Hope Community Resources, Inc.

  • Kenai: Direct Support Professional II

    Job ID
    2020-2871
    Job Locations
    US-AK-Soldotna
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Salary/Compensation

    $18.31 - $21.25 per hour DOE

    Overview

    DSP II position is a WEEKEND position in the Sterling area which involves supporting and assisting  an Individual who experiences a physical disability with daily living skills and community inclusion activities. Responsibilities include providing personal care and attending and participating in community events/recreational activities. Employees need their own transportation to and from multiple job sites.  Experience providing care to someone who is medically fragile is preferred.

     

    Schedule: Saturday and Sunday 8am - 5pm.  Hours may be supplemented working as a DSP I.

    Responsibilities

    1. Implements support services as outlined in the Plan of Care, including but not limited to, activities of daily living, day habilitation, employment, inclusionary activities and active learning.
    2. Assists in the coordination of services, communicates and follows through with team members while providing program support in the individual’s home or assisted living home and in the community.
    3. Under the direction of the individual’s physician and/or Hope nursing staff, and as supervised assists the individual to correctly take medications and document the event.
    4. Performs lifting duties safely and uses appropriate techniques and body mechanics when performing job duties.
    5. Assists individuals with daily personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, repositioning, feeding, cooking and household chores as needed.
    6. Coordinates transportation for individuals, including transporting, arranging public transportation and through the use of vehicles assigned to the home.
    7. Models positive communications and promotes community connections with individuals.

    Qualifications

    Education

    • High School Diploma or GED required

    Experience

    • Experience working with individuals who experience disabilities and are medically fragile preferred

    Other

    • Ability to lift 35 lbs, or 1/3 of body weight, whichever is less, from a squat-and-kneel position
    • Must be 18 years or older, per State of Alaska regulations
    • Possess a valid driver license & at least 1 years of driving experience (may include permit time)
    • Provide driving record that meets agency guidelines
    • Pass a criminal background check under state regulation 

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    Keywords: DSP, Caregiver, CNA, healthcare, home caregiver, personal care assistant, PCA, care provider, social worker, health aide, providers 

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