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Direct Support Professional

companyEnvision
locationWichita, KS 67213, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/15/2023
Full Time

Working at Envision means having a job that’s more than just a way to make money. It's a job that makes a difference.

We offer team members:

  • Careers with purpose
  • Teamwork environment
  • Amazing 401K Retirement Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA Plans
  • Envision Paid LifeInsurance
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • PTO & Vacation
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Upward Mobility
  • Discounted YMCA memberships
  • Shift: Monday thru Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm


POSITION SUMMARY

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is much more than a caregiver. You will work to help people realize their full potential as they integrate and engage in fun, rehabilitative, and/or vocational activities. This position will help create a safe, positive, and encouraging atmosphere to serve people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and low vision and/or blindness.

The DSP must also be able to safely operate a company vehicle, provide transportation to and from destinations, and assist individuals on entry and exit from the vehicle as necessary.

DSP must also be able to safely operate a company van, provide transportation for individuals served to and from destinations, and assist individuals on entry and exit from the vehicle as necessary.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE

  • Get to know the people you serve. You will provide one-on-one and group instruction to help implement goals, service support, and treatments as outlined in the individual’s Person-Centered Support Plan (PCSP). Maintain recordkeeping of PCSP and represent the organization when meeting with case manager, families, and guardians.
  • Serve as a role model for individuals served, displaying a positive attitude while fostering a positive team environment.
  • Transport, accompany, and supervise individuals to and from the program, as well as, out into the community to promote engagement and independence.
  • Comply with all DOT regulations and complete driving logs, checklists, and maintenance records as needed on vehicles utilized for transportation.
  • Complete incident reports for any accident, illness and/or observations of consumer care.
  • Responsible for administration of individual’s served medication and proper documentation of medication dispensed.
  • Provide basic personal hygiene assistance and meal preparation for individuals served.
  • Monitor sustaining activities, projects, and levels of customer service for material handling operations.
  • Set up and complete time studies as requested by Manager or Supervisor.
  • Arrange workstations for production work, including set up of workspace, maintaining supply of raw materials, quality checks on items produced and cleanup of work area.
  • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned.


JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent required.

Experience: Previous experience working with developmentally disabled individuals, or CNA/care giver experience required. 2-4 years caregiver experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word/word processing and Outlook.
  • Ability to drive company transportation vehicle.
  • Possess interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consumers served, management and customers.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; displays communication that is complimentary to teaching strategies with individuals who have developmental disabilities accompanied by legal and/or total blindness.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills necessary to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Ability to work independently with periodic guidance and direction.
  • Ability to give guidance and direction during crisis interventions with confidence and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using sign language is a plus (but not required).
  • Maintain excellent background checks and driving records necessary for position.


Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire required.
  • Current driver’s license and driving record in good standing required.
  • Ability to successfully complete required DOT driver’s certification and successfully complete DOT physical and drug screen, per DOT regulations.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Total Number of Employees Directly Supervising: 0

Number of Subordinate Supervisors Reporting to Position: 0

VISION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE (check one)



Can be performed with or without assistive technology:

___ Required to perform activities such as: preparing/analyzing data/figures; viewing a computer screen; reading; inspecting small objects for defects; using measuring devices; and/or assembling parts with close eye contact.

___Required to perform activities such as: operating machinery and/or power tools at or within arm’s reach; performing non-repetitive tasks such as carpentry work or repairing machinery.

X Required to review/inspect own assigned work, the work of others, or facilities or structures.

Requires normal (or corrected to normal) vision/acuity:

X Required to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment such as forklifts.

COMMENTS

Envision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law.

Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position description is intended to convey generally the duties of this job. It is not an all-inclusive listing of duties, and it is not a contract, expressed or implied.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

In an average workday, employee must (check one frequency for each task):

Task

None

Occasional

Frequent

Constant

Stand

X

Walk

X

Sit

X

Bend/stoop

X

Climb

X

Reach above shoulders

X

Squat/crouch/kneel

X

Push/pull

X

Lift

X

Usual amount

<10 lbs

11-25 lbs

26-50 lbs

X 51+ lbs

Carry

X

Usual amount

<10 lbs

11-25 lbs

X 26-50 lbs

51+ lbs

Employee must use hands for repetitive action such as (please check all):

Task

Right

Hand

Left

Hand

Simple grasping

Yes

Yes

Firm grasping

No

No

Fine manipulation

Yes

Yes

WORKING CONDITIONS INCLUDE

In an average workday, employee is exposed to (check one frequency for each task):

Task

None

Occasional

Frequent

Constant

General shop or store conditions

X

General office environment

X

Humid, extreme hot/cold temps (non-weather)

X

Outdoor weather conditions

X

Fumes or airborne particles

X

Fluorescent lights

X

Moving, mechanical parts

X

Toxic chemicals

X

Loud noise intensity levels

X

Risk of electrical shock

X

Travel for job

X