DSP - Day Services (Direct Support Professional)

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of Baltimore
  • Gallagher Services US
  • Posted: Feb 13, 2019
Other Allied Health

Job Description

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is a non-profit organization with a family of over 2000 employees of all faiths and ethnicities who help to improve the lives of those we serve. We are the largest private provider of human services in Maryland. On a daily basis we operate 80 charitable service programs throughout the state of Maryland, serving children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants, and seniors. Here, you can build a career where you make meaningful differences in the lives of others as we fulfill our mission to love, serve, teach and work for justice.Summary: Gallagher services is seeking Direct Support Professionals-Day Services who are devoted, dependable, compassionate and patient, who have the desire to work with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in a Residential setting.The Direct Support Professional-Day Services will be responsible for assisting clients in daily activities in our Day Program and Community Center, as well as, participate in community outings. Additionally, our DSP-Day also assist with the following; employment in a competitive job at a fair rate of pay, vocational training that leads to employment or volunteerism, meaningful engagement in the community, and the social and leisure activities of his or her choice.Key Responsibilities:•Provide direct care and supports the medical and social needs of the people receiving services.•Supports Job Coaches by helping people practice work readiness and job-related skills.•Assist with participants' hygiene and daily living skills as required and as specified in the individualized nursing plan of care.•Transport participants to and from Day Programs and act as an aide to the driver, when required. •Develop appropriate activities for general and individual program plans and according to the room schedule.•Participate in Person-Centered Planning meeting, supporting the person in advocating for themselves. Commit to assisting the person in fulfilling goals and dreams.•Actively incorporate appropriate behavior management techniques in daily programming.•Carry out medical procedures as directed by Manager or Delegating Nurse, which could include administering medication. Requirements:•High School Diploma/G.E.D.•Some experience in Development Disabilities or related field is preferred•Valid Driver's license and driving record must show no more than 3 points•Ability to use full vision, hearing, complete range of motion and the ability to lift at least 40 lbs.•Must obtain and complete Medication Certification by an approved DDA course, First Aid Certification and all other required trainings within first 3 months of hire.