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Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Caregiver

Job Details

CTW1 - Little Rock, AR
Full Time
High School
Direct Support/Habilitation

Description

Summary: The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for a variety of duties related to the overall care and independence of individuals at Easterseals Arkansas who have physical, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. The DSP will increase the independence of the individual by providing training and assistance on individualized goals and objectives for daily life skills in a supportive and positive learning environment. The DSP will support the health, safety and an active lifestyle of the individual served. The DSP will provide or assist with personal care activities.

Shift #

City

Staff Gender 

Shift Days/Hours Needed

Total # of Hours

1

Alexander

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 9a-5p

40

2

Alexander

Male/Female

Tues, Wed, Thur 7:30a-3:30p

24

3

Beebe

Female

Sat & Sun 20 hrs flex - needs to know sign language

20

4

Bella Vista

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 2:30-6:30p, Sat & Sun 1p-6p (fall, 2024)

30

5

Benton

Male/Female

Mon-Thurs 3p-9p

24

6

Benton

Female

Sat & Sun 6a-2p

16

7

Benton (Tull Shaw)

Female

Sat & Sun 7a-3p

16

8

Benton (Tull Shaw)

Female

Sat & Sun 3-11p

16

9

Benton (Tull Shaw)

Female

Mon-Fri 11p-7a (awake)

40

10

Bentonville

Male/Female

Mon, Wed, Fri 9a-3p

21

11

Bigelow

Female

Sun-Thurs 10p-6a (awake)

40

12

Bryant

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 4p-9p

25

13

Bryant

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 8a-4p (May-Aug summer position)

40

14

Bryant

Male/Female

Fri & Sat preferred 10p-8a, summer position, 5 days per month

 

15

Bryant

Male/Female

7:30a-4p two days per week

17

16

Cabot

Female

Sat & Sun 8a-10p

28

17

Clarksville

Male/Female

Sat & Sun 12 hours flex

24

18

College Station

Male/Female

Fri 10a-10p, Sat & Sun 8a-10p 

38

19

College Station

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 10p-6a or 11p-7a (sleep)

40

20

Conway

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 4p-8p (starts in April, moving to LR)

20

21

Conway

Male/Female

PRN round the clock availability 

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22

Conway

Male/Female

Fri 11:30p-7:30a,  Sat 7:30p-7:30a (awake overnights)

20

23

Conway

Female

Mon-Thurs 8a-6p

40

24

Conway

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 4:30p-8:30p

20

25

Conway

Male/Female

Sat & Sun 7a-7p

24

26

Everton

Male/Female

Sun-Thurs 10p-6a (awake)

40

27

Everton

Male/Female

Thurs & Fri 3:30p-10p, Sat 8 hours flex times

21

28

Fayetteville

Male/Female

Sat & Sun 12 hrs flex

24

29

Harrison

Female

Sat & Sun 10 hrs each flex

20

30

Harrison

Male/Female

Fri 3:30p-Sat 7:30a, Sat 6p-Sun 1p, 4.5 hrs flex during week (sleep)

37.5

31

Harrison

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 3p-10p (summer shift)

35

32

Hensley

Female

Mon & Tues 8a-4p

16

33

Hensley

Female

Wed & Thurs 8a-4p

16

34

Hope

Male/Female

Sat & Sun 9a-7p

20

35

Hot Springs

Male

Mon-Fri 8a-4p

40

36

Little Rock

Male/Female

Sat 9a-9p, Sun 9a-3p

18

37

Little Rock

Female

Sat & Sun 5 hours ea flex 

10

38

Little Rock

Female

Mon-Fri 2-6p

20

39

Little Rock

Male/Female

10 hours per week PRN mainly on weekends

10

40

Little Rock

Female

Sun 8 hrs flex

8

41

Little Rock

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 4p-11p

35

42

Little Rock

Male/Female

Sat & Sun 10a-8p

20

43

Little Rock

Male/Female

Mon-Thurs 7a-9a

8

44

Little Rock

Male/Female

E/O Sat 8a-9p

13

45

Little Rock

Male/Female

Mon-Wed 3:30p-8p, Thurs 3p-8p

18.5

46

Little Rock

Male/Female

Thurs 6p-9p

3

47

Little Rock

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 4-9p

25

48

Little Rock

Male/Female

Sat & Sun 12 hours flex

24

49

Little Rock

Male/Female

Fri & Sat 4-9p, Sun 9a-5p

18

50

Little Rock

Male

Sat & Sun 8a-9p

26

51

Little Rock

Male

Mon-Fri 4p-8p

20

52

Little Rock

Male/Female

Wed 8a-12p

4

53

Little Rock

Male/Female

Wed-Fri 4p-10p, Fri & Sat 10p-8a

32

54

Little Rock

Male/Female

Mon/Wed/Fri 3:30pm-10pm; Tu/Th 3:30pm-6:30pm 

25.5

55

Little Rock

Male/Female

Sun 4p-10p

6

56

Little Rock

Male/Female

Mon & Thurs 8a-1p, Tues 9a-3p  (for program in LR)

16

57

Little Rock

Male/Female

Sun 9a-7p

10

58

Little Rock

Male/Female

E/O Sat 9a-9p

12 e/o

59

Little Rock

Male

Mon 12-3p, and another day or two, max 10 hrs per week

10

60

Little Rock

Female

E/O Sat & Sun 7:30a-7:30p

24

61

Little Rock

Female

Sat and Sun 7:30p-7:30a (asleep)

24

62

Little Rock

Female

Sat & Sun 9a-5p

16

63

Little Rock

Female

Mon-Fri 6a-8:45a

13.75

64

Little Rock

Male/Female

Fri 1-5p

4

65

Little Rock

Male/Female

Thurs 5p-6a (sleep)

11

66

Little Rock

Male/Female

Sat 7a-Sun 11a 

26

67

Little Rock

Male/Female

Mon and Wed-3:30p-6:30, Sat 9a-5p

14

68

Mabelvale

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 4:30-8:30p

20

69

Maumelle

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 8a-4p

40

70

Maumelle

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 4p-8p

20

71

Maumelle

Male/Female

Sun & Mon 7a-3p

16

72

Maumelle

Male/Female

Sun 3p-11p

8

73

Maumelle

Female

Thur 8:30p-5:30a/Sat and Sun 10p-12p (awake overnights)

13.5

74

Mayflower

Female

Mon 7a-5p, Sat & Sun 8a-6p

30

75

Mayflower

Female

Tues-Fri 7a-4:30p

38

76

Mayflower

Female

Flex two days of 4p-8p for 8 hours total

8

77

Mt. View

Female

Sat 8 hrs, Sun 4 hrs one weekend per month

12 mon

78

NLR

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 3:30-7:30p

20

79

NLR

Male/Female

Sun-Wed 9p-7a

40

80

NLR

Male/Female

Wed, 3p-9p, Thurs 5p-9p, Fri 2p-9p

17

81

Prescott

Female

Mon-Fri 3p-11p 

40

82

Warren

Male/Female

Mon-Fri 3p-11p 

40

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Programming:

  • Assist in the assessment of the individuals strengths and needs.
  • Provide input into the development of the individuals treatment plan (goals and objectives).
  • Implement individual treatment and behavioral plans using a variety of methodologies and best practices based on the needs of the individual.
  • Ensure that all individuals remain actively engaged in meaningful activities according to their individual functional level.
  • Record accurate and detailed documentation within required timeframes regarding each individuals progress in meeting goals and objectives, personal care, behavior reports and health and safety as required by the program. Additional documentation may be required when necessary.
  • Maintain a safe and organized training area that supports learning and personal growth.
  • Address challenging behaviors proactively and utilize positive behavior intervention to manage and promote improved behavior while remaining supportive of individuality.
  • Assist individuals in recreational, social and community activities based on preference and individual plans.
  • Monitor the health and safety of the individual at all times.
  • Respond to and report unsafe conditions, environment and equipment to the Supervisor, verbally and in writing.
  • Observe individuals for injury or bruises. Follow incident reporting procedures including documentation and submitting report to a Supervisor.
  • Assist individuals by providing for special health care and personal care needs.
  • Evaluate the individual for changes in emotional and/or physical status and report verbally and in writing any concerns to a Supervisor.
  • Ensure that each individuals rights are protected.
  • Use person first language and treat individuals with dignity and respect.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally for the responsibilities of the position.

 

Transportation:

  • May provide transportation to individuals served. If required to drive, will maintain a valid Arkansas Drivers License and current car insurance, will complete annual Rules of the Road training and if required, will obtain a CDL.
  • Will follow all vehicle procedures including but not limited to vehicle pre-check inspection, using seat belts, wheelchair tie-downs, not using cell phone or engaging in any prohibited conduct.

 

Availability:

  • Comply with work schedule as assigned by Supervisor. The work schedule and location may vary with little to no notice based upon workload and organizational needs.
  • Ensure that the staff to individual served ratio as required by regulatory agencies are met at all times. A program may require a DSP identified as part of the employee to individual ratio to complete their scheduled work shift without an unpaid meal break provided.
  • Arrive prepared for scheduled or assigned job duties and responsibilities.
  • Clock in and out before and after every shift or record time accurately and meet required

time frames.

  • Comply with Easterseals Arkansas and the programs attendance and leave procedures.

 

Interpersonal Relationships:

  • Use a team approach to support and improve the health, behavioral and learning needs of the individuals served.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with all individuals served, families, co-workers and administrative staff at all times.
  • Provide a timely and professional response and/or action to individuals served, their families, caregivers and other stakeholders.

 

Training:

  • Complete annual training as required by Easterseals Arkansas and program licensing agency by participation in trainings offered by Easterseals, licensing agency, other sources and self-study.
  • Use tools and information from trainings to enhance the quality of services.

 

Compliance/HIPAA:

While performing the duties of this job, employee will comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to Easterseals Arkansas.

Employee has access to all protected health information of the individuals directly served by this person, except psychotherapy notes. Employee will not attempt to access any other protected health information unless otherwise approved by Supervisor or Privacy Officer.

Qualifications

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) or equivalent.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and the ability to follow, give and receive written and/or verbal instructions.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid Arkansas Driver's License

First Aid and CPR certification within the first 90 days of employment and maintained throughout employment.

Ability to obtain additional credentials based on future organizational and/or regulatory requirements.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to lift and transfer individuals according to weight guidelines for lifting.

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 regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and see, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Employee will refer to the individuals treatment plan for guidance when lifting or moving an individual greater than 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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