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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


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

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