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Floating Direct Support Professional

Employer
Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
$12.00 an hour/ Plus $500 Sign on Bonus!
Closing date
Nov 2, 2021

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Direct Service / Social Service
Position Type
Full Time
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Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) offers best-in-class, person-centered programs and resources to transform lives. Building on our 125-year history, we are here to help individuals and families of all faiths live to their full potential. Guided by Jewish values, we are a welcoming community, and our experienced professionals bring integrity and compassion to their work in the fields of aging and older adults, career counseling, dentistry, mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and need-based support services. We serve thousands of individuals annually regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay.

Please note that JF&CS is now offering a sign on bonus of $500.00 for Direct Support Professionals!

Sign on bonus: $500  (50% after first month and rest after month 3 !!)

PURPOSE:

This position involves working at different locations with different clients as assigned. Employee will be expected to work up to 40 hours per week between 1:30PM and 10:30PM, Wednesday through Sunday. Employee may accept additional work outside of these hours for an overtime rate for over 40 hours per week, with the prior approval of the Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide training and support in all daily living skills including but not limited to nutrition, personal hygiene, health care, safety, communication, interpersonal relations, mobility, financial management, home management and use of leisure time as outlined in the individual service plan (ISP). May include physical assistance with personal care such as toileting, showering and dressing.
  • Ensure individuals are taking medication according to prescribed schedule.
  • Accompany individual and facilitate participation in visits for medical care, therapies, personal shopping, recreation and other community activities as needed.
  • Provide training or assistance in meal preparation, shopping, laundry, housekeeping, simple household repairs, and financial and medication management as needed.
  • Provide training and support in the areas of social, emotional, physical and spiritual development. 
  • Become acquainted with individual’s job setting and key personnel supervising the individual (including job coach, support coordinator, day program, etc.).
  • Provide transportation in privately owned car or by agency owned vehicle for individuals as directed by Staffing Coordinator and/or Residential Manager.
  • Maintain and submit all required paperwork in a timely manner. (i.e.: time sheets, expense reports, daily paperwork) 
  • Attend and participate in Mandatory DD Team Meetings and trainings, including cross-training, and other events as required.
  • Complete ongoing mandatory online training modules and maintain all required certifications as per job regulations.
  • Communicate regularly with Staffing Coordinator, Residential Manager (if applicable) and Residential Program Manager (as needed), on individual’s progress, issues and concerns as they arise.
  • May be assigned to perform administrative or other agency-related duties at the discretion of the Program Manager depending on the scheduling needs of the individuals in the program.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The ability to organize, mediate, to be creative, multitask, empathetic, and willing to learn.  This includes the development of plans, completion of assessments and daily documentation.  Must have knowledge of counseling techniques, behavior modification strategies, medical and psychological aspects of disabilities, able to use the English language, and communicate clearly.  Must be able to manage time effectively, to work alone and as a team member.  Must have a Georgia State Driver’s License and insured privately owned vehicle, and be willing to travel to work anywhere within the agency’s regions of service.

  • Ability to work with any supported individual and their team.
  • Must carry an agency cell phone and respond to calls from Staffing Coordinator and/or Program Manager beginning one hour before and lasting through the end of their shift, following agency policy on cell phone usage.
  • May be required to attend meetings and professional trainings outside of assigned schedule with at least two weeks notice. Online training will be completed within regular shift. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, run, listen, smell, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and far vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Varies with location and individuals.
  • Work site if not designated elsewhere will default to the Dunwoody office.
  • Default site on agency closing days will be assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma and at least one year of experience with individuals with developmental disabilities. Bachelor’s Degree may substitute for required experience.

Where permitted by applicable law, an applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire to be considered for employment. JF&CS is an EEO employer and will engage in interactive dialogue regarding any accommodation requested based on medical or religious considerations.

How to Apply?

To apply, please follow this link to locate the full job description and application: Jobs @ JF&CS 

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