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Direct Support Professional


  • Compass Health Network
  • 01/05/22
  • O Fallon, MO
  • 63366
  • 15.00 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
POSITION PURPOSE

Responsible for supervision of consumers to ensure their safety and well-being.

Full-time and part-time positions. Evening/overnight and weekend availability preferred. Shift differentials offered. $1,000 immediate sign on bonus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS JOB SPECIFIC

Reports and records observable changes in resident behavior, attitude and physical condition
Assists with or participates in re-motivation, rehabilitation, resocialization, and behavior modification programs
Teaches or assists residents in self-help skills and social behavior based on the level of need and functioning of individual residents
Initiates and participates in group and/or individual activities with residents
Escorts residents to appointme

nts or as assigned
Participates in specialized programs such as adjunctive therapies and individual interaction with residents
Performs basic nursing care such as checking vital signs, applying simple dressings, and providing general daily care of residents
Assists a physician or registered professional nurse with various diagnostic and treatment procedures
Maintains a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment
Assists in the orientation of new residents
Responds to emergency situations as specified by the guidelines of the unit, including assisting residents during emergency situations
Prepares and maintains records and reports
Maintains adequate supplies and equipment
Administers medications to clients once certified as a DMH Level 1 Medication Aide
Obtain CPR certification with in the first 90 days of employment
Assist client with transportation as clinically indicated. Driving is an essential function of the position
Trains incoming s
ta
ff on basic job responsibilities (CLI Shadow Trainer only)
Does follow up trainings for staff if needed (CLI Shadow Trainer only)
Communicates with clients and/or their families by using sign language when needed (CLI Sign Fluent only)

EDUCATION

High School/GED required

WORK EXPERIENCE

At least one (1) year of work experience or self-employment required
A valid unrestricted driver's license at the time of hire with the ability to obtain and maintain a class E MO driver's license by the end of 60-day introductory period required

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.


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