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Direct Support Professional (DSP): PT - DIREC006226

at Chimes Metro, Inc in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Join Chimes - and go further to help others go far! Chimes is a not-for-profit organization that assists people with intellectual and behavioral challenges to achieve their fullest potential.Our vast array of services - educational, employment, vocational, residential, habilitative and behavioral health - are delivered through a network of national and international affiliates. This allows us to take a comprehensive, holistic approach to improving the lives of every person we serve - those who receive and those who reap the benefits of our innovative, responsive solutions.Primary Job Functions

  • Primary responsibility is to work in the residence of a person served as a personal support and to be engaged with him/her, always actively involved and to make sure all programs and activities are carried out for the benefit of the person served, both in the home and in the community.
  • Provides supervision and training to adults with intellectual disabilities in order to promote each person's growth toward his/her highest potential always following his/her individual plan and goals.
  • To make sure the house is personalized and individualized to each persons served preference and personality.
  • Shall teach and instruct people served to do as much as possible for themselves, per program plans, and to not conduct personal business on work time (no personal cell phones, reading, TV watching, writing, etc.)
  • If requested, communicates with the day program staff concerning the individual program of a person served.
  • Communicates concerns related to the persons served and house operations needs to the House Manager or Division Manager in a timely manner.
  • Utilizes approved behavior plans and intervention strategies to enhance the progress of achieving goals and objectives.
  • To act as a positive role model for persons served and Agency staff.
  • Works hands on directly with people served to assist each person in developing independent living skills, such as mobility, budgeting, personal hygiene, cleaning, bathing, toileting, nail care and oral hygiene.
  • Knows whereabouts of persons served at all times.
  • Meets with the House Manager and/or Division Manager or his/her designee routinely for scheduled meetings.
  • Is knowledgeable of routine and emergency medical procedures to include, but not limited to, CPR, vital signs, positioning, wheelchair usage, transfers, assistive devices, splints, dentures and walkers.
  • Administers correct and timely medication (oral, topical, nebulizers, bowel regimens) consistent with the Physician Medical Order Form (PMOF) and the Medication Administration Record (MAR) and ensures three-way check.
  • Monitors and assists in maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the persons served home, inside and out.
  • Is responsible for aiding persons served in the care and maintenance of his/her personal belongings and ensures these are secure and controlled by each person.
  • Completes appropriate records and reports, i.e. monthly reports, incident reports, seizure records, program activity logs, fire drill reports, etc.
  • Cleans home with person served where appropriate, completes laundry, and prepares food according to approved menus, special diets and food consistencies.
  • Collects data relating to persons served progress according to Agency policy.
  • Is responsible for transporting persons served to appointments, activities, community outings.
  • Assumes financial responsibility for Agency and persons served funds, documents same per agency policy.
  • Communicates medical concerns to Registered Nurse and supervisor within the appropriate time...

    Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 1270457

Posted On: May 18, 2024

Updated On: Jun 17, 2024

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