Direct Support Professional I

<strong>CREATE JOY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES</strong> <br />Share your talent and join a team of compassionate people who create joy, supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You will work with and for the whole client, leveraging their strengths to foster independence.

Waukesha, WI, USA

Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin

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Competitive Base Pay of $10.75/Hour

Overview: <ul> <li>Provides regular supervision to residents</li> <li>Regularly participates in meal planning, preparation and clean-up</li> <li>Routinely assists with household chores, as assigned</li> <li>Participates in local outings with residents</li> <li>Regularly assists in home management skills such as basic house cleaning, money management or other areas as outlined in the Individual Care Plan</li> <li>Participates in the orientation of new residents</li> <li>Participates and cooperates with family involvement and answers their questions in a professional manner.</li> <li>Monitors all activities to ensure health, safety and individual rights of residents are maintained</li> <li>Monitors resident medications, as assigned</li> <li>Minor home maintenance (i.e. unclogging toilets, changing light bulbs etc.)</li> <li>Regularly documents activities and other notable events during the course of the workday</li> <li>Completes anything necessary in order to enable coworkers to succeed</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p>Other Job Functions Include:</p> <ul> <li>May be required to transport residents utilizing a company vehicle</li> <li>Assisting residents with attendance at the church of their choice</li> <li>Depending on the specific job location other caregiving duties may be assigned</li> <li>Attend Training as assigned</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Physical Demands:</p> <ul> <li>Ability to lift up to 50 pounds</li> <li>Ability to maintain a flexible schedule</li> <li>Ability to remain awake at all times while on shift</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</h3> <ul> <li>Ability to work both independently and as a team player</li> <li>Computer experience including Microsoft Office</li> <li>Effective communication skills, both oral and written</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>Minimum Qualifications:</p> <ul> <li>High School Diploma plus one year of successful work experience.&nbsp; Valid driver&rsquo;s license and ability to drive for the organization.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Position Pay:</p> <ul> <li>This position starts ta $10.75 per hour.&nbsp;</li> </ul>