State Jobs In Texas – Direct Support Professional

Website State Of Texas

Job Description:

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) IV serves as home supervisor appointed by and responsible to the Unit Director. The home supervisor is responsible to ensure that care, treatment, training, and support activities are completed in the assigned home, including supervising and monitoring the activities of other direct support staff. The home supervisor performs administrative and programming duties that include supervising and evaluating direct care staff within the unit.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Arranges work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and staff/individual ratios
  • Ensure that the home is maintained as a safe and sanitary living environment for individuals Plans, assigns and supervises work of others.
  • Provides assistance in transporting of individuals going on scheduled activities and in emergency situations, as needed. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
  • Attends meetings, serves on committee, and performs other specific tasks when directed by the Unit Director, Administrative Assistant, Director of Home Life, ADOP, or facility Director.
  • Ensures programming and care of all assigned individuals through periodic planning sessions with administrative and professional staff
  • Monitors/documents individual participation/progression for effective communication with other staff
  • Ensure efficient delivery of care, training, and support activities on the unit through supervision of activities and work behaviors or assigned employees

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to make decisions and uses good judgment when dealing with critical incidents.
  • Strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Safety Utilization of Restraint (SUR) techniques to restrain and prevent harm to that individual or others until the harmful/violent behavior subsides.
  • Ability to master basic techniques of individual care and training.
    Ability to be flexible in handling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of individual care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs.
  • Knowledge of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) standards
  • Ability to provide individual care, to administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to conduct Safety Utilization of Restraint (SUR), to communicate effectively, and to train others.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency.
  • Ability to demonstrate proper body mechanics, good posture, and proper lifting techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and as a member of a team.

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Austin, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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