Basic Information

Department: Healthcare/Medical

Location: Berlin, New Jersey, United States

Date published: 07-Oct-2020

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

We are currently seeking an experienced Direct Support Professional (DSP) to join our team in Southern New Jersey.

Who we are:
We are a not-for-profit service provider agency for intellectually and developmentally disabled (I/DD) adults.  P.I.L.O.T. has ten (10) residential programs, three (3) day programs, and a community living program in South Jersey located within the counties of Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington.
The mission of P.I.L.O.T. Services is to maintain a culture of excellence in regard to quality of care and service delivery.  We strive to exceed the expectations of professional standards in support of the individuals we serve, as well as cultivate and promote positive, collaborative, and inclusive relationships within our communities.

About the role:
After completing the agency provided training, the DSP will perform duties and responsibilities detailed below and as assigned by the residential manager.  The DSP is responsible for providing support services to group homes with individuals who may present challenging behaviors as well as may need extensive direct care support with daily living skills.  

What you'll do:
  • Ensure that the individuals and the environment are safe;
  • Communicate information regarding individual progress and concerns to the residential manager;
  • Provide teamwork in flexibility to provide coverage at alternate sites if needed;
  • Be responsible for the care of ambulatory, non-ambulatory, and Medically complex individuals, i.e. support individuals with daily living skills, eating, bathing, feeding, toileting, lifts and transfers, etc.;
  • Ensure that the upkeep and care of durable medical equipment, prosthetic devices and adaptive equipment is maintained;
  • Participate in the acclimation of newly assigned DSP’s with regard to the home and the care of the individuals;
  • Provide medication administration;
  • Collaborate with other team members in meal preparations and clean up;
  • Participate in planning for meaningful activities in the community
  • Transport individuals to programs and other community-based designations/activities
  • Provide teamwork in maintaining housekeeping responsibilities, i.e., cleaning and organization of the home;
  • May be asked to complete shopping for the individuals in the home
  • Maintain money management according to the policy and procedure for finances;
  • Attend all training as scheduled;
  • Promote advocacy while attending medical appointments;
  • Ensure safety of the individuals by maintaining the necessary staffing in the home, even following your scheduled shift until another team member arrives;
  • Complete daily assigned progress notes in THERAP prior to leaving your shift; 
  • Complete and review the daily communication log;
  • Complete all other program assignments, activities and tasks as delegated by the residential manager.
Skills and abilities:
  • Minimum age requirement of twenty- one (21) years; have a valid 
  • Driver’s license; have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Transportation:
  • The DSP will adhere to all agency policies and procedures regarding the use and care of agency vehicles when transporting individuals, and when carrying out agency and residential program business.  
DSP’s will:
  • Obtain keys from the home and return the keys to the home upon completion of transportation needs;
  • Be punctual with all appointments, pick-ups, and discharges;
  • Be responsible for passenger safety loading and unloading of individuals;
  • Drive safely and follow all traffic laws (ticketed offenses will be the driver’s responsibility to pay);
  • Immediately report all vehicle concerns, tickets, and vehicular accidents to the manager;
  • Maintain mileage logs each time you take possession of the vehicle.
  • Full-Time, Part-Time, and Per-Diem positions available!
  • Vacation/Sick Time Accrual/Personal (PTO Time) and Medical/Dental/Vision Plans for Full-Time DSP's
  • Sick Time Accrual for Part-Time and Per-Diem DSP's
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