Live-in staff is the primary source of information about the daily happenings of the individuals they serve. A live-in must be aware of all upcoming medical appointments and must be knowledgeable about each individual’s Person-Centered Plan. They will communicate with Administrators to ensure the highest quality of care is being provided for the people they are serving. This position is entitled to benefits.
The live-in staff member will arrive at work as scheduled and fulfill the duties of a Direct Support Professional until the time that they leave. Live-in staff members are expected to stay overnight for periods of 2-7 nights in 14 days. A live-in is expected to work seven out of 14 days. These days are often staggered (e.g. three days on, three days off, four days on, four days off). There are other schedules, but they almost always require seven working days out of 14.
We require that all staff become trained and receive their DSP Certification, Certified Residential Medication Aide, First Aid/CPR, and Safety Care. 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 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 (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: Live-in
Required Education: High school or equivalent
Required License or Certification: Driver’s License