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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Company: Integrated Life Choices Inc
Location: Gretna
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Direct Support Professional (DSP)Integrated Life Choices (ILC) is seeking compassionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). DSPs at ILC provide support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a variety of settings to ensure they have a meaningful life. As a DSP, you will work with individuals to support them in achieving their hopes and dreams.ILC supports people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which allows us to offer a variety of schedule options to our team members.If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a positive impact on someone's life, we encourage you to apply.The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is passionate about supporting human beings in achieving their hopes and dreams. As a DSP, you will be responsible for maintaining consistent engagement with the people you are supporting, whether they are at home or out in the community. You will be required to work independently, create safe environments, and provide accurate documentation for the support provided during every shift. Duties may include: Supporting people in understanding and exercising their rights Encouraging people to live a fulfilling life as independently as possible through self-advocacy Providing the best person-centered supports to meet peoples needs throughout their lives Supporting and encouraging positive interactions Improving social connections and relationships Providing transportation for those you are supporting Teaching skills to improve a persons life Supporting and encouraging participation in groups or organizations in line with a persons personal interests to meet recreational and social needs Utilizing Positive Support Programs to guide daily interactions Supporting a person with personal hygiene and medical-related needs, including medication administration Providing documentation at the end of each shiftDSP Openings and Schedules:Vocational: Monday - Friday, Day ShiftResidential: Evenings, Weekends, and OvernightsDSPs who work at ILC residential and vocational locations support individuals with planned activities that encourage community inclusion, habilitation, and activities of daily living.Supported Services: Days, Evenings, WeekendsAs a DSP with ILC working in Supported Services, you will be supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at their jobs, in the community, and in their homes. The job coaching component of this position focuses on supporting people in seeking and maintaining competitive employment, while in-home support can be a variety of day-to-day activities in the home and out in the community.DSP Hiring Rates: Vocational (Days): $16/hr Residential (Evenings, Overnights, Weekends): $16.50/hr ($12/hr for asleep hours) Supported Services: $17/hrBenefits 401(k) with company match Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Supplemental insurance offerings Paid Time Off Employee Assistance Program (EAP)ILC's Core Values:Dedication We are determined to provide the best person-centered supports to meet peoples needs throughout their lives.Integrity We act ethically and honestly without compromising the truth.Support We encourage people to live a fulfilling life through independence and self-advocacy.Innovation We create unique supports to meet each persons needs.Professionalism We are a qualified team that is equipped to support people with respect and dignity.ILC's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Statement:At ILC, we want to lead in INNOVATION at leveling the playing field for everyone: no matter who you are, where youre from, or who you love. We SUPPORT and believe that you should be you. Be who you want to be. Be your best self. Be human. We value INTEGRITY and will represent what is right. We will acknowledge the truth. We will always be DEDICATED to being better. We will listen and we will be PROFESSIONAL, but we wont be silent.ILC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace for all.Requirements:Working Conditions:This work can be physically demanding in some situations. Some physical work examples could be but are not limited to: Intervening in aggressive situations and/or physically demanding responsibilities Support with lifting individuals to and from wheelchairs Supporting a person to and from a shower Using a gait belt in a safe and dignified wayAn essential function of the DSP role is providing transportation. ILC requires all DSPs to have a reliable vehicle at every shift.Education/Experience: High School diploma or GEDSuccessfully complete and pass all checks including: Nebraska Adult Protective Services Central Registry Child Protective Services Central Registry Nebraska State Patrol Criminal Background Check Federal Bureau of Investigation Background CheckCertificates and Licenses: Valid driver's licenseby Jobble

Keywords: Integrated Life Choices Inc, Omaha , Direct Support Professional (DSP), Other , Gretna, Nebraska

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