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Senior Direct Support Professional

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

Job Description

Portable Practical Educational Preparation is one of the largest non-profit multi-service agencies in Arizona with an extensive reach into southwestern United States and abroad. Come and join a team of dedicated employees that are making a difference in domestic and international communities! PPEP offers a range of benefits and a diversity of programs, rich heritage, community partnerships, and investing in helping people improve their lives.

These are a few benefits that we offer for our Fulltime Positions:

  • Health insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 401 K
  • Paid sick + vacation
  • Wellness program

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direct supervision of the IDD Residential Coordinator or Program Manager, provides team leadership and home oversight for weekend staff and weekend services to direct care members in the home.  This includes oversight of personal care to IDD members, oversees weekend social activities, and ensures quality of life for all. Assigned to a weekend shift and included in employee ratio in home, Sr. DSP will report to home Residential Coordinator on weekend shift home activities and incidents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have at least one (1) year of DDD DSP experience in the following:
  • Implementing plans and guidelines mandated by the ISP, policy and procedures, etc.
  • Documenting observations and maintaining facility records
  • 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 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, Article 9, Prevention and Support DDD required trainings. If not, must successfully complete and receive CPR/First Aid certification and successfully complete Article 9 and Prevention and Support trainings offered.
  • 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.

OR

  • Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One year of college studies involving nursing, sociology or psychology.
  • Previous supervisory experience in DDD or client care level of services.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

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.

Special Notes:  In-service training requirements.  Due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance.  Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens.  Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided.

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

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