Direct Support Professional in O'Fallon, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 10/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $13.50

$13.50 (Shift Differentials Offered) 

Must be able to work evenings, nights and/or weekends and have reliable transportation.

Direct Support Professionals assist in creating an environment in which individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and/or a developmental disability will have the opportunity to grow and make the transition to community living. This will be done not only in the areas of supporting, encouraging and instructing, but also by modeling for them the desired behaviors. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Resident Obligations:

  • Assist in the implementation of Treatment Plan.
    • Support, encourage, assess, and document resident performance of Activities of Daily Living Skills and progress towards outcomes/goals according to their Treatment Plan.
  • Interact with members in a supportive and positive manner at all times.
  • Transport residents to activities and appointments.
  • Assist in supplying 24-hour supervision.
  • Ensure physical safety of members.

Shift Duties:

  • Plan and prepare of daily meals in accordance with any required nutrition plans.
  • Grocery shopping; Household supply shopping
  • Administer medications and document any adverse reactions.
  • House Maintenance and Cleaning Duties

 Additional Job Duties:

  • To adhere to all policies and procedures of the Crider ISL/PISL.
  • Attend all training as required by Crider Health Center, Accreditors and Funders.
  • Regular attendance (except as excused).

 

 

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Diploma from accredited high school or GED as recognized by the US Department of Education.
  • Two years experience in a related field working with persons with a developmental disability and/or mental illness; or a bachelor’s degree in a mental health related field – as applicable to the specific position
  • Obtain and/or maintain a current chauffeur’s license/insurance
  • Must have a reliable personal vehicle with current insurance, registration and copy of inspection as required by state laws
  • Obtain certifications as a Medication Technician I and CPR/First Aid.
  • Commitment to Service Excellence
  • Commitment to Personal Excellence
  • Team Oriented and Values Diversity

Supervision

The Community Living Instructors receive administrative supervision from the Pathways Director of Nursing, ISL/PISL House Manager with clinical oversight by the Mental Health Professional.