Direct Support Professional
1st , 2nd, 3rd Shift Available
8 and 12 Hours Shifts Available
$11.00 minimum + Shift Differentials!
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.
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 Direct Support Professional gives personal and habilitation care to developmentally delayed, multi-handicapped residents. This job primarily focuses on interacting with the individuals we serve to provide a creative, safe and loving environment filled with possibilities and choices. The DSP demonstrates caring for and interest in the lives of our residents, coworkers and St. Joseph Home community through their service and various engagement activities.
Essential Functions of the Position:
- Interacts with participants and staff with high attention to engagement. Must be alert to and interested in the needs of severe/profound multi-handicapped children and adults.
- Attends to and assures that residents’ personal hygiene needs and all activities of daily living
- Monitors and stays alert to the changing needs and condition of residents at all times; demonstrates use of appropriate behavioral intervention strategies.
- Identifies, properly reports, and documents pertinent information, including medical information and unusual incidents, regarding participants to appropriate person(s).
- Accompanies residents to medical/social service appointments and participates in scheduled activities, including community integration outings and swimming.
- Participates in the development of the residents’ daily schedules and follows schedules; implements the Individual Plan for residents and follows established documentation procedures.
- Assists residents with mobility throughout their environment by providing assistance maneuvering their wheelchair; provides proper supervision and precautions for those with increased self-mobility.
- Demonstrates competence in safe lifting, positioning, physical assistance to and transferring of residents, including appropriate responsiveness to emergency and evacuation procedures; guides others to respond appropriately for scheduled drills and actual emergency situations.
- Interacts courteously and appropriately with residents, families, visitors and coworkers under a variety of conditions and circumstances and remains mindful of the opinions and feelings of others.
- Maintains and encourages a positive atmosphere, regularly assists and supports coworkers, turns potentially negative situations into learning opportunities, and is seen as a role model for service excellence.
- Maintains cleanliness of cottages and resident belongings, including wheelchairs.
- Exercises discretion, protects and respects residents, staff and their right to privacy; maintains confidentiality of information as required by HIPPA and policy.
- Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
- High school graduate or GED.
- Must be able to read and write with good comprehension.
- General computer knowledge helpful.
- Ability to remain calm and use good judgment, especially in emergency situations, is required.
- Must be able to work effectively as a member of a team while developing and maintaining professional relationships in the workplace.
- Good attendance and punctuality are essential.
- 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.