ResCare Residential Services/Valparaiso Direct Support Profesional in Valparaiso, Indiana

JOB SUMMARY Provides direct care to people supported implementing and supporting individual support and behavior management plans, respects and understands the rights of people supported, ensures safety, recognizes individual needs and encourages independence to people supported with developmental disabilities and/or other related disorders. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Assists people supported with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting and transferring while encouraging people supported to perform as much self-care as possible. Drives people supported to daily appointments, work, day programs, recreation events and stores as needed. Maintains records in accordance with company policy and procedures. This includes documentation related to: service delivery, progress notes, change in health and emotional condition or other significant events. May assist people supported with medication or assists or supervises people supported who self-administer medication. Completes medication records and counts. Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly environment for the people supported. Performs general housekeeping and teaches/supports client to perform housekeeping. Completes all trainings including new hire, on the job and annual trainings within the designated timeframe. Understands and follows proper physical safety and emergency protocols. Completes all documentation accurately and timely. Understands and utilizes adaptive equipment including wheelchairs and belts/locks, Hoyer lifts, etc. and be able to securely load and unload clients.