Direct Support Professional (Including CHIO and PAC)

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Summary

L.I.F.E. has in place Direct Support Professional (DSP) as a member of the client’s support team who works under the direct supervision of the House Supervisor, QIDP, and Nurse to ensure L.I.F.E.’s standards are met regarding client needs and care. The DSP is responsible for the care and observation of clients, reporting and documenting observations and assistance performed.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide services for client as directed by the Individual’s Support Plan (ISP), Behavior Support Plan (BSP), QIDP, and Nursing
  •  Assist client with personal care:
    • Bathing, Grooming, including oral care
    • Dressing and undressing
    • Toileting activities
    • Dining
    • Take and record weekly Blood Pressure and Weight
    • Take and record Vital Signs (Temperature, Pulse, Respirations), Intake and Output as needed and/or ordered by Physician, Nurse, and/or QIDP
    • Support good skin care to prevent skin breakdown (i.e. turn and reposition client, actively encourage movement, assist with incontinent needs in a prompt manner)
    • Assist client with active and passive Range of Motion.
    • Assist client with ambulating, mobility and transferring needs
    • Other duties assigned

Qualifications

Applicant should:

  • Possess a high school diploma (GED acceptable) or demonstrate the ability to read and write adequately to complete required documentation and follow verbal and written instruction
  • Have successfully completed the IFSSA/DDARS Waiver training module for attendant care or other applicable training from a qualified provider agency or have previous experience as an aide in a home health agency, hospital or long-term care facility or in serving persons with developmental disabilities
  • Have CPR/First Aid certification
  • Be in adequate physical health to perform job tasks required
  • Be free from communicable diseases
  • Have an interest in and empathy for persons with developmental disabilities
  • Possess interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Have successfully completed orientation with provider agency and Direct Support Professional training

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