Indian Creek Foundation
  • Souderton, PA, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

*Shift Differentials for Weekends, Weekday Overnights, & Weekday Evenings* Medical, Dental, 401-K, for Full Time employees, and $1000 Sign on Bonus for all new DSP's

Direct Support Professional Emergency Relief  (3rd shifts) 

  1. Complete all duties as outlined below.
  2. Set full-time and part-time core work hours will be established upon hire. Changes to the core hours must be approved at the discretion of the Program Director.
  3. Employee will be assigned to various locations based on the needs of the program and can change without notice. ( 3rd shifts) 
  4. Employees may be reassigned without notice when working additional shifts not included in the employee's core schedule.
  5. Employee is required to complete additional training that is required at each location they are assigned.




Job Locations: 

As assigned to various locations within a 10-15 mile radius of Souderton, PA


General Responsibilities:

The Direct Support Professional Emergency Relief candidate will provide habilitation services and direct care to the individuals served in the residential program. Responsibilities include communicating pertinent information to the appropriate personnel, responding to inquiries or requests for information as well as documentation of activities completed or observed during each shift. ( 3rd shifts) 


Essential Duties

Provide quality care to individuals served in an environment which promotes their rights, as illustrated by the following:

  1. Provide individualized attention, which encourages each individual's ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
  2. Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each individual in the delivery of services to them. Interact with individual in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment through verbal and non verbal interactions.
  3. Encourage the growth and development of individuals served including goal achievement
  4. Attend to the personal needs of the individuals which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individuals' care requirements.
  5. Responsible for promptly reporting and responding to the appropriate personnel incidents or evidence of individual abuse; unusual incidents based on regulations or agency policies; violation of residents' rights.
  6. Provide assistance to individuals using lifts, transfers and safety techniques as required as needed. Must also demonstrate ability to use mechanical lifting devices and follow proper agency lifting procedures.
  7. Must provide medical assistance to individuals served, such as administering medicine, first aid, CPR and/or Heimlich maneuver as trained by the agency. Must also adhere to protocol set forth by the Nursing Department and perform these tasks as trained by Nursing.
  8. Responsible for the general up keep of the group home including general housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal preparation and/or laundry.
  9. Assist with all work related transportation duties, which may include transporting individuals served to and from daily activities, to medical appointments, on errands related to the group home, and/or on community activities. Must also exhibit the ability to properly handle stressful situations while operating the vehicle.
  10. Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  11. Communicate and interact effectively and tactfully with the individual served, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors.
  12. Participate in regular one-to-one, staff meetings and annual program plan meetings as needed.
  13. Respond appropriately to staff shortages by assisting in other homes programs as assigned.
  14. Complete 24 hours of required training annually.


Education/Training:   High School Diploma; GED

Experience:    Previous experience of 1 year providing hands-on care to adults with developmental disability preferred

Skill(s): Ability to read and write in English, moderate mathematics skills required; proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills; auditory and visual skills; satisfactory completion of post-offer pre-employment physical exam and drug test as required. Completion and clearance of a criminal background check and a child abuse clearance. Must have a valid driver's license with a clear three-year driving record.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the physical duties required. Must have adequate mobility that requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (vertical and horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs and torso in providing various care; and operate an vehicle. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, including transferring of client.



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