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Direct Support Professional in Saint Charles, MO at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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Job Description

Join our team!  RHD-MO St. Louis is looking for caring people who wants to support people with developmental disabilities. We are looking to hire for evenings and weekends. 

St. Louis Residential engages in the shared living model. We truly approach the companion and host family model with the idea that it is a shared home and shared life. The residents must be managed differently than traditional shift approaches. Respect of each home's routines and rituals is paramount. Each person supported and their companion or host family must feel that it is their home, and not a place of business. Even though the goal is support approach, we believe that each person's support structure should be individually designed, and be a direct reflection of a person's needs and desired lifestyle.

As a Direct Support Professional you receive $10.00/ hour while working, access to free Wi-Fi while in the home and reimbursed mileage.  All training time is compensated. 
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Provide companionship and friendship to the person supported.
  • Maintain and accurately account for all of the person's household resources, including possessions (monetary and others) and supplies.
  • Provide support in purchasing groceries and household supplies.
  • Provide support in preparing meals, maintaining a clean, sanitary home, reporting any maintenance needs promptly and managing the general household.
  • Provide needed assistance in taking prescribed medications and documenting as required.  Provide support in reporting any health concerns to physicians, and RHD-Missouri personnel.
  • Provide needed support in personal hygiene and maintenance of a neat and clean appearance.
  • Provide support to the person in pursuing community based interests, including providing transportation when needed.
  • Honor choices and preferences as identified in the person's individual support plan.
  • When applicable, follow interventions/preventions identified in the Behavior Support Plan and Crisis Plan.
  • Participate in scheduled meetings, training activities and provide accurate information about the person supported as requested by RHD-Missouri.  

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Education (or GED equivalency)
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Reliable transportation and vehicle insurance
  • No Felony convictions, some misdemeanor offense may disqualify
Resources for Human Development, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, or disability status