Progressive is a non-profit organization that provides services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We are looking for compassionate and driven individuals to work in our CILA homes. Reporting directly to the House Manger, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for participating as a member of the facility team to ensure safe and effective residential facilities. The DSP provides direct support, positive direction and assistance to the CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) residents in accordance with program policies and procedures, assisting individuals to be as independent as possible. The DSP at Progressive Housing, Inc. is adaptable, mission oriented, goal driven, highly organized, efficient, a positive role model, and exercises good judgment and decision making skills. Our CILA homes are located in the following cities: Park Forest, Sauk Village, Country Club Hills and Hazel Crest.
Starting pay $12.25/hour base pay. Wage differntial for 1st and 2nd shift Saturday/Sunday shifts (brings you to $13/hr)!!!
Ensure that individuals exercise their rights and are treated with dignity and respect
Respect and maintain confidentiality of all individuals’ personal information
Responsible for the implementation and documentation of individual goals and objectives
Be familiar with emergency behavior management techniques as set forth by Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), standard precautions and infection control techniques, the proper placement and use of emergency equipment and procedures, and good body mechanics to maintain a clean, safe, positive and secure environment at all times.
Assist individuals with their activities of daily living (ADL) while promoting independence which may include, but not limited to, household chores, recreational activities, physical fitness activities, grooming and dressing, and money management
Know the whereabouts of individuals you are directly responsible for at all times
Attend Individual Service Plans (ISPs) meetings and assist in the development of the program plan while working closely with each individual to identify supports that will improve the quality of life and ensuring positive outcomes
Attend in-service training as required to continue skill development and complete paperwork, as necessary, to meet PHI, federal, and state regulatory requirements
Assist in the orientation and training of new employees
Assist with general housekeeping (cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, sanitizing, etc.) while promoting involvement of the individual
Prepare meals, with the assistance of individuals, according to standardized recipes and the designated menu
Prepare and assist individuals on outings, shopping trips, vacations, home visits and appointments by providing transportation, guidance, and support where needed with guardian approval
Observe for and report medical concerns and accidents / incidents immediately to the RSD/QIDP and Nurse
Administer medications and take and record vitals while utilizing nurse protocols as directed
Report any and all allegations of individual abuse or neglect that is reported to or witnessed to the RSD/QIDP and Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Other miscellaneous duties as assigned