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Lead Direct Support Professional – Wilton, CA

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Lead Direct Support Professional 

Job Title:                      Lead Direct Support Professional

Program:                     Residential Services – Wilton Stables

Reports To:                  Home Administrator

Work Location:            Wilton, CA

Employment Status:     Full-Time, Nonexempt

Starting Rate of Pay:    $15.00 per hour

Benefits:                      Health, Dental, Vacation, 401(k), and Sick Leave

Hours:                         40 hours a week

Environment:           Specialized Adult Residential Facility

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Home Administrator, the Lead Direct Support Professional will provide assistance and support to residents of Wilton Stables in a manner that ensures client health, safety, and happiness.  Duties include: client supervision, training in personal hygiene, grooming, household management skills (meal planning and preparation, housekeeping, laundry, emergency procedures, telephone use, money management, safety, shopping), utilization of community resources and public transportation, recreation and leisure activities, positive interaction behaviors, communication, health, and participation in community activities as prescribed in each individual’s IPP, and maintenance of an overall safe therapeutic environment. In the absence of the Home Administrator, the Lead Direct Support Professional will provide guidance and direction to other direct support staff on duty. This role is a direct support position, as the Lead Direct Support staff is part of the staffing schedule and included in the client-to-staff staffing ratio.  See below for additional job duties and responsibilities below.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In absence of the Home Administrator, provide guidance and support to program staff while ensuring the health and safety of clients;
  • Maintain client confidentiality.  Follow reporting procedures regarding denial of rights and special incident reports and mandated abuse reporting;
  • Assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and physical care needs including but not limited to the following:  medical needs, nutritional, personal hygienic and meal preparations. Client personal hygiene needs may require exposure to bodily fluids (feces, urine, blood etc.);
  • Assist clients with household management needs including but not limited to the following: custodial, maintenance, schedules and routines, record keeping, and documentation;
  • Teach community living skills which include but are not limited to the following:  cooking, laundry, telephone usage, community awareness and access, relationships, and budgeting;
  • Participate in the implementation of each client Individual Service Plan (ISP), collection and analysis of ongoing data, and other assigned documentation pertaining to each client’s program;
  • Practice behavior modification and client redirection while modeling appropriate behavior;
  • Teach safety awareness to clients while on community outings;
  • Promote full engagement of all clients in program activities while recognizing unusual or threatening conditions related to persons with disabilities and resolve issues if necessary;
  • Attend required training and staff meetings;
  • Adhere to all Omelagah, Inc. policies, procedures and program rules;
  • All other duties as assigned by the Home Administrator;

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Must pass fingerprint background check (Child Abuse Index, Criminal Record Clearance);
  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Possess a valid California state driver’s license;
  • Recent, clean TB test and health screening (within one year);
  • First Aid/CPR certification required (within 2 weeks);
  • Clean DMV printout and proof of auto insurance;
  • Ability to work independently and display good independent judgment;
  • Strong time management skills, patient and detailed oriented;
  • Fluent report writing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with clients, parents, social workers, fellow workers, and others in a positive and constructive manner;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends to meet client needs;

Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice or related field, or one year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities who have a history of forensic involvement;
  • Excellent oral communication skills and fluent report writing skills;
  • Ability to recognize unusual or threatening conditions related to persons with disabilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite;

Benefits Available to Employees:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid company holidays
  • Health insurance for medical and vision coverage and dental coverage
  • 401(K)
  • Recognition and incentive programs

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and, at all time is within safe OSHA standards

Application Deadline: November 20, 2017

Apply Online: http://omelagah.com/careers/apply-online/

Direct Support Professional – Redwood City, CA

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Direct Support Professional – Job Description

 

Job Title: Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Work Location(s): Redwood City, CA

Shift(s): Weekday and/or Weekend shifts available

Compensation: $13.00 – $15.00 an hour

Employment Status: Part-Time or Full-Time/Non-Exempt

Position Summary

Under the direction of the House Manager, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) will provide direct care and support to individuals with developmental disabilities. DSP’s provide hands-on training, assistance and support services to individuals with developmental disabilities in a manner that ensures their health, safety and successful achievement of service objectives outlined in their Individual Service Plan (ISP).

This role requires a high level of cleanliness and strong domestic skills (such as being able to cook healthy meals, and helping purchase healthy food). Other key responsibilities include all of the following: help with medical appointments, help implementing an exercise program, hygiene assistance, recreation, and medication monitoring.

We are looking for people who enjoy working with people with developmental disabilities and who are interested in teaching and role modeling a positive lifestyle. Candidate’s availability and flexibility to work when needed is a plus. We are also looking for candidates interested in working with people with challenging behavioral issues and people with developmental disabilities who have had involvement with the criminal justice system.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct care and supervision to clients during daily activities. Examples of activities include: shopping, budgeting, safety awareness, community access, positive relationship building, physical fitness, positive recreation, conflict resolution, anger management, coping skills, resisting peer pressure and maintaining a clean and healthy home environment;
  • Address basic care needs of clients including but not limited to the following:  medical, nutritional, hygienic, activities of daily living (ADL’s), social, recreational, personal management, transportation, meal preparations, etc. personal hygiene needs may require exposure to bodily fluids (feces, urine, blood etc.);
  • Basic household needs including but not limited to the following: custodial, maintenance, schedules and routines, record keeping, documentation, etc;
  • Perform adaptive skills training with clients which include but are not limited to the following:  cooking, laundry, telephone, community awareness and access, relationships, budgeting, etc;
  • Participate in the assessment process and collection of data;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of each client’s programs, collection and analysis of ongoing data, and other assigned documentation pertaining to each clients program;
  • Provide supervision and redirection to prevent the manifestation of maladaptive behaviors that may lead to recidivism;
  • Responsibility for the health and safety of assigned client;
  • Follow reporting procedures regarding denial of rights and special incident reports;
  • Communicate with other staff regarding any changes in regulations, policies, and procedures and general information pertaining to the program;
  • Promote community engagement and client rights;
  • Recognize unusual or threatening conditions related to persons with disabilities and resolve issues if necessary;
  • Attend required company training and staff meetings;
  • Adhere to and all Omelagah, Inc. company policies, procedures and program rules;
  • Other duties as assigned;

 

Minimum Job Qualification

  • Must pass fingerprint background check (Child Abuse Index, Criminal Record Clearance);
  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Possess a valid California state driver’s license;
  • Recent, clean TB test and health screening (within one year);
  • First Aid/CPR certification required (within 2 weeks);
  • Clean DMV printout and proof of auto insurance;
  • Ability to work independently and display good independent judgment;
  • Strong time management skills, patient and detailed oriented;
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations;
  • Excellent oral communication skills;
  • Fluent report writing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with clients, parents, social workers, fellow workers, and others in a positive and constructive manner;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends to meet client needs;

Benefits Available to Employees:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid company holidays
  • Health insurance for medical and vision coverage and dental coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP
  • Recognition and incentive programs

About the Company:

Omelagah, Inc. is a family-owned community-based organization that provides support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to support individuals with developmental disabilities with a history of forensic involvement or individuals who may be at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system, live productive law-abiding lives in the least restrictive community setting. We are passionate in our belief that people with developmental disabilities deserve the right to live and thrive in the least restrictive community setting. We strive to improve the lives of the people we support and the communities they live in, through the implementation of structured community-based programs. We achieve our mission through the following services: Supported Living Services (SLS), Residential Services and Adaptive Skills Training. For more information, please visit us at www.omelagah.com

How to Apply:

Apply online: Omelagah Inc. Online Application

Download the Job Description: Direct Support Professional (DSP) – Job Description

Direct Care Staff – San Mateo SLS

Work Location(s): San Mateo County, CA

Shift: All Shifts

Weekdays M-F – 8am – 4pm/ 4pm-12midnight/ 12midnight – 8am

Weekends Sat/ Sun – 8am – 4pm/ 4pm-12midnight/ 12midnight – 8am

Compensation: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour (depending on experience)

Employment Status: Full-Time/ Part Time

Position Summary Under direction from the Program Supervisor, theDirect Care Staff supports adults with developmental disabilities to accomplish daily living activities at the person’s home and/or in the local community. The Direct Care staff helps the individual served to be a known and valued member of his/her local community.

This position provides supervision, instruction, housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, shopping, emergency intervention, and personal care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Hours vary within a 24-hour, 7-day a week schedule, with part-time (less than 32 hours per week) and full-time (32 + hours per week) shifts.

We are looking for people who enjoy working with people with disabilities, are interested in teaching and encouraging healthy eating and a positive lifestyle. Candidate’s availability and flexibility to work when needed is a plus. We are also looking for someone interested in working with people with challenging maladaptive behaviors.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide community supervision to the ensure health and safety of individual served;
  • Assist individual served with planning meals, purchasing and preparing foods;
  • Assist individual served with personal care including dressing, undressing, hygiene, toilet actives and other activities of daily living (ADL’s)
  • Assist individual served with housekeeping duties and marinating their homes;
  • Assist individual served in developing adaptive skills and independent living skills;
  • Prepare and maintain records of assistance rendered;
  • Maintain client confidentiality. Follow reporting procedures regarding denial of rights and special incident reports;
  • Communicate with other team members regarding any changes in regulations, policies and procedures and general information pertaining to the program;
  • Assist individual served with coordination of medical and mental health services;
  • Monitor client progress towards goal outlined in Individual Service Plan (ISP) and submit weekly data on goal tracking;
  • Support community inclusion and choice;
  • Create and use natural supports and support individuals in a person-centered manner;
  • Teach community awareness to individuals served while they access their community via public transportation and travel training;
  • Attend required training and staff meetings;
  • Adhere to and all Omelagah, Inc. policies, procedures and program rules;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Minimum Job Qualification

  • Must pass fingerprint background check (Child Abuse Index, Criminal Record Clearance);
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) required, previous work-related skill, knowledge or experience preferred;
  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Possess a valid California state driver’s license;
  • Recent, clean TB test and health screening (within one year);
  • First Aid/CPR certification required (within 2 weeks);

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and display good independent judgment;
  • Strong time management skills, patient and detailed oriented;
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations;
  • Ability to communicate verbally to convey information to consumer, Program Supervisor, community members effectively and other stakeholders;
  • Computer literacy and strong written literacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with clients, parents, social workers, fellow workers, and others in a positive and constructive manner;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends to meet client needs;

Benefits Available to Employees:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid company holidays
  • Health insurance for medical and vision coverage and dental coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Recognition and incentive programs