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        Direct Support Professional DSP

        Advocate Homes
        Danville, KY 40422
        Full-time, Part-time
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        Job Description

        Job Description


        We’re looking for someone who:

        • Wants to make a difference;
        • Has a great attitude;
        • Is dependable;
        • Has a big heart;
        • Is willing to work evenings, nights and/or weekends;
        • Can pass a drug test and background checks.

        This is what you’ll do:

        • Take care of individuals with developmental disabilities;
        • Assist individuals with daily activities such as housekeeping;
        • Ensure individuals are happy, safe and healthy;
        • Take individuals out and about to do fun and meaningful activities.

        We’re willing to:

        • Pay you $9-11 per hour dependent on experience and education;
        • Provide you major medical health insurance after 90 days;
        • Give you Paid Time Off (PTO);
        • Contribute towards your retirement;
        • Give you annual raises.

        DSP is responsible for providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. DSP is responsible for supervision and wellbeing of assigned participants in compliance with applicable directives, including but not limited to all current and thereafter amended federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, statutes, and regulations.

        • Become familiar with participants they work with by listening and observing so as to continually learn about their needs, interests and priorities; and
        • Become familiar with each participants individualized needs (including but not limited to crisis plan, goals and objectives, medical needs, medications, behavior support plan, rights restrictions and finances); and
        • Assist participants with the administration of medications according to Advocate Homes’ policy; and
        • Communicate relevant information with appropriate persons (including but not limited to Executive Director, Case Manager Liaison, Case Manager, On Call Manager, and Guardian) while complying with HIPAA regulations; and
        • Assist, when necessary, participants achieve their goals and objectives; and
        • Ensure health, safety and welfare of participants assigned; and
        • Carryout plan as defined in participant’s Plan of Care (POC); and
        • Advocate, when necessary, for participants assigned; and
        • Complete all necessary paperwork on a timely basis; and
        • Work as an effective and responsible member of the team; and
        • Provide assistance with daily living, such as ambulation, dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, other necessary hygiene care, meal planning and preparation, laundry, budgeting and financial assistance, home care and cleaning; and
        • Provide reliable transportation with ability to transport up to three (3) participants, and maintain automobile insurance at all times; and
        • Participate in monthly emergency drills as assigned; and
        • Comply with all rules, regulations, and policies and procedures of Advocate Homes and;
        • Perform other duties as identified by On Call Manager and/or Executive Director.
        • DSP must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent - or - be 21 years or older and is able to adequately communicate with participants and staff; and
        • DSP must successfully clear all required background checks and drug test; and
        • DSP must have a valid social security number or valid work permit if not a US citizen; and
        • DSP must maintain a valid driver’s license; and
        • DSP must be able to understand and carry out instructions; and
        • DSP must have the ability to keep records.

        DSP shall work in well lighted, ventilated and air conditioned area. DSP may be exposed to unpleasant odors, sights and sounds. Long periods of standing, walking, stooping, moderate to heavy lifting and bending are required as associated with normal house cleaning activities, laundry, cooking and vacuuming. DSP risks exposure to disease, infection, and physical strain. DSP risks exposure to blood or body fluids. DSP must be able to lift 50 lbs on an occasional basis as required in moving household items or in moving clients from a wheel chair to a chair/bed or from a wheelchair into a vehicle and visa versa.

        Advocate Homes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

        Company Description

        We were established in June of 2002 in an attempt to meet the needs of care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Danville and Boyle County.

        We are a Supports for Community Living (SCL) Program located in Danville, KY. SCL is a home and community-based waiver under the Kentucky Medicaid program developed as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. SCL allows individuals to remain in or return to the community in the least restrictive setting.

        We strive to make each day better than the last!
        Posting ID: 572984022Posted: 2020-09-17