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DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

Company: Alvord-Taylor, Inc.
Location: Eugene
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

***Position is eligible for sign on bonus of $275 upon hire***Alvord-Taylor is proud of its status as one of the top 25 non-profits to work at in Oregon, according to Oregon Business magazine. Our employees rate us highly for our work environment, career development and learning, and following our mission and goals. We are a group of people inspired by the people we serve and who enjoy collaborating with others to ensure our supported individuals enjoy quality experiences at home, at work, and in the community. Alvord-Taylor offers healthcare benefits (medical, vision, dental) to all of our full-time employees who work 30+ hours a week. And because we value our employees and their wellbeing, we provide health insurance to our employees at a low, flat monthly rate.Are you looking for a career where you can make a real difference in a person's life through meaningful, rewarding, hands-on work? If so, we encourage you to join Alvord-Taylor's team of Direct Support Professionals!We have opportunities for full-time and part-time employment, as well as on-call relief pool for those who are looking for a more flexible schedule. We are seeking candidates with an affinity for working with people with challenging behavior and/or high medical support needs. In addition, we have a need for applicants who know American Sign Language (ASL) or are willing and capable of learning.NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! All new Alvord-Taylor Direct Support Professionals undergo a minimum of 60 hours of classroom training as well as job shadowing to ensure they have all the skills they need to succeed in our programs. Position SummaryDirect Support Professionals (DSPs) provide support to individuals with disabilities to assist them in reaching their highest level of independence. DSPs promote an environment of learning and motivation at all times. DSPs assist the individuals we support in developing fun and rewarding life opportunities and help them build meaningful relationships within their communities.Responsibilities* Support individuals as needed in daily living activities, such as personal and health management, communication, self-advocacy, achieving personal and educational goals, meal planning and preparation, shopping, housekeeping, basic home maintenance and safety, home management, financial management community involvement, developing friendships and relationships, and decision making. This will require transporting individuals in company vehicles as needed.* Maintain a balance between health and safety and the person's choices.* Advocate for the rights of the individuals we support.* Utilize feedback from individuals, team members, friends, and family to develop Individual Support Plans (ISPs) using the Oregon ISP Process and work with program team to implement ISPs as approved by the individual's ISP Team.* Administer medication to individuals requiring such support.* Prepare required and requested reports and documentation. Must write daily logs on supports provided. Assist in maintaining records of medical and dental treatments.* Exhibit clear, consistent emotional and professional boundaries and an ability to communicate assertively.* Report suspected neglect or abuse to Lane County Developmental Disability Services per the OAR requirements.* Attend all team meetings and training as required.* Train and welcome new staff into the homes.* Job requirements may include assisting residents with gait support, although absolutely no lifting of residents is allowed. Job requirements may include to lifting items up to 25 lbs.Qualifications* High School Diploma or G.E.D.* At least 18 years of age* Must possess a valid Oregon Driver's License and be insurable by the agency's carrier (must be 19 years or older to be insured by our agency). If you do not have a valid ODL, you are only eligible for overnight positions or relief pool.* Must obtain and maintain, with agency assistance, certification in First Aid and CPR, Mandatory Abuse Reporting, Blood-borne Pathogens, and Oregon Intervention Systems (OIS) (Note: all training is paid and provided by Alvord-Taylor)* Must meet employment requirements listed in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs)* Must pass a Criminal Records Background Check performed by the Department of Human ServicesAlvord-Taylor provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Alvord-Taylor is a proud supporter of our military veterans and actively works to provide employment opportunities to veterans seeking employment in the civilian workplace

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