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Direct Support Professional- Flexible Schedule Required - Swansea, IL

Quick Facts
Company Name:EP!C
Location:Swansea, IL
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$15.65 per hour
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Job Description

Job Title:

Supportive Living DSP


November 14, 2019


Community Options


Flexible; 35 Hours Per Week

Position Status:


FLSA Status:



Supportive Living Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Position Objective: The Host Home Relief 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.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

  1. Support the philosophy through the agency's mission, vision, and values.
  2. Manage all responsibilities based on the agency mission, using individual choice and all appropriate policies, procedures, and regulations.
  3. Complete EP!C DSP training
  4. Maintain current CPR, First Aid, Infection Control, Med Authorization
  5. Complete annual training refresher based on EP!C policy and state regulations
  6. Attend all in-service training, community outings, Community Options meetings, and individual Discovery Meetings designated by Supportive Living Manager
  7. 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
  8. Perform all safety and emergency procedures in a calm, accurate and professional manner
  9. When necessary, assist individuals with personal needs such as transferring, toileting, eating and grooming
  10. Assure that the basic civil, human and legal rights of all persons are respected
  11. Supervise the individuals in community and at home throughout assigned shift
  12. Assure dignity, privacy and rights of program participants are observed at all times
  13. Report suspected abuse and neglect to Director or designee as required by EP!C policy and government regulation
  14. Provide transportation to the individuals as needed
  15. Assist the individuals in striving toward independence in accordance with goals and objectives in the Personal Plan on the individualized Service Plan
  16. Act as a positive role model for individuals at all times
  17. Provide natural learning opportunities to teach independent living skills in accordance with the principles of normalization
  18. Involve the individual with a variety of in-home and community leisure activities in accordance with the principles of age-appropriateness and normalization
  19. 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
  20. Provide required documentation regarding program delivery, medication administration, financial records and all other requested documentation
  21. Maintain progress note documentation in the areas of basic living skills, leisure activities and general progress as required
  22. Complete medication sheets as self-administration of client medications is supervised
  23. Maintain accurate financial records by retaining all receipts of bank transactions and expenditures
  24. Maintain other necessary documentation (e.g. mileage sheets, GERs, etc)
  25. Practice safety procedures and maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene
  26. Report any concerns of the home environment (inside and outside) to assure the home is safe, clean and in orderly fashion.
  27. Request information, instructions and guidance form Host Home Program Manager in order that effective program service delivery may be maintained.
  28. Interact with all of Host Home individuals, EP!C staff/providers individuals from monitoring agencies/committees, parents, home members, other professionals and other relevant individuals in a professional manner
  29. Facilitate interdepartmental communication on an ongoing basis

Marginal Responsibilities

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.
  2. As a mandated reporter ensures all allegations abuse and neglect are reported as required.

Education/Experience Requirements

  1. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  2. Must possess a valid driver's license
  3. Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  4. Previous experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  5. Must carry personal liability insurance
  6. Have access to an automobile
  7. Have access to a telephone
  8. Must be able to perform CPR/First Aid and be able to lift 50 lbs.
  9. Must be able to pass the criminal background check.

Competency Requirements

  1. Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents in emergencies.
  2. Must possess emotional stability to handle stressful situations on a regular basis and the ability to cope with illness, death, and dying.
  3. Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
  4. To perform job successfully the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory and have a flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Physical Requirements

  1. Frequent walking and sitting.
  2. Regular reaching, grasping, and standing.
  3. Other physical activities related to an office environment.
  4. Operates general office equipment, including multi-line phone, fax machine, printer, copier, and personal computer.
  5. Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Work Environment

  1. Work occurs in home settings, community setting, all work environments.

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