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Direct Support Specialist

Company: ResCare Community Living
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Are you driven to serve and help others in your community? Caregivers and Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are the heart of our company with their compassion, dependability, and care.
If you want to make an impact by helping people live their best life, read more below and apply today!
Join a team of passionate and caring people who make a difference in people's lives.
We are now hiring for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to provide direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our DSPs are the STARS of our organization who provide caregiving to the people we support.
This may be in a group home, home-like setting.
Essential Responsibilities/Job Duties Performing personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks. Fostering positive relationships between individuals served and their housematesEnsuring client safety and maintaining a safe environmentAssisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairsReminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications (with proper training)Encouraging self-help activitiesReporting changes in client's condition or family situation to the officeDocumenting services providedPerforming home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaningPlanning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-upAccompanying client to scheduled appointmentsTransporting clients or running errands for clientsOther duties as assigned
High school degree/GED required
(in most cases)18 years of age or olderValid driver's license (in most cases)Ability to work in a group home, home-like settingsAbility to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the companyAbility to handle physical aspects of job, including bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and walking for periods of timeMust maintain state regulatory certifications, as required by state/program requirements
Medication Administration as required by state/program requirements
PandoLogic.Category: Social Services, Keywords: Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Keywords: ResCare Community Living, Arlington , Direct Support Specialist, Other , Arlington, Texas

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