We are currently searching for energetic and caring people who want to enhance the lives of people experiencing disabilities in a leadership role!
Join our team as a Lead Direct Support Professional, where you will provide direct support to individuals who experience developmental and physical disabilities while supervising Direct Support Professionals who are scheduled to work in the home. This position focuses on teaching and modeling skills that foster independence and community integration and developing staff schedules to meet the needs of individuals living in the home.
This position may require the Lead Direct Support Professionals work in a variety of 8-hour shifts during the week in order to be present in the home during all shifts.
A Lead DSP must be comfortable with:
► Being an exemplary direct support professional and supervising other staff in the home
► Verifying, approving and quality assuring timecards, daily notes and records of supports provided
► Teaching and providing all aspects personal care
► Performing light housekeeping duties to ensure the home is clean and safe
► Transporting clients to and from personal appointments and community events
► Administering medications as needed
1. Provides overall leadership and management of the Assisted Living Home.
2. Supervises, develops, evaluates, counsels, and disciplines staff through teaching, coaching and mentoring. Collaborates in all aspects of onboarding personnel to fulfill department requirements.
3. Operates the home within Hope’s, and each support recipient’s, budgetary guidelines, including responsibility for staff allocations in alignment with Hope’s budget. Responsible for the home and support recipients’ funds and monthly reports.
4. Ensures wholesome meal preparation, focusing on individual dietary needs and healthy personal and cultural preferences.
5. Ensures appropriate cleanliness, maintenance, and safety of physical site (home and grounds) and home vehicle.
6. Assists in the development of Plans of Care and/or support plans and interaction guidelines.
7. Provides, or schedules staff to provide, personal care and support services required for each support recipient, including, but not limited to, activities of daily living and community activities. Ensures each individual participates safely in a wide range of age-appropriate activities. Ensures goals and objectives are being worked on as outlined in the Plan of Care and/or support plan.
8. Coordinates, and provides if necessary, transportation to meet support recipients’ schedules, including public transportation and rides to work, appointments, and activities.
9. Monitors support recipients’ health and ensures each support recipient follows medical orders and medication instructions, under the direction of the support recipient’s physician and/or Hope nursing staff. Accompanies and participates in medical appointments as necessary. Accesses emergency services as needed.
10. Facilitates, coordinates, and/or participates in home, behavioral health, and other team meetings occurring during work days, as required. Provides training for staff in the home as assigned.
11. Verifies, approves, and quality assures time sheets, daily log notes, service notes, goal tracking, and other documentation generated by staff working in the home.
12. Completes and processes Agency documentation within required timeframes, including the timely submission of all maintenance requests, vehicle safety checklists and accident reports, monthly home reports, and incident reports. Regularly reviews and/or quality assures documentation to comply with Agency standards.
13. Maintains Home License and requirements for re-licensure, in collaboration with the Hope Assisted Living Home Supervisor and Adult Licensing Specialist.
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