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Position Posted On:
Easter Seals Iowa
2920 30th St
Des Moines, IA  50310

Job Title:
Direct Support Professional - CSI Adult Day Services
Job Type:
Health & Human Services
Full Time
Hours Per Week:
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How To Apply:
email resume to astevens@eastersealsia.org
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Job Description:
Want to be a major part of an individual’s life and make a difference? Join Easter Seals Iowa as a direct support professional to support people with disabilities gain greater independence in our community and achieve their goals. Socialization, safety, and shopping skills are just a few of the skill areas where you can make a difference as a direct support professional. • Plan, monitor, evaluate and report all needs for assigned clients. Maintain a working knowledge of client’s profile. • Provide skills training for clients. Skills training could include but is not limited to interaction skills, social skills, grooming, community safety skills, planning skills, volunteering, daily living, socialization, community involvement and community resource skills. • Supports clients with personal needs as required, medication management, toileting, personal hygiene care. • Supervise the clients on and off site. • Assist with organization and set up of the day program environment, preparing needed materials and supplies. • Participate and support wheelchair clients in social outings both in-house and in the community. • Act as a role model of appropriate behaviors for clients in the various community settings. • Provide daily transportation to and from community social outings, as needed. • Schedule community activities/sites for clients as needed per client’s plan. • Support clients with developing goals, assessing their individual needs and working toward their targeted goals. • Monitor and document client’s progression toward outcomes and goal achievement. • Facilitate and coordinate staffings for clients, preparing staffing reports. • Maintain active communication with all internal team members and with all of the client’s support team. • Provide referral and establish linkages with various community agencies and services as needed by client. • Provide adaptations to individualized activities and group programming as necessary to teach goal skills. • Attend all team meetings, providing feedback and solutions as applicable to quality program development. • Complete all documentation as required (i.e. case notes, quarterly reports, assessments, etc.). • Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and/or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience preferred. • Experience working with persons with disabilities preferred. • Possession of valid Iowa Chauffer’s license and maintenance of good driving record. • Insurable under Easter Seals vehicle insurance policy. • Ability to work cooperatively with team members, clients and the public in a professional and concerned manner. • Desire to work in a team environment. • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats. • Ability to write complete sentences and utilize appropriate grammar • Ability to operate a computer and navigate through the Easter Seals Iowa database. • Experience in word processing software; Word and Excel preferred. • Ability to bend, stoop, twist and lift • Ability to transfer or move a minimum of 80 pounds.. • Ability to successfully pass CPR (Adult and Child) and First Aid within first 90 days • Ability to successfully complete Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse within first 30 days. • Ability to successfully pass and Relational MANDT training. • Access to reliable transportation for regular participation at work.