Category: Supported Living
Full Time Position
Pay: $11.00 an hour
If you’re looking for a rewarding job helping people with disabilities become more independent and involved in their community, become a direct support professional (DSP, CNA, home health aide, personal care attendant, PCA nursing assistant)at Benchmark Human Services. Expect thorough training, great challenges, and even greater fulfillment as you help individuals reach their maximum potential. Opportunities for career advancement!
We offer competitive wages including performance bonuses, opportunities for career advancement, and full-and-part-time openings for all shifts, including weekends! Benefits include medical and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401k with employer match, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and sick time, referral bonuses, and relocation opportunities.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, vehicle insurance, and a high school diploma/ GED. Thorough background history will be completed.
Candidates for employment are required to pass drug screening. If interested apply on-line at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers. Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Provide support and assistance to people served who have developmental disabilities. Assist people served in expanding their opportunities to participate in community life as they choose. Assist individuals in learning and maintaining skills, having new life experiences and managing behaviors. Provide training to persons served in all identified areas and function as part of the interdisciplinary team. Must be willing to flex schedule according to the needs of the individual(s) served.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate proactively as part of an interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of each served person’s individual plan to achieve identified outcomes.
- Ensure the individual’s health and safety while pursuing community opportunities and at home (or for Day Program, in the classroom).
- Assist the individual served to acquire, retain or improve skills as identified in the person’s ISP.
- Assist the person served with daily living skills, including but not limited to personal care and household tasks (meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, etc.).
- Maintain a clean and orderly environment for person(s) served.
- Practice/participate in safety drills as scheduled.
- Assist the person served in accessing community resources, shopping, and recreational activities.
- Administer medications and follow physicians’ orders concerning medications and treatments. Assist the nurse in meeting the served individual’s healthcare needs.
- Monitor the general well-being of persons served and follow supervisor/nurse instructions, including all healthcare appointments.
- Communicate to nurse and supervisor health issues and concerns as they arise regarding individuals served.
- Provide communication to supervisor(s) regarding persons served, home, day program, or work related needs (as applicable to each individual).
- Comply with and implement all protocols for individuals including, but not limited to: high risk plans, behavior support plans, dining plans, seizure management plans, positioning schedules, etc. (as applicable to each individual).
- Follow food management policies and assist persons served in preparing nutritious meals according to their dining plan.
- Complete proper documentation relating to the served persons’ healthcare, including MARs, doctor visit forms, healthcare notes, etc.
- Complete all required programmatic documentation accurately and on time, including but not limited to daily documentation, injury/illness reports, ISP data sheets, notable occurrences, etc. as required by Benchmark, state, and federal regulations.
- Attend required trainings and meetings, (i.e. staff meetings, house meetings, etc.).
- Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately to supervisor or department head. Reasonable suspicion of a crime against an ICF/MR resident must be reported to Indiana State Department of Health and Law Enforcement (Elder Justice Act).
- Communicate all reportable incidents immediately to their supervisor.
- Provide receipts to supervisor for expenditures of person(s) served, use of petty cash, etc. as applicable.
- Maintain employment-required documentation (current auto insurance, driver’s license), certification (i.e., First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration, Mandt, etc.), and training (OSHA, Abuse & Neglect, etc.) as required to comply with federal, state and program requirements and standards.
- Safely transport individuals served as required.
- Plan and participate directly in age-appropriate recreational, therapeutic and training activities of the persons served.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals
- Report to work as scheduled.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DSPs WORKING IN ICF MR FACILITIES:
- Reasonable suspicion of a crime against an ICF/MR resident must be reported to Indiana State Department of Health and Law Enforcement (Elder Justice Act).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to work with multiple staffing teams and consumers
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions and complete required written documentation
- Knowledge of specific requirements associated with multiple consumers
- Knowledge of local geographic
- Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Access to vehicle in good operating order
- Minimum eighteen (18) years of age
- Currently employed by Benchmark for a minimum of one (1) continuous year as a DSP
- Must be able to flex schedule and work at all locations according to the needs of the individuals we serve
- Must fulfill staffing requirement of working 40 hours per week
- Training and Documentation are current and have not lapsed anytime in the previous twelve (12) months