Now Hiring - Direct Support Professional

December 28, 2017

 

Classification: Full time hourly

Pay: $10.50-$11.50 depending on experience

 

Summary:  

 

Supervise and teach work skills to people with disabilities in a production setting. Oversee and support people as they learn new work and social skills, improve their productivity, and increase their ability to work independently. Work with Supervisor to help implement individual plan goals, and report on progress/results of implementation.

 

Qualities:

  • Dependability – Reliable, responsible, dependable; fulfills obligations. Work independently and make good decisions.

  • Attention to detail – Careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Integrity – Honest and ethical.

  • Cooperation – Be pleasant to others on the job and display a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

  • Concern for others – Be sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and be understanding and helpful.

  • Self-Control – Maintain composure; keep emotions in check, controlling anger and avoiding confrontational behavior, even in very difficult situations.

  • Social Orientation – Prefer to work with others rather than alone and being personally connected with others on the job.

  • Persistence – Persist in the face of obstacles.

  • Innovation – Use creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Skills:

  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people.

  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Instructing – Teaching others how to do something.

  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

  • Monitoring – Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or groups to make improvements or take corrective action.

  • Learning strategies – Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

  • Persuasion – Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

 

Education/Experience/Certifications/Licensure:

 

Must have a valid driver’s license or Utah ID card and be able to pass a Criminal Background Check. High school diploma preferred. Must complete Columbus training requirements: SOAR, First Aid, CPR certificates, completion of Initial Training and 12 hrs. ongoing training yearly.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships – develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.

  • Communicate with manager and peers – Provide information to supervisor, and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  • Coaching and developing others – Identify the developmental needs of others and coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.

  • Assist and care for others – Provide personal assistance, emotional support, medical attention or other personal care. Maintain certification and be physically able to administer CPR, First Aid, and SOAR protocol.

  • Get information – Observe, receive, and otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources.

  • Document/record information – Enter, transcribe, store or maintain information in written or electronic form.

  • Perform general physical activities – Perform physical activities that require standing for long periods, along with considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting objects and lifting/supporting people, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Observe client’s attendance, work quality and quantity, attitudes and accomplishments, and record and maintain information in client records.

  • Evaluate the work skills and capacities of clients. Assist supervisor in planning and implementing skills training programs.

  • Encourage clients and facilitate the attainment of work skills and development goals.

  • Supervise clients in choosing and completing work assignments.

  • Supervise clients in work areas, halls, cafeterias, lobbies and waiting areas, and at bus pickup/drop-off areas.

  • Perform production tasks such as loading materials into, and removing them from, production equipment; Counting and weighing finished products or work pieces; Sorting materials or products for processing or shipping, and performing quality checks of finished products.

Employment Standards:

  • Display positive professional behavior

  • Respect the uniqueness of each individual

  • Promote feelings of human dignity and self-worth

  • Pass annual criminal background check

  • Follow all compliance requirements of position

  • Be accountable for your job performance

  • Be flexible

  • Cooperate with others

  • Arrive to work on time

  • Excellent attendance

     

To apply: 

 

Email your resume and cover letter to ptimm@columbusserves.org in the subject line type DSP Shred Or Fax your resume and cover letter to 385-235-5351 attn: DSP Shred

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