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Direct Support Professional

Company: UHI Admin, LLC.
Location: Roseburg
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

SCOPE OF THE POSITION: Umpqua Homes, Inc. (UHI) is a nonprofit organization that strives to employ caring individuals who provide person centered growth and support within the home and community. This position must show an understanding of the basic principles of dignity and respect for all people. A Direct Support Professional/ Daily Support Activities Professional/ Community Living Support Professional will support people with intellectual disabilities to live their lives as they choose and participate within their community. You may assist people with food preparation, grocery shopping, personal health and hygiene needs, personal and household shopping, personal funds management and all required documentation. This position must be ethical, patient, reliable, communicative, compassionate, able to work independently, and adaptable. WORK SCHEDULE: This position is a non-exempt position as defined by the Department of Labor. The hours and days are to be scheduled to assure for adequate monitoring and management of the program and all aspects of its daily operations. The Direct Support Professional/ Daily Support Activities Professional/ Community Living Support Professional will be expected to be available to work weekends, nights and holidays as the site schedule dictates. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:Promote and implement UHI's mission in the lives of those we supportProvide a stable living environment by promoting and attending to the individual's right to respect and dignity, individual choice and input, and health and safety needs at all times.Dependable, reliable and regular work attendanceTake pride in meeting deadlines and the quality of work they produceComplete all duties related to being a Mandatory Abuse ReporterResponding to emergency and/or crisis situations (may require physical intervention)Medication administration as needed and without errorComplete and maintain all certifications as required by the position, UHI and other governing agenciesMust maintain a CPR and First Aid Certification, every 2 yearsMust maintain OIS Certification, every 2 yearsMust complete Core Competencies as dictated by the state of OregonComplete a minimum of twelve (12) hours each biennium of ongoing education relevant to the positionProvide and encourage people to engage within the community through outings and planned activitiesTo research new ideas for programs and activities, taking into consideration individuals' suggestionsAssists with transporting and/or escorting people to, from and within the program Operate vehicles in a safe and efficient manner, complying with all traffic and safety regulationsProvide assistance to the people we support while they enter and exit the vehicleSafely secure those in wheelchairs, with the use of tie-downs. Other duties as assigned SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Able to schedule and coordinate multiple projectsExcellent interpersonal skillsWell organized and attentive to detailCooperative and willing to learnAble to operate all related computer applications and business machinesCapacity to interpret various instructionsAbility to perform basic math skillsCapability to read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals and other related writingsAptitude to prepare written reports using proper punctuation, spelling and grammar QUALIFICATIONS:Must be at least 18 years' oldPossess a valid ODL with an acceptable driving record Be able to regularly push, pull and lift a minimum of 50 lbs. (some locations require more)Pass a State/Federal criminal history check (fingerprints may be required)Willing to submit to a pre-employment drug screening for federally illegal substances.COMPENSATION Wages starting at $12.50. Wage range is currently $12.50-$16.55.Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Oregon Saves & Smart Dollar Medical available for additional cost (must work 30 or more hours per week)Dental, Vision, AD & D all available for additional cost (must work 20 or more hours per week)

Keywords: UHI Admin, LLC., Eugene , Direct Support Professional, Other , Roseburg, Oregon

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