Direct Support Professional IV
Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision is to help make this a world where people lead meaningful, independent lives. If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you. The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
The Night Shift Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and supervision of residential services to assigned homes on the night shift. Responsibilities include: individual care; staff supervision; coordination and training; living environment; operational activities; program monitoring; and support services relations. The Night Shift Supervisor has line authority over all DSP series staff working at the homes assigned to him/her. In addition, the Night Shift Supervisor will assist in unusual incidents and special investigations as assigned. He/she will coordinate staff coverage and perform direct contact duties as needed. Hours and shifts are flexible to ensure effective unit operations. The Night Shift Supervisor is hired and supervised by the Unit Director. Within one year of hire must be a certified instructor for Safe Use of Restraint (SUR) and CPR. This position may be required to drive a state-owned vehicle.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Ensures acceptable level of residential care services.
Ensures environment is safe, clean and homelike.
Ensures proper and timely reporting of unusual incidents, such as fires, abuse, serious injuries, missing person and other problems of this nature.
Ensures that operational activities are completed with assigned areas to maintain effective delivery of services.
Supervises home staff to effectively utilize resources.
Ensures completion of appropriate required individuals' records to meet facility standards.
Promotes and facilitates communication between night shift employees and unit management staff, other shifts and other service areas.
Ensures individuals are involved in programs and activities as per their schedule to provide maximum development of skills and independence.
Ensures completion of physical/nutritional management program requirements by assigned staff.
Provides assistance in transporting of individuals going on scheduled activities and in emergency situations, as needed.
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of Physical Management Programming, Behavior Therapy training and Safe Use of Restraint (SUR) techniques.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with others orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to organize supervisory work load, motivate and direct DSP Staff.
Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with co-workers.
Demonstrated ability to use good judgment with dealing with unusual incidents.
Knowledge of Positive Performance Program and facility OPM.
Ability to train staff in job related subject areas.
General knowledge of ICF/IID standards.
Physical ability to perform direct contact duties and to complete regular rounds over a wide area.
Physical ability to perform Safe Use of Restraint (SUR) and CPR.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Valid Texas driver's license or ability to obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date, is preferred. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED.
Two (2) years' experience working in the field related to this position (working with people with developmental and/or physical disabilities).
Experience in a supervisory role.
General knowledge of ICF/IID standards.
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals / Entities.
Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All state supported living center employees are subject to random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position.
The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at facility.
There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For additional information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
Posting ID: 554944621Posted: 2020-05-21