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Community Living Floater- St. Charles County

Company: Easter Seals Midwest
Location: Saint Peters
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

A career at Easterseals Midwest is more than a job -- it is an opportunity to make a positive difference in people's lives every day. Community Living Specialists, also known as Direct Support Professionals (DSP's), are the link to the community for those they serve and is one of the most exemplary reflections of the wonderful mission driven work we provide every day.

The Community Living Floater works cooperatively with the program staff in providing consistent programming and behavioral interventions. Provides direct support and actively involves clients in programming as outlined in the personal plan. Ensures clients are safe and healthy.

Duties:

  • Provides overall care and services which may include dressing, cooking, cleaning, and laundry, for people living at the homes.
  • Assists with locomotion, ambulation, bed mobility, positioning and transfers with or without an assistive device.
  • Provides medical support including, but not limited to, catheter and colostomy care, toileting and continence care, wound care, medication administration, G-tubes, injections, and specialized dietary requirements. Provides bathing and personal hygiene care.
  • Transports clients to day programming, school, or within their community in personal vehicle.
  • Responsible for implementing and having a clear understanding of clients' support needs by reviewing each client's plan in detail with management. Implements plan outcomes and objectives as outlined in methodologies.
  • Provides positive behavioral interventions as outlined in the behavior development plan and performs RN delegations as required.
  • Documents activities accurately and professionally in behavioral data charts, task analysis, daily logs, staff communication log, and provide information regarding community events as needed.
  • Provides education and support to clients regarding health issues, medications, and side effects. Administers medications and medical care according to physicians' orders and communicates any changes in functioning, health status or behavior to team and Supervisor. Accompanies clients to medical appointments, communicates physician's orders to team, and completes necessary documentation.

A successful candidate will possess:

  • Good communication skills and desire to provide direct support to clients with developmental disabilities in their home and as part of a team.
  • Must be flexible, reliable, and dependable and embrace change.
  • Must be able to foster positive professional relationships with families and staff. Conducts self in polite and professional manner.
  • Must be able to provide excellent customer service.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or GED required. College credit in human service or related field preferred.
  • Experience: 1 years' experience in providing direct support to clients with autism, developmental disabilities, or behavior disorders preferred and 1 years' experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities who have personal care and high medical supports needs or who have a CNA, CMA, RMA or CMT certification.
  • Specific Skills: Must have valid Missouri Chauffeur's license (Class E license), or comparable out of state license, and current vehicle insurance. Maintains safe driving record. Must have clean, reliable, working vehicle with enough fuel to meet clients' transportation needs. Must have the ability to do basic math.
  • Other: Must be available to work some weekdays, weekends, and evening shifts as required. For all full time positions, permanent schedule must include at least one weekend shift.

Easter Seals, Easter Seals Midwest, St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Easter Seals Midwest, Saint Peters , Community Living Floater- St. Charles County, Other , Saint Peters, Missouri

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