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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Company: AccessPoint RI
Location: Cranston
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionDirect Support ProfessionalResidentialNEW pay rate: $18/hourGreat Benefits and Flexible Scheduling!At AccessPoint RI, we empower people with differing abilities to live with dignity, respect, equality, and choice throughout their lives. Direct Support professionals are responsible for the safety and well being of individuals supported; encouraging individuals to reach their fullest potential by assisting and participating with community activities that promote growth and independence.Communication/Teamwork/Participation:Is solution oriented when problems arise that need to be solved with others who can assist.Assists with the development of a warm and supportive environment which facilitates growth and learning.Encourages and demonstrates respectful and harmonious relationships among housemates.Is actively involved with persons supported in the planning and development of the Individual Support Plan (ISP).Knows the content of each ISP and partners with persons supported to follow through on goals.Supports people in activities of their own choosing at home and in the community; helps people discover new areas of interest.Assists individuals to develop a positive self-image; encourage independence with adult daily living skills providing assistance whenever needed.Reads the house communication log at the beginning of each shift.Writes a clear, brief summary of the shift prior to the end of each shift.Knows and follows procedures for specific health care plans and health issues.Ensures medications are administered according to the AccessPoint RI Medication Administration Policy.Operates all vehicles defensively, utilizing seatbelts and obeying all traffic laws.Reports any household, vehicle, maintenance or other safety issues immediately.Schedules and follows through on medical appointments as necessary.Adheres to all agency policies and procedures.Performs other duties as assigned.Provides holiday coverage and participates in filling open shifts.Mandatory Qualifications and Requirements:Be at least 18 years of ageHigh school diploma or GEDValid driver's license with acceptable driving record and regular access to an insured vehicle.Able to lift/push/pull 50 lbs. of weight independently/bending/standing.Ability to complete CPR, NCI, Human Rights, Management and other required trainings.Capable of reading and comprehending policies and instruction, and use varying degrees of independent judgment and discretion.Full-Time Employee Benefits:Paid Time OffVacation time starting in the first year for Full-Time employees10 holidays per yearSick and Personal daysInsurance BenefitsRobust health and dental insurance plans at VERY affordable ratesFlexible Spending Account (FSA) - available after (1) year of employmentTuition reimbursement to further your education401K - available after (1) year of employmentJob Requisition: #386017287

Keywords: AccessPoint RI, Cranston , Direct Support Professional (DSP), Other , Cranston, Rhode Island

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