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Direct Support Professional - ICF/ID, fulltime, 1st Shift

Location:DeWitt, IA
Salary Range:$9.00 - $9.45/hr DOE
Benefits:Performance-based pay increase after 90 days & 180 days
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:The Direct Support Professional (ICF/ID) will provide rehabilitation services to all ICF/ID individuals. This is a 1st shift, full time position in DeWitt, IA. 1st shift hours are: 6:00am-2:00pm.
M-F, and every other weekend.
Duties:• Assure regular communication to the designated supervisor and peers.
• Attend at least four Individual Program Plans per year.
• Assist individuals in ADL’s, personal hygiene, laundry, housekeeping, meal planning, vocational, and recreational/leisure skills. This involves routine lifting and transferring of individuals.
• Assist in crisis situations utilizing Mandt principles and techniques when needed.
• Assist in individual assessment and program development.
• Ensure individual safety.
• Complete incident reports whenever needed in a thorough, and timely manner.
• Assist individuals in keeping their homes/rooms in order including cleaning so that there are no safety or health concerns.
• Complete all documentation in a timely manner (by the end of shift).
• Transport individuals to outings and/or appointments.
• Provide training through the implementation of active treatment schedules for each individual.
Qualifications:• High School diploma or equivalent required.
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Ability to pass TB test, physical, and drug screen prior to hire and as required by regulation and/or policy.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
• Ability to stoop, bend, twist, kneel, push, pull, sit on floor, and walk up and down steps on a regular basis.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance.
• Satisfactory results on background checks with previous employers, criminal and abuse registries, etc.
• Effective organizational and time management skills
• Ability to complete required agency and department trainings within 90 days, and ability to maintain and utilize skills taught.
• Ability to communicate verbally in person and by phone.
• Ability to read, comprehend, and write simple instructions and notes.
• Ability to comprehend and implement department, state and federal rules and regulations.
• Ability to comprehend and implement each individual’s programs and procedures.
• Ability to act responsibly in a crisis, use good judgment skills, and willingly perform restraining techniques as needed.
• Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.

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