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Direct Support Professional

Company: Integrated Life Choices Inc
Location: Grand Island
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Description:*New Hiring Rates*Full-Time Days: $16/hrFull-Time Residential: $16.50/hrPart-Time Residential: $16/hrFull-Time & Part-Time Supported Services: $17/hrAt ILC, we want to lead in INNOVATION at leveling the playing field - for everyone: no matter who you are, where you're from, or who you love. We SUPPORT and believe that you should be you. Be who you want to be. Be your best self. Be human. We value INTEGRITY and will represent what is right. We will acknowledge the truth. We will always be DEDICATED to being better. We will listen and we will be PROFESSIONAL, but we won't be silent.Direct Support Professionals (DSP) at ILC provide support to people with developmental disabilities in a variety of different environments.Day Sites - Day shifts Monday through Friday (Full-Time)DSPs who work at ILC day sites support individuals with planned activities that encourage community inclusion and habilitation. Whether the activities are group-based or individual-focused, DSPs ensure that the people ILC supports are working towards achieving their hopes and dreams while interacting with members of their local community. These DSPs work as a team to bring ideas to the table and create opportunities for volunteering, exploring local activities, and teaching skills that bring value and fulfillment. Being a DSP at an ILC day site provides an exciting opportunity to get involved with both the person(s) supported and your community.Employee Responsibilities:Promoting positive social interactionsSupporting individuals, in the community during the day, at their choice of volunteer and habilitation opportunitiesTeaching skills to expand a person's independenceMaintaining a clean and safe environmentAdministering medicationsSupporting individuals with hygieneProviding transportationEncouraging and creating a diverse team experienceDocumenting program data at each shiftResidential Homes - Evenings (Full-Time or Part-Time)DSPs who work in ILC residential settings have exciting opportunities to impact the daily life of the people they support at home. This role gives you the chance to create a positive environment with the person(s) supported that involves activities in the home and out in the community during the evenings and weekends. Activities might include planning meals and grocery shopping, completing daily household chores, and other activities that a person supported may choose to do at home. Community activities span from routine responsibilities like appointments to fun things like fishing. The duties of the overnight shifts depend on the needs of the home. Some overnight shifts are set up to allow the employee to sleep for a certain number of hours, getting up only as needed, other arrangements require the employee to stay awake for the entire shift.Employee Responsibilities:Promoting positive social interactionsSupporting individuals, at home and in the community, in their choice of activitiesTeaching skills to expand a person's independenceMaintaining a clean and safe environmentAdministering medicationsSupporting individuals with hygieneProviding transportationEncouraging and creating a diverse team experienceDocumenting program data at each shiftSupported Services - Days, Evenings, Weekends - Possible Split Shifts Full-Time or Part-TimeAs a DSP with ILC working in Supported Services, you will be supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at their jobs, in the community, and in their homes. The job coaching component of this position focuses on supporting people in seeking and maintaining competitive employment, while in-home support can be a variety of day-to-day activities in the home and out in the community.Employee Responsibilities:Promoting positive social interactionsSupporting individuals at their jobs, in the community, or at homeTeaching skills to expand a person's independenceMaintaining a clean and safe environmentAdministering medicationsSupporting individuals with hygieneProviding transportationDocumenting program data at each shiftThe Ideal Candidate:Desire to work in a team environment, even when supporting someone individuallyAbility to work independentlyA level of integrity that motivates doing the right thing, even when no one is watchingAbility to be flexible and handle change wellUnderstanding of responsibility for the safety of the people supported, their teammates, and themselvesDrive to encourage people who are working towards goals, understanding that achieving those goals comes in a series of ups and downs, wins and losses, etc.A good track record of attendance and an understanding of the importance of consistency for the people ILC supportsBenefits:Medical, Dental, and Vision InsuranceLife Insurance401 (k)Paid Time Off AccruedEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Requirements:Completion of High School Diploma or GEDPossess a valid driver's license and current car insuranceHave a reliable vehicle to transport people during a shiftPass all background checksMust have a full range of motion, physical strength, and the ability to achieve and maintain training and certificationsBasic computer usage/knowledgeEqual Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Integrated Life Choices Inc, Grand Island , Direct Support Professional, Other , Grand Island, Nebraska

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