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As a DSP, you will be responsible for assisting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) as they go about their daily lives. This can include using a household budget, assisting with household chores and helping our clients maintain their personal hygiene. It is the mission of MCDS and its employees to assist the people we serve to be as independent as possible at home as well as to participate in outside activities and to be an active member of our community. As an MCDS DSP you will play a key role in this mission. You will directly report to a Residential Manager who will assist you in your role.

Essential Responsibilities: Providing Direct Services to Person Served

  • Work on identifying and assisting with client needs while collaborating with other staff.

  • Implement programs and individual goals as prescribed by the client’s person centered plan (PCP).

  • Track progress towards goals using MCDS proscribed data collection procedures.

  • Communicate pertinent information to other staff, guardians, appropriate case manager and the MCDS Residential Manager.

  • Maintain appropriate documentation regarding PCPs, Medical Administration Records and incidents/accidents as required by MCDS.

  • Assist with toileting and help with personal care as needed.

  • Assist all staff and substitute for other DSPs as needed in special situations.

  • Notify appropriate MCDS Management team members of concerns/issues regarding maintenance and repairs issues with facilities and/or company vehicles.

  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.

  • Encourage and assist all clients in working to achieve greater independence using person-centered planning and self-determination.

  • Maintain and submit all required records and reports.

  • Accompany and transport clients and staff on scheduled community outings.

  • Acts as a positive role model for persons served.

  • Supervise persons served during fire drills or other such events.

  • Abide by and enforce all health and safety rules. Work to ensure a clean, hazard-free environment.

Qualifications; knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be computer literate.

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Must be a role model with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

  • Must be reliable and responsible.

  • Must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.

  • Must be open-minded, flexible, and willing to accept change.

  • Should possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

  • Must pass all required background checks.

  • Should possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

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