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Direct Support Person

Company: Active Day
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Direct Service Specialist provides vocational, recreational, leisure and social skills support and instruction, with a focus on community integration to adults with intellectual disabilities and developmental delays at our adult day program centers. Direct Service Specialists assist members with activities of daily living, transportation, meals, and help to maintain a clean, orderly and uplifting environment. Our team members are expected to lead by example - maintaining a positive attitude; being a thoughtful, supportive,productive and dependable co-worker; keeping our members safe; and always working to enhance the health and happiness of the people we serve and those who care for them.Supervise member productivity and ensure the quality and delivery of work product in accordance with customer requirements. Production may include the operation of machinery and equipment.Actively assist and encourage members in recreation, leisure activities, and community inclusion.Assist members with activities of daily living and personal care as needed (e.g. arrival and departure, eating, ambulation, transferring, rest room assistance, etc.) and provide emotional support and encouragement.Participate in the planning, facilitation and documentation of individual behavior support plans.May be required to intervene in crisis situations and unexpected behaviors in accordance with approved strategies and techniques.Maintain program areas, supplies, and equipment ensuring all are safe, clean, replenished, and in good working order. Some locations may require the care and cleaning of animals and related environments.Communicate in a positive, courteous and professional manner with members and their families, co-workers, referral agencies, and the community at large.Participate in staff meetings and in-service educational programs as requested. Actively collaborate with cross-functional team, providing feedback and recommendations for enhancing the member experience and achieving the centers overall goals and objectives.Comply with company policies and procedures, safety and regulatory laws and standards.Other duties and responsibilities as changed or assigned at any time.Expected Behaviors and Demonstrated ValuesProtect the safety and health of our members above all elseAct with integrityBe enthusiastic and provide support and encouragementListen by opening your eyes, your ears, and your heartTake pride in your work and your workplaceTreat members like family by showing them you care and youre glad theyre hereHigh school degree or equivalent required.Valid drivers license.At least 18 years of age.Current CPR and First Aid Certification required.Strong communication and engaging interpersonal skills; able to teach and mentor others.Able to multi-task and manage time effectively.Able to work a flexible schedule.Able to bend, pull, push, squat, turn, transfer and lift 50 pounds; able to stand for an extended period while providing physical assistance to members.Able to navigate technology and to enter data/documentation.Employment is contingent upon the successful results of background check, and where applicable, additional state-specific regulatory requirements.

Keywords: Active Day, Cincinnati , Direct Support Person, Other , Cincinnati, Ohio

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