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Supported Living Direct Support Professional - Community Options

Company: EP!C
Location: Peoria
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAll new hires will be required to show proof that they have received the COVID-19 Vaccination, as it is now mandated to have for our agency.Job DescriptionJob Title:Supportive Living DSPDate:November 14, 2019Department:Community OptionsSchedule:Flexible; 40 Hours Per WeekPosition Status:Full-TimeFLSA Status:Non-Exempt/Supervisor:Supportive Living ManagerSupervisory Responsibilities:NoPosition Objective: The Host Home Relief Staff will follow Rule 50, Dept. of Human Services Rule 115, 116, 119, and Rule 120, and other relevant regulatory guidelines. The Host Home Relief Staff will provide relief hours and vacation to Host Home Providers (HFP) on a routing basis as designated by Host Home Program Manager.Essential Duties/ResponsibilitiesGeneral Responsibilities: Support the philosophy through the agency's mission, vision, and values.Manage all responsibilities based on the agency mission, using individual choice and all appropriate policies, procedures, and regulations.Complete EP!C DSP trainingMaintain current CPR, First Aid, Infection Control, Med AuthorizationComplete annual training refresher based on EP!C policy and state regulationsAttend all in-service training, community outings, Community Options meetings, and individual Discovery Meetings designated by Supportive Living ManagerAs applicable, obtain and maintain "authorized status" as designated by the RN by successfully competing medication training and by competently and accurately administering and supervising medicationsPerform all safety and emergency procedures in a calm, accurate and professional mannerWhen necessary, assist individuals with personal needs such as transferring, toileting, eating and groomingAssure that the basic civil, human and legal rights of all persons are respectedSupervise the individuals in community and at home throughout assigned shiftAssure dignity, privacy and rights of program participants are observed at all timesReport suspected abuse and neglect to Director or designee as required by EP!C policy and government regulationProvide transportation to the individuals as neededAssist the individuals in striving toward independence in accordance with goals and objectives in the Personal Plan on the individualized Service PlanAct as a positive role model for individuals at all timesProvide natural learning opportunities to teach independent living skills in accordance with the principles of normalizationInvolve the individual with a variety of in-home and community leisure activities in accordance with the principles of age-appropriateness and normalizationMaintain documentation on all client structure programs and goals on specified data collection forms at the frequency indicated on the ISP in accordance with pertinent CILA and agency guidelinesProvide required documentation regarding program delivery, medication administration, financial records and all other requested documentationMaintain progress note documentation in the areas of basic living skills, leisure activities and general progress as requiredComplete medication sheets as self-administration of client medications is supervisedMaintain accurate financial records by retaining all receipts of bank transactions and expendituresMaintain other necessary documentation (e.g. mileage sheets, GERs, etc)Practice safety procedures and maintain acceptable standards of personal hygieneReport any concerns of the home environment (inside and outside) to assure the home is safe, clean and in orderly fashion.Request information, instructions and guidance form Host Home Program Manager in order that effective program service delivery may be maintained.Interact with all of Host Home individuals, EP!C staff/providers individuals from monitoring agencies/committees, parents, home members, other professionals and other relevant individuals in a professional mannerFacilitate interdepartmental communication on an ongoing basisMarginal Responsibilities Perform other duties as assigned.As a mandated reporter ensures all allegations abuse and neglect are reported as required.Education/Experience RequirementsMust be a minimum of 18 years of ageMust possess a valid driver's licenseMust possess a high school diploma or GEDPrevious experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesMust carry personal liability insuranceHave access to an automobileHave access to a telephoneMust be able to perform CPR/First Aid and be able to lift 50 lbs.Must be able to pass the criminal background check.Competency RequirementsMust be able to assist in the evacuation of residents in emergencies.Must possess emotional stability to handle stressful situations on a regular basis and the ability to cope with illness, death, and dying.Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills.To perform job successfully the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory and have a flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary.Physical RequirementsFrequent walking and sitting.Regular reaching, grasping, and standing.Other physical activities related to an office environment.Operates general office equipment, including multi-line phone, fax machine, printer, copier, and personal computer.Ability to lift 50 lbs.Work EnvironmentWork occurs in home settings, community setting, all work environments.

Keywords: EP!C, Peoria , Supported Living Direct Support Professional - Community Options, Other , Peoria, Illinois

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