header-top

Direct Support Professional – Community

POSITION SUMMARY: Working closely with individuals with developmental disabilities to integrate and participate within the community. Ensure the health and safety of individuals served. Complete all necessary paperwork.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Must be able to utilize personal automobile; have a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current automobile liability policy and continuous coverage
  2. Assists the program participants with daily functioning and activities as needed to encourage community activity
  3. Implement ISP and support client’s needs
  4. Support individual to create connections within the community
  5. Work one on one with participants in activities within the community to encourage and facilitate participation.
  6. Assist participants as needed in all activities including positioning, ambulating and personal hygiene.
  7. Assist Community Inclusion Lead Coordinator (CILC) &/or Director of DD Services in completing all quarterly reports and annual reports for all participants
  8. Complete all necessary paperwork
  9. Must maintain CPR, First Aid and other trainings/certifications as required.
  10. Must maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy and state and federal law

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Client ratio of 1:1 or 1:3
  • Maintains all required documentation in the participants’ files.
  • Makes recommendations to CILC &/or Director of DD Services on possible modifications to improve and expand community based activities
  • Attends all agency meetings as well as state training, information sessions and public meetings applicable to the program.
  • Able to transport individuals in personal vehicle
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the CILC  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:       The employee is directly responsible for discovering opportunities to support the individual within the community. Must be able to handle medical and behavioral problems as they may arise with individuals. Must also maintain a positive impression of La Vida services within the community.

 ROLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience Requirements

  • 6 months to a year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Knowledge and understanding of the DD Waiver Standards
  • Demonstrable organizational skills, including time management.
  • Requires effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • English/Spanish bi-lingual a plus.
  • Ability to participate as a team member in a flexible and cooperative manner

Note: Multiple part-time positions located in Valencia & Socorro County.

Send your cover letter, resume, and application to Ted@lvfnm.org, or fax to (505) 865-5331 or mail application to P.O. Box 2040, Los Lunas, NM 87031 (Attn: Human Resources)

La Vida Felicidad, Inc., is an EOE/AA employer.  Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This entry was posted in
wrapper-bottom