DSP

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Provide client care, emotional support and supervision through assistance with daily activities and residential responsibilities. Job Duties & Responsibilities: * Insure client supervision, health, safety, development and quality of care according to clients Individualized Service Plan (ISP) or other care plan. * Provide constant care and aid to clients including but not limited to bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, assisting with eating and hydration, skin care, positioning and turning. * Assist clients when moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs and automobiles. * Assist clients with medication administration to insure compliance with written physician orders. * Provide services to clients in accordance with agency regulations. * Document client activities, care, services, medication, vital signs, and other occurrences throughout shifts in the THERAP system. * Clean and sanitize residential properties through daily chores as well as detailed cleaning when needed. * Clean, fold, iron and care for client laundry and linens. * Insure clients are dressed neatly and appropriately according to the weather and activity. * Provide clients with emotional support and instruction in areas of care, living independently, and adapting to disability. * Update and review current client records on-site at each property. * Provide all approved services for the client as scheduled. * Attend all scheduled trainings to insure training requirements are met. * Attend scheduled staff meetings. * Transport clients to other services, medical appointments, outings and other events as needed. * Complete goals in accordance with client ISP and track in the THERAP system. * Complete and submit monthly emergency drills as scheduled. * Complete vehicle log for daily travel. * Notify appropriate contacts immediately when a client or staff incident/accident occurs. Complete and submit appropriate documentation as required. * Document client funds and transactions on individual spending logs in the THERAP system. * Connect client with community resources and natural support system through activities, outings and other events planned by the Case Manager and scheduled by the Property Manager. * Prepare client meals according to posted weekly menus. * Attend client medical appointments as needed. * Insure submission of required documents to various departments as scheduled. * Protect and care for company and client property to insure long-term use. * Follow Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule to insure client protected health information is secure. * Maintain knowledge and understanding of Easter Seals Southern Georgia policies and procedures. * Insure that all required certifications remain current including CPR, First Aid, Defensive Driving, Professional Certification and Licensing, TB clearance and Crisis Prevention Intervention. * Complete continuing education as required for growth and development. * In the absence of Property Manager, may assume duties and responsibilities of this position. * All other duties as assigned. Essential Functions: * Ability to lift, push and pull a minimum of 50 pounds. * Ability to bend, stoop and physically maneuver to properly secure clients and wheelchairs in vans for transport. * Ability to operate and properly use hoyer lift, glucose monitor, BP machine, client lifts/accessories, shower chairs and seats, other assistive devices to improve abilities and monitor overall health. * Use of technology and office equipment including: laptop, email, Microsoft Office Suite, fax, printer, PolicyStat system, THERAP system and other client records management systems. Job Specifications (Characteristics to perform successfully): * Exhibit a high standard of client care. * Maintain objectivity in position in order to set appropriate limits while working with clients. * Work cooperatively and responsively with ESSG Leadership to ensure optimal care of clients. * Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with Clients, Families, Co-Workers and Community Members. * Ability to manage time effectively and exhibit organizational skills. * Support clients in personal growth and development while respecting differences. Minimum Qualifications: * High School Diploma or approved equivalency certificate. * Georgia Certified Nurses Aid Certification. * CPR/AED Certification * First Aid Certification

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