Catholic Health Initiatives Direct Support Professional in FARGO, North Dakota

Direct Support Professional

Description

Thisposition in Grafton North Dakota supports people with disabilities in their homes. You will assist with activities,transportation, personal cares, meal prep and household duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Learning AboutThe Person Supported

  • Uses the Personal Outcome Measures and other assessments to learn abouteach person’s goals and dreams.

  • Learns about the life experiences (work, residential, social, etc.) ofthe person and assists him/her to expand his/her experiences through educationand a variety of community experiences.

  • Learns what barriers hinder the accomplishment of the person’s goalsand dreams.Utilizes current servicesand supports and/or advocates for additional services and supports as needed toovercome the barriers.

  • Maintains person’s data using Therap system.

Integration andCommunity Support

  • Learns about people’s vocational, community and social interests andprovide the necessary support to assist the person to develop his/her interestin an integrated environment.

  • Supports and assists people to remain connected to their naturalsupports (family, close friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).

  • Supports and assists people to develop and maintain a network offriends/relationships.

  • Supports and assists people to be active members of the community(i.e., volunteer work, belonging to clubs/organizations, participating inchurch activities, etc.) by emphasizing choices and options.

System Advocacy

  • Supports and assists people to direct their services and make informedchoices in all aspects of their life.

  • Be a Personal Advocate for people and teach members of the community totreat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudesand respectful communication and interactions.

  • Advocates with employers, service coordinators, families and otherstakeholders to develop needed supports and services for people we support.

Health, Safetyand Welfare of the Person Supported

Assist

and support people:

  • To have a safe environment in which to live and work, free of abuse,neglect and exploitation.

  • To look their best by providing needed assistance to complete hygiene,grooming and clothing care tasks.

  • To learn to maintain a clean living/work environment.

  • To learn about nutritional recommendations through meal planning and preparation.

  • To learn about and practice safety awareness in all of theirenvironments (living, work/daytime andleisure activities).

  • To learn about their personal finances and budgeting skills.

  • To learn about and exercise their rights.

  • To learn about fair treatment and to understand due process if s/hefeels that treatment is not fair.

  • To learn about and become involved in their personal health needs.

Qualifications

  • 18 years of age.

  • Current valid driver’s license, access to a licensed vehicle and proofof motor vehicle liability insurance is required.

  • Able to plan, organize and facilitate effective communication includingeffectively communicating through clear speaking and writing.

  • Able to organize and calculate data/information and maintain recordsaccording to standards.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location NORTH DAKOTA-FARGO-VILLA NAZARETH FRIENDSHIP

Daily Schedule Splits and EOW

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2018-R0186937

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.