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Direct Support Professional

Company: Maximum Care
Location: Palmerton
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Maximum Care is looking to add a Direct Support Professional to our team in PALMERTON, PA - DAY SHIFT 8 AM-12 PM. - -Must have at least one year experience as a Direct Support Professional -NOT Home Health Aide with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our Direct Support Professionals make a difference in individuals and families lives. - -MUST HAVE A RELIABLE WORKING CAR, DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND INSURANCEDirect Support Professional Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Performs personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks.
  • Fosters positive relationships between caretakers and individuals served.
  • Ensures client safety and maintaining a safe environment.
  • Reminds and assists clients with self-administration of medications (with proper training).
  • Encourages self-help activities.
  • Reports changes in client's condition or family situation to administrators and supervisors.
  • Documents services provided.
  • Performs home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaning.
  • Plans meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up.
  • Accompanies clients to scheduled appointments and transports clients or running errands for clients.
  • Assists with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairs as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.Direct Support Professional Qualifications / Skills:
    • Ability to work in a home setting
    • Communication skills (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company
    • Ability to handle physical aspects of job, including bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and walking for periods of timeEducation, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
      • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
      • 18 years of age or older
      • Valid driver's licenseMaximum Care benefits for Home Health Aide include:
        • Flexible Schedule for your busy life
        • Work one-on-one with client
        • Holiday Pay
        • Bi-Weekly Pay
        • Overtime
        • Bonuses
        • Day Shift 8 am - 12 pm
        • Referral bonus $100
        • Direct Deposit
        • MEC Benefit
        • PPE Equipment
        • Supportive Office StaffEOEPowered by JazzHR

Keywords: Maximum Care, Allentown , Direct Support Professional, Other , Palmerton, Pennsylvania

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