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Company: Platte County Board of Services
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDirect Support Professional Department: Community Living Services (CLS) Job Location: Everton House (group home) Job Shift: 48 hour weekend ... Fri 11pm to Sun 11pm (Sleep overnight)Job Purpose: The Direct Support Professional is the frontline leader responsible for promoting those with intellectual/developmental disabilities to live their best lives by working directly with people to reach their day to day and long-term goalsStatus: Non-Exempt EmployeeQUALIFICATIONS for Direct Support Professional (DSP):High school diploma, GED or HiSETAge 18 Valid Drivers License and Good Driving RecordSuccessful Background ScreenEligibility to Work in the U.S. Must be able to pass and maintain all required trainings including CPR/First Aid, Crisis Prevention, Medication Administration, etc.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS for Direct Support Professional (DSP):Promotes the PCBS MissionEmbodies the PCBS Vision, Mission, and Values StatementsSupports a Person Centered philosophySupports persons served to lead their healthy, clean, and safe lifestyle that meets their preferences.Is a Strong AdvocateAdvocate for people with Intellectual/Developmental DisabilitiesSupport persons served to provide input into all aspects of their lives and the Individualized Person Centered Planning processEnsure persons served know about their community and support them in making choices related to accessing the communityProvides Excellent Direct Support ServicesImplement Individualized Person Centered Plans which may include the following depending on the person(s) served:Provide protected oversight at levels noted in the planAdminister medications according to policy and trainingPhysically assist (support, lift, transfer, etc.) persons as neededProvide transportation for persons servedSupport persons served to be active members of the communityProvide personal hygiene supportProvide non-violent crisis intervention techniques as needed according to policy and trainingProvide other supports for persons served as neededDocument supports provided as required and maintaining privacy and confidentiality of persons served following policy and proceduresMaintain current training in all required areasContributes to A Positive Work-EnvironmentCommunicates both verbally and non-verbally in a clear, efficient and respectful way in both oral and written formatsCompletes tasks on time and up to the expected standard.Works through disagreements with honesty and transparency fostering a trusting team environmentWorks with teammates in a collaborative way that aids improvement of skills and outcomesSECONDARY FUNCTIONS for a Direct Support Professional (DSP):Report facility and maintenance/safety needs to supervisor.Perform general house cleaning chores as assigned.Attend all meetings and agency functions as required.Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS for a Direct Support Professional (DSP):Extended periods of standing and walking, with some sitting. Regular lifting, kneeling, stooping, crouching, or bending as appropriatePossibility of physical intervention as trained in CPI if confronted by a person displaying combative or potentially dangerous behaviorWill require periods of driving agency vehiclesMay require the administration of chest compressions and rescue breaths as trained in CPRNoise from persons served, office machines, appliances, and telephones. Will have a substantial use of video display terminal.Possibility of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other communicable diseases48-hour consecutive shiftFriday 11pm to Sunday 11pmSLEEP overnights48 hours per week96 hours per pay periodSome overtime may be required

Keywords: Platte County Board of Services, Kansas City , Direct Support Professional - Home, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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