Direct Support Professional (DSPII) - Lead - (Mora, or Princeton)

<strong>Career helping as an informal group home leader in a group home setting!&nbsp;<br /></strong>Assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build hope, resilience, and well-being in their homes!<br />Assisting group home Program Manager with staff training,&nbsp;scheduling, menu planning, shopping, med appts, etc.

Princeton, MN 55371, USA

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$17 / HR

Overview: <p>Responsible for the supervision and support of persons with developmental or mental disabilities in a group home setting and acts as an informal leader on the team.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Promotes and assists in the development of a safe, wholesome, orderly, and therapeutic living environment for the residents.</li> <li>Provides and participates in recreational, educational, and social activities that meet resident's physical, intellectual, and social needs.</li> <li>Provides life skills training.</li> <li>Drives residents to activities in the organization's van as needed.</li> <li>Provides medication administration to program participants.</li> <li>Assists with menu planning, and grocery shopping.</li> <li>Assists with staff scheduling.</li> <li>Assists with everyday household needs.</li> <li>Observes, reports, and documents resident behaviors and actions.</li> <li>Effectively and professionally communicates with all members of the treatment team, program participant families, and other outside professionals.</li> <li>Participate and moderate program group meetings.</li> <li>Provide a healthy and appropriate model for residents to emulate.</li> <li>Assures proper medical care is provided as needed by residents.</li> <li>Assists with medical appointments.</li> <li>Assists with staff training.</li> <li>Respond appropriately, as prescribed by program, to crisis situations as they occur. Understand and apply principles, as determined by program, of behavior management.</li> <li>Know, understand, and follow program and organizational policies, rules and procedures</li> <li>Display proficiency working with staff and residents of different cultural and/or gender backgrounds.</li> <li>Assures program participant privacy is maintained by being knowledgeable and following HIPAA privacy and security regulations.</li> <li>Covering direct care shifts as needed for essential coverage which may result in possible overtime.</li> <li>Must be able to work regularly scheduled working hours, typically evenings and weekends.</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>High School diploma or GED with 3 or more full time years of related work experience (6,000 hours)</li> <li>Or any diploma related to Human Services with 2 or more full time years of related work experience (4,000 hours)</li> <li>Or an AA or BA related to Human Services with 1 or more full time years of related work experience (2,000 hours)</li> <li><strong>Or a minimum of 6 months or more of exemplary performance as a VOA DSP</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Requirements:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.</li> <li>Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.</li> <li>Utilize basic reasoning skills including: analytical, creative problem solving, decision making, independent judgment, and negotiating/mediating.</li> <li>Basic medical care experience.</li> <li>Crisis intervention techniques.</li> <li>Valid driver&rsquo;s license with a good driving record.</li> <li>At all times dress in a manner that is functional, clean, and appropriate.</li> </ul>