Direct Support Professional (On-Call and Part-Time Shifts Available)

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Published
July 27, 2021
Location
San Diego, CA
Category
Job Type
Salary
$18/hr.
Type of Pay
Hourly
Contact Name
Lacy Johnson
Contact Email
ljohnson@caregivercenter.org

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the House Manager, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) supports residents living with ABI/TBI to have quality of life. The Direct Support Professional promotes the health, safety, and well-being of residents. A Direct Support Professional serves as an advocate for our residents.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Provides direct support to the individuals living within the home.
• Performs personal care tasks as needed, including supervision, and cueing with basic personal hygiene and grooming, meal prep, feeding, ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks.
• Fosters positive relationships between direct support professionals and residents.
• Ensures individuals safety and maintains a safe environment.
• Reminds and assists residents with self-administration of medications.
• Encourages self-help activities.
• Reports changes in resident’s condition or family situation to House Manager and/or SCRC’s Program Manager.
• Documents services provided.
• Performs home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaning.
• Plans meals, shops for groceries with residents, prepares and serves food/meals, and helps with clean-up.
• Provides transportation and accompanies residents to scheduled appointments, outings, grocery and household goods shopping, medical appointments, and/ or running errands with residents.
• Assists with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairs, as necessary.
• Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Direct Support Professional Certificate; Year 1 & Year 2

• Must have First Aid/CPR

• Must be at least 21 years of age.

• Must have a California Driver’s License and automobile insurance.

• Candidate must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements, including but not limited to a background check.

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