Direct Support Professional

Company: 
Aegis Residential Care
Location: 
Salem, OR

 

Job Title: Direct Support Professional

Employer: Aegis Residential Care

Contact information: Robert Jordan at Robert.jordan@aegisresidentialcare.com at 503-689-1377. Fill out an application online at aegisresidentialcare.com 

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing direct support, positive direction, and assistance to individuals in accordance with the Oregon Administrative Rules.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides supports to people served by assisting in the development and implementation of all Support Plans, including assisting people in achieving their personal goals and desires, providing interaction and choices for activities that support a meaningful day, and supporting people to be independent in activities of daily living;
  • Must possess the ability to produce accurate written reports that are used to assess effectiveness Personal Outcome Measures, and other quality of life issues.
  • Assists people with maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly home.
  • Maintains and expands skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality support and services. 
  • Obtains and maintains all required certifications and trainings and applies the information to support people served;
  • Maintains open communication and cooperative work effort with team members and supported individuals to maximize quality and continuity of support to people the entire team.
  • Reports and/or documents routine and unusual events including completing daily logs, accident reports, outcome data sheets, etc. in a concise, understandable, and legible manner.
  • Assists people with fiscal management while safeguarding their funds. This may include completing ledgers, reconciling accounts and assisting people with spending choices.
  • Ensures that people exercise their rights and that rights are not restricted without due process, ensures people are treated with dignity and respect.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.  
  • Additional experience with people with developmental disabilities preferred or as required by regulations.  
  • Must be 18 years of age, or older.
  • Certificates, Licenses or Registrations
  • As applicable, must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record. 
  • Oregon AFH certification.
  • Clear background checks as defined by regulations and policies.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to do daily standing, bending, and lifting.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours at a time.

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

  • Commitment to people supported to achieve personal outcomes and to provide person centered supports.
  • Must possess good verbal, reading, and written communication in English; basic math skills; and basic computer skills.
  • Ability and willingness to successfully complete and apply training.
  • Must be certified to be free of communicable diseases by a physician (post-employment physical); have the ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others; flexibility with respect to hours of work and changing conditions; be of good moral character; have an interest in the welfare of the individuals; have training and/or interest in the field of developmental disabilities; and have a willingness to communicate with and relate to individuals, parents, guardians, fellow-staff, representatives of community agencies, and fellow team members.
  • Must not have been convicted of abuse or be currently under investigation for allegations of abuse.

 

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 23 April 2019