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Direct Support Professional -Lexington & Jackson, Tn

Company: St. John's Community Services
Location: Clarksville
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

*Job Duties** Provide appropriate level of supervision and training to persons served to facilitate their social wellbeing, health and safety in the least restrictive environment; * Administer medication to persons served; per medication administration procedures upon successful state required certifications,* Assist persons served to take public transportation or ensures access community resources.* Assist with the planning and implementation of daily activities; including those that promote social inclusion* Follow prescribed SJCS daily documentation of persons served including progress towards skill acquisition, choices, health matters, achievements and challenges* Attend and participate in all mandated events, workshops, training, investigations and meetings; * Ensure responsible usage of personal and agency resources, e.G. vehicles, property, finances, etc.* Performs other job related duties as assigned.*Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: ** High school diploma or G.E.D. required* Two or more years related experience working with persons with disabilities preferred; Experience in communitybased residential programs a plus; * Must meet SJCS and funding jurisdiction current requirements for criminal background/records check; * Valid health certificate to meet current funding jurisdiction requirements; * Valid state-issued driver's license with current driving record in good standing required.* Knowledge of community resources that lead to social inclusion and autonomy of persons served* Ability to gain working knowledge of St. John's Community Services policies and procedures; * Ability to act asa representative of St. John's Community Services to the public; * Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with other staff members and individuals from diverse backgrounds; * Knowledge of acceptable meal assistance and safety practices and procedures; * Skilled in the operation of relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machinesLearn more about St. John's Community Services at www.Sjcs.Org.Apply today!www.Sjcs.Org_St. John's Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. John's Community Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other protected class._Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $12.50 $12.51 per hourBenefits:* Dental insurance* Employee discount* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 10 hour shift* 12 hour shift* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Holidays* Monday to Friday* Night shift* Weekend availabilityCOVID-19 considerations:Must wear PPE as appropriate.Education:* High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:* Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)Language:* English (Required)Shift availability:* Day Shift (Preferred)* Night Shift (Preferred)* Overnight Shift (Preferred)Work Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: St. John's Community Services, Clarksville , Direct Support Professional -Lexington & Jackson, Tn, Other , Clarksville, Tennessee

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