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DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL in WOODSTOCK Virginia Careers at WOODSTOCK VA 22664

Location
Woodstock, VA, United States

Posted on
Jul 31, 2020

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Our Line of Business
Overview
Are you driven to serve and help others in your community? Caregivers and Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are the heart of our company with their compassion, dependability, and care. If you want to make an impact by helping people live their best life, read more below and apply today!
Responsibilities
Join a team of passionate and caring people who make a difference in people's lives. We are now hiring for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to provide direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our DSPs are the STARS of our organization who provide caregiving to the people we support. This may be in a group home, home-like setting.
Essential Responsibilities/Job Duties
Performing personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks. Fostering positive relationships between individuals served and their housemates
Ensuring client safety and maintaining a safe environment
Assisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairs
Reminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications (with proper training)
Encouraging self-help activities
Reporting changes in client's condition or family situation to the office
Documenting services provided
Performing home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaning
Planning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up
Accompanying client to scheduled appointments
Transporting clients or running errands for clients
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
High school degree/GED required (in most cases)
18 years of age or older
Valid driver's license (in most cases)
Ability to work in a group home, home-like settings
Ability to communicate (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 time
Must maintain state regulatory certifications, as required by state/program requirements
Medication Administration as required by state/program requirements
About our Line of Business
ResCare Residential Services has four decades of experience in the disability services field, providing support to individuals who need assistance with daily living due to an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability. Our community living services are provided with several thousand programs and a comprehensive range of high-quality services, including: community living, adult host homes for individuals regardless of disability, behavioral/mental health support, in-home pharmacy solutions, telecare and remote support, supported employment and training programs, foster care and day programs. Our affiliates include Brightway Community Living and A Place To Call Home, among others. For more information, please visit (please use the apply button below).
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