Direct Support Professional

at Lee Residential Care in Hampden, Maine, United States

Job Description

The direct support professional’s responsibilities are to provide support and skill building activities to persons with severe and prolonged mental illness and intellectual disabilities, treating all Consumers in their care with dignity and respect. Teaching independent living skills per treatment plan, includes but is not limited to:• Adult living skills – personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation and budgeting.• Social integration skills – communications, conflict resolution and social interaction.• Community integration skills – resource identification and utilization. Direct support professionals (DSP’s) objectively document on appropriate forms: incidents, accidents, daily progress toward goals, medication monitoring, changes in Consumers’ health status and behavior patterns, and makes referrals as appropriate.
DSP’s provide assistance with personal care including bathing, dressing and feeding as appropriate.
DSP’s administer medication per guidelines in accordance with training.
DSP’s develop and encourage Consumers’ integration into the community. DSP’s transport Consumers to community locations including (but not limited to) banks, libraries, physicians’ offices, stores and churches as appropriate.
DSP’s provide supportive problem solving activities to assist in developing and maintaining supports as necessary.
DSP’s use active listening techniques to provide emotional support conducive to Consumers’ growth and wellbeing.
DSP’s identify Consumer needs and develops a treatment plan with administrator to address them.
DSP’s attend staff meetings, supervision and in-service training as scheduled.
DSP’s perform other related duties as required.
DSP’s utilize QBS Safety Care techniques to maintain safety for the individuals being served.
For more details call us at 207-862-2643, visit our website at, or visit us at 274 Western Ave, Hampden, ME 04444

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Job Posting: 771459

Posted On: Jun 21, 2022

Updated On: Jun 22, 2022