Direct Support Professional - Ankeny Area
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At Mainstream Living, we’re committed to providing the best possible care for our members. We provide services to individuals with disabilities in residential settings. This is a chance to share your talents and interests while helping others achieve quality lives and independence. It is possible to have fun and make a difference in someone's life!
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Mainstream Living provides services designed to enhance opportunities, create success and fulfill dreams. The purpose of this position is to provide services and supports in community settings to persons with intellectual disabilities and brain injuries. All personnel are expected to promote a safe and welcoming, home-like environment that inspires hope and supports members with their individual goals and aspirations.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalency/HiSet/GED
Experience: Human service experience is preferred, but not required.
Driving: This position requires possession of valid driver’s dicense, legal driving privileges and ability in the state of Iowa and qualification with Mainstream Living’s underwriter as an insurable driver. Exception to this may be made for select shifts, e.g., overnight shifts.
Other Certification: N/A
Computer: Basic data entry skills required.
Post hire: Must demonstrate competencies to complete internal training, including training to pass medication.
General: All employees must work diligently to incorporate the spirit and intent of the Mainstream Living's mission, vision and values. This includes respectful communication to all others at all times. Employees must be able to establish a rapport and develop positive relationships with others while conducting self in line with the Mainstream Living's Code of Ethics. Employees must also: demonstrate consistent professional conduct and establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with others; take accountability for own work while demonstrating a willingness to accept responsibility and offer constructive recommendations; demonstrate dependability and flexibility when shift times or duties of the day change; apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form; and ensure that the best interest of the members are a top priority at all times.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Service Duties:
Assist in identifying members’ skills, needs, and interests.
Incorporate members’ service plan into daily routine by providing support, supervision and encouragement according to their established supports and individualized goals.
Facilitate and conduct activities in the community for members’ leisure, medical and other needs.
Identify, monitor, educate and correct physical or environmental barriers and hazards in members’ environment.
Monitor and address member well being and health needs.
Respectfully communicate with members in a manner appropriate to each individual.
Honor members’ rights, including but not limited to choice, privacy and confidentiality.
Complete member service documentation in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner required to meet billing and productivity requirements.
Maintain a clean environment by facilitating and completing tasks required to maintain a clean and safe living environment, including deep cleaning, home upkeep, and light maintenance tasks.
Meet member nutritional needs as outlined in member supervision plan, including facilitating or completion of following menu, food portion and meal preparation.
Mainstream Living is an equal opportunity employer.