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Community Options Apartment Direct Support Professional - Peoria, IL

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Company Name:EP!C
Location:Peoria, IL
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$14.00 per hour
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Job Title:

Apartment DSP


September 30, 2022


Community Options


Flexible; 40 Hours Per Week

Position Status:


FLSA Status:



Apartment Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Position Objective: The Community Options DSP staff will follow Rule 50, Dept. of Human Services Rule 115, 116, 119, and Rule 120, and other relevant regulatory guidelines. The Host Home Relief Staff will provide relief hours and vacation to Host Home Providers (HFP) on a routing basis as designated by Host Home Program Manager.

General Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the individuals in striving toward independence in accordance with goals and objectives in the Personal Plan on the individualized Service Plan
  2. Advocates for individuals through knowledge of personal references, protection from abuse and neglect or other rights violations, and supporting the development of personal relationships.
  3. Assure that the basic civil, human and legal rights of all persons are respected
  4. Assure dignity, privacy and rights of people supported are always observed.
  5. Assists individuals in maintaining their home, reporting needed repairs or modifications to the appropriate parties within established timeframes.
  6. Involve the person supported with a variety of in-home and community leisure activities in accordance with the principles of age-appropriateness and normalization
  7. Attend all in-service training, community outings, Community Options meetings, and individual Discovery Meetings designated by Apartment Manager
  8. As applicable, obtain and maintain "authorized status" as designated by the RN by successfully competing medication training and by competently and accurately administering and supervising medications
  9. Perform all safety and emergency procedures in a calm, accurate and professional manner
  10. When necessary, assist individuals with personal needs such as transferring, toileting, eating and grooming
  11. Delivers services and supports as outlined in everyone's Person-Centered Plan ensuring that activities and supports reflect individual preferences.
  12. Communicates regularly with the Apartment manager, QIDP, nursing, and other team members regarding progress towards outcomes, health and safety, and other issues that may arise.
  13. Recognizes individual differences and adapts teaching/ interacting style to best support the person's needs.
  14. Provide natural learning opportunities to teach independent living skills in accordance with the principles of normalization
  15. As a mandated reporter, ensure allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation are reported as required by EP!C policy and government regulation
  16. Supervise the individuals in community and at home throughout assigned shift
  17. Provide needed transportation to people supported using an EP!C vehicle or their vehicle as required.
  18. Follow and implement all pertinent agency policies, departmental protocols, and procedures.
  19. Provide required documentation regarding program delivery, medication administration, financial records, and all other requested documentation.
  20. Act as a positive role model for individuals at all times
  21. Maintain documentation on all client structure programs and goals on specified data collection forms at the frequency indicated on the ISP in accordance with pertinent CILA and agency guidelines
  22. Provide required documentation regarding program delivery, medication administration, financial records and all other requested documentation
  23. Maintain progress note documentation in the areas of basic living skills, leisure activities and general progress as required
  24. Complete medication sheets as self-administration of client medications is supervised
  25. Maintain accurate financial records by retaining all receipts of bank transactions and expenditures
  26. Maintain other necessary documentation (e.g. mileage sheets, GERs, etc)
  27. Practice safety procedures and maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene
  28. Report any concerns of the home environment (inside and outside) to assure the home is safe, clean and in orderly fashion.
  29. Request information, instructions, and guidance from Program Manager in order that effective program service delivery may be maintained.
  30. Interact with all of the tenants funded and non-funded, EP!C staff/providers individuals from monitoring agencies/committees, parents, home members, other professionals and other relevant individuals in a professional manner

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