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Direct Support Professional IV

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Direct Support Professional IV- Now offering up to $2,500.00 sign on bonus!! Terms and conditions apply. Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas. If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you! The Direct Support Professional (DSP) IV serves as home supervisor appointed by and responsible to the Unit Director. The home supervisor is responsible to ensure that care, treatment, training, and support activities are completed in the assigned home, including supervising and monitoring the activities of other direct support staff. The home supervisor performs administrative and programming duties that include supervising and evaluating direct care staff within the unit. The home supervisor may delegate portions of these responsibilities and sufficient authority for fulfillment but may not relinquish overall responsibility for results. The home supervisor is also responsible for quality active treatment and operation of the unit. The home supervisor may be asked to assume the duties of the Unit Director in his/her absence. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position may be OR is required to drive a state-owned vehicle. Essential Job Functions: Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Arranges work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and staff/individual ratios Monitors/documents individual participation/progression for effective communication with other staff Ensure efficient delivery of care, training, and support activities on the unit through supervision of activities and work behaviors or assigned employees Attends meetings, serves on committee, and performs other specific tasks when directed by the Unit Director, Administrative Assistant, Director of Home Life, ADoP, or facility Director. Ensures programming and care of all assigned individuals through periodic planning sessions with administrative and professional staff Ensure that the home is maintained as a safe and sanitary living environment for individuals Plans, assigns and supervises work of others Provides assistance in transporting of individuals going on scheduled activities and in emergency situations, as needed. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Knowledge Skills Abilities: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Ability to make decisions and uses good judgment when dealing with critical incidents. Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency. Ability to demonstrate proper body mechanics, good posture, and proper lifting techniques. Strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Safety Utilization of Restraint (SUR) techniques to restrain and prevent harm to that individual or others until the harmful/violent behavior subsides. Ability to master basic techniques of individual care and training. Ability to be flexible in handling work assignments. Knowledge of individual care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs. Knowledge of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) standards Ability to provide individual care, to administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to conduct Safety Utilization of Restraint (SUR), to communicate effectively, and to train others. Ability to work effectively with others and as a member of a team Registration or Licensure Requirements: Valid Texas driver's license or ability to obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date, is required. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Initial Selection Criteria: High school diploma or GED is preferred. Two (2) years' experience working in the field related to this position (working with people with developmental and/or physical disabilities). Experience in a supervisory role. Additional Information: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range. Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility. COVID-19 Precaution(s): Personal protective equipment required and provided Temperature screenings Social distancing guidelines in place Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place Vaccines available for employees MOS Code: There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For additional information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. Top 10 Tips for Success when Applying to Jobs at HHSC and DSHS

Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Corpus Christi , Direct Support Professional IV, Other , Corpus Christi, Texas

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