General Overview of Position:
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for supporting individuals with disabilities throughout the various stages of employment, education or independent living services. The DSP supports the individual with training (habilitation) and is constantly looking for ways to increase and improve the individual’s independence and interdependence within each setting. Ollie Webb Center, Inc. provides supported services to adults with developmental disabilities.
- Ollie Webb Center, Inc. is specifically hiring an On-Call DSP for our Continuing Education Department. Direct Support Professionals support individuals through teaching or co-teaching a variety of class topics (e.g., vocational skills, social skills, independent living skills, academics, and arts & theater) as well as through the use of habilitative goals designed for each student. Students are ages 18 and older. Applicants must be available between the hours of 9a – 4pm Monday through Friday. A specific number of hours per week is not guaranteed. The position may evolve to include regular hours, if needed and desired. The On-Call DSP must be readily accessible via phone or email to learn of, and respond to, available shifts quickly.
This DSP position pays between $10 – $13 per hour based on experience. Shifts will be between 9am – 4pm Monday through Friday. Mileage is reimbursed for driving.
DSP Essential Responsibilities
- Establish effective professional relationships with referral sources, employers, parents/guardians, and appropriate others
- Arrive to work on-time and in attendance on scheduled working days
- Verbal and written communication skills – including the ability to communicate ideas and information concise and clearly as well as understand and follow verbal and written instructions
- Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Develop and implement person-centered habilitation goals for each program participant
- Maintain a caseload of program participants
- Attend Individual Program Plan (IPP) meetings
- Empower program participants
- Influence, motivate, and persuade others through teaching and modeling of appropriate social and life skills
- Instruct, train, and support program participants to enhance their employment skills, community integration and independence
- Utilize various techniques when teaching skills and concepts to participants of varying abilities
- Complete accurate and thorough reports, assessments (situational and annual), evaluations, and additional information for participants
- Complete accurate and thorough documentation of person-centered habilitation goals and objectives as identified in the Individualized Program Plan
- Ability to enter and access information using a personal computer with Internet capabilities
- Ability to travel both in and out of city limits
- Lifting (under 25 lbs) and carrying equipment/material as required
- Must be 19 years of age
- Must possess a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, vehicle, as well as have a good driving record
- High school diploma or equivalent
- At least one (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
- At least two (2) years of college coursework in education, special education or psychology, preferred
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 402.342.4857.