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Direct Support Professional

Company: Easterseals Crossroads
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Provide support to participants with Activities of Daily Living and conducting group and individual activities.
Essential Functions:
Act as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Provide ongoing communication regarding progress of participant toward goals as outlined in their PCISP.
Assist with and supervise ability specific recreational activities for each participant.
Assist with activity planning within the customized life skills program.
Assist with and supervise personal care and other ADL's of participants as needed.
Assist with meal or snack preparation, feeding and clean up as needed.
Assist with ambulation of participant's as directed and support physically impaired persons with good body mechanics.
Observe and report changes in participant's condition to the Manager.
Maintain confidentiality, tactfully communication with participants, families and public.
Participate in staff meetings, in-service training, and other relevant training.
Assist in daily record keeping and documentation as assigned.
Practice environmental safety and sanitation.
Provide input and support to ADS management team.
Assist in finding and participating in meaningful community activities.
Perform other duties as assigned, as needed to fulfill the mission of the organization.
Education, Licenses, or Certifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required
Valid Indiana Driver's License
Proof of Insurance
Experiencing working with individuals with disability preferred.
Experience required:
Adequate reasoning, mathematical and language development acquired by formal education.
Experience/comfort working with people with a variety of abilities.
Competencies:
Knowledge
Ability to practice good public relations and effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person, by telephone or in written form.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding personal information of participants and staff.
Skill
Ability to manage physical and cognitive impairments of participants.
Ability to physically assist participants, including pushing and manipulating wheelchairs.
Ability
Ability to follow directions.
Ability to work independently and take responsibility.
Ability to exercise good judgment.
Ability to maintain patience and flexibility with people and work schedules.
Ability to remain flexible, emotionally stable, accepting of people, non-judgmental, non-prejudiced, and highly motivated.
Ability to show compassion and understanding concerning the needs of disabled adults and their caregivers.
Ability to interact effectively, professionally and compassionately with disabled adults and their families.
Working Hours: Flexibility in working hours dependent on client needs and current census. Typically, 37.5 hrs/week between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Easterseals Crossroads currently offers the following benefits to eligible employees:
Medical, Dental and Vision
Flexible Spending Accounts
Wellness
Short- and long-term disability provided by employer
403(b) Plan
Paid Vacation
Birthday Holidays
Basic Life/Accidental Death insurance provided by employer

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Keywords: Easterseals Crossroads, Indianapolis , Direct Support Professional, Other , Indianapolis, Indiana

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