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Direct Support Professional - Community Based

Company: Reaching Beyond Limits, Inc.
Location: Wilkes Barre
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

In-Home/Community Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Essential Job Duties:

  • An IHCS direct support professional is responsible for our individuals' daily care, training, and supervision. These duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist clients with self-care skills (i.e., hygiene, bathroom, feeding).
  • Intensive care of clients, providing 1:1 services/support to individuals.
  • Create and assist individuals with daily activities (i.e., chores, hygiene, games, and any need in the community)
  • Assist individuals with bathroom needs.
  • Transport individuals to medical appointments, personal shopping, and recreational activities.
  • Socialization with clients.
  • Provide intensive supervision during community outings.
  • Collaboration with other community-based team members.
  • Help all individuals in and out of the vehicle; maintaining safety is a top priority!
  • Assist individuals with ensuring they have everything needed for the day's outing.
  • Check individual backpacks for specific notes or spending money.
  • Ensure any money is returned to caretakers at the end of each community outing.
  • Have a complete understating of each client and their needs.
  • Read, understand, and sign off on each ISP before working with an assigned individual and when an update is announced or communicated.
  • Provide a fun and engaging experience for individuals by planning new activities.
  • Collaboration with other RBL IHCS team members will be essential to creating unique experiences.
  • Accurately complete all documentation and reports of individuals (progress notes, mileage logs) and submit them to the Director of IHCS on time.
  • Building relationships with families, assigned clients (and other clients, too), and members of the RBL IHCS team.
  • Collaborate with the Behavioral Health department when applicable.
  • Work alongside the Behavior Specialist Consultant to incorporate strategies and techniques designed for each client's specific needs when necessary.
  • Meet with the Director of IHCS regularly to review notes and address any questions or issues that may arise daily.
  • Complete 24 hours of required annual training within the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)
  • Be a team player and offer help to other staff when help is needed.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to push/pull/lift to 50 pounds.


Keywords: Reaching Beyond Limits, Inc., Scranton , Direct Support Professional - Community Based, Other , Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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