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LINK ASSOCIATES DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

POSITION SUMMARY: ALL DAYS AND SHIFTS AVAILABLE
Join the Link Associates Team today as a Direct Support Professional. Support individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities achieve their personal goals and increase their independence in all life settings. Assure quality services that are in compliance with all accreditation and organizational standards. Assist in the development of Life Plans, ensure the implementation of goals and provide required documentation for individual supported.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:

• Instruct, supervise and assist individuals with disabilities in the development of their Daily Living Skills, including but not limited to:
o good decision making
o personal hygiene
o leisure and social activities
o work events
o healthy choices
o safety
o time and money management
o good habit development
• Assist consumers with:
o the preparation of meals in accordance with their diets
o weekly shopping for groceries and supplies
o cleaning their home to ensure residence meets agency standards for cleanliness



• Responsible to meet the health and medical needs of the individuals supported and medication administration procedures
• Attend all staffing and team meetings being an active participant providing feedback and recommendations regarding the individuals you support

QUALIFICATIONS:

• High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate (GED / HiSET)
• Experience working with people with developmental disabilities or related population desired
• Ability to meet agency requirements and standards on abuse and criminal checks and have an insurable driving record for company insurance
• Employees in the Supported Living Program are required to have their own personal vehicle for transporting up to 3 other people and provide on-going proof of personal vehicle insurance and also have or obtain a Med Manger Certification
• Ability to make independent decisions based on Link policies and procedures
• Ability to operate a computer and use an electronic documentation software (EDoc)
• Ability to effectively communicate and comprehend both written and verbal information

Please visit www.linkassociates.org for a current list of
Direct Support positions open and complete job descriptions or call 515.262.8888 for additional details and how to apply

• Location: Des Moines, West Des Moines, Iowa

• Post ID: 13102628 desmoines
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