The Direct Support Professional assists and supports individuals being served in accordance with an Individual Support Plan to improve the individual’s overall quality of life. The DSP cultivates a positive culture that promotes self-determination, person-centered thinking and practices, independent living skills, and enhances the important relationships in their lives. The completion of responsibilities will be performed personally by each Direct Support Professional or through collaboration between other DSP team members with the support and guidance of the House Manager.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Satisfactory criminal history check meeting Oregon Administrative Rules and company policy requirements.
Certification in basic First Aid/CPR, Oregon Intervention System (OIS) or ability to obtain within the first 30 days of employment.
Current Class C Oregon drivers’ license and driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier.
Desire to get to know and build relationships and work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
6 months’ experience building relationships and working with individuals in vulnerable populations preferred, but not required.
These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum ordinarily considered essential to satisfactory performance in this position. Individual skills and abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.
Have a strong commitment to the people supported by ICLS, LLC and our Mission & Values.
Commitment and dedication to learn and improve skills.
Ability in meeting deadlines and taking great pride in high quality of work.
Ability to participate and contribute to functional teams with positive interactions.
Commitment for high expectations for themselves, people they supervise and co-workers.
Ability to advocate on behalf of individuals served.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently and make mature ethical business decisions and address multiple priorities.
Ability to problem solve and be a self-starter.
Project an image of patience, professionalism, and expertise in all setting to individuals, families, other team members, partners, providers and the community.
Provides training, assistance and supervision to individuals in activities of daily living (ADLs) including personal care, peri-care, and hygiene.
Contributes to the Individual Support Plan (ISP) and process for each individual and assists the individual in making progress toward goals.
Assists with maintaining relations with individuals receiving services, families and guardians; implement individual support plans.
Ensures the program environment is safe and comfortable for all individuals and staff; making timely modifications as necessary.
Coordinates and personally assists with upkeep of the household including, but not limited to cleaning and meal preparation.
Safely transports individuals using company-owned vehicles for attending other programs, outings, meetings, and appointments.
Ensures company standards, licensing requirements and individual supported needs are being met.
Completes designated tasks acceptable to company standards and requirements.
Ensures the mental and physical health of each individual is maintained and advocate for such as necessary.
Maintains accurate and complete records of activity, progress, behaviors and other issues in accordance with established guidelines.
Provides emergency service coverage as needed.
Protects the confidentiality and human and civil rights of all individuals being served.
Other duties as assigned through leadership team and approved by mangers and the Director(s).
The DSP must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.
The DSP must be able to work collaboratively and efficiently with other co-workers, management, and community members.
This position does not include supervisory responsibilities.
Attend and participate in training as required by supervisors and ensure a total of 12 hours of in-service training is achieved annually.
The DSP position requires a commitment to be able to work a flexible schedule Sunday through Saturday as determined by supervisor.
Participate in fundraising, marketing, and special events for the benefit of the organization.
This is a non-exempt, hourly position. Rates begin at $10 (DOE) and increase to $11 per hour after 90 of employment and completing all employment requirements.