Direct Support Professional

Posted Jul 23, 2020 Green Cove Springs, Florida

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Application Due Jul 31, 2020

Description

To assist adults with severe intellectual and developmental differences in developing and implementing goals leading to integrated employment, social and recreational outcomes in the community. To provide education and consultation to families and the community with regards to the abilities of individuals with intellectual and developmental differences. Coordinates daily living activities and skills training leading to increased self-esteem, self-sufficiency, wages, and other community outcomes using person centered planning services.

Essential duties and responsibilities

• Follow all Challenge Enterprises of North Florida, Inc.'s policies and procedures as set forth in the Board of Director's approved Personnel Handbook. • Promote the mission of the agency, To Promote the Power of People and Possibilities for individuals living with disabilities. • Participates in Challenge Enterprises new hire orientation, attends mandatory trainings and staff meeting • Facilitate person-centered planning with individual, family members, Support Coordinators, residential providers and the community following Florida Quality Assurance Standards. • Follow all Life Skills Adult Day Training Program approved procedures and handbook. • Nurture natural supports and facilitate social integration between the individuals and the community. • Provide supervision and support for individuals in collaboration with community professionals. • Provide training for the individual to enhance daily living skills; such as food preparation, housecleaning, personal hygiene, social skills. • Provide behavioral intervention for individuals to enhance performance with peers and supervisors. • Maintain excellent communication with supervisors and staff. • Report all incidents following the approved Incident Reporting Procedures. • Work cooperatively to provide smooth, quality person centered services and to meet the goals as identified by the participant's support plan (including on the production/warehouse floor). • Providing opportunities for choice and encouraging individuals to exercise control over themselves and their environment. • Continuously assessing the functional levels for our individuals, motivating individuals and providing consistent reinforcement, assessments and feedback for all learning activities. • Use approved electronic documentation system (Therap) to record goal outcomes and activities of choice. • Provide safe transportation to scheduled locations in agency vehicles as needed. • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Knowledge of the community • Florida Driver's license with a 3 year clean record. • Must pass local and Level 2 background check. • Must sign a Non-Disclosure (confidentiality) agreement • Maintain CPR and First Aid certification   LANGUAGE SKILLS • Must be able to communicate well both verbally and in writing in English • Must be patient when communicating with individuals in the program

Education and Experience

• High School Diploma required; college courses in Human Services, Social Work preferred. • Minimum 1 year experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Salary/Salary Range

10.00-13.00

Company/Organization

Challenge Enterprises

http://www.challengeenterprises.org/

Contact

Patti Magee | Email