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Position Posted On:
8/1/2014
Employer:
Easter Seals Iowa
Address:
2920 30th St
Des Moines, IA  50310
Website:

Job Title:
Direct Support Professional- Adult Services
Job Type:
Health & Human Services
Schedule:
Full Time
Hours Per Week:
40
Position Start Date:
Contact us for more information
Pay Rate:
9.35
How To Apply:
submit a resume or apply in person
Contact Name:
Amy Stevens  
Email:
astevens@eastersealsia.org
Phone:
515-309-2036
Fax:
515-274-6434
Job Description:
• Support clients with personal needs as required, medication management, toileting, personal hygiene care. • Support clients with volunteer and work opportunities that are provided within the community. • Plan and implement daily learning activities. • Supervise 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. • Participate in meetings and team member development activities as required. • Complete and maintain all required documentation and case file work for the first 30 days. • Assist in completing daily client time cards. • Maintain a clean and organized workspace for clients. • Ensure a safe environment for clients while in-house and community locations. • Provide daily transportation to/from work and community social outings, as needed. • Other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience. • Experience working with people who have disabilities preferred. • Certified in CPR (Adult and Child), First Aid or ability to receive certification during first six 90 days • Ability to successfully complete Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse within first 30 days. • Ability to pass Relational Mandt training. • Ability to obtain and maintain Iowa Class D Chauffeur’s driver’s license. • Ability to successfully pass a Medication Management course as needed. • Must be insurable under Easter Seals Iowa vehicle insurance policy. • Desire to work in a team environment. • Ability to work under pressure, maintain accuracy and meet deadlines. • 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. • Access to reliable transportation for regular participation at work.