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Direct Support Professional

Job Details

Requisition #:
193415

Location:
Easton, PA 18042

Category:
Home Health Aide

Salary:
Starting at $12.00 per hour

Position Details

Position Overview:
Working in the home and/or a community environment the Direct Support Professional is responsible for the delivery of quality one-on-one services to intellectual and/ developmentally disabled individuals and working towards their outcome statement as outlined in the Individual Support Plan. Care may also involve activities of daily living and communication with other members of the individual’s multi-disciplinary team.

Essential Job Functions:
As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) you will professionally support adult or pediatric individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability where they live, work, or in other community settings, to promote their emotional, physical, and personal well-being.
Implement strategies to assist the individual in obtaining their outcome as stated in the (ISP) Individual Support Plan.
Complete documentation to substantiate services(s) being delivered. (EVV, daily service note).
Assist the Individual and the Individual’s interdisciplinary team in the development and maintenance of the Individual’s ISP (Individual Support Plan).
Immediately reports any changes or problems in the Individuals condition to manager.
Required to complete all documentation in accordance with state and program regulations, Aveanna HealthCare policies and procedures and any applicable accreditation standards.
Always adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries.
Assist individuals reach their goals to be more independent by offering guidance, instruction, and role modeling.
Actively search for opportunities for those you serve to experience life in their homes and communities based on their hobbies and interests.
Support the individuals' preferences and ensure their interests are honored.
Assist individuals in the development of appropriate life skills necessary to reach their highest level of potential including interaction with others, cooking, housekeeping, budgeting, personal hygiene, etc.
Assist Individuals in living an everyday life.
Ensure the health and safety of the Individual.

Respite only requirements:
For out-of-home overnight respite service all members of household 18 and older must comply with obtaining Criminal history checks
For out-of-home overnight respite service provide proof of homeowners/ renters insurance

Requirements:
The desire to assist individuals to live life to its fullest
High school diploma or equivalency.
Active driver’s license, current automobile insurance, current car registration and current car inspection if transporting
Willingness to accompany those you serve into the community and provide support and assistance in interactions while maintaining sensitivity to the civil and human rights and dignity of the individual.
Must be 18 or older.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
Eligibility for State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Clearance.
FBI clearance required for individuals who do not meet PA residency requirements.

Other Skills/Abilities:
Must be able to always adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries
Ability to recognize incidents and report them
Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations
Attention to detail
Time Management
Strong commitment to excellence
Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
Excellent organization and communication skills
Quick-thinking and astute decision-making skills

Physical Demands:
Must be able to speak, write, read, and understand English
Occasional lifting, caring, pushing and pulling of up to 25 pounds
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
Must be able to sit and climb stairs
Must have visual and hearing acuity

Environment:
Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

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Why work for Aveanna?

  • Thorough training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Electronic charting
  • Access to a clinical supervisor 24/7
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Weekly pay via multiple payment options