Resources for Human Development Direct Support Professional in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Direct Support ProfessionalDescription/Job SummaryAre you looking for a career with Heart? With an organization that truly cares about people? Here's your chance....Resources for Human Deveolpment (RHD) - one of the Nation's leading support services organizations - is seeking care-focused individuals to fill the role of Direct Support Professionals in the Sioux Falls area.Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides support to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. DSP's must be enthusiastic, reliable, and person-centered people who are passionate about supporting individuals with disabilities to attain the highest level of independence possible, having meaningful relationships and lives they choose. The DSP must be able to address the dynamic ever changing needs of the people they support and promote a climate of compassion, understanding and realization of people's dreams. Full time -day service, evening and weekendhours available. Part time - week day and weekendhours available.Responsibilities/Duties-Provide supervision of individuals in accordance with the person-centered ISP. Supporting someone to work towards outcomes identified in ISP and other Person Centered Support Plans-Complete required documentation-Administer Medication-Provide transportation to consumers-Support consumers in activities of daily living, meal prep, toileting, hygiene, etc.-Community Integration Activities and access to community Supports--med appointments, social securityRequired ExperiencePrior experience in the human service field is preferred.Required EducationHigh School diploma or GED is required.Associates or Bachelor's degree is preferred.Required QualificationsPass a background checkBasic computer skills are required.Valid South Dakota driver's license.Strong written and verbal communication skills.Ability to teach life skills such as housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, health maintenance and personal safety.Ability to engage individuals in effective, therapeutic, and healthy interactions.Ability to maintain professional and therapeutic boundaries at all times.Ability to interpret and implement Individualized Support Plans (ISP), Behavior Support Plans (BSP) and Rights Restrictions as it relates to each individual.Ability to respect the individual's culture and identity, and assist them in participating and maintaining that culture.Ability to maintain all levels of supervision with an individual as required in the ISP.Ability to perform crisis intervention techniques as required.Ability to maintain high levels of vigilance for extended time periods.Capacity to life individuals for the purpose of transfers, as applicable.Ability to safely handle bodily fluids.Program SummaryResources for Human Development's Shared Living program in South Dakota develops housing and community-based support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.