|Title:||Direct Support Professional I (DSP I)|
|Location:||San Angelo, Texas
The Direct Service Professional I is assigned various shifts where job requirements will involve training and support services for people with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. Assignments may include working group home shifts, participating in community services such as training/appointments/respite care, and various office duties, as per the Supervisor's request. Work involves providing rehabilitative services with the goal of assisting each person to become as independent as possible. The Direct Service Professional I provide daily living assistance, social skills, training, maintenance of Center vehicles (washing, vacuuming, and filling up with gas) and behavioral management skills training, as needed. Services provided are to be delivered in a timely manner and accuracy of documentation is a requirement. The Direct Service Professional I provide all services in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code for HCS & TxHmL and the IDD Service Definition Manual provided by DADS.
EDUCATION REQUIRED: Graduation from a standard high school or GED is generally provided.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Must possess a valid Texas Class "C" driver's license and must be insurable on the Center's insurance. Additionally, no more than three moving violations in the last three years.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Six (6) months of experience in therapeutic work preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED/SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of behavioral therapy techniques as well as the ability to perform PMAB techniques. Skills to sufficiently administer CPR or First Aid in emergency situations. Knowledge of personal assistance techniques such as: assisting with eating, bathing, and toileting. Knowledge of turning and lifting techniques is required. Interpersonal skills for positive interactions with people served and co-workers are required. Skills necessary to read, understand, and act upon written material and verbal requests. Ability to communicate effectively.
|Salary:||$9.50 per hour|
|Closing Date:||Open until filled.|
|Address:||1501 W. Beauregard
San Angelo, Texas, 76901
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