Direct Support Professional Supervisor Fulltime Grafton

Catholic Health Initiatives Grafton, ND
This position works direct care with people supported while supervising their team. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Learning About The Person Supported

* Uses the Personal Outcome Measures and other assessments to learn about each person's goals and dreams.

* Learns about the life experiences (work, residential, social, etc.) of the person and assist him/her to expand his/her experiences through education and a variety of community experiences.

* Learns what barriers hinder the accomplishment of the person's goals and dreams. Utilize current services and supports and/or advocate for additional services and supports as needed to overcome the barriers.

* Maintains person's data using Therap system.

Integration and Community Support

* Learns about people's vocational, community and social interests and provide the necessary support to assist the person to develop his/her interest in an integrated environment.

* Supports and assists people to remain connected to their natural supports (family, close friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).

* Supports and assists people to develop and maintain a network of friends/relationships.

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

System Advocacy

* Supports and assists people to direct their services and make informed choices in all aspects of their life.

* Be a Personal Advocate for people and teach members of the community to treat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudes and respectful communication and interactions.

* Advocates with employers, service coordinators, families and other stakeholders to develop needed supports and services for people we support.

Health, Safety and 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 their environments (living, work/daytime and leisure 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/he feels that treatment is not fair.

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


Development, implementation, and monitoring of PCSPs:

* Ensures each person within the department has all basic assurances needs met.

* Ensures all DSPs are thoroughly trained on all PCSP goals, objectives and supports. This includes ensuring all ISP data is accurately recorded in a timely manner.

* Completes assessments and attends team meetings as requested.

* Accurately and timely enters information in the records, charts and files of people supported.

* Provides/arranges transportation of people supported as needed.

Health care supports:

* Learns about the best possible health needs (including physical and mental health) for the person you are supporting, including knowledge of medications taken by the person and the effects of the medications.

* Accompanies people to medical appointments and provide support during medical procedures as needed.

* Completes follow-up recommendations (i.e., order medications, complete medical forms, update Medication Administrations Records) as per Medication Administration Manual.

* Monitors medication passes as assigned.

* Ensures all DSPs are thoroughly trained on med administration.

Provides oversight to the department:

* Provides direct supervision of DSP-Coordinator positions. This will include documentation in supervisory files, coaching and training.

* Assists the DSP-Manager in supervisory duties which include Kronos, Taleo, HRPR, staff evaluations, etc. This includes being responsive to the needs and questions of staff and people supported.

* Assists DSP-Manager in hiring and termination practices assuring that people supported are involved in these processes.

* Assists DSP-Manager in all staff orientation, mandatory training and departmental education/training needs.

* Completes direct service hours as required.

* Participates in reviews for accreditation and licensure.

* Participates in the on-call system as assigned.

Financial management of department:

* Oversees financial expenditures/budgets for people served. This includes cash, checks, debit cards and EBT cards.

* Assures department's petty cash and procurement (P) card are used appropriately.

* One year experience working in program(s) serving people with disabilities.

* Current valid driver's license, access to a licensed vehicle and proof of motor vehicle liability insurance is required.

* Able to plan, organize and facilitate effective communication including effectively communicating through clear speaking and writing.

* Able to organize and calculate data/information and maintain records according to standards.