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Direct Support Professional – In House

POSITION SUMMARY: Supports individuals with developmental disabilities within the community. Works toward attaining planned outcomes and skill development. Ensure the health and safety of individuals served as well as completion of all paperwork required by funding sources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Implement the program participant’s ISP and support participant’s needs
  2. Work with program participants for skill development
  3. Demonstrate appropriate community interactions
  4. Assist the program participants with daily functioning and activities as needed to encourage community involvement
  5. Work one on one with participants in community based activities to encourage and facilitate participation.
  6. Assist participants as needed in all activities including positioning, ambulating and personal hygiene.
  7. Daily documentation of outcomes
  8. Must be able to transport client in personal vehicle
  9. Uphold agency safety, confidentiality and policy standards.
  10. Must maintain CPR, First Aid and other trainings/certifications as required.
  11. Must maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy &state and federal law

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participant ratio does not exceed 1:6
  • Make recommendations to Community Inclusion Lead Coordinator (CILC) &/or Director of DD Services on possible modifications to improve and expand services based on participant’s needs and abilities
  • Attend agency meetings, state training, information sessions and public meetings applicable to the program.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and safe program area.
  • Be prepared to assist participant in their workload
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the CILC The employee is directly responsible for supporting the participants within a community setting. Employee will also create a positive impression of La Vida within the local community. Must be able to handle medical and behavioral problems as they may arise with individuals.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

The employee is directly responsible for supporting the participants within a community setting. Employee will also create a positive impression of La Vida within the local community. Must be able to handle medical and behavioral problems as they may arise with individuals.

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience Requirements

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

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

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  •  Manual dexterity needed for computer and phone work
  • The physical environment requires the employee work indoors and out, in temperature controlled and uncontrolled with respect to adverse conditions. Noise is to be expected.
  • Must be able to manipulate and operate office supplies and equipment.  Occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds
  • May require need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening and weekend work
  • An automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current automobile liability policy and continuous coverage
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check
  • No substantiation or criminal conviction of child/adult abuse or neglect
  • Travel within the state may be required

Send your cover letter and 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

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