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Direct Support Professional in Metropolis, IL at Help At Home

Date Posted: 9/2/2017

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Job Description

Help At Home, Inc. is hiring Direct Care Staff in our Metropolis office

Help At Home, Inc. is a leading provider of services to the developmentally disabled with offices throughout Illinois and the midwest. We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to become members of the Help At Home, Inc. team of professionals.

As a Direct Care Staff member you will be assisting consumers with activities of daily living, helping them reach their individual goals and participating in community activities.

Help At Home, Inc offers mileage, travel time, vacation pay, holiday pay, and a hours worked bonus.  Pay will be discussed at interview as it is based on experience.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides supportive services to consumers and for individual consumers as assigned by the QIDP according to Agency policies and procedures.
  • Collects consumer data as assigned and reports pertinent condition changes to the QIDP as appropriate.
  • Reports consumer responses to supportive care provided to the consumer within the specified work day and reports to QIDP information that would impact the services and/or direct staff Individual Support Plan. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to care for a variety of consumer and reports issues to the QIDP that might indicate a case conference is needed.
  • Participates in case conferences as requested.
  • Follows Individual Support Plan and track consumer goals.
  • Functions according to Agency productivity            standards.
  • Documents findings accurately, in a timely manner and on appropriate forms according to Agency policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes nursing and office supplies in a cost-effective and appropriate manner.
  • Provides accurate and timely timesheets per Agency policy. 
  • Follows assigned schedule as assigned by Agency or notifies QIDP when schedule cannot be followed.
  • Must maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Evaluates own professional needs and provides suggestions to meet those needs such as in-services or other continuing education.

    Provide for the Consumer’s daily care:

  • Bathing, dressing, and grooming

  • Eating;

  • Elimination;

  • Transferring and ambulating;

  • Communication;

  • Help create a positive home environment;

  • Help the consumer develop trust;

  • Offer emotional support to the Patient and work with the family;

  • Communicate and actively listen;

  • Follow all infection control practices;

  • Maintain a clean, safe environment and report safety problems immediately to the QIDP;

  • Determine measurements accurately (temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, intake, output, and food consumption if in High risk plan)

  • Observe and report any changes in the consumer’s appearance, behavior, and/or mood to the QIDP; and

  • Other direct care tasks as assigned.

  • Pass Med as required

  • Conduct or participate in safety/Disaster Drills

Job Requirements

    High school graduate or GED. Prefer one year experience as a direct care working with people with developmental disabilities.
    • Must demonstrate successful completion of a direct care staff competency evaluation program that addresses all of the State requirements.
    • Must be in good standing with the state aide registry if currently required to be entered on that registry.
    • Conduct background checks and pass according to state guidelines
    • Demonstrates knowledge and competency performing supportive service procedures.
    • Exhibits ability to follow care plans.
    • Documents client care per Agency policy and procedures.
    • Recognizes the needs and concerns of people and maintains constructive working relationships when dealing with them.
    • Willing to work towards the good of the team. 
    • Must have access to valid Illinois motor vehicle operator’s license and have access to reliable automobile with current automobile insurance coverage.
    • Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the position without posing a direct threat to the health and/or safety of him or her, or others, in the workplace.
    • Must be willing to accept assignments without regard to location, socio-economic environment, disease, ethnic origin or religion.
    • Must be willing to work on weekends or evenings when assigned.
    • Must comply with organization policies and procedures regarding therapeutic relationships with consumers.


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