St. Joseph Home


Position:  Direct Support Professional (PT 2nd & 3rd Shift ) - Respite
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  RESFT2
# of Openings:  1

Direct Support Professional (Respite Center)   
 Part -time 2nd and 3rd Shift
$ 11.25 Minimum + Shift Differentials
EOW and some holidays required; Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are guaranteed off    
What We Are Looking For:
St. Joseph Home is looking for dynamic and caring individuals that want to make a difference in peoples’ lives.  At SJH, our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are the front line of who we are!  As a Direct Support Professional, you will be working with, caring for and helping those who are disadvantaged to grow and feel loved.  St. Joseph Home offers excellent benefits and a growing and dynamic culture.  No experience necessary – take a look at our website and then apply.  We would love to hear from you and help you explore a career at St. Joseph Home.        
About Us:
St. Joseph Home creates a home for adults and children with developmental disabilities who have complex support needs and use a wheelchair for mobility. The Home, a non-profit ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, offers a creative, loving environment for those in the residential, respite programs, and day programs. Attention to the individual’s medical, social, educational and spiritual development reveals the unique giftedness of each person. Compassionate care and respect for the dignity of life are the hallmarks of St. Joseph Home.
General Statement of Duties:
The Respite DSP works under direction of the Respite Manager, in collaboration with Respite Nurses, to provide personal care and habilitation to Respite guests with developmental delay, ensuring accuracy of documentation and maintenance of records.

Distinguishing Factors:
The Respite DSP position is distinguished from other DSP positions due to the permanent assignment to Respite, where all hours worked will be scheduled. Must be knowledgeable of policies and procedures which enhance the lives of Respite guests. Facilitate arrival and departure of Respite guests, utilizing specific inventorying and sanitization procedures. Also note the Respite Center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. 

Essential Functions of the Position:
  • Interacts with Respite guests and must be alert to and interested in the needs of severe/profound multi-handicapped children and adults.
  • Assists Respite Manager and Respite Nurses in monitoring and staying alert to the changing needs and condition of guests at all times. Responsible to identify, properly report, and document unusual incidents. Reports pertinent information, including medical information, regarding guests to appropriate person(s) and on-coming staff.
  • Must be attentive to and assure that guests’ personal hygiene needs and all activities of daily living (ADLs) are met according to specific guidelines as defined within individual information sheets according to family directions; participates and or leads scheduled activities, including swimming.
  • Assists guests with mobility throughout their environment by providing assistance maneuvering their wheelchair, and proper supervision and precautions for those with increased self mobility and power chairs.
  • Demonstrates competence in safe lifting, positioning, physical assistance to and transferring of guests, including appropriate responsiveness to emergency and evacuation procedures; able to guide others to respond appropriately for scheduled drills and actual emergency situations.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team while developing and maintaining positive working relationships with co-workers.
  • Asists Respite Manager in the development and implementation of on-going in-service programs for staff. Participate and attend various meetings and trainings as required.
  • Exercises discretion and respects guests’ rights to privacy; maintaining confidentiality of information as required by HIPPA and policy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:
Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. High school graduate or GED required. Successfully complete and pass knowledge assessment and skills demonstration. General computer knowledge is required. CPR and First Aid training required. In order to assist with high volume admissions and discharges, attendance on Mondays, Fridays and weekends is required. Flexibility of schedule is required in order to meet operational needs. Must be able to work effectively as a member of a team while developing and maintaining professional relationships in the workplace.

All St. Joseph Home Employees are expected to demonstrate the highest degree of integrity and ethics in performing their duties, and relate program mission and procedures to the general public in a positive manner.

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