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Direct Support Professional (Caregiver)

Company: Easterseals
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:The Direct Care Giver position provides support for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, assisting them in all aspects of daily life in a group home setting, including recreational activities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:* Assist consumer in development of community living skills* Assist consumer in preparation of meals* Assist consumer in maintaining household* Assist consumer with toileting, dressing, grooming and personal maintenance* Assist in assuring opportunities for consumer(s) within the home to participate in their own lives and to become part of the community to the fullest extent possible. This may include, but is not limited to:* Plan and participate in recreational activities of the residents own choosing* Identify and pursue outside interests, hobbies, involvements and events* Develop, foster and maintain relationships with family and friends* Foster independence and maximize involvement with regard to all daily living skills through goal-directed, creative, imaginative and consumer efforts* Promote and protect self-worth, respect and dignity* Provide supportive assistance in all aspects of residential direct care including but not limited to:* Administer medication, consistently and timely, following the medication administration procedures* Grooming* Hygiene and toileting* Meals (following menus and all nutritional and/or dietary guidelines)* Cleaning and laundry* Mobility* Exercise* Budgeting/spending* Individual therapeutic needs, as necessary* All individual health and safety needs* Provide support and maintain continued involvement with consumer especially with regard to:* Health, welfare and happiness* Relationships* Interests, capacities and talents* Social skills and activities* Goals, dreams and aspirations* Preferences and choices* Respect and dignity* Transport consumer(s), as required Attend all Medical/Dental appointments* Maintain ongoing communication with consumer, other treatment providers and other program staff* Perform record keeping as required by CPS/DES/DDD/DHS and ESBF to include mandatory reporting of incident report (IR) and Serious incident report (SIR)* Maintain familiarity with consumers profile and medical history, Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Behavior Treatment Plan (BTP) when applicable, including: running objectives, following skill plans and tracking data, knowing long term goals, knowing what works and what doesnt for each individual consumer, results of all professional evaluations, team assessment summary and all related support information for consumer.* Maintain confidentiality of consumer(s) and protected information at all times* Maintain professional and positive working relationship with consumer, other support staff and management team* Any other duties as assignedESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Adhere to and stay up-to-date on all Easter Seals Blake Foundation policies and procedures* Accurately report and maintain all work time in online timesheet system* Maintain company assigned email account* Report to work timely and follow specified schedule as directed* Complete and maintain any training or retraining as requiredPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The position provides support for adults with disabilities in all aspects of daily life. The position requires the* Transport consumer(s), as required Attend all Medical/Dental appointments* Maintain ongoing communication with consumer, other treatment providers and other program staff* Perform record keeping as required by CPS/DES/DDD/DHS and ESBF to include mandatory reporting of incident report (IR) and Serious incident report (SIR)* Maintain familiarity with consumers profile and medical history, Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Behavior Treatment Plan (BTP) when applicable, including: running objectives, following skill plans and tracking data, knowing long term goals, knowing what works and what doesnt for each individual consumer, results of all professional evaluations, team assessment summary and all related support information for consumer.* Maintain confidentiality of consumer(s) and protected information at all times* Maintain professional and positive working relationship with consumer, other support staff and management team* Any other duties as assignedThe following physical requirements, note this list is not an exhaustive list of all physical requirements of the position but rather provides a solid understanding and general list of requirements.* Static Position Sitting for prolonged periods of time.* Standing Position Standing for extended periods of time.* Stooping Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.* Walking Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.* Pushing Using upper extremities to press against something with stead force in order to thrust forward, downward, outward, side-to-side such as a broom or mop. Pushing with up to 25 lbs. force.* Pulling Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, tug, or move side-to-side an object in a sustained motion such as a broom or mop. Pulling with up to 25 lbs. force.* Reaching Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.* Lifting Ability to lift 75 pounds (50 lbs. for women) from a lower to a higher position or moving horizontally from position to position.* Fingering - Picking, pinching, typing, writing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.* Grasping Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.* Talking Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers and/or clients accurately, loudly or quickly.* Hearing Perceiving the nature of sounds. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound.* Seeing The ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye. Seeing is important for hazardous positions in which defective seeing would result in injury and positions in which special and minute accuracy, inspecting and sorting exist. A high degree of visual efficiency, placing intense and continuous demands on the eyes by machinery that is moving and other objects are also considered important. Other important factors of seeing are acuity (near and far), depth perception (three-dimensional vision), accommodation (adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus), field of vision (area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point) and color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).* Static Position Sitting for prolonged periods of time.* Standing Position Standing for extended periods of time.* Stooping Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.* Walking Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.* Pushing Using upper extremities to press against something with stead force in order to thrust forward, downward, outward, side-to-side such as a broom or mop. Pushing with up to 25 lbs. force.* Pulling Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, tug, or move side-to-side an object in a sustained motion such as a broom or mop. Pulling with up to 25 lbs. force.* Reaching Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.* Lifting Ability to lift 75 pounds (50 lbs. for women) from a lower to a higher position or moving horizontally from position to position.* Fingering - Picking, pinching, typing, writing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.* Grasping Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.* Talking Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers and/or clients accurately, loudly or quickly.* Hearing Perceiving the nature of sounds. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound.* Seeing The ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye. Seeing is important for hazardous positions in which defective seeing would result in injury and positions in which special and minute accuracy, inspecting and sorting exist. A high degree of visual efficiency, placing intense and continuous demands on the eyes by machinery that is moving and other objects are also considered important. Other important factors of seeing are acuity (near and far), depth perception (three-dimensional vision), accommodation (adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus), field of vision (area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point) and color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:* High school diploma or equivalent* Valid Arizona Drivers License with clean driving record* Must be 21 years or older* Must clear DES Central Registry* Must be able to obtain and maintain a fingerprint clearance card* Must be able to lift: Male: 75 pounds, Female: 50 pounds* Must be proficient in English (read, write & comprehend)* Successfully complete all training for position within established timelinesOTHER GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:* Internal Applicants must have held their current position with ESBF for a least twelve (12) consecutive months, have a satisfactory performance record and have no disciplinary actions during the last twelve (12) consecutive months.* Prior to applying, Internal applicants must notify their current Supervisor of their intent to apply for another job opening within ESBF for informational purposes.* Display professional decorum at all times* Provide at least two (2) verifiable job referencesEaster Seals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity EmployerIt is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easter Seals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easter Seals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easter Seals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

Keywords: Easterseals, Tucson , Direct Support Professional (Caregiver), Other , Tucson, Arizona

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