Direct Support Professional / Caregiver


Tulsa, OK

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017

Full Time

$8.15– $8.50 Hourly

Health Insurance

Provides direct support in the home of adults and children who have developmental and other disabilities by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Regular, predictable and reliable attendance and punctuality.
• Formally recognizes the accomplishments of others when they display character traits valued by the organization.
• Assists individuals to the degree necessary to change bed linens, wash and iron laundry, and clean the living area and or home.
• Assists individuals to the degree necessary to plan, purchase, prepare and serve food for him/herself and other members of the household, utilizing standard nutritional guidelines and/or special prescribed diets.
• Assists individuals in to and out of bed, automobile, or wheelchair, to lavatory, and up and down stairs if assistance is necessary.
• Assists individuals to dress, bathe, and groom self if assistance is necessary.
• Administers prescribed oral and/or topical medications under written direction of a physician.
• Accompanies individuals who are ambulatory as well as those who are not to participate in a wide variety of out of the home activities and act as a guide, companion and aide.
• Assists individuals to secure and attend volunteer as well as other community vocation activities in their community in order to prepare for competitive employment.
• Provides transportation to the person’s work, therapies or leisure activities using public transportation, agency leased vehicles or their own vehicle.
• Entertains the individual in their home by reading aloud, playing card or board games, and any other activities interesting to the individual.
• Participates with the individual in a wide variety of leisure activities including visits to the individual’s family or to family gatherings, swimming, bicycling, and going to movies, concerts, church/church activities, picnics and amusement parks.
• Performs a wide variety of miscellaneous duties as requested such as obtaining household supplies and running errands.
• Maintains detailed records of the services performed and of the apparent condition of the individual.

Education requirementsHigh School diploma or general education degree [GED] or proof of current enrollment and/or attendance in GED classes.

A check of the employee’s driving record is conducted with the Department of public Safety. A current, unrestricted Oklahoma driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance may also be required. All training mandated by DHS-DDSD must be completed before work hours are scheduled [Foundations, Effective Teaching, CPR, and First Aid.] Further training including Medication Administration, GET, Residential Modules must be completed in accordance with a time table set forth in DHS-DDSD policy manual. Other training classes and inservices may also be required and are considered a part of the job. Failure to attend any scheduled training results in a mandatory payroll deduction and could affect continued employment.

A felony/misdemeanor background search with OSBI and/or other state regulatory agencies, and searches of the Community Services Worker Registry, the Sex Offender Registry, the Violent Offender Registry, Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General Registry and the Nurse Aide Registry are performed. You may be subject to additional background &/or registry checks. Results can affect employment status.

ResponsibilitiesWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and if working with an individual who is nonambulatory, up to 50 pounds.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, physician’s orders, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to individuals and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Work hoursVaries

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