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Direct Support Personnel

West Frankfort, IL

Post Date: 06/24/17 Job ID: 35913 Industry: Direct Service Provider

Are you someone who enjoys working directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his/her community or the least restrictive environment? Then here is a career for you!

Job Category: Direct Support Personnel

Location: Marion, IL

Shift: Varies: days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays

Similar positions: DSP, Home healthcare, Personal Assistant, CNA, CILA

Job Description for Direct Support Personnel:
  • Provides supports to people by assisting in the development and implementation of all support plans, including spiritual life supports, assisting people in achieving their personal goals and desires, providing interaction and choices for activities that support a meaningful day, and supporting people to be independent in activities of daily living
  • Assists with information gathering for Personal Outcome Measures, and other assessments
  • Assists people with maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly home by following safety and infection control procedures; educates people about maintaining homes
  • Maintains and expands skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality support and services. Obtains and maintains all required certifications and trainings and applies the information to support people served
  • Maintains open communication and cooperative work effort with Lead DSP and other staff to assure quality and continuity of support to people served
  • Reports and/or documents routine and unusual events including completing daily logs, accident reports, outcome data sheets, etc. In a concise, understandable, and legible manner
  • Ensures that people exercise their rights and that rights are not restricted without due process, ensures people are treated with dignity and respect
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements for Direct Support Personnel:
  • Provide a copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Must have or willing to get DSP certified
  • Provide valid driver s license and insurance
  • Must be able to work various shifts: days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays
  • Must meet all drug testing and background requirements

Compensation: $9.50 hour, holidays are double time

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