Job: Direct Support Professional (Direct Care)(Job Id 33201)

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Job Description

09/29/2017 10/13/2017
HEALTHCARE SUPPORT 11
PHOENIX 23,796.03-23,796.03

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

Direct Support Professional (Direct Care)

Various Central Phoenix Locations

www.azdes.gov

JOB SUMMARY:

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our team as a Direct Support Professional (Direct Care). This position requires a caring individual to assist members who have moderate to severe developmental disabilities (e.g., autism, intellectual disability, or epilepsy).

JOB DUTIES: 

-        Provide personal care for members with developmental disabilities (e.g., bathing, toileting, dressing, personal hygiene)

-        Drive a transport vehicle and assist members with safety requirements, including safety and stability of wheelchairs

-        Complete incident reports and respond to emergency situations

-        Encourage members with developmental disabilities to engage in recreational activities available at home or in the community

-        Communicate (in writing and verbally) and follow directions

-        Implement Individual Support Plans (ISP) programs and strategies; collect and record data

-        Administer, order, and store medications of members according to doctors’ orders

-        Prepare, cook, set up, and serve meals to members; encourage member participation during meals to ensure nutritional requirements are met

-        Complete general housekeeping duties

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

-        Providing personal care

-        Human rights

-        Cleaning and basic housekeeping

-        Basic cooking

Skill in:

-        Participating in and implementing Individual Support Plans (ISP)

-        Planning activities designed to meet specific needs of individual members

-        Advocating for members

Ability to:

-        Display compassion and respect members’ rights

-        Learn and apply behavior support techniques and proper lifting techniques

-        Learn and use nutritional principles and mealtime techniques

-        Use a computer

-        Attend staff trainings

-        Read and write English

SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S):

-        Applicants must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and overtime; must be willing to change work locations, when necessary

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

-        Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

-        Apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets Level One requirements

-        Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

-        Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459  

-        Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions

BENEFITS: 

 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-        Sick leave

-        Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-        Health and dental insurance

-        Retirement plan

-        Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-        Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

RETIREMENT: 

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

CONTACT US: 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact (602) 542-6744 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2780. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.