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Life Enrichment Direct Support Professional $1500 Sign-on Bonus

Company: Aspire Chicago
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Join the Aspire team in May to be eligible to receive up to $17.00/hour and a $1,500 sign-on bonus! Position Summary: The Life Enrichment Direct Support Professional works Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm. While maintaining outstanding customer service Direct Support Professionals will provide instructional assistance, care, support, and supervision to all participants. Position Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge and implementation of Personal Plan and Implementation Plans, Behavioral Enrichment Plans (BEP), and health directives.
  • Engage participants in meaningful activities and implement Lesson Plans; may need to develop Lesson Plans as needed with Facilitator's oversight.
  • Work on behalf of participants in groups or one on one to overcome any barriers keeping them from achieving success.
  • Monitor individuals for effective dress and hygiene; provide supportive actions, as needed.
  • Provide assistance as needed during transition times (pick-up and drop-off, break and lunch, class rotation and outings).
  • Keep Facilitator and other needed team members informed of success, struggles, risks, etc. that involve the participant (follow through if requested).
  • Provide First Aid/CPR with current certification and seek emergency medical care when needed.
  • Provide approved crisis prevention/intervention including de-escalation and physical intervention techniques when necessary to protect the person and others.
  • Complete all required and applicable documentation according to training, policy, and procedure before the end of shift
  • Accurately and timely complete all charting and data collection tools (goal tracking, behavioral tracking, attendance, communication log, etc.).
  • Attend all meetings as required.
  • Review and respond to all Aspire email within current shift.
  • Maintain neat upkeep of environment and prompt reporting to facilitator or supervisor of needed repairs or environmental risks.
  • Maintain outstanding hospitality, professionalism, and customer service for all.
  • Honor participants' rights and ability to make choices.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times and communication with the facilitator, supervisor, Work/Life Consultant, and Clinical team who need to know information for continuity and quality of services.
  • Expand skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality services; actively participate in required certification and agency training and apply information.
  • Transport participants safely; following the rules of the road.
  • Uphold the Aspire spirit, vision, culture, and work expectations.
  • Cooperation with Compliance and Quality Improvement initiatives and protocols
  • Complete all required trainings including but not limited to AMTS/MANDT, CPR/FA, Clinical Trainings, Rule 50 Abuse Neglect
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary and within scope of the job as assigned. Reporting to this Position: None .

    Required Education & Experience:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent Additional Licensing/Certifications:
      • Valid Illinois Driver's License with good driving record. Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
        • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports.
        • Ability to maintain confidential information.
        • Ability to deal tactfully, engaging, and courteously with participants, employees at all levels, families, and the general public.
        • Ability to work flexible hours and days, including some holidays, according to any classroom needs/emergency coverage.
        • Ability to use technology to include email, computers, copy machines, etc. Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
          • Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Services
          • 1 year experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities
          • Experience following lesson plans and creating activities to follow lesson plans Physiological Factors:
            • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
            • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; bend or stoop; walk and climb stairs; reach with hands and arms, push, pull; talk, hear, and observe.
            • Work requires heavy physical exertion and may include lifting up to 75 pounds.
            • Duties are performed primarily in participants' classrooms, agency office, and the community. Work areas are restricted to non-smoking. Psychological Factors: The psychological demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
              • Ability to maintain pleasant working relationships with all stakeholders.
              • Ability to interact positively with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
              • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work. Voted as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago! We know that Together, We're Better! Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community. In 2019, we joined forces with NorthPointe Resources to be one of the most recognized and respected disability service providers across the Chicago metropolitan area, Lake County (Illinois), and southeastern Wisconsin areas. Full Time Benefits (regularly scheduled to work at least 37 1/2 hours per week)
                • Health Insurance
                • Benefit Time (Vacation, Sick, Personal)
                • 13 Holidays
                • 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan with matching contribution
                • Disability Insurance
                • Life Insurance Aspire is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. PM22 Development disability, support worker, respite, Day Program, PI176407615

Keywords: Aspire Chicago, Waukegan , Life Enrichment Direct Support Professional $1500 Sign-on Bonus, Other , Waukegan, Illinois

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