Direct Support Professional (DSP)
∙Must be 18 years of age or older
∙High school diploma or GED, preferred
∙Have 3 work related references
∙Pass a criminal background check
∙Must read, write, speak, and understand English
∙Complete COVID-19 vaccination
∙Good physical and mental health, neat, clean, well-groomed and responsible
∙Must be able to squat, reach, and stretch without distress.
∙Must be able to tolerate extended periods of standing/walking
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
∙Attend and participate in orientation, training, education activities and staff meetings
∙Teach/assist with daily personal care, hygiene, health, nutrition, exercise, etc.
∙Monitor/assist routine body functions, such as bowel and bladder care.
∙Engage consumer in appropriate recreational interests on a weekly basis.
∙Teach/assist with routine household chores like shopping, cooking, and cleaning.
∙Teach/assist consumer with money management and making a realistic budget.
∙Teach/assist consumer in keeping clothes clean and orderly.
∙Monitor/assist consumer with medications and knowing their side effects.
∙Teach/assist consumer in use of public transportation or provide transportation.
∙Assist consumer with medical appointments (provide transportation as needed)
∙Write clear and accurate daily entries about the individual’s activities and behaviors, daily log
sheets, data sheets, and in the staff communication log
∙Report changes in a resident’s condition and needs immediately to Supervisor.
∙Perform, teach, and document on monthly fire drills.
∙Teach consumer the “Right of the Month” and document level of understanding.
∙Report to work on time and appropriately dressed.
∙Find a replacement for your shift if you are unable to work. Notify Lead Staff of your need to
find a replacement.
∙Other duties as required/assigned.