Apple Patch Community, Inc.
Apple Patch supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, helping them lead fulfilling lives. The Community Living Support (CLS) Direct Support Professional provides one-on-one, individualized support for participants of all ages. Employees help people take charge of their own lives by teaching life skills that will enable them to be more independent within their home and community. Employees assist participants with developing friendships, volunteering, learning skills of money management and budgeting, remaining physically active and healthy, and promoting regular community engagement. A typical day could include going to the Y, the library, a volunteer job at a hospital gift shop, or simply helping someone organize their laundry. Creatively enabling people to meet their own goals in a variety of community locations is an opportunity to make a direct impact in the life of another. 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.
The Qualities of a successful Direct Support Professional
• Caring and Compassionate (Kind, Understanding, Gentle)
• Honest and Loyal (Trustworthy, Have Integrity, Dedicated)
• Flexible and Dependable (Responsible, Adaptable, Consistent)
• Creative and Shows 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
Organizational Duties and Responsibilities
1. Supports the mission, vision, and philosophy of Apple Patch. Facilitates and supports the implementation of policies and procedures.
2. Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: Individual maturity, respect for others, a team-centered approach, maintenance of confidential information, and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.
3. Exhibits effective communication skills.
4. Participates in appropriate professional development to attain and maintain competency.
5. Effectively manages financial and physical resources to achieve Apple Patch's objectives.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. In conjunction with the team, develops and maintains a schedule of activities based upon the interests of the individual served. Provide services on a one-to-one basis.
2. Supports the individual served to facilitate independence and promote integration into the community.
3. Reports serious incidents, accidents, behavioral episodes and other matters requiring immediate reporting to proper person or authority.
4. Keeps supervisor apprised of problems, potential problems and other issues to avert crises.
5. Assists the individual served in any or all of the following areas: Routine household tasks and maintenance, Activities of daily living, Personal hygiene, Shopping and money management, Socialization, Relationship building, Leisure choices, Participation in community activities, Therapeutic goals, Non-medical care.
6. Follows individual service plans for each individual client.
7. Maintains detailed documentation of participant progress and activities.
8. Completes other documentation as required.
9. Offers basic first aid and seizure monitoring, as needed.
10. Regularly attends mandated trainings and staff meetings.
11. Works collaboratively with other members of the client’s team.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in a human services field or in another field from an accredited university preferred. Previous experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities preferred. Must have access to a vehicle to use for the provision of CLS services; must possess a current and valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record. Must have basic computer competency. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that that an employee must meet to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stoop, kneel, and crouch; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to work the required hours to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Full-time and/or Part-time
Flexible - Will work with applicant
Paid Personal Time Off (PTO)
Referral Bonus Program
Health Insurance for Full-time (at least 30 hours per week)
Paid $25,000 Life Insurance for Full-Time
Paid Employee Assistance Program
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