Direct Support Professional- Every Other Weekend (Church Road, Arnold)

Catholic Charities
Arnold, MD
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Full Time
Catholic Charities, the largest private non-profit provider of human services in Maryland, has a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment of 2,000 employees. We serve children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, the immigrant community, and seniors. Year after year named as a Baltimore Top Workplace, we offer great benefits, generous paid time off, and provide career opportunities where you can make meaningful differences in the lives of others as we fulfill our mission to love, serve, teach and work for justice. The Direct Support Professional will provide daily care to adults with intellectual and development disabilities. Our employees assist the individuals in accomplishing the following; independent living skills, planning activities in the home and community, and providing appropriate physical and emotional care to individuals to promote growth and development. Schedule: Every other weekend - Saturday 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday 8 am - 8 pm Program Summary Gallagher Services supportsadults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living the life of their choice.Adults are supported in living, working and being involved in the community as independently as possible. The Cornerstones of the program are Person-Centered Planning and the mission and values of Catholic Charities. Direct Support Professional responsibilities: Provides hands-on assistance in the home including; individualized supports in transferring, bathing and grooming, and following specific dining protocols and treatments. Assists with and teaches skills in laundry, meal preparation, and other household chores. Utilizes the Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) approach for prevention, intervention, teaching, and attending to behaviors. Assists with doctors appointments, emergency room, and hospital visits, and contacts on-call nursing appropriately while following HIPPA and maintaining confidentiality at all times and reports critical issues (including medical, maintenance, staffing, etc.) immediately to the supervisor. Assists all persons in being actively involved in their daily activities to achieve greater independence using person-centered planning and self-determination. Maintains the home and Agency vehicles through seasonal maintenance, routine cleaning, and the immediate reporting of issues or concerns Direct Support Professional requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent. A Valid Maryland Driver's License with a driving record showing no more than 3 points Medication Certification by an approved DDA course must be obtained within three months of hire One year experience in ID/DD or related field preferred Join Catholic Charities of Baltimore where you will be an important member of an trauma-informed care organization that promotes a culture of safety, empowerment, healing and self-care, and that believes that every person has infinite worth and promise. Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer Experience Preferred work with developmentally delayed adults Education Required High School or better Licenses & Certifications Required Driver's License Skills Preferred RC RC2 Behaviors Preferred Team Player: Works well as a member of a group Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity