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Direct Support Professional, PRN (Intellectual Disabilities) (Sylacauga)

AltaPointe Health

This is a Contract position in Anaheim, CA posted July 15, 2022.

Overview: AltaPointe provides homes to approximately 50 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.

Our six group homes in West Mobile and Semmes offer a safe, supportive community atmosphere with various levels of independence.

These programs work in conjunction with Day Programs, Supportive Employment, Recreation, and Family Support to provide a comprehensive continuum of high-quality care and services.

Responsibilities: Primary Job Functions: General ResponsibilitiesProvides ongoing monitoring and interaction with people served to include training on Person Centered Planning, implementation of Psychotropic Medication and Behavioral Support plans if applicableAssists with personal care issues (bathing, toileting, and other personal hygiene issues), medication administration, chores, and safety issuesPreparation of meals according to individualized dietary orders, posted menus and responsible for stocking food and household itemsDemonstrate the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and takes a proactive approach to deescalate or resolve the situationOngoing compliance with Nurse Delegation Program, including recertification requirementsEnsures adherence to individual appointments and implements planned activitiesTransports to and from day habilitation programs, work, medical appointments, recreational, social and religious gatherings, meetings and other related functions appointments/activitiesModels appropriate behavior including communication skills, grooming, manners, etc.Assist person served and works with others to ensure house cleanlinessPerforms hand off communication at shift change and effectively collaborates with other support team membersComplies with routine health and safety tasks for both house and vehiclesSupervision and ConsultationSeeks supervision and consultation as neededAccepts and employs suggestions for improvementAttends regularly scheduled staff meetingsDemonstrates the willingness to work at any ARS ID facility based on staffing needs Clinical Record KeepingDocuments in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policyDocuments in a legible manner, individualized services provided on a data sheetDocuments detailed services related to Person Centered Planning, quarterly progress notes, and any other responses related to the advancement of accomplishing person centered goalsAdministrative and Other Related Duties as AssignedActively participates in Performance Improvement activitiesActively participates in AltaPointe committees as requiredCompletes assigned tasks in a timely mannerFollows AltaPointe policies and proceduresAttends appropriate in-services training and other workshopsAny other duties that are assigned by supervisor or designee Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent.

Has and maintains a valid Alabama driver’s license.

Must be 23 years of age or older and must have proof of current liability insurance.

Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies.Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult populationKnowledge of cultural diversityKnowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention, and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers, as well as, to non-violent crisis intervention practicesKnowledge of educational methods to adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disordersSuccessful completion of Medication Assistance Certification (MAC)Successful completion of Defensive Driving program Physical Requirements of the Job:There is frequent to constant standing while organizing/stocking groceriesSitting is frequent by nature; however, extended sitting could be up to 1.5 hours for documentation and 1 hour for group timeWalking various distances on grounds can be frequent and the furthest distance could be up to 300 feetSquatting/lunging frequently to stock/organize groceries/supplies in pantry and to retrieve pots/pans needed for cooking and to lift pans out of the ovenStrong grasp is needed frequently to constantly handle groceries/supplies when lifting and while cookingFine Manipulation for writing and handling paperworkPushing/pulling force 5 pounds force (horizontal) to open standing freezer doors to access groceries Lifting various ranges from the floor to overhead with weights up to 5-15 pounds frequently, 30-40 pounds from floor to 48 inches to stock groceries/supplies occasionally, 50 pounds from floor to waist 1-2 times per dayThere may be times when mopping, sweeping, making beds, washing/drying clothes for consumers may be doneAny other duties that are assigned by supervisor