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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Horizon Project, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Pendleton, OR posted May 1, 2021.

Looking for a rewarding environment support by an incredible mission?

Then Horizon Project, Inc.

is the place for you!

We are hiring caregivers!

You will provide support to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and participate in daily tasks such as home care, grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments, and outings.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Follows Medical Procedures
Dispenses medication.Provides medical record documentation.Notifies appropriate persons when client is injured or needs medical attention.Makes medical appointments and follows physician’s instructions.Orders prescriptions from pharmacy when necessary.
Follows Safety Procedures
Follows evacuation plan, knows how alarm system functions and documents fire drills.Notifies appropriate persons of hazardous health and safety conditions.Adheres to blood borne pathogens and hazard communication procedures.Maintains and cleans adaptive equipment.Must have valid CPR/First Aid certification within 90 days of hire, maintains certification thereafter.
Follows Programmatic Procedures
Reviews each client’s service plan.Demonstrates working knowledge of Individual Support Plans (ISPs) and action plans.Documents training programs appropriately using task analysis.Documents participation and programming appropriately.Completes all planned activities on outcome reporting scheduled for each shift, or documents reason.Provides recreational opportunities for clients.Participates as a team member.
Follows Financial Procedures
Follows financial procedures for client and household accounts.Follows procedure for clients’ petty cash.Makes entries for checking and savings accounts, reconciles accounts.
Other Job Functions
Reads communication log, checks message recorder and documents information appropriately.Assists clients in preparing meals, or prepares them when appropriate.Assists clients in maintaining personal hygiene.Keeps home or work/activity area neat and clean.Performs daily housekeeping tasks as assigned.Encourages client independence and participation.Assists clients in understanding rights and responsibilities and grievance procedure.Completes incident reports following appropriate procedures.Follows and documents intervention plans or procedures.Follows appropriate transfer techniques as trained when assisting clients using adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.).Participates in scheduled staff meetings.Accepts supervision.Works independently without direct supervision.Follows through on assigned tasks.Cooperative regarding changes in schedule, location, or routine.Treats clients and co-workers with dignity and respect.Communicates appropriately with supervisor, co-workers, clients, family members, and the public.Responsible for clocking in/out as scheduled and that timecard is accurate for payroll processing.

Communicates corrections and requests for leave time with supervisor according to policy and procedure.
Provides Mobility Services
Trains individual mobility routes as assigned.Provides or assists with transportation to scheduled appointments or activities.Follows transportation safety guidelines when operating Horizon vehicle during work hours.Reports accidents and citations to appropriate person immediately, using applicable forms and procedures.
Follows Other Policies/Procedures
Adheres to confidentiality standards.Adheres to mandatory abuse reporting guidelines.Adheres to call-in policy when the necessary.

Must be at least 18 years of age.Must clear criminal background check and drug screening.Must be insurable by Horizon Project’s auto insurance provider if applying to a shift with driving requirement.

Must have a valid driver license (for the state in which you reside) if applying to shift with driving requirement.

Must complete CPR & First Aid training within first 90 days of employment.Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing, clearly and effectively, in English.
Work Schedule

The normal work schedule may vary due to work/activity programs of clients; exact schedules are assigned by your Manager.

It is the policy of Horizon that all employees are present and on time for each shift that they are scheduled to work.

Time off will be approved per Horizon policy.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include assisting in all aspects of activities of daily living for clients, transporting clients, and travelling from location to location as needs dictate.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.

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 sit; stand; walk; use hands to handle documents and/or objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; talk or hear; taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Some lifting may be required during daily job functions or to assist in physical transfers – up to 50 pounds.

Other Requirements

All positions with Horizon Project, Inc.

require that the employee have and maintain a valid driver license; be insurable by Horizon’s auto insurance carrier; and, meet and maintain driver eligibility standards as outlined in Horizon Project’s Employee Handbook.

Wage: $12.00/hour


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