• Title

  • Direct Support Professional

    Wabash Center, Inc
    Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY: This position provides quality care to consumers in an environment, which promotes their rights, dignity, individuality, and needs. Implement specific procedures and programs; coordinate work within the department and service site; report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; respond to inquiries or requests for information; assist the immediate supervisor with tasks to support the Department.

    • Assist by supporting the division of shift responsibilities and tasks to ensure proper care of consumers.
    • Participate in on-the-job training and other ongoing training to ensure job knowledge and capabilities are current.
    • Provide input and feedback to supervisor regarding employee issues as requested and needed.
    • Be available to cover shifts as needed in support of the service site’s needs.
    • Ensure complete implementation of Individualized Support Plan (ISP), community activities, and other tasks at the site, to maintain the highest quality of service.
    • Assist consumers with their finances, shopping and bill paying and other daily requirements as needed.
    • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner, including billing documentation submission.
    • Provide assistance to consumers for their medical needs, including medication administration, and timely reporting of any medical issues/concerns.
    • Implement high needs plans and/or behavior plans as outlined by the immediate supervisor and interdisciplinary team.
    • Ensure community activities are occurring as planned by providing transportation and care to consumers for the various activities.
    • Maintain professional standards including following company policies related to attendance, punctuality, documentation, dress code and all other company expectations.
    • Provide individualized attention to consumers, which encourages each consumer’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical and mental well-being.
    • Promote health and safety of all consumers and staff through adherence to all Wabash Center and Departmental policies and procedures and protect consumers from abuse/neglect.
    • Maintain all appropriate information in a confidential and professional manner, and in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations.
    • Ensure all verbal and written communications are presented in a professional manner, reflecting dignity and respect for consumers, supervisors, and other co-workers.
    • Communicate with consumers and their families, guardians, case managers, behaviorist, day programs, and any other individuals or entities associated with consumers in a manner that promotes positive interaction and understanding.
    • Actively participate in department and/or service site discussions and meetings as needed and take action on all assigned items.
    • Immediately alert supervisor/manager of any potentially critical issue or crisis situation.
    • Uses emergency on call system appropriately.
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