Kenai: Direct Support Professional in Soldotna, AK at Hope Community Resources, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/17/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    47202 Princeton Avenue
    Soldotna, AK
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Greater than 15 years
  • Date Posted:
    7/17/2020

Job Description

Overview

This position involves supporting and assisting individuals who experience developmental and physical disabilities with daily living skills and community inclusion activities. Responsibilities include providing direct care, attending and participating in community events/recreational activities. Employees need their own transportation to and from multiple job sites.  Individuals receiving supports are often dependent on employees for transportation needs.



Responsibilities

  1. Implements support services as outlined in the Plan of Care, including but not limited to, activities of daily living, day habilitation, employment, inclusionary activities and active learning.
  2. Assists in the coordination of services, communicates and follows through with team members while providing program support in the individual’s home or assisted living home and in the community.
  3. Under the direction of the individual’s physician and/or Hope nursing staff, and as supervised assists the individual to correctly take medications and document the event.
  4. Performs lifting duties safely and uses appropriate techniques and body mechanics when performing job duties.
  5. Assists individuals with daily personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, repositioning, feeding, cooking and household chores as needed.
  6. Coordinates transportation for individuals, including transporting, arranging public transportation and through the use of vehicles assigned to the home.
  7. Models positive communications and promotes community connections with individuals.


Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required

Experience

  • Experience working with individuals who experience disabilities preferred

Other

  • Ability to lift 35 lbs, or 1/3 of body weight, whichever is less, from a squat-and-kneel position
  • Must be 18 years or older, per State of Alaska regulations
  • Possess a valid driver license & at least 1 year of driving experience (may include permit time)
  • Provide driving record that meets agency guidelines
  • Pass a criminal background check under state regulation

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