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Easterseals Blake Foundation Direct Support Professional (DSP) in Tucson, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: *General Position Description:* * This position is responsible for a variety of direct care giving activities in the Easterseals Blake Foundation Community Living Services programs. Under daily oversight of the site lead/site supervisor and administrative supervision of the Residential Coordinator. Performs a variety of work consisting of routine difficulty in providing services/supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. The nature of the services that range from various personal care activities to activities outlined in an Individual Support Plan (ISP) and/or Behavior Treatment Plan (BTP). Performs miscellaneous related work as required. The Direct Support Professional independently performs the following:*Essential Duties and Responsibilities:** Provides the appropriate environment to assure the health and safety of the members supported* Adherence to all EBF CLS Policies and Procedures and all standardized EBF Policies and Procedures* Assists members in performing daily living activities, including but not limited to: eating, showering, bathing, toileting, dressing, shaving, combing hair, shampooing, brushing teeth, cutting nails, etc.* Assists members with household chores (involving many physical activities, including but not limited to kneeling, reaching stretching, bending, etc. and the use of household cleaners)* Safe transport and/or escorts members to medical, vocational, residential, asocial activities and runs member related errands* Administers medications and/or assists members in the self-administration of medication including non-prescription and prescription as prescribed by licensed medical specialists * Safely and effectively monitors consumer activities, with or without a reasonable accommodation.* Accurately and completely report time in and time out of work* Observes and assesses members' behaviors to provide positive behavioral supports* Read and implement Behavior Treatment Plans/proactive strategies to enhance and reinforce member positive behaviors* Assess and provides behavior/physical management techniques in crisis situation and attains assistance if needed* Records and maintains records, progress notes, records daily activities in communication logs, maintains records as needed and may be require to write reports* Reads and implements members individual support plan (ISP), medical/medication directions, and formalized records concerning member behaviors and activities Per State of Arizona Regulations* Perform standard First Aid and Perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)* Perform Prevention and Supports (may require significant physical activity)* Fulfill Article 9 requirements (member rights)* Must be able to remain on shift until a replacement arrives* If the consumer requires physical supports, must operate equipment to aid in the assistance/movement of the member* If the member uses a wheelchair, safely transfers the member in/out of the wheelchair as well as safely transports the member* If the member is in a home that has stairs, the member must be able to safely maneuver the stairs alone and while assisting the member* Provides direct services in crisis or emergency situations* Provides a safe environment by communicating policies/procedures with members, advocates, and visitors* Communicates and interacts with members on an individual and group basis in a respectful manner* Encourages members to participate in social, recreational, vocational, counseling, and other activities identified in their support plans while promoting individual choice and decision-making opportunities* Reviews and implements approved policies, standards, services and procedures* Takes part in developing and implementing Individuated Support P lans or person-centered plans for assigned members and encourages directives are following pursuant to State standards* Participates in staff and administrative meetings as well as in-service trainings* Reports unusual incidents on proper forms and informs appropriate staff regarding incidents involving vocational, day, social, recreational, behavioral, personal living, and community services problems within required time-frames* Observes and reports changes in member's mental/physical health to enable intervention/prevention of problems* Performs housekeeping tasks such as cleaning, cooking, laundering, making beds, yard work, and other household chores or tasks required to support/serve the member including physical management procedures* Acts as an advocate in resolving problems and securing needed services for consumers as well as ensuring personal choice, freedom, responsibility, and support for consumers* Develops and maintain working relationships with all team members, including various operational administrative staff, family members, guardians, fiduciaries, advocates, etc.* Maintain positive communications and relations with employees, members, guardians, contract entities, authorities, and EBF* Able to remain calm, non-defensive, and with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis situations* Must be able to endure extreme outdoor temperatures and sudden temperature changes* Must be able to operate an agency tra