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Direct Support Professional DSP's - Youth - All Shifts - PT/FT Palatine & NW Suburbs must be 21+ (71

Company: Little City
Location: Palatine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Make a big difference with Little City. Little City is more than a place with a mission. It is a caring community filled with options, opportunities, hopes and dreams. We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to join our team who want to make a difference each and every day. Bring your smiles and your heart to our children, adults, and seniors who are developmentally disabled. In return, yours will be filled with the joy that has enriched the lives of the individuals you are serving. If you are looking for a rewarding career, we offer a variety of programs to help individuals with disabilities so they can live, work and succeed within our communities. Here is your opportunity to use your natural leadership skills and help us increase our positive impact on the lives of many wonderful people. Join us as: DSP Direct Support Professional Little City Main Campus, Palatine, Illinois The professional we select for this vital role will be responsible for providing direct care, support, and intervention to children residing in the Children's Residential Program, The Agency Behavior Treatment Plan, and the Program Plan to promote increased role functioning of children receiving services. Additional responsibilities include: Provides direct care, support, intervention and line of sight supervision of the children residing in the home during assigned shifts, including assisting with all daily living activities as needed. Maintains awareness of children's whereabouts at all times and participates in activities, supervising children at all times while maintaining the proper child to staff ratios. Provides consistent support and intervention to children as guided by Program Manager or Home Managers and House Clinicians according to the children's goals. Completes shift logs, home logbook, MARs, and other necessary documentation daily as directed by management staff. Responds to Positive Action Team (PAT) staff calls as able to provide support to colleagues in need of backup support for a child in crisis. Attends team meetings and Department meetings as assigned. Demonstrates knowledge and willingness to comply with policies and procedures which govern the daily activities of the CGH program. This includes responsibilities as a Mandated Reporter (of abuse and neglect) and maintaining awareness of safety activities in the area/reporting all incidents and safety hazards to supervisors. Maintains adequate housekeeping standards performs housekeeping duties as directed by management staff, and reports maintenance problems to management staff. Demonstrates an understanding of and follows Little City policy and procedures, including maintaining awareness of safety activities in the area and immediately reporting all accidents and safety hazards to supervisors. Exhibits financial accountability by turning in receipts, documenting mileage from outings and respecting/taking care of Little City property and clients personal items. Cooperates with reassignment to other homes for emergency staffing solutions such as ratio not met, qualifications and experience needed in other homes, and response to a crisis situation. Successfully completes Little City required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.Qualifications Required Credentials: Must have a high school diploma or GED certification. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be capable of transporting children and possess a current IL valid drivers license. Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills. Must pass Medication Administration classroom and OJT training, demonstrate competency in passing medication, and receive clearance by the Medical Team to become a member of the Med Pass team. Preferred Credentials One year's experience working with children with developmental, behavioral, and/or emotional challenges, preferred. Bachelor's Degree in Social Services, Psychology or other related disciplines. In addition to the opportunity to have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of others, Little City offers competitive salaries and benefits, as well as medical and dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) and Roth 401(k) retirement plans, holidays, paid time off, sick days, and an employee assistance program.

Keywords: Little City, Naperville , Direct Support Professional DSP's - Youth - All Shifts - PT/FT Palatine & NW Suburbs must be 21+ (71, Other , Palatine, Illinois

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