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DSP lll ASD CSH - Warner Robins

Company: INCOMMUNITY
Location: Warner Robins
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARYDirect Support Professional III provides an array of services which are necessary to service people and their families with needs related to disabilities, mental health or aging to live in community settings and provide companionship services of fellowship, care and protection. Supports are individually planned and tailored to meet the specific needs of the people we serve. This may include working at multiple homes, locations, and departments.The DSP services are provided in a three bed short term crisis home for children with autism spectrum disorders, in a family home or other community location. Children and Adolescents being served will have a diagnosis of I/DD and co-occuring psychiatric symptoms. The DSP will be expected to work closely with an interdisciplinary team (BCBA, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, etc), related service providers, families and other agencies as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide companionship services of fellowship, care and protection to individuals admitted in the ASD CSH
  • Ensure that the daily activity schedule is followed and that there is structured activity (skills trainng and education) occurring in the home
  • Maintain hyper-vigilance during shifts in order to provide redirection and other behavioral interventions to individuals in crisis
  • Demonstrate and perform as an effective adult model for people we support
  • Adhere to assigned schedule and report for duty for the hours assigned
  • Implement planned activity schedule to include structured activities, menu and appointments
  • Maintain supervision of the people we support unless it is stated in the plan of care. This includes if the relief staff is tardy or absent
  • Complete daily behavior documentation and tracking
  • Keep accurate daily documentation of activities (progress notes), fire/ disaster drills, behavior support plans, monitor and track targeted behaviors, medications, ISP tracking, as well as other documentation and enter into documentation system as required
  • Assist in creating a physical environment that lends to progress including house cleaning and laundry
  • Assist with the execution of ADLs
  • Communicate professionally and act respectfully with people we serve, support, their families, service providers, service monitors, coordinators and GCSS employees
  • Participate in at least four trainings annually to remain knowledgeable on updated skills and techniques in the industry
  • Assist with coordinating medical and dental appointments for individuals in the home, such as transportation etc.
  • Notify supervisor of incidents within 24 hours of occurrence
  • Complete incident reports and submit to administrative office as required
  • Adhere to agency policies concerning confidentiality of consumer information
  • Adhere to agency documentation standards for participant and provider records
  • If applicable, monitor the vehicles assigned to the homes i.e., cleanliness, good repair, etc.
  • Participate in staff meetings of crisis home staff
  • Maintain highly organized, consistent, thorough and systematic recordkeeping practices
  • Participate in professional growth activities such as conferences, classes, team meetings and program visitations
  • Accept all other responsibilities and duties as assignedQualificationsQUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to flex schedule accordingly to provide services, supports, care and treatment to individuals/caregivers as required. Must have physical stamina to sustain occasional intense periods of activity and stress. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more. Must be willing to travel independently in rural/remote locations.
    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
    • High School Diploma
    • A minimum of at least two(2) years experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
    • A minimum of three years recent experience working with individuals who have autism spectrum disorders and their families

Keywords: INCOMMUNITY, Warner Robins , DSP lll ASD CSH - Warner Robins, Other , Warner Robins, Georgia

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