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Exceptional Persons Inc Direct Support Professional 2 (Intellectual Disability) in Waterloo, Iowa

Direct Support Professional 2 (Intellectual Disability) Community Services - Intellectual Disability Residential Daily · Waterloo, Iowa

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Department Community Services - Intellectual Disability Residential Daily

Employment Type Full-time and Part-time

Minimum Experience Entry-level

Compensation $11.40-$12.65 (awake) $8.50 (asleep)

This is working at EPI – connecting people, creating opportunities, and nurturing growth. Real career. Real purpose.

Advance your career through our career advancement program. As you complete each NADSP level of certification, you'll advance to a new position with a $1.00 per hours increase in pay.

This position qualifies for a $2.00 an hour increase in compensation for every hour worked during the current pandemic. The increase will continue through May of 2021 or until specific criteria to the conditions are met.

Exceptional Persons, Inc. has full-time and part-time opportunities on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift available for people looking to make a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities. Our Direct Support Professional 2s (DSP 2) will live out our mission of connecting people, creating opportunities and nurturing growth.

As a DSP 2 you will experience personal GROWTH opportunities through career advancement and CONNECT to a community that leads a greater PURPOSE in mentoring individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in supporting their personal success.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain collaborative professional relationships with persons served and all team members (including guardians/family members), follow ethical standards of practice (e.g. HIPAA, informed choice/consent, etc.), and recognize personal limitations

  • Successfully complete all required or assigned training, continuing education, and certifications within assigned timelines

  • Efficiently complete responsibilities and assigned tasks in an unsupervised environment

  • Attend work as scheduled

  • Participate in assessment to determine needs, preferences, and capabilities of the person served

  • Assist person served with household management (e.g. meal prep, laundry, cleaning, decorating) and with transportation needs to maximize his/her skills, abilities and independence; assist person served as needed in planning for community activities and events (e.g. making reservations, staff needs, money, materials, accessibility)

  • Provide opportunities for person served to be self-advocate by increasing awareness of self-advocacy methods and techniques, encouraging and assisting the person served to speak on his/her own behalf and encourage and assist the person served as needed in facilitating friendships and peer interactions

  • Support person served in implementing health and medical treatment

  • Comply with all agency and regulatory standards regarding safety

  • Maintain standards of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical practice

    To be successful you will have:

  • Become proficient in multiple software programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and electronic health record system

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills both written and verbal

  • Identified unique, creative ways to support people serviced in facilitating their goals

  • Committed to building a relationship with the people we serve to hold yourself accountable to supporting them in their success

    Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or a GED

  • Six months of continuous employmentpreferred

  • 18 years old or older

  • This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, a reliable vehicle and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and a criminal history check

    Preferred but not required; own a cell phone with active plan to make and receive phone calls and text messages.

    Details:

  • Shift Availabilities:

  • Weekdays and every other weekend; 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Weekends only; 1st, 2nd, 3rd(work Fri, Sat, and Sun receive $1.50 pay increase.)

  • Wages: $11.40-$12.65 (awake) $8.50 (asleep)Wages are dependent upon experience

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    Post job offer drug screen required.

    EPI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Real Career! Real Purpose!

    Career Advancement Program Requirements/Details:

    Follows all EPI’s Employee Policies, Employee commits to working at EPI for 12 months following each certification. Should employee leave within 12-months, they will be responsible for repaying the certification fee(s).

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