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Direct Support Professional (DSP I)

Company: Hope Network
Location: Nunica
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:
Hope Network Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.

Overview:
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) -supports the individual -goals of the person served and helps them become integrated into his/ her community in the least restrictive manner. - The -DSP -may assist in areas of mobility, activities of daily living, communication, cognition, health management, social networking, vocational, leisure time management, and community participation. Why a DSP at Hope---Make a difference in people's lives, including your own.Here are just some of the ways Hope Network invests in you for all that you do:Educational ReimbursementCareer PathingPaid TrainingEmployee referral bonusGenerous paid time offRetirement savings plan

Summary:
How you will change lives---The Direct Support Professional -will assist in the following areas of personal care and development:SafetyMonitor and ensure safety 24/7; this may be eyes- on, one-on-one, 15 or 30 minute checks, etc.Support crisis prevention, intervention, and resolutionRelationshipsEstablish collaborative relationships built on trust and empathy through consistent and meaningful communicationFoster a spirit of partnership with individuals served, the community, and other professionalsActivities and Daily Living SkillsHelp build effective skills for problem-solving, communication, and independenceAssist person served to identify and/or participate in social and leisure interest and activities such as: transport/escort to stores, concerts, movies or in house social events (barbeques, movie nights, games, etc.)Help person served with activities of daily living to include (but not limited to): get to and from places, dressed/undressed, bathe/shower, comb hair, trim nails, restroom assistance, and cookingHealthMonitor vitals for any medical condition or illnessPromote positive behaviorAttend medical appointments and ensure accurate information is relayed between medical provider and care teamUnderstand, read, and assist in the implementation of medical, behavioral, and/or clinical team care plans and provide accurate, timely, and descriptive documentation of suchCommunityConnect person served with opportunities or places in their community to develop relationships with othersSupport community participation, volunteering, career goals or employment, and educational interests

Requirements:
About you---You possess a strong desire to help others with empathy, patience, understanding, enthusiasm, and dedicationYou exhibit characteristics of trustworthiness, integrity, and honestyYou respect diversity and inclusionYou demonstrate professionalism in communication, pleasantness, attendance, attention to accuracy and follow through, reliability, teamwork, and punctualityYou take part in continuous education, training, and personal development and growthWe are Hopeful you have---High school diploma/ GEDValid State of Michigan driver's licenseAbility to lift 50 lbs.Ability to become certified in CPR/First AidCommitment to scheduled shifts, assigned duties, and performance expectationsPossess basic computer skills

Shift:
2nd

Position Type (Portal Searching):
Regular Full-Time

Bonus:
$750 New Hire Bonus

Keywords: Hope Network, Grand Rapids , Direct Support Professional (DSP I), Other , Nunica, Michigan

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