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DSP / Direct Support Professional

Company: IEI
Location: Eugene
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Do you want to have a job where you make a real difference? Do you care about people? Do you want to have fun and be directly involved in the lives of people with disabilities?POSITION SUMMARYDSPs/Caregivers provide support and services directly to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in a variety of settings. The DSP's role is to support each person to reach the highest possible level of independence, community involvement and economic freedom. The aim is for each person receiving services to direct their own activities and create a meaningful life, including developing unpaid relationships. Support may include providing personal care, assistance with daily living activities, teaching/developing skills, advocating with the person, assisting with communication and self expression, and ultimately supporting the person to meet their own goals. The ideal DSP believes in the Vision and Values of the agency (see Employee Handbook), has a broad range of skills and talents that empower wellbeing and achievement for all, and brings their own vitality to the Mission of IEI.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESSupport people as a DSP / Caregiver to achieve their desired outcomes.Engage in respectful communication.Support people to achieve and maintain optimal health and well being.Maintain a safe environment.Promote financial stability and prevent financial exploitation.Promote the professionalism of the industry.Other duties as assigned.Wage InfoAll Direct Support Professionals will be hired at $17.02 - $18.42 per hour depending on experience. The wage is then increased after completion of the 90-day probationary period.Weekly ScheduleWe are a 24-hour residential provider. Different schedules are available: daytime, swing, overnight shifts. Full-time and part-time shifts are available.Requirements:COVID-19 UPDATE: Directed by the Oregon Health Authority, a new guideline has been instituted by the State of Oregon within healthcare settings. This new requirement, for health and safety measures, mandates that all employees at Independent Environments Inc. be fully vaccinated before initial employment with IEI begins. Proof of vaccination will be required.(Some exceptions may apply)QUALIFICATIONSBe at least 18 years of age or olderPossesses a high school diploma or GEDPossesses a valid driver's license (required for daytime shift)Possess no disqualifying criminal historyESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSRead, write and comprehend EnglishPass and maintain required trainings and certificationsUse a computer and internet browserRoutinely push, pull and lift up to 50lbsCommunicate respectfully and kindly with co-workers and supported personsIEI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, age, race, ethnic background, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political beliefs and affiliations.

Keywords: IEI, Eugene , DSP / Direct Support Professional, Other , Eugene, Oregon

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