Direct Support Professional

Madonna School & Community-Based Services - Omaha

Education
Part-Time

Location

Name of Facility: Madonna School & Community-Based Services
Address
6402 N 71st Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska
68104



Submitted By

Name: Tabitha Keating
Email: tkeating@madonnaschool.org


Description

Department: Adult Services
Reports to: Assistant Director of Navigation Services


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• The DSP may work with individuals one-on-one and/or in small groups supporting their individualized programs that are tied directly to the goals of their ISP. Examples of programs include shopping, cooking, housekeeping, laundry, use of basic technology, transportation, and finances, and the development of basic job skills – supporting these and other career and life skills necessary to become as autonomous and independent as possible will be the primary focus of the DSP.
• Often, a DSP will work with a client both within and outside of the person’s residential setting to ensure skills are developed and generalized to their actual residential setting
• The DSP will assess the client’s strengths and needs or may rely on an already completed assessment. The job coach is required to progress monitor and enter data daily into the individual’s profile in Therap, a web-based client data system
• Direct Support Professionals are also required to provide transportation around the community and/or to and from the client’s residence


Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Trustworthiness and dependability so clients and their families can fully rely on the DSP
• Attention to detail, especially when adhering to specific protocols and rules while carefully following instructions to meet the client’s needs and support their development
• Integrity to ensure clients feel safe and comfortable when tending to highly personal activities such as helping them with daily hygiene and proper dress for their place of work
• Interpersonal skills when working with clients, including exhibiting compassion and sensitivity to their emotional needs when they are in extreme distress or pain
• Physical stamina when performing tasks such as lifting or turning their clients
• Use of personal vehicle and ability to transport clients, if needed
• Ability to use the internet and Therap client data system to document client’s progress on their goals each day
• Microsoft Word, Excel, and Zoom experience preferred

Education and Experience
• High School Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or similar, preferred.
• Experience working with children/adults with disabilities preferred

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should forward their resume, cover letter and any professional references to: Tabitha Keating, Director of Administration, tkeating@madonnaschool.org