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Direct Support Professional - Residential

Organization

Apple Patch

Description

Apple Patch helps intellectually challenged and disabled individuals lead fulfilling lives. The Residential Direct Support Professional helps maintain the household for three residents, cooking meals, assisting participants in or doing light housework, administering medications, and at times providing personal care assistance for fragile or physically or behaviorally challenged individuals. Creatively encouraging and supporting residents to meet their own goals and to actively engage in their community is another fulfilling aspect of this participant-centered approach at Apple Patch. Second (4pm - midnight) and Third (Midnight - 8am) shifts available. This job will ask all of you in challenging ways but will give so much in return. Enjoy a meaningful and purposeful position with Apple Patch.

A successful Direct Support Professional exhibits these qualities:
-- Caring and Compassionate (Kind, Understanding, Gentle)
-- Honest and Loyal (Trustworthy, Have Integrity, Dedicated)
-- Flexible and Dependable (Responsible, Adaptable, Consistent)
-- Creative and Show Initiative
-- Hard-working and Team Player (Are Active and Can Multi-task)
-- Able and Interested in Learning New Skills (Curious and Adventurous)
-- Good at Communicating (Attentive and Engaging)
-- Respectful (Accepting of Others as They Are; Respectful of boundaries)
-- Enthusiastic (Fun-loving, Outgoing, Have a Sense of Humor)
-- Produce Quality Work (Accurate, Organized, Independent)
-- Able to Demonstrate Good Judgment

Requirements

-- In collaboration with the House Manager, develops and maintains a schedule of activities based upon the interest of the residents.
-- Assist clients in the development of daily living, social, recreational, and leisure skills.
-- Prepare or assist residents to prepare healthy meals following a menu.
-- Maintain cleanliness of the living unit and assists residents in their efforts to maintain the cleanliness of their individual rooms and common areas.
-- Assist with individual hygiene needs, including bathing, toileting, oral hygiene; etc. as needed.
-- Follow individual service plans for each individual client.
-- Maintain an electronic daily log of participant progress and activities.
-- Administer medications and document when complete in Medication Administration Record (MAR).
-- Offer basic first aid as needed.
-- Regularly attend mandated trainings and staff meetings.
-- Complete other documentation as required including incident reports and medication error reports.
-- Exhibits regular and punctual attendance.
-- Work collaboratively with other members of The Apple Patch staff.
-- Perform other duties as assigned.

Type

Full-time and/or Part-time

Work Schedule

Flexible - Will work with applicant

Salary

$10 - $12

Benefits

Paid Personal Time Off (PTO)
Wellness Program
401k Plan
Paid Trainings
Referral Bonus Program
Health Insurance for Full-time (at least 30 hours per week)
Company Paid $25,000 Life Insurance for Full-Time
Company Paid Employee Assistance Program

Required Education

High School Diploma

Work Location

Louisville — 26 residential homes throughout Crestwood and near Shelbyville

Application Process

Please visit our website at Applepatch.org/careers

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