Goldie B. Floberg Center Direct Support Professional in Rockton, Illinois

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Title: Direct Support Professional - Community Living (DSP-CL)

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: The DSP-CL position is a non-exempt position.

Reporting Structure: The DSP-CL will report to the assigned Team Coach. The DSP-CL does not have any direct reports.

Position Summary: The DSP-CL is responsible for working with people served to help them achieve their personal goals and to help them create and maintain a fulfilling life.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands: The DSP-CL position requires the ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, fine motor manipulations, talk, hear and complete repetitive motions. The DSP-CL position can entail standing for significant periods of time. The DSP-CL requires the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The position involves working in indoor and outdoor environments. The position involves supporting people served in the home and in the community and involves frequent driving.

Schedule: The DSP-CL works as part of a self-scheduling team. The DSP-CL must be able to work all three work shifts (1st, 2nd and 3rd shift). The DSP-CL will be required to work overtime hours as needed to ensure appropriate schedule coverage for people served.

Essential Requirements:

The DSP-CL must possess a high school diploma or GED.

Must be at least 21 years old. Unless an exception has been made for an employee under 21 years old to work in the adult CILA program.

Must take and successfully pass the TABE test.

Demonstrate sufficient communication and writing skills to complete required documentation.

Must be able to meet Department of Human Services Division and Developmental Disabilities and Goldie B. Floberg Center requirements to administer medications to people served.

Must successfully pass all required background checks and not be convicted of any crime that violates DHS or DCFS requirements for employment with the Goldie B. Floberg Center.

Must be able to complete data entry using an iPod, iPad and basic desktop computer.

Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Must be able and willing to work all three work shifts (first, second, and third, every day of the year including weekends and holidays) as well as meet all other self-scheduling guidelines outlined in Policy 586.

Must be able to meet the physical demands described in the Working Conditions & Physical Demands section of this profile.

Essential Job Functions:

To ensure that you are supervising assigned persons served according to the Person Served Supervision Policy #300 of the Program Manual,or other applicable policy, unless specified differently in their Person Centered Plan.

To accurately implement all written treatment plans for assigned clients and record data on the written treatment plans reliably and precisely immediately following the implementation of the program.

Perform life skills training with clients that lead to the development of greater independence for our clientele using established behavioral principles and techniques.

To complete all required programmatic and medical documentation within the designated time frames. Examples include but are not limited to:

Therap T-logs for each client to be completed every shift including general and programmatic information, as well as medical information pertaining to each person served;

Learning programming and activities of daily living charting to be completed every shift;

Accounting and documentation of the funds of people served in accordance with Financial Management Policy #400;

Controlled substances must be counted and documented within 30 minutes of each shift beginning, after every medication administration per Medication Management Policy #200.

Completing the Medication Administration Record as medications are administered per Medication Management Policy #200.

Unusual incident reporting according to Policy #102

To remain up to date on progress of people served at assigned sites and on policies memos related to performance of DSP-CL job tasks. This involves reading and Acknowledging Therap Personal Focus Worksheets (person centered supports), learning programs, individual behavior programs, individual T-logs, shift reports, memorandum and notices delivered by Therap SComm as they are completed or issued. New entries and documents need to be read at the beginning of the shift.

To ensure that assigned clients at mealtimes receive proper nutrition through meal preparation based on the assigned menu (group home program), direct supervision, assistance and encouragement. DSPs are responsible for preparing meals, following the recipes and menus provided.

To immediately report any and all actual or suspected mistreatment, neglect, exploitation or abuse to clients or violations of policy or procedures to a Center investigator, the Department of Children and Family services or Office of Inspector General (depending on the client's age), and their Team Coach.

To implement accurately established crisis intervention techniques in response to aggress