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 36 hours in one week, and 48 hours in the next week. Not all Hourly Support Staff positions work these hours. This position is entitled to benefits.

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 and complete the required documentation for services provided depending on the individual’s needs. These duties may include safety concerns or medical needs.

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 training 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, 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 (DSPs) 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. Also, DSPs perform the following tasks:

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