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Direct Support Professional - WEEKEND DAYS/OVERNIGHT SHIFT

at PPEP, Inc. Portable, Practical Educational Preparation, Inc.

Job Description

Weekend Days - Fri., 2PM – 9PM, Sat & Sun. 9AM – 9PM

Weekend Overnights - Fri, Sat & Sun. 9PM - 9AM

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general supervision of the Coordinator, Manager and/or Director, provides a variety of direct care and support services to a selected group of adult individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Driver- MVR reviewed and qualified as approved driver.
  • Non-Driver – Voluntary selection by incumbent to be a Non Driver/Waiver, or after review of MVR – not cleared to be a driver.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach, assist with and provide basic living skills that include personal hygiene, food preparation, attending to resident needs, administer medications and transportation to individuals to residents.
  • Participate in ISP meetings and other meetings relating to the quality of direct care provided to the residents.
  • Maintains positive interactions and communications with support coordinators, parents, guardians, community members, and other professionals.
  • Support daily routines in home-like environments and participate in the creation of recreational plans/activities, community interactions and ongoing independent living skill development.
  • Observe, document observations, progress, special incidents, and comply with documentation and records requirements.
  • Review each resident’s records to insure compliance with required care and to remain informed of any further prescriptions provided.
  • Communicate in an effective manner with other direct care staff, medical professionals, and program managers regarding services provided and the needs of the residents.
  • Coordinate and implement activities and evaluations.
  • Insure that living environment is kept clean and that resident personal belongings are maintained, cleaned and respected. 
  • Maintain a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff.  Report maintenance requirements as needed.
  • Prepare/assist with food preparations as directed by weekly/daily menu and resident needs.  Prepare special meals as required by residents
  • Perform sleepover duties as required.
  • Successfully complete all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remain in compliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other annual training requirements
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have at least three (3) months experience in the following:
    • Implementing plans and guidelines mandated by the ISP, policy and procedures, etc.
    • Documenting observations and maintaining facility records
    • Conducting group or individual activities related to developmental, habilitative, or recreational programs
  • Have three (3) months experience in providing either respite or personal care, and have received training, approved by the AZ DDD in implementing and documenting performance
  • Have performed three (3) months of habilitation services or three (3) months under the direct supervision of an individual who is qualified to provide such services.
  • High School diploma or G.E.D, in addition, any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Valid Arizona driver’s license and MVR clearance to gain agency approval and must be able to drive.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.  Must be 21 or older with an approved MVR to drive/transport.
  • Must possess and maintain a Level I Fingerprint Card and Background Clearance or have the ability to receive an AZ DPS Fingerprint Level 1 clearance
  • Must possess and maintain CPR, First Aid and Article 9 training.  If not, must complete and receive CPR/First Aid certification and successfully complete Article 9 offered.
  • Must possess and maintain Prevention and Supports certification or successfully complete this training.
  • Must possess and maintain current QMAT and perform all Medication Administration duties or successfully complete this training.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to clients.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • If 21 years or older - must have the ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle and have completed Driver’s Training as required to be a designated driver.
  • Sound reasoning, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors.
  • Ability to perform First Aid/CPR.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to see and hear in order to monitor clients.
  • Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary.

EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to remain calm and non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis.

Weekend Days - Fri., 2PM – 9PM, Sat & Sun. 9AM – 9PM

Weekend Overnights - Fri, Sat & Sun. 9PM - 9AM

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PPEP INC. IS AN EEO EMPLOYER - MINORITIES/WOMEN/VETERANS/DISABLED