Direct Support Professional – FAMILY CARE GIVER

Employment type: full-time / part-time / non-exempt

 
Position Description: This position will provide meaningful, educational and pre-vocational activities to Developmentally Disabled adults. Providing supervision, mentorship and teaching opportunities in a one on one capacity, so that they may learn the skills of daily living. To enhance their choice making and empowering the individuals to make informed decisions about their own life experiences.


Job duties:

  • Following all consumers Service Plans, Individual Service and Support Plans, and the recommendations of team members.

  • Establishing and following and approved calendar of appropriate community activities.

  • Providing daily documentation, as per PPCH policies and the procedures and rules/regulations of the Division for Developmental Disabilities.

  • Assisting consumers with all activities of daily living toileting, eating, hygiene, etc. (may include physically transferring consumers from wheelchairs to toilet, changing table or chair).

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all consumers throughout the day by providing property supervision and assisting with safety skills.

  • Provide activities and social interactions with consumers that are age appropriate and that ensure they are treated with dignity and respect.

  • Ongoing communications with supervisors, team members, family members regarding any issues, concerns, problems (i.e. programmatically and medically).

  • All duties are to be carried out with the utmost professionalism and appropriateness at all times.

  • Observing confidentiality of consumers and PPCH operations.

  • Provide supervision and assistance door to door for each consumer

  • Review safety checks and communicate any concerns regarding PPCH vehicles.

  • Being familiar with all PPCH policies and procedures as well as those outlined by the Division for Developmental Disabilities.

  • Must attend and show competency in all PPCH training and meetings.
     

Benefits, Full-time Employees:

  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick time

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • 401k

  • Comprehensive training (at no cost)

 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to read and write English proficiently

  • Any experience or knowledge of the health care field

  • Working with others in a health care capacity

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office components

  • Professional attitude and teamwork mentality

  • Outstanding attendance and ability to self-direct

  • Current/Valid Colorado Driver’s License

  • Good driving record that meets the requirements of agencies insurance carrier

  • Ability to pass criminal background checks

  • Ability to prove the right to work in the U.S.

 

Minimum Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift approximately 75lbs 

  • Requires repetitive lifting and carrying of approximately 15lbs as it pertains to consumer care items and/or office supplies

  • Must be able to push/pull a wheelchair with a consumer of moderate weight

  • Must be able to physically assist consumers with transfers from wheelchair to changing table, toilet or car seat as needed   

  • Requires moderate amount of reaching over head and away from body

  • May be required to bend, stoop, squat as it pertains to assessing an environment

  • Requires staff to sit for periods of time, walk for up to several hours at a time with breaks

  • May include repetitive motions such as typing and sitting at a computer

  • Walking short distances

  • Driving for no more than one hour but may include several trips in one day

  • Requires staff to squat and climb as it pertains to consumer care

  • Work is primarily indoors and out in the community, which does require driving and brief exposure to various elements and road conditions 

  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in varying weather conditions 

  • Must be cognitive and utilize safety skills while walking, driving and maneuvering through various weather conditions.

  • Must be able to sit in a moving vehicle for long periods of time

  • Daily significant contact with agency personnel and its employees or contractors as well as outside governing agencies and benefit carriers 

  • Daily significant contact with individuals with Developmental Disabilities.  Daily contact with community members and professionals within the community

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Contact: 303.424.6078 or info@parkerpch.com
Arvada & Lakewood, CO
Parker Personal Care Homes 2018