St. Joseph Home


Position:  DSP Coordinator
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  DSPC111
# of Openings:  1

DSP Coordinator
5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Every Third Weekend
Part-time: 24 hours per week 
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.

What We Are Looking For:
 We are currently looking for a Direct Support Professional Coordinator to join our team. As a member of our team, the Direct Support Professional Coordinator must be passionate about our mission and committed to meeting St. Joseph Home’s high standards.

Essential Functions:
  • Coordinates shift activities and operations for the DSP Department.
  • Arrives on time, attends to and assures that residents’ personal hygiene needs (bathing, dressing, caring for incontinence needs, etc.) and all activities of daily living (meals, repositioning, etc.) are met according to specific guidelines and goals as defined within the Individual Plan (IP).
  • Identifies, properly reports, and documents pertinent information, including medical information and unusual incidents, regarding participants to appropriate person(s).
  • Monitors and stays alert to the changing needs and condition of residents at all times; demonstrates use of appropriate behavioral intervention strategies.
  • Accompanies individuals to medical/social service appointments and participates in scheduled activities, including community integration outings and swimming.
  • Participates in the development of individuals’ daily schedules and follows schedules; implements the Individual Plan for individuals 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.
  • Participates in and assists resident activities, including standing/swimming in a heated, indoor shallow pool, assists residents to enter and exit the pool, provides mobility, and ensures the safety of residents in the pool.
Engagement Activities:
  • 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.
  • 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, trains, and supports coworkers, turns potentially negative situations into learning opportunities, and is seen as a role model for service excellence.
Operations and Compliance:
  • 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.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work locations and resident belongings, including wheelchairs.
  • Acts as a model of gentle teaching and non-violence, monitoring the safety and health needs of the individuals we serve, ensuring their rights and welfare are guaranteed.
  • Exercises discretion, protects and respects residents, staff and their right to privacy; maintains confidentiality of information as required by HIPPA and policy.
  • Participates in and attends various meetings and trainings as required.
  • Mentor new staff members and provide initial and on-going training to staff members.
  • Provides support and coaching to all DSP’s.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required
  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
Skills/Specialized Knowledge/Abilities
  • Calm, organized, patient, diplomatic, and confident demeanor in working with staff and vendors.
  • Comfort in relating to all levels of management and diversity of personalities.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a member of a team while developing and maintaining professional relationships in the workplace.
  • Advanced attention to detail and accuracy in all work.
  • Exercises good judgment and diplomacy.
  • Good attendance and punctuality are essential.
  • Flexibility of schedule in order to meet operational needs is required.
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.
Working Hours/Environment
  • Work is primarily indoors but may include external settings for meetings, conferences, activities, events, and outings.
  • Work hours include but not limited to any day, shift or hour including holidays based on scheduling and operational needs.
  • Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, chemical or other odors, food ingredients, hot and cold temperatures, and water.
  • Job may involve standing for extended periods and working with ovens, grills, and other food preparation equipment.
  • May be exposed to electric shock, burns, and cuts.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • May occasionally handle emergency or crisis situations.
  • Subject to many interruptions.
  • May be exposed to bodily fluids, virus, disease and infection from the individuals served by St. Joseph Home.
Tools and Equipment Used
  • ARJO lift, as needed.
  • Various communication, programming, and medical devices.
Physical & Mental Demands
  • Digital dexterity and hand/eye coordination.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to speak to and hear employees/vendors via phone or in person.
  • Frequently required to lift 50 lbs independently or up to 120 lbs with another staff member.
  • Frequently required to push/pull up to 250 lbs.
  • Frequently required to climb, bend, kneel, stoop, reach, carry, and grasp.
  • Swimming in a shallow pool with the residents may be required.
  • Body motor skills sufficient to enable incumbent to move around the office and campus environment.
  • Ability to write and read with good comprehension.
  • Additional mental requirements: compare, decide, direct, problem solve, analyze, instruct, and interpret.

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