DSP – Direct Support Professional

Santa Rosa, CA
Posted: 7/27/2018PST
Category: Healthcare Services
Job Type: AGSI
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Salary: Open
Recruiter Name: Trini Ga
Job Description
Do you have a passion for providing quality support to individuals with special needs? Do you thrive on helping others build/reach their goals in a positive, life-enriching environment? Then we’d love for you to apply!
 
The Direct Support Professional assists adults with developmental disabilities in their daily lives. Assists with complete care of dietary, hygiene, grooming, and dressing needs. Redirects behaviors with various activities including, walking, reading, games, math, and computer projects.
 
Essential Functions
  • Outline and prepare daily routine(s) for clients’ (visual and active) as written in Individual Program Plan.
  • Assist clients with bathroom needs.
  • Change clients’ under garments and/or clothing if needed.
  • Prepare daily meals and assist with clean-up.
  • Pick-up/drop-off clients in company vans from/to their home/facility (if necessary).
Job Requirements
Education and Experience
  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED, CPR/FA, CPI, and DSP 1 & 2 (completed on own within 6-12 months of hire)
  • Minimum Experience: 6 months of professional or personal experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities (e.g. Autism) or mental illnesses (e.g. Bipolar) with challenging behaviors strongly preferred
  • Minimum Driving Experience:  Must have a valid in-state driver’s license, be over 21, provide current registration and insurance, and have a driving record with no more than 2 points within the last 3 years.
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Able to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
The Candidate must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements, including but not limited to a background check, physical, etc.  
 

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