The DSP shall provide support options to individuals with intellectual and/ or developmental disabilities and to their
families according to program assignment(s).
Ensure that all work is carried out in a manner that is both respectful and empowering to families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Be attentive, flexible, and supportive of participants and their families
Encourage and role model social behavior and have realistic expectations. Encourage appropriate self expression.
Collaborate with Family Support Coordinator and family to establish and maintain best plans for supporting the individual.
Acknowledge feelings with sensitivity and demonstrate appropriate expression of emotions.
Demonstrate a friendly, courteous, and professional demeanor.
Ensure that all participants are comfortable and safe.
If working in groups, maintain proper employee: participant ratios.
Provide care and supervision to individual(s) assigned to your care.
Intervene when needed to ensure health and safety.
Maintain confidentiality. Ensure HIPAA requirements are strictly adhered to at all times.
Ensure continuity of care by reporting to work on time and maintaining consistent attendance. Arrange and communicate leave requests in advance.
Support agency mission, values, goals, and policies to participants, their support system and the community.
Demonstrate respect for diversity by providing anti-bias, non-sexist language, images, and experiences
Receive constructive criticism with an attitude that indicates a willingness to improve. Give feedback
in a respectful manner.
Submit all documentation in a timely manner, as required
Prepare yearly self-evaluation for supervisor(s)
Contact Family Support Coordinator if there are any cancellations or changes in scheduling
Attend meetings, training sessions, and other agency events.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Executive Director
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school degree or GED.
Meet agency and state requirements (CPR, First Aid, etc.) and maintain credentials for the position, which includes ongoing training
Experience with assisting and serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the community, at home, etc. preferred
Must submit to a criminal history review/ fingerprinting. All employment and continued employment are contingent upon receipt and maintenance of a satisfactory criminal records review/ fingerprint report.
If driving for the agency, a valid driver’s license, proper registration, insurance and satisfactory driver’s record required- these credentials must be maintained for initial and continued employment