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Direct Support Professional

Company: Integrated Life Choices Inc
Location: Wayne
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description: At ILC, we want to lead in INNOVATION at leveling the playing field - for everyone: no matter who you are, where you're from, or who you love. We SUPPORT and believe that you should be you. Be who you want to be. Be your best self. Be human. We value INTEGRITY and will represent what is right. We will acknowledge the truth. We will always be DEDICATED to being better. We will listen and we will be PROFESSIONAL, but we won't be silent. Direct Support Professionals (DSP) at ILC provide support to people with developmental disabilities in a variety of different environments. Day Sites - Day shifts Monday through Friday -Full Time DSPs who work at ILC day sites support individuals with planned activities that encourage community inclusion and habilitation. Whether the activities are group-based or individual-focused, DSPs ensure that the people ILC supports are working towards achieving their hopes and dreams while interacting with members of their local community. These DSPs work as a team to bring ideas to the table and create opportunities for volunteering, exploring local activities, and teaching skills that bring value and fulfillment. Being a DSP at an ILC day site provides an exciting opportunity to get involved with both the person(s) supported and your community. Employee Responsibilities:· Promoting positive social interactions· Supporting individuals, in the community during the day, at their choice of volunteer and habilitation opportunities· Teaching skills to expand a person's independence· Maintaining a clean and safe environment· Administering medications· Supporting individuals with hygiene· Providing transportation· Encouraging and creating a diverse team experience· Documenting program data at each shift Supported Services - Days, Evenings, Weekends - Possible Split Shifts - Full Time or Part-Time As a DSP with ILC working in Supported Services, you will be supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at their jobs, in the community, and in their homes. The job coaching component of this position focuses on supporting people in seeking and maintaining competitive employment, while in-home support can be a variety of day-to-day activities in the home and out in the community. Employee Responsibilities:· Promoting positive social interactions· Supporting individuals at their jobs, in the community, or at home· Teaching skills to expand a person's independence· Maintaining a clean and safe environment· Administering medications· Supporting individuals with hygiene· Providing transportation· Documenting program data at each shift The Ideal Candidate:· Desire to work in a team environment, even when supporting someone individually· Ability to work independently· A level of integrity that motivates doing the right thing, even when no one is watching· Ability to be flexible and handle change well· Understanding of responsibility for the safety of the people supported, their teammates, and themselves· Drive to encourage people who are working towards goals, understanding that achieving those goals comes in a series of ups and downs, wins and losses, three steps forward and one step back· A good track record of attendance and an understanding of the importance of consistency for the people ILC supports Requirements:
Completion of High School Diploma or GED
Possess a valid driver's license and current car insurance
Have a reliable vehicle to transport people during a shift
Pass all background checks
Must have a full range of motion, physical strength, and the ability to achieve and maintain training and certifications
Basic computer usage/ knowledge Availability Required: DSPs at our day sites are required to have weekday availability to be scheduled for up to 40 hours a week. Hours can fall Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Integrated Life Choices Inc, Sioux City , Direct Support Professional, Other , Wayne, Iowa

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