Hourly Support Staff

The Hourly Support Staff is often a full time position working in an hourly capacity. Most commonly these positions are scheduled to have thirty-six hours one week, and forty-eight hours the next week, not all Hourly Support Staff positions work these hours. In this position they are required to fulfill the duties of a Direct Support Professional as described below.

Overnight staff help to assure cleanliness of the home, complete required documentation for services provided depending on the individuals needs. These duties may include safety concerns and or medical needs.

This position is entitled to benefits.

We require that all staff become trained and receive their DSP certification, Certified Residential Medication Aide, First Aid/CPR, and Safety Care. All staff must also undergo consumer specific training in regards to various medical needs. We provide all trainings we require. It is expected that you attend classes as you are scheduled for them.

The direct support professional’s responsibilities are to provide support and skill building activities to persons with severe and prolonged mental illness and intellectual disabilities, treating all Consumers in their care with dignity and respect. Teaching independent living skills per treatment plan, includes but is not limited to.

  • Adult living skills – personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation and budgeting.
  • Social integration skills – communications, conflict resolution and social interaction.
  • Community integration skills – resource identification and utilization.

Direct support professionals (DSP’s) objectively document on appropriate forms: incidents, accidents, daily progress toward goals, medication monitoring, changes in Consumers’ health status and behavior patterns, and makes referrals as appropriate.

  • DSP’s provide assistance with personal care including bathing, dressing and feeding as appropriate.
  • DSP’s administer medication per guidelines in accordance with training.
  • DSP’s develop and encourage Consumers’ integration into the community. DSP’s transport Consumers to community locations including (but not limited to) banks, libraries, physicians’ offices, stores and churches as appropriate.
  • DSP’s provide supportive problem solving activities to assist in developing and maintaining supports as necessary.
  • DSP’s use active listening techniques to provide emotional support conducive to Consumers’ growth and wellbeing.
  • DSP’s identify Consumer needs and develops a treatment plan with administrator to address them.
  • DSP’s attend staff meetings, supervision and in-service training as scheduled.
  • DSP’s perform other related duties as required.
  • DSP’s utilize QBS Safety Care techniques to maintain safety for the individuals being served.

Job Type: Hourly Support Staff

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License
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