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Senior Direct Support Professional

Company: Envision, Inc.
Location: Wichita
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY Provide services and instructional activities to individuals with developmental disabilities as well as blindness, in a day program setting, while providing support to staff, Supervisor, and Manager on a day-to-day basis. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE

  • Demonstrate good role modeling around other staff and consumers in line with the Envision Mission and Core Values, as well as PRIDE policies.
  • Work alongside the Supervisor to coordinate community activities for the program (plan outings, give choice to consumers, arrange to collect monies, send notes home collaborating with home, collect monies and assign staff that will attend activities in absence of Supervisor and/or Manager).
  • Attend PCSP/BASIS or other team meetings in the absence of the Direct Support Professional, Supervisor, or Manager.
  • Assist Supervisor & Manager with training of new hire staff on the daily operations of PRIDE, consumer care and proper procedures for PRIDE schedule when requested (Manager will still be responsible for training new hires on Envision and PRIDE policies and procedure).
  • Serve as back up to the Supervisor when absent to enter Client Billing time into Access Program daily and forward to Manager and EDI Coordinator.
  • Create an atmosphere of team work. The lead staff will not supervise staff but should be a liaison between the team, providing knowledge of the job and proper verbal redirection.
  • Arrange consumer work stations for production work, including set up of work space, maintaining supply of raw materials, quality checks on items produced and clean-up of work area.
  • Provide one-on-one and group instruction as outlined in each consumers Person Centered Support Plan; implement goals, service support and treatments as needed and identified in the plan.
  • Maintain proper record keeping of goals and objectives of individual Person Centered Support Plan and/or Individual Education Plan.
  • Maintain weekly progress notes on all consumers served with no errors.
  • Complete incident reports for any accident, illness and/or observations of consumer care.
  • Responsible for administration of consumers medication.
  • Monitor sustaining activities, projects, and levels of customer service (e.g. performance metrics) for material handling operations and report status, issues, and risks to management on a scheduled basis.
  • Set up and complete time studies as requested by Supervisor and/or Manager.
  • Provide basic hygiene assistance for persons served.
  • Provide meal preparation assistance for consumers.
  • Act as a role model for individuals served displaying a positive attitude and being a team player.
    • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Experience: Previous experience working with developmentally disabled individuals, 5 years + preferred. Knowledge/Skills:
      • Gain knowledge of Sedgwick County Developmental Organizations regulations for the program and be able to portray and ensure those are implemented throughout our work here in PRIDE (to be completed within 90 days of hire)
      • Gain knowledge of Kansas Department of Aging and Disabilities licensure requirements for the program and be able to assist Manager in ensuring that the regulations are implemented in the program (to be completed within 90 days of hire).
        • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word/word processing and Outlook.
        • Ability to drive company transportation vehicle.
        • Possess interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consumers served, management and customers.
        • Excellent oral and written skills; displays communication that is complimentary to teaching strategies with individuals who have developmental disabilities accompanied by legal and/or total blindness.
        • Strong planning and organizational skills necessary to maintain a safe work environment.
        • Ability to work independently with periodic guidance and direction.
        • Ability to give guidance and direction during crisis interventions with confidence and accuracy.
        • Ability to communicate effectively using sign language is a plus (but not required).
        • Maintain excellent background checks and driving records necessary for position. Licenses/Certifications:
          • Current CPR/First Aid certification required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Total Number of Employees Directly Supervising: 0 Number of Subordinate Supervisors Reporting to Position: 0 VISION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE (check one) Can be performed with or without assistive technology: ___ Required to perform activities such as: preparing/analyzing data/figures; viewing a computer screen; reading; inspecting small objects for defects; using measuring devices; and/or assembling parts with close eye contact. ___ Required to perform activities such as: operating machinery and/or power tools at or within arms reach; performing non-repetitive tasks such as carpentry work or repairing machinery. X Required to review/inspect own assigned work, the work of others, or facilities or structures. Requires normal (or corrected to normal) vision/acuity: Required to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment such as forklifts. COMMENTS Envision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law. Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position description is intended to convey generally the duties of this job. It is not an all-inclusive listing of duties, and it is not a contract, expressed.

Keywords: Envision, Inc., Wichita , Senior Direct Support Professional, Other , Wichita, Kansas

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