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Direct Support Professional, DSP St. Paul (M-F 4p-10p)

Company: Dependable Inc
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Description:At Dependable, it's our goal to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to thrive. It's innate in all of us to want to belong and function as an independent person. We teach and support people to be connected to others by modeling healthy relationships and effective communication skills and promote independence by improving skills and fostering growth.Role SpecificsShift: PMHours: 35Monday 4pm-10pmTuesday 4pm-10pmWednesday 4pm-10pmThursday 4pm-10pmFriday 4pm-10pmLocation: Saint Paul, MNRate of Pay $17/hourDo you like to help others? This job is for you!Direct Support professionals (DSP's) work with individuals with disabilities to help them gain skills and more independence in areas such as communication, cooking, housekeeping, budgeting, personal safety, health, and recreation.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDependable is looking to hire active Direct Support Professional (DSP) that would like to support individuals who live in their own home in St. Paul. The position is supporting two individuals in their own home. The first is a 69-year-old woman with schizophrenia, major depression, and multiple dietary related diagnosis'. She requires some assistance with putting on compression socks daily and washing her hair three times a week, but is otherwise independent in dressing, bathing, and toileting. This individual needs help getting motivated to exercise, but mostly physical companionship and someone to talk to. Staff transport her in their own vehicle, and she loves going to get coffee and a short drive when dropping her roommate off at work. Staff will need to initiate board and card games, which she willingly participates in. This individual needs full medical assistance for medication administration. House manager manages appointment schedule, but staff often bring her to and accompany her in her appointments.The other individual in the house is a 28-year-old woman who has mild cognitive delay. She is completely independent in personal cares, but needs emotional support and someone to get advice from for situations that she may find herself in. She works part time at a grocery store, and while she is able to take and navigate the bus line, is being transported to and from work by staff at this time due to covid-19. She has a history of being financially vulnerable and manipulated, and staff enforce a strict rights restriction around house guests. She enjoys watching movies and tv with her roommate, going for walks and zoomba, as well as going to the gym, shopping, and playing with the pets.Staff responsibility for Day shift is to make breakfast and pass AM meds, do some housekeeping (sweep/mop, dust, laundry, dishes as needed), warm up leftovers for lunch, engage ladies in board games/cards, transport to work or appts, and to keep the individuals engaged.Staff do not have any responsibility to care for any of the pets in the home. One individual has her own pet guinea pig, staff help her move the cage for cleaning, but she cleans it herself. All other pets belong to house roommate and are his responsibility. These include dogs, 2 birds, 2 turtles and a fish.EMPLOYMENT BENEFITSDependable is growing and we want our employees to grow with us! We offer paid training and a variety of employee benefits. Dependable helps pay a large portion of the health premiums to make benefits affordable for our employees. Other available benefits:Paid TrainingPaid time off401K with company matchingHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramFlexible SchedulingCasual dress codeEmployee Referral Bonus ProgramRequirements:KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSHigh school diploma or equivalent1 year of relevant work experienceAbility to read, write and speak English at a level that meets the performance requirements; or must be able to communicate in the language spoken by the individual at a level that meets the performance requirements; whichever is deemed more important by the company.

Keywords: Dependable Inc, St. Paul , Direct Support Professional, DSP St. Paul (M-F 4p-10p), Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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