Direct Support Professional – ResCare – Henderson, KY 42420

 

Direct Support Professional
ResCare 2,804 reviewsHenderson, KY 42420
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Direct Support Professional. In the position, you will play a vital role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their highest level of independence. Not only will you see positive results of your work every day, but you will have an opportunity for professional development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility. Many leaders with ResCare began their careers as Direct Support Professionals.

Direct Support Professional Responsibilities
Performing personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks. Fostering positive relationships between individuals served and their housemates
Ensuring client safety and maintaining a safe environment
Assisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairs
Reminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications (with proper training)
Encouraging self-help activities
Reporting changes in client’s condition or family situation to the office
Documenting services provided
Performing home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaning
Planning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up
Accompanying client to scheduled appointments
Transporting clients or running errands for clients

Specific Requirements

18 years of age or older
High school degree/GED
Valid driver’s license (in most cases)
Ability to work in home-like settings
Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company
Ability to handle physical aspects of job, including bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and walking for periods of time

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