One Step Beyond, Inc.
Direct Support Provider
Posted OnSeptember 22, 2020
Experience Level2-5 Years
Education LevelHigh School Diploma
Become an OSBI employee before October 7, 2020 to be eligible for a $500 Sign-On Bonus!!*
One Step Beyond, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disability (DES/DDD) Licensed, Contracted Provider Agency. Our Vision is a world in which individuals with disability are fully included in all aspects of community life and are appreciated for the contributions they can make to their community. Our Mission is to provide programs and services that empower individuals with disability to realize the opportunities that lead to achieving the fundamental components of a fulfilling life: maximum independence, meaningful work, enriching social relationships, and full inclusion in community life. We offer programs in vocational development, employment, and placement; life skills training, focusing on social skill development, functional literacy, and household management; recreation and fitness, including Special Olympics; and cultural arts opportunities.
The Direct Support Provider (DSP) provides overall support to empower members to achieve their optimal independence. The DSP is responsible for providing direct support, positive direction, and assistance to members in accordance with program policies, procedures and DDD standards. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with daily activities of life skills by monitoring and implementing each member’s daily activity schedule, teaching safety awareness, documenting each member’s progress in alignment with ISP goals, and participating in community engagement activities and/or program location-based activities. Finally, the Direct Support Provider is responsible for facilitating all necessary actions to achieve success for program members and realize the Mission and Vision of OSBI.
• High school diploma or equivalent
• 1+ years working with individuals with intellectual disability or a similar population requiring attention and compassionate care
• Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to gain knowledge and implement practices that show attention to compassionate and safe supervision of individuals with ID as well as supporting individualized developmental growth goals and objectives
• Appropriate certifications and clearance according to State Regulations
• Good driving record must pass MVR inquiry
• Deliver program curriculum based on individual needs of program members and in accordance with ISP goals and objectives by implementing the daily schedule provided by the supervisor.
• Transport program members safely in a company vehicle to/from DTA program for community-based activities as well as transportation to and from program.
• Consider safety and proactive supervision when supporting members by assisting and accompanying them on campus or community activities.
• Report and document concise daily member’s progress including completing daily logs, communication books, data sheets, etc.
• Model and demonstrate appropriate behavior management techniques (Article 9 training) with program members.
• Project a professional, knowledgeable, and capable image consistent with the One Step Beyond mission in public interactions.
• Consider the welfare, growth and development of program members as a top priority in all support and instructional activities.
• Communicate effectively and respectfully with members and parents/guardians to address concerns, maintain positive relationships, and serve as an advocate for members and a resource for parents/guardians.
• Encourage other DSPs to work together to support the team in all direct service practices, including member’s safety measures, curriculum delivery support, positive behavior support, and progress report accuracy.
• Handle difficult situations with a positive attitude by actively seeking problem resolution, creative solutions, and program and organizational enhancements to ensure individual and team performance as well as program effectiveness.
• Actively participate in staff and administrative meetings and in service training/workshops and program special events
• Collaborate with others on Life Skills staff to encourage professional growth/development while supporting OSBI decisions, goals and policies toward the goal of achieving among all staff effective collaborative interaction and mutual respect and support.
• Continuously evaluate program effectiveness, and make suggestions to Program supervisor for improvements and adjustments to program strategies.
• Seek opportunities to collaborate with and learn from colleagues to achieve a greater degree of service to the organization and its program members.
• Seek opportunities to share knowledge, experience, and best practices with colleagues to enhance organizational and program effectiveness.
• Demonstrate self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses and implement strategies to enhance strengths and improve weaknesses.
*Offer limited to the first ten (10) employees hired for OSBI employment under this program, counted/controlled by One Step Beyond, Inc. in its sole and exclusive discretion. Participant must mention this offer before signing their OSBI employment agreement and must also sign a separate Employee Sign-On Bonus Agreement. All Terms and Conditions therein apply (including, without limitation, OSBI’s right to recoup any/all bonus monies from employee’s final paycheck if they cease employment at OSBI for any reason or no reason prior to completing their first one hundred (100) calendar days of OSBI employment.
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