Direct Support Professional Job Description

Hourly not to exceed 40 hours/week

As a Direct Support Professional your objective will be to provide direct care & support to individuals with developmental disabilities in a day support setting. A Direct Support Professional: Models acceptable behavior and acts as an effective role model. Keeps the Team Leader & Program Manager informed of activities and unusual conditions, events, or emergencies as indicated in the policy, procedure, and company handbook. Remains current in all required training and participates in additional professional development opportunities related to client care, skills training, and behavior management. Provides documentation for personnel record. Ensures personnel file has an updated copy of car insurance. Attends all requested staff meetings and training. Works as a team member. Provides service delivery in a safe and respectful manner abiding by Harmony Policy and Procedures, Department of Behavioral Health regulations, Human Rights Regulations, Medicaid, Federal and State Laws, and best practices. Actively engages with individuals. Observes, records, and reports individual’s behavior, attitude and physical condition in the daily Activity Notes and Data Logs at the end of each day. Provides supervision to individuals ensuring their health & safety. Implements the Token Economy. Assists in developing person centered activities. Implements using lectures, discussions, role-playing methods, etc. Activities will be tailored to meet the outcomes and needs specific to the individuals Person Centered Plan.  Provides skill development and support through direct training to individuals with developmental disabilities. The emphasis being on adaptive behavior, effective, cognitive, sensorimotor, social, speech & language, vocational, and health & safety.  Teaches and assists individuals with eating, dressing, and other self-care skills appropriate for day support. Is proactive in discussing client issues related to health, safety and behavioral needs, as well as participating in problem solving and implementation of behavioral strategies promoting pro social behavior.  Provides community engagement as scheduled.