A non-profit supporting person with disabilities in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, is seeking Direct Support Professionals to be responsible for providing direct care/support and advocacy for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities. This position ensures the participants assigned to them are receiving the highest quality of care and support through the person-centered planning (PCP) process. This includes assisting in proactive steps to work towards achieving goals outlined within the person-centered plan (PCP) – including medical if applicable. This position may require providing direct care/support within the agency’s facility, a participant’s home, or within the community. This position is expected to assist participants with Activities of Daily Living skills (ADLs) and provide transportation as needed.
- To provide assistance with ADLs to adults (participants) diagnosed with developmental disabilities as needed. This could include but is not limited to assistance with medication administration, eating/drinking, toileting, dressing, writing, verbal communications, sharing of information between participant and other individuals, etc.
- To identify and offer activities that are meaningful to the individual being supported, being sure to seek participant and caregiver input to help guide services.
- To act in a manner that is dignified, respectful, and honors the participant’s rights, preferences and needs as determined within the person-centered plan (PCP).
- Provide activities in-person while following all health and safety guidelines, and provide virtual activities using secure, company-approved platforms (i.e., zoom, facetime, etc.)
- Provide accurate and quality documentation of all services provided, in accordance with company, state, and federal regulations by entering service data into iCM each day that services are provided.
- Work directly with participants in helping achieve individual goals and objectives.
- Participate in the development of the participant’s person-centered plan (PCP).
- Work with supervisors and case coordinators to communicate the preferences of the participants to ensure this is reflected within the person-centered plan (PCP).
- Participate in ongoing in-service training and maintain all DDA and OBI required trainings.
- Participate in specialized training for any assigned participant, which includes reviewing and signing off on the person-centered plan (PCP) and behavior plan (BP) when applicable.
- Safely transporting individuals in your own personal vehicle and/or an agency vehicle to provide community and/or employment transportation to the participants.
- High School diploma, GED, or equivalent in work experience.
- Valid Driver’s license, no more than 3 points on driving record and 3+ years driving experience.
- Smart phone with internet capability and basic knowledge of internet, apps, email, and GPS.
- Minimum of 1 year experience working with people with intellectual and physical disabilities (may include personal experience from having a family member or member(s) with a disability)
- Able to perform with autonomy, as well as in a team-oriented environment.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
- Lifting/transferring approximately 50 to 100 pounds (usually with assistance).
- Pushing/pulling (i.e., wheelchair) 100 pounds.
- Frequent standing; walking; sitting; squatting; bending; reaching; fine motor skills.
Benefits: Full time (30 hrs. or more) staff are eligible for all benefits including 100% employer paid health insurance, matching 401K retirement plan, generous paid leave, and other perks.
Schedule: Full-time or Part-time; Hybrid; Monday-Friday.
Zip code: 21108
Job ID: #64163DSP