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Lead Direct Support Professional / Lead Caregiver / Lead Dsp

Company: AbleLight
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Put your heart to work with AbleLight and make the world shine brighter for people with disabilities! At AbleLight, people are the heart of everything we do. Our mission, vision and values reflect a commitment to people. As an organization, we are aligned, inspired and driven toward a common goal believing that together, the best life is possible! Hiring Now for a Lead Direct Support Professional in Littleton, Centennial, and Englewood, Colorado day time and overnight shifts available with a $1,500 sign-on bonus! Job Summary of the Lead DSP: Directly responsible to the Program Manager for providing direct support activities and supervision of the persons served to help them achieve their personal goals. Benefits: We support the whole person and have designed our benefits with your and your family's total well-being in mind Health and Wellness: Medical/Dental/Vision benefits after 30 days of employment and access to Teledoc Financial Wellness: 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 3.5% matching contributions, Health Savings Account, Flexible Savings Account, and Basic Life, AD& D, STD, and LTD insurance Work/Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO), Tuition Reimbursements Ongoing training to support Career Development Responsibilities: Directs day-to-day activities of Direct Support Professionals. Completes required documentation and assists with information gathering for Personal Outcome Measures and assessments. Acts as a team leader and resource person for Direct Support Professionals. Assists in staff scheduling. Manages client resources, appointments, and activity schedules. Manages house expenses and debit/credit card usage. Assists in maintaining health and safety standards for individuals supported and support sites. Supports Bethesda's Mission, Vision, and Core Values, ensuring that individuals are assisted in practicing their faith and are treated with the utmost respect. Essential Job Functions: Provide direct support to individuals with disabilities by assuring the following: relationships, spiritual activities, community involvement and integration, power and choice, health and safety, status, and competence. Implement person-centered plans to assist people in achieving their personal goals and meet their needs and desires. Assist in establishing routines that meet all individuals needs and desires and to ensure compliance with licensing regulations, agency policies and practices and protection of individual rights. Ensure opportunities to access to the community are scheduled and staffed; provide transportation to activities as needed. Schedule cleaning and home maintenance activities to provide for the health and well-being of people served. Guide and monitor the work of DSPs and mentor them in their professional development. Ensure all required documentation is complete, accurate and professional; assist with informationgathering to identify personal outcomes desired and effect of supports. Maintains and expands skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality supports and services. Ensure that all home, vehicle, and personal property maintenance needs are addressed in a timely manner. Schedule and attend as needed medical, health, and dental appointments to ensure best possible health and safety. Supervise the administration of medication without error. Ensure fiscal responsibility by protecting agency and individual funds from misuse. Complete all paperwork thoroughly, correctly and on a timely basis. Complete audits as required. Work assigned schedule and arrive to scheduled shift on time. Change work schedule as needed to meet individual and program needs. Assist program managers in preparing staff schedules, resolving schedule conflicts, and calling in off duty employees when needed. Maintain a Christian atmosphere in the home, including daily devotions, mealtime prayers, church attendance, and participation in special church-related activities. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. One year of experience as a Direct Support Professional or related job working with persons with developmental disabilities. Must be at least 18 years of age. Valid driver's license and clear driving record Cleared and approved criminal record check Legal status in the U.S. First Aid/CPR Certified Ability to assist with a two-person lift of an adult Ability to do frequent bending and lifting Ability to stand for eight (8) hours at a time. Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behaviors): A commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion. A philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization. Ability to read, write, and comprehend English effectively Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be a positive team player and maintain a positive attitude Skills in planning, organizing, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Be part of a team who enhances the lives of our individuals in every way possible. Apply today and make a difference in your community! As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around our country, it is critical we take steps to support and protect one another. We are utilizing Zoom meetings to conduct our hiring manager interviews! BLC123

Keywords: AbleLight, Colorado Springs , Lead Direct Support Professional / Lead Caregiver / Lead Dsp, Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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