Company: A Caring Heart of Arizona, LLC
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Direct Support Professionals work with individuals with mental
or developmental disabilities by creating behavior plans, teaching
self- care skills, cooking meals and doing laundry. Additional
duties may include: Assisting clients with daily personal tasks,
including bathing and dressing.
A direct support professional is a person who assists an individual
with a disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to
the community, assists with activities of daily living if needed,
and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community
Direct Support Professional Job Responsibilities : Provides direct
care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Performs personal care tasks, including assistance with basic
personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical
monitoring, and health care related tasks.
Ability to keep calm and composed in difficult situations:
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can't
always express themselves in ways that are easy to understand. It's
important to be able to remain calm and think through solutions
even in stressful moments.
Dependability and punctuality: Being on-time is important both for
coworkers and for the individuals we support. For most people
(whether you have a disability or not!), a routine is key to
staying balanced and comfortable.
Observant and intuitive: DSPs are the frontline of support for
individuals, and often they are able to tell when something isn't
quite right. Even family members or doctors might not be able to
notice when something is off, so it's important that DSPs are keyed
into what is normal and abnormal for the people they support.
Interpersonal skills and a strong sense of teamwork: Providing
support for another person, sometimes around the clock, is a
team-oriented task that requires a lot of coordination and
flexibility. Being a DSP means being part of a team that must work
smoothly and collaboratively!
Experience: None needed to work at Skills! Our training will help
you gain the competencies to do this job safely and
Must be present in Arizona or relocating to Arizona
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