Direct Support Professional-CHOICES in Saint Charles, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 5/15/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $12.75 hourly

Responsible for supervision of consumers to ensure their safety and well-being. Full-time, benefits eligible position. Shift differential offered for employees working weekend shifts. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – JOB SPECIFIC

• Reports and records observable changes in resident behavior, attitude and physical condition
• Assists with or participates in re-motivation, rehabilitation, resocialization, and behavior modification programs
• Teaches or assists residents in self-help skills and social behavior based on the level of need and functioning of individual residents
• Initiates and participates in group and/or individual activities with residents
• Escorts residents to appointments or as assigned
• Participates in specialized programs such as adjunctive therapies and individual interaction with residents
• Performs basic nursing care such as checking vital signs, applying simple dressings, and providing general daily care of residents
• Assists a physician or registered professional nurse with various diagnostic and treatment procedures
• Maintains a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment
• Assists in the orientation of new residents
• Responds to emergency situations as specified by the guidelines of the unit, including assisting residents during emergency situations
• Prepares and maintains records and reports
• Maintains adequate supplies and equipment
• Administers medications to clients once certified as a DMH Level 1 Medication Aide
• Obtain CPR certification with in the first 90 days of employment
• Assist client with transportation as clinically indicated. Driving is an essential function of the position
• Trains incoming staff on basic job responsibilities (CLI Shadow Trainer only)
• Does follow up trainings for staff if needed (CLI Shadow Trainer only)
• Communicates with clients and/or their families by using sign language when needed (CLI Sign Fluent only)
• Other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES – COMPANY WIDE

• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team oriented and values diversity

DESIRED DEMONSTRATED KEY COMPETENCIES

• Change Readiness
• Communication – Oral
• Communication – Written
• Decision Making
• Flexible Thinking
• Problem Solving
• Risk Management/ Assessment
• Teamwork

WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK

Regular exposure to biohazard and chemical waste materials

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION

High School/GED required

WORK EXPERIENCE

• At least one (1) year of work experience or self-employment required
• A valid driver's license at the time of hire with the ability to obtain and maintain a class E MO driver's license by the end of 60-day introductory period required


Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.