ALBANY), Other , Albany, Oregon

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