Direct Support Professional (DSP) - ADC
Title:Direct Support Professional (DSP) - ADC
Department:DDSO
Location:Sacramento, CA
Type:Unspecified
Position #:137477
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Description:
Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) is one of the most respected nonprofits in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley Regions. We provide a wide range of services including residential care to day programs, for adults with developmental disabilities.

Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for fostering the outcomes of clients’ selected goals and objectives by developing, coordinating, evaluating, and daily implementation of training strategies so clients can meet their chosen goals.

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is primarily responsible for implementing clients’ exercise goals and objectives by utilizing designed training strategies. The DSP will support each individual’s efforts to make informed and responsible choices, take action upon those choices, become participating members of the community, and enhance the quality of their lives. Areas of skill training can include but not be limited to the following areas: community living; self-advocacy; personal growth; home living; employment; volunteering; and the arts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assists in the implementation of clients’ Individual Service Plans (ISP).
2. Provide daily training to clients in the most natural environment that meets their objective.
3. Maintain the safety and well being of clients.
4. Collect and summarize data on clients' progress toward selected goals and objectives.
5. Maintain client records and reports, including but not limited to, Individual Service Plans (ISPs).
6. Maintain a consistent and structured teaching environment.
7. Provide input to the Program Director regarding skill training requirements, client requests, instructional materials, and other policies and procedures.
8. Develop and implement individual client objectives in accordance with client's person-centered plan (PCP) and guidelines as set forth by California Department of Developmental Services and DDSO.
9. Assist in the daily scheduling of clients’ community training or on-site-support training.
10. Conduct or attend individual ISP and PCP meetings as directed by the Program Director.
11. Maintain contact with clients' homes and maintain continuity between program service training and home environment.
12. Make contacts with community resources and develop opportunities for clients to be participating members of the community.
13. Be the liaison between staff and client employers and/or volunteer coordinators.
14. Assist in lifting and transferring clients for the purpose of personal care, or into a vehicle for transportation.
15. Assists clients in toileting, feeding and grooming.
16. Other duties as assigned.

Job Expectations:
1. Create and maintain skill training that promotes learning, addresses clients' expressed needs, and respects the health, safety, dignity, and rights of clients.
2. Adhere to the training principles of person-centered planning and positive programming.
3. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
4. Work cooperatively and effectively with clients, other staff members, parents, careproviders, other agencies within the system, and the general public.
5. Maintain records accurately and carry out necessary written assignments.
6. Be willing to participate in professional growth activities, i.e. seminars, workshops, as assigned by Program Director.


Required Experience:
- Experience in a human services delivery system, preferred.
- Must possess a valid California driver's license and an approved driving record as stated in the DDSO Personnel Policies, and meet DDSO standards for personal auto insurance coverage when using own vehicle.
- Must be able to meet the following standards established by the Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing Division: be in good physical health verified by a health screening report (including the ability to regularly lift and transport clients, and a test for tuberculosis); criminal record clearance; be at least 18 years old.
- Must be CPR/First Aid certified.


Additional Comments:
This is a substitute position and will not be eligible for benefits.