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Direct Support Professional - Coworker - 7am-3pm

Pottstown, PA 19464

Kencrest Services

Posted 8 weeks ago
$12.50 - $12.50 per hour
Job Description

Direct Support Professional - Coworker - 7am-3pm



Direct Support Professional - Coworker Full Time, Day Shift

KenCrest is seeking someone for a unique position to help provide care, supervision, habilitation and support to two young adult individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Pottstown area. This position would be in a residential setting set in an idyllic rural area (a large manor house on approximately 6 acres of beautiful land). You would have opportunities for each individual to develop and grow towards greater independence. This intentional community model guides young adults with different abilities into the adult world and assists them in reaching their full potential both in the home and in their surrounding community.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist individuals with household management, including shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, and all other household chores.The Co-worker is responsible for performing these duties in cases where the individuals do not participate. In this case, however, should involve the individual as much as possible so they can feel ownership to their lives and home.

  • Provide well-balanced, nutritious meals, following any established diet plans and/or feeding protocols as outlined in the individual ISP or Nursing protocol

  • Assist, guide, support and perform (as necessary) personal hygiene care, including bathing and toileting individuals who need assistance with these tasks.

  • Transport individuals to appointments, jobs, and a variety of community activities.

  • Adhere to all vehicle and driving procedures and regulations.In addition, must know any specific individual safety protocols along with adhering to the KenCrest vehicle policy including GPS tracking.

  • Follow established procedures for vehicle and household maintenance, including submitting maintenance requests and performing maintenance tasks as directed.

  • Administer medications to individuals accurately and in accordance with policies, procedures, medical and/or behavioral protocols.

  • Complete forms and reports as directed by the House Manager, including entries in the daily log book.This includes ensuring medical visit forms, medical data and behavioral data forms are correctly maintained.

  • Maintain petty cash record accurately.

  • Carry out Outcomes as documented in the KenCrest Assessment and/or Individual ISP. Along with medical plans and behavior management programs, and record data as required.

  • Provide instruction, guidance, and support in self-help skills, social skills and community integration.

  • Assist individuals in making informed choices, trying new experiences, developing relationships, and becoming self-advocates.This includes empowering them to make their own decisions and maintaining their rights.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with individuals, co-workers, families, internal and external stakeholders such as doctors, nurses, supports coordinators etc.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of health for the individuals we support, including monitoring for signs and symptoms of illness, emotional or behavioral concerns.In addition, must adhere strictly to any medical or behavioral protocols.

  • Maintain supervision of the individual in accordance with the ISP and any ratio supervision required.

  • Act immediately and appropriately in an emergency, including calling emergency units, administering CPR or First Aid, or transporting individuals to emergency services.

  • Follow all safety procedures and regulations, and maintain a safe, healthy environment for individuals and co-workers.

  • Complete all required training within already established timelines. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Assist Individuals in feeding and caring for animals on and off the property

  • Assist individuals in building and maintain gardens on and off the property

    Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record

  • Clear criminal record background check in accordance with state requirements

  • Ability to pass all required training, including CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration

  • Ability to understand and follow spoken and written instructions in English

Schedule: Wk1 M-F, 7a-3p (40hrs), Wk2 Wed-Sun 7a-3p (40hrs)

$12.50 p/hr

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