Direct Support Professional
Supervisor: Assistant Program Coordinator, Program Coordinator.
Status: Non-exempt, full-time or part-time.
Wage: $16.23 hourly, adjusted for experience.
Number of Openings: Multiple.
Evening, overnight, and weekend shifts available.
- Provide long-term, direct care services to assist adults with developmental and physical disabilities to lead full and rewarding lives in community settings.
- Provide personal and/or medical assistance as needed, including administering medications according to ROI procedures.
- Teach and support Individuals Served to complete the following as independently as possible, and assist or perform these tasks if the individual cannot do so independently: Personal hygiene including toileting, bathing, brushing teeth, and other personal hygiene tasks; Personal assistance including assistance with dressing, eating, communicating and mobility; Housekeeping including laundry and cleaning living spaces; Meal assistance including planning meals, grocery shopping, meal preparation and clean-up; Personal finance management including handling cash, accounting for purchases through receipts, ledgers and record keeping; Social and leisure activities of interest to the Individual Served; Vocational and employment goals and opportunities.
- Role model appropriate behaviors and daily living skills. Display responsible, conscientious behavior and use good judgment in making decisions.
- Support Individuals Served to develop appropriate friendships and other meaningful relationships.
- Establish a collaborative relationship with Individuals Served. Understand the likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams of Individuals Served to support them as they make choices and progress toward their goals.
- Implement relevant health and safety protocols, including but not limited to CPR, First Aid, and behavior management.
- Assist with adaptive equipment and, after training, conduct prescribed therapy programs and range of motion exercises. As needed, assist and perform lifting and transferring of Individuals Served using safe procedures.
- Maintain general upkeep of the home, workplace, equipment and vehicles to ROI standards.
- Complete documentation as required by ROI policy and procedure and Supervisor’s instructions.
- Provide input for developing individual program plans, and implement such plans.
- Inform supervisor of problems or issues regarding Individuals Served or their environment.
- Advocate for and respect the rights of Individuals Served to lead a self-determined life by providing necessary support.
- Demonstrate flexibility as work schedules may be adjusted as necessary to meet the needs of the Individuals Served by ROI.
- Transport Individuals Served as necessary if categorized as an ROI “driver.”
- Promote a positive image of ROI.
- Comply with all laws and regulations regarding reporting suspected abuse and neglect of vulnerable persons.
- Embrace and support ROI’s philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism and work to ensure ROI’s commitment to being an anti-racist organization.
- Perform all duties in accordance with overall program goals, agency policy and procedure and all applicable state, federal, and local laws and/or regulations.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all restricted information, data and reports.
Paid training is provided to all new hires. During your first few weeks of employment, you will take a number of in-person classes, virtual classes over Zoom, and self-paced online courses. Your supervisor will also schedule you for on-site orientations. Trainings include (but are not limited to): CPR/First Aid, nutrition, medication administration, crisis intervention, driving safety, and the legal rights and protections of Individuals Served. Trainings vary by position.
- You must be 18 years of age or older.
- You must possess a High School diploma/GED. You will be required to provide proof of said education through original diploma or official transcripts.
- Work Authorization.
- Approved driver status as determined by ROI preferred.
The Individuals we serve are part of a vulnerable population. As such, and in accordance with Michigan law, all candidates are required to clear a criminal history check before employment. All candidates are also required to provide ROI with three (3) references and/or letters of reference before their first day.
- Ability to achieve and maintain required trainings and certifications including, but not limited to, medication certification, CPR & First Aid, and physical intervention techniques.
- Possess effective communication skills.
- Consistently arrive on time and as scheduled to the work site.
- Ability to intervene in behavioral crises and assist with a wide array of physical needs.
- Knowledge of how to operate basic home appliances and office equipment.
- Work independently in the absence of direct supervision.
- Demonstrate ability to appropriately communicate to families and support staff of Individuals Served.
Residential Opportunities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at ROI, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on any protected class status. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all Policies and Procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discharge and all other terms and conditions of employment. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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