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Direct Support Professional

  • Compass Residential
  • 01/06/21
  • Terre Haute, IN
  • 47803
  • 11.25 - 12.25 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Compass Residential and Consulting is accepting applications for Direct Support Professionals in Terre Haute and surrounding areas, qualified candidates may apply online or in person at Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Compass Residential and Consulting
2901 Ohio Blvd 241
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Description:
Direct Support Professionals are responsible for assisting individuals as prescribed within the Individualized Support Plans (ISP), provide quality care to individuals and to increase quality of life in keeping with Compass vision, mission and core values. Consistent attendance is a general qualification for this job.

Provide quality care of individuals in their homes.
a. Ensure that the safety and health of individuals is maintained through continuous monitoring
b. Maintain highest standard of grooming and hygiene: bathing, toileting, oral care, shaving, dressing, grooming
c. Provide transportation in accordance with the individuals social, medical and general developmental needs
Prepare meals in accordance with dietary plans and encourage successful completion of the individuals dining objectives.
Provide quality care of the individuals home - Ensure the surroundings of the individual remain clean and in good repair through daily cleaning, laundry, testing smoke and CO2 alarms and maintaining appropriate water temperatures.
Provide quality medical care of the individual.
a. Understand and deliver quality care for individuals in compliance with the ISP and Compass policies and procedures
Administer medications: oral, rectal, sublingual, inhaled
Monitor health related issues such as dysphasia, seizures, diabetes, etc.
Assist with medical appointments
b. Understand and provide support for maladaptive behaviors including: self injurious behaviors (SIB), physical aggression, spitting, biting, pinching, property destruction, verbal aggression
c. Charting and documenting all services provided
Maintain individuals records and other documentation per established procedures
Timeliness, completeness and accuracy of oral and written communications
Provide professional internal and external relationships, cooperation and partnership with all Compass employees, managers and individuals receiving services.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge
Current CPR Certification / First Aid Certification
High School Diploma or equivalent G.E.D
CNA License is preferred, not required


Skills & Abilities
Ability to follow detailed plans accurately, including both oral and written instructions
Ability to apply sound, mature decisions
Ability to communicate adequately in order to complete required forms and reports
Ability to provide services according to the individuals ISP
Ability to bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach and lift items weighing at least 75 pounds
Willing to work in a wide variety of environments

Additional Requirements
At least 18 years of age
Valid drivers license, current liability insurance and dependable vehicle
Current negative TB (Tuberculin test)
Acceptable criminal (State and County) histories

Relationships
This position works under the direct supervision the Program Coordinator or Program Director and has direct contact with individuals receiving services, their families, and community partners. DSPs must demonstrate a willingness to accept supervision and an interest in, and empathy for, individuals with developmental disabilities.

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