Company: Developmental Disability Center of Nebraska
Posted on: May 5, 2021
Direct Support: Work regularly scheduled shifts as a Direct
Support Professional (DSP/Caregiver)
- Records: Document as required; review individual records,
billing and other program documentation routinely for accuracy and
completion on a daily basis; maintain confidentiality of individual
and employee data; direct DSPs to assure accurate and complete
- Program Planning: Assist the Program Director in development of
individual program plans; train and monitor implementation of plans
each day across all shifts.
- Team Meetings: Attend and assist with routine progress
- Compliance: Maintain licensing compliance for program services
and supports; implement Network compliance plan; manage individual
- Management of Individuals' Assets: When assigned, ensure safety
of individual's funds and property; monitor spending and reconcile
individual's financial accounts monthly.
- Incidents: Complete or assist DSPs in documenting incident
reports; submit initial incident reports to the Program
- Billing and Utilization: Compile or accumulate census or
attendance information; review data and attest to accuracy; submit
accurate data to the Program Director or appropriate billing
authority. Health Care:
- General Health Care: Monitor health of persons being served;
document; communicate with medical professionals as appropriate;
implement preventive strategies to limit illness and serious
incidents; review and monitor documentation across all shifts.
- Appointments: When applicable, schedule or assist in scheduling
health care appointments; may accompany individuals to
appointments; may assist with communication; document visits;
oversee follow through of orders; communicate results as
appropriate with families, guardians, case managers, day programs
- Medications: When applicable, accurately administer and
document delivery of medications and treatments; review all other
medication documentation for accuracy and completeness, daily or
weekly as required; review medication errors with employees;
communicate medication changes and provide training across all
shifts; maintain appropriate security of medications and
- Medical Supplies and Equipment: Purchase and maintain medical
supplies and equipment in consultation with Program Director;
communicate with employees and may assist with training on proper
- Dietary planning: With the exception of some in-home services,
purchase or oversee purchasing of food and supplies in accordance
with planned menus and individual choice; direct and monitor food
service, consistent with individual plans.Stakeholder Relations:
- Communications: Maintain productive and professional relations
with individuals, families, case managers and other
- Customer Service: Implement Network Customer Service Standards;
train DSPs in delivery.Personnel:
- Supervision: In partnership with Program Director, supervise
all DSPs in assigned program.
- Recruitment and Hiring:Assist with recruitment; interview and
hire Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with agreement of the
- Employee Scheduling: Populate and maintain schedule to ensure
that all shifts are covered and overtime is minimized.
- Training: Assist with onboarding and deliver Orientation and
ongoing training needs regarding the individuals served, program
plans, policies, procedures and physical environment.
- Evaluation: Prepare and conduct annual evaluations for Direct
Support Professionals, in consultation with the Program
- Discipline and Termination: Coach employees as needed,
correcting or directing employee behavior where required; may
remove employees in the event of emergency; may recommend and
participate in decisions regarding termination; consult with the
Program Director on all matters of discipline.
- Employee Safety: Responsible for employee safety and workers'
compensation within the program; implement and monitor compliance
with safety standards.
- Management: May assist with or lead monthly program meetings
for DSPs; document monthly meeting agenda and attendance.Financial
- Purchasing: When applicable, purchase food and household
supplies; purchase office supplies and minor equipment; review and
authorize company credit card statements and monthly invoices;
direct employees as necessary; monitor to confirm cost effective,
accurate and applicable spending is in place.
- Billing and utilization: Review census, attendance information
or other required documentation to ensure accurate billing; monitor
utilization between authorization and provision of services and
- Staffing: Monitor staffing hours for budgetary
- Vehicles: When applicable, test drive vehicle(s) monthly;
inspect vehicle lifts and seatbelts monthly; report safety concerns
immediately to supervisor or maintenance personnel; ensure vehicle
is washed and cleaned; train staff in safe vehicle operation and
safely transporting individuals; ensure routine maintenance is
- Living Environment: When applicable, schedule and monitor daily
and seasonal housekeeping; monitor and implement strategies to
assure neat, clean and safe environment; assist with age
appropriate and decor; oversee lawn and yard care.
- Maintenance and Repair: When applicable, make or arrange for
minor repairs; schedule repairs by maintenance personnel as
required; monitor environmental safety; monitor water temperature,
refrigerator and freezer temperature, and safety alarms and
extinguishers on a monthly basis; replace furnace filters
- Equipment: Monitor wheel chairs, lifts and other safety
equipment; see that repairs are made promptly and correctly in the
event of faulty equipment. Other Responsibilities
- Complete and remain current on all required trainings.
- Active participant in administrative meetings.
- Other duties as assigned. Qualifications High school diploma
required. Preferably with at least one year of experience working
with the developmentally disabled populations or a human service
field degree or specialized training. Ability to transport clients
in your personal vehicle, have a good driving record, a valid
Nebraska driver's license, and current automobile insurance. No
record of abuse or neglect or police record of a felony. Must
attend orientation and training. Ability to project a caring and
professional manner with co-workers, clients and the general
public. Be able to maintain confidentiality and adhere to client
rights. Have proven skills in communication, verbal, written, and
listening; observation; and problem solving. Knowledge of human
growth and behavior, time management skills, understanding of
social systems and the ability to handle a variety of situations
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