LOCATION: Vineland, NJ, United States

Direct Support Professional DSP

We are currently seeking Direct Service Providers for both full and part-time positions training, counseling, and supervising consumers in activities of daily living. Direct Service Provider will be responsible for adhering to and documenting a consumer’s program as directed by the Program Supervisor. Eligible candidates must have a High School diploma or GED. Candidates with one to two years experience in Human Services preferred.

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • One to two years in Human Services preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license in state of residence and safe driving record.
  • Supervises, assists and trains consumers in self-care and independent living skills; including bathing, dining, nail care, domestic activities and all areas of personal hygiene. Included is aiding the client in food shopping, preparation, serving and clean-up.
  • Ensures the maintenance of good personal hygiene and the use of weather appropriate clothing.
  • Trains and assists consumers in the constructive use of leisure time. Encourages consumers to participate in planned recreational activities.
  • Escorts consumers to and from programs, actively supervises consumers during dining, recreational activities, medical and other appointments. Knows and reports the whereabouts of their assigned consumers throughout their shift and assists support personnel in locating missing residents.
  • Attends staff meetings, including in-services and training sessions as mandated.
  • Reports and documents behavior problems and other unusual incidents to proper supervisory personnel.
  • Completes reports (i.e. progress notes) and other records essential to building and program management in a timely manner.
  • Supervises, assists and trains all clients in the self-care and scheduled toileting programs in accordance with the resident’s IHP.
  • Observe and make written entries in the log book and individual consumer record of any behavioral problems and other unusual incidents to the proper supervisory staff.
  • Demonstrates a consistent level of performance, strives to maintain a steady level of productivity, provides a consistent effort.
  • Seeks out work that needs to be done; works on ongoing projects; and assists others when requested.
  • Always strives to make good use of time; seeks out work that needs to be done; reports free time to supervisor; works on ongoing projects; assists others as requested.
  • Gives feedback to supervisor regarding any issues affecting unit operations and consumer care.
  • Demonstrates an ability to independently solve problems in a creative manner.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge of when to seek/solicit the help or guidance from co-workers and/or immediate supervisor or appropriate resource person.
  • Continually works with supportive staff members in creating an amiable atmosphere; counsels and encourages supportive staff to work as a team in monitoring the quality of care.
  • Respects at all times the confidentiality of consumer records and uses complete discretion when discussing consumer information.
  • Regularly identifies and studies problems and assists in finding a solution; assists with studies related to improvement of specialized areas.
  • Seeks information necessary for the accurate completion of job duties; uses reference materials to ensure accuracy.
  • Performs all duties in an independent manner with little or no need for direct supervision.
  • Always observes safety and health hazards.
  • Always completes documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates reliability in the conscientious and complete manner in which work assignments are performed.
  • Takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences.

CATEGORY: Behavioral Health | JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Part-Time |

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