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Direct Support Professional

UHI Admin, LLC.

This is a Contract position in Roseburg, OR posted December 2, 2020.

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
Umpqua Homes, Inc. (UHI) is a nonprofit organization that strives to employ caring individuals who provide person centered growth and support within the home and community. This position must show an understanding of the basic principles of dignity and respect for all people. A Direct Support Professional/ Daily Support Activities Professional/ Community Living Support Professional will support people with intellectual disabilities to live their lives as they choose and participate within their community. You may assist people with food preparation, grocery shopping, personal health and hygiene needs, personal and household shopping, personal funds management and all required documentation. This position must be ethical, patient, reliable, communicative, compassionate, able to work independently, and adaptable.

WORK SCHEDULE:
This position is a non-exempt position as defined by the Department of Labor. The hours and days are to be scheduled to assure for adequate monitoring and management of the program and all aspects of its daily operations. The Direct Support Professional/ Daily Support Activities Professional/ Community Living Support Professional will be expected to be available to work weekends, nights and holidays as the site schedule dictates.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Promote and implement UHI’s mission in the lives of those we support
Provide a stable living environment by promoting and attending to the individual’s right to respect and dignity, individual choice and input, and health and safety needs at all times.
Dependable, reliable and regular work attendance
Take pride in meeting deadlines and the quality of work they produce
Complete all duties related to being a Mandatory Abuse Reporter
Responding to emergency and/or crisis situations (may require physical intervention)
Medication administration as needed and without error
Complete and maintain all certifications as required by the position, UHI and other governing agenciesMust maintain a CPR and First Aid Certification, every 2 years
Must maintain OIS Certification, every 2 years
Must complete Core Competencies as dictated by the state of Oregon
Complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours each biennium of ongoing education relevant to the position

Provide and encourage people to engage within the community through outings and planned activitiesTo research new ideas for programs and activities, taking into consideration individuals’ suggestions
Assists with transporting and/or escorting people to, from and within the program Operate vehicles in a safe and efficient manner, complying with all traffic and safety regulations
Provide assistance to the people we support while they enter and exit the vehicle
Safely secure those in wheelchairs, with the use of tie-downs.

Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Able to schedule and coordinate multiple projects
Excellent interpersonal skills
Well organized and attentive to detail
Cooperative and willing to learn
Able to operate all related computer applications and business machines
Capacity to interpret various instructions
Ability to perform basic math skills
Capability to read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals and other related writings
Aptitude to prepare written reports using proper punctuation, spelling and grammar

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be at least 18 years’ old
Possess a valid ODL with an acceptable driving record
Be able to regularly push, pull and lift a minimum of 50 lbs. (some locations require more)
Pass a State/Federal criminal history check (fingerprints may be required)
Willing to submit to a pre-employment drug screening for federally illegal substances.

COMPENSATION
Wages starting at $12.50. Wage range is currently $12.50-$16.55.
Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Oregon Saves & Smart Dollar
Medical available for additional cost (must work 30 or more hours per week)
Dental, Vision, AD & D all available for additional cost (must work 20 or more hours per week)

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