Direct Support Professional

Expiring today

Employer
Quest, Inc
Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
$10 - $11 per hour + benefits
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Closes
Jan 16, 2021
Industry
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Career Level
Entry Level

At Quest, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides a variety of services to individuals with developmental disabilities in our low ratio, family-like environment. Direct Support Professionals work in a Group Home.

  •  Implement and document training activities as specified in the support plan to include, but not limited to: areas of behavior, self-help, daily living, social and leisure skills, community inclusion, physical and nutritional management.
  •  Provide positive social and leisure interaction daily.
  •  Administer prescribed medications, monitor self-administrations of medications, follow protocol for disposal of medications, maintain medication count and communicate with pharmacy as needed.
  •  Follow established protocol for residents' personal care, special dietary requirements and medical needs.
  •  Monitor and report as needed any issues related to the personal care and medical needs, including repair needs for wheelchairs or adaptive equipment.
  •  Maintain a clean and safe home-like atmosphere while encouraging personal choices.
  •  Assess internal and external health and safety issues and correct or report them.
  •  Operate a company vehicle/van to transport individuals as requested and complete vehicle/lift inspections prior to operation.
  • Report all incidents of abuse/neglect in accordance with the Disabled Abuse Act, to the abuse registry.
  •  Follow all policies and procedures and other duties as required and requested by supervisors.

Requirements:

  • Eligible to legally work in the United States
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  •  Successfully complete a background check and drug screen
  •  Ability to read, write, and speak English
  •  Ability to thrive in a team environment
  •  Valid FL Driver's License with a clean driving record
  •  Ability to provide proof of educational achievement or required certifications such as a high school diploma, GED, college degree, advanced degree, or medical credentials
  •  Minimum of one year of verifiable experience working in the medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting and/with persons who have Development

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