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Community Direct Support Professional (CDSP) - Group Respite Program

Company: Horizon House of Illinois Valley Inc.
Location: Peru
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOur Group Respite Program is looking for a fun, energetic person to plan small group activities for people that reside in the community! Schedule can be very flexible based on activities/events planned such as swimming, movies, exercise and community exploration! PURPOSE: The Community Direct Support Professional is responsible for coordination, supervision, documentation, and provision of personal support to participants in community-based support programs. This includes demonstrating initiative to create, manage, and maintain a flexible schedule that reflects needs and requested support hours of the persons receiving services on assigned caseload. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Must present suitable role modeling for person served and guide their own behavior in a professional, empathetic, and caring manner.Demonstrate initiative to problem solve and employ sound independent judgement while providing community-based services. Requires high level of organization and reliability to ensure documentation and communication is accurate and completed in a timely fashion. Requires regular communication with your supervisor despite being a field-based worker. Responsible to create, manage and maintain a work schedule based on needs and requests of persons served. Provide protective oversight balanced with the dignity of risk to support opportunities for growth and development. Report abuse and/or neglect of persons receiving services per policy and procedures. Perform safety and emergency procedures accurately and calmly, including First Aid/CPR. Consistently practice infection control measures.All interactions with others should demonstrate a supportive, therapeutic and cooperative attitude. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist person receiving services in providing input into the development of the supports and services plan and schedule. Willing to work a flexible schedule to meet individuals needs that may include nights, weekends and holidays.Be responsible for implementation of plan outcomes and documentation. Must be able to complete data entry using a tablet, laptop, or basic desktop computer.Support persons receiving services in and across environments, home and community, in order to assist them in maintaining maximum independence. Assistance to identify and participate in various community-based activities individually or in small groups. Cross training on other caseload support needs, schedules and activities is required.Maintain and be responsible for accuracy and promptness of all requested documentation, including billing notes, support documentation, travel logs, accidents, illness, incidents, health monitoring, etc. Complete training as assigned by supervisor. Demonstrate knowledge and adherence to agency policies, procedures, persons served rights, concepts of normalization and respect for human dignity. Be an advocate and empower self-determination, skill development and community connections.Qualifications:High School Diploma or GED (no online High School Diplomas will be accepted).Valid driver's license. Pass a physical, drug screen, and fingerprint background check.Negative Covid-19 testBenefits:Sign on Bonus: $1,000 within the first 9 months$100 Training bonusVoluntary Dental and Vision Insurance403(b) retirement plansPaid holidays (12 per year)Vacation, Personal and Sick Time

Keywords: Horizon House of Illinois Valley Inc., Peoria , Community Direct Support Professional (CDSP) - Group Respite Program, Other , Peru, Illinois

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