Direct Support Professional - Overnight Residential Assistant

Grafton Integrated Health Network
Winchester, VA
Jan 09, 2022
Jan 24, 2022
Full Time
In the roll of Overnight Residential Instructor you will be responsible for personally verifying the wellness and safety of each resident on a regular basis. You will be the last person who says "good night' when they head off to bed, and the first person they will see in the morning. You are the consistent and trustworthy adult who is going to keep watch - and many of our residents are quite anxious about nighttime.Yes, you will write shift notes but you will be able to do it in a state of the art electronic health record. Yes, you will occasionally deal with challenging behavior but you will do it using UkeruA$ cents A cents € zA' cents , a national best-practice that provides you with a trauma informed foundation that helps you diffuse the drama before it gets out of hand. And you'll do all of this with the guidance of people who have been doing it for a long time. They know stuff that you will find invaluable.For formality's sake, here is is our dry as a bone job description:GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOBUnder general supervision, Direct Support Professionals in our Children & Adolescence program, participate in the direct care and plan implementation for clients, as prescribed by physician and treatment teams. They support clients at bedtime and during morning hygiene, dressing and breakfast routines. They conduct and record, 15 minute health and safety checks after a client goes to bed. They provide supervision, safety and crisis management for the client population; complete documentation of client behavior and participation in programming; adhere to the scheduled activities; role model positive, mature behavior; utilize proactive behavioral strategies to minimize client crisis and maximize success. They report to a program supervisor/manager.SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSHealth, Safety and Wellness of ClientsEnsures medications are delivered accurately and on time.Provides for the well-being and safety of clients.Supports client health and hygiene.Utilizes infection control procedures.Reports serious incidents, participates in reviews and implements follow-up measures, as applicable.Individual Plan ImplementationKnows the SNAP (strengths, needs, abilities and preferences), goals/objectives/outcomes and treatment strategies from the current Plans (Treatment Plan, IEP) of assigned clients.Promotes clients' achievement of behavioral goals by implementing the behavior strategies and teaching alternative behaviors, as indicated in the Treatment Plan/IEP.Actively instructs assigned clients so they can achieve education/residential goals and objectives or ID Waiver outcomes.Collects and documents behavioral and instructional data, accurately and reliably.Documents services delivered, accurately and in a timely manner.Maintains a high level of engagement with and monitoring of clients. Implements planned activities throughout the work day.Provides a Supportive and Solution-Focused EnvironmentBuilds trusting, respectful relationships with clients and helps clients do the same.Demonstrates knowledge about the symptoms and supports associated with diagnoses of assigned clients and a trauma-informed care approach.Manages behavioral crisis safely.Collaborates with the Treatment Team to provide continuity of support and care, by communicating and contributing to team discussions and decisions.Exhibits exemplary customer service with guardians, agency personnel and visitors.Site Management - Housekeeping, Nutrition, Transportation, FinancesEnsures a safe residence / classroom environment.Assures a clean and organized residence/classroom.Promotes good nutrition and, in group homes, assists with meal preparation.Provides transportation / community mobility.Assists with purchases and is accountable for program and client money, as applicable.Teamwork and commitment to the mission, values and vision of GraftonDemonstrates knowledge of organization.Demonstrates the core values of personal integrity and accountability.Performs other duties, as assigned.MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCEA Bachelor's degree in human services; or an Associate's degree and 3 months experience working with children; or be a high school graduate or have a GED and 6 months experience working with childrenMust be 21 years of ageMust pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screenValid driver's license with an acceptable driving record ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSDemonstrates moderate computer skills - how to log-in, how to navigate the Web for information, how to start and save a document in Microsoft WORD, and has basic keyboarding skills.EMPLOYEE BENEFITSMedical, dental and visionFlexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts401(k), including an employer matchGenerous Paid Time Off planEducation AssistanceLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Short-term disability (STD)Long-term disability (LTD)As Grafton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, you may be eligible for federal student loan forgivenessGrafton is an equal employment opportunity employer and tobacco-free workplace.EducationRequiredHigh School or betterLicenses & CertificationsRequiredDriver's License

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