Resources For Human Development, Inc. Direct Support Professional in Omaha, Nebraska

Description/Job Summary

Position Summary

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) provides support to individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. DSP s must be enthusiastic, reliable, and caring people who are motivated to support individuals with disabilities to attain the highest level of independence possible and build better lives for themselves, their families and their community. The DSP must be able to address the dynamic ever changing needs of the people they support and promote a climate of compassion, understanding, and realization of people s dreams.

This is a part time position which will be required to fill in shifts with minimal notice.

Essential Duties and Functions

  • Assist individuals supported in all aspects of daily living and household management

o Assist the individual with skills of daily living (e.g. hygiene, finances, nutrition, meal planning and preparation, laundry, cleaning and decorating)

o Transport people supported to maximize opportunities for enhancing skills, abilities and connection with the community

o Teach new skills and document progress for persons supported in accordance with the Individual Support Plans, Behavior Support Plans and other areas of need as assigned.

  • Complete daily documentation prior to leaving each assigned shift (ISP data, medication charting, etc.)

  • Assist person supported with medication management and obtaining medical services as assigned.

  • Maintain certifications required to work in an individualized setting

  • Participate in monthly meetings to obtain most updated care information for person supported and other employment related policy information

  • Enhance the ability of the individual to lead a self-determining life by providing the support and information necessary to build self-esteem, and assertiveness and to make decisions

  • Utilize knowledge about the diverse challenges facing individuals (i.e. human rights) and ensure individuals supported have the opportunity to engage in personal choice

  • Utilize knowledge about the formal and informal supports available in his or her community and assist the individual to identify and gain access to such supports

  • Pursues knowledge and information necessary to perform job duties as based on the needs and interests of individuals supported

  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary as needed to complete the mission of the agency or serve the needs of the population.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications include:

  • 19 years of age or older

  • High School Diploma required, 2 years additional education is preferred

  • Valid Driver s License, insurance and reliable transportation on shift required

  • Able to complete and maintain all necessary training and certification requirements

Working conditions

/Hazard and Atmospheric Conditions/

Additional Special Working Conditions:

Oncall DSPs work a maximum of 25 hours per week on a variable schedule including nights and weekend shifts.

/Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status./