Direct Support Professional - $16.10 / hour + amazing benefits!

Posted: 01/31/2022

Open Until Filled

Pay: $16.10 / hour
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Pension, 457(b) Deferred Compensation, Life, STD/LTD, Ambulance, & MORE
How to Apply: governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming & search for jobs in Lander 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Come join our team and our mission in Lander, WY! The Wyoming Life Resource Center is growing our team of Direct Support Professionals (DSP). We offer extensive training, flexible schedules, excellent benefits, and a meaningful career. Whether you are new to the field of direct care, or if you are experienced - APPLY TODAY - we welcome all applicants!

WLRC currently has an Intermediate Care Facility and is in the process of opening a newly constructed Skilled Nursing Facility as well - the first of its kind in the nation. WLRC truly is an extraordinary place with a rich history and a bright future. As part of the State of Wyoming Department of Health, our team members enjoy competitive benefits and compensation package!  

Human Resource Contact: Amanda amanda.lange@wyo.gov (307) 335 - 6785

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function performed at the job level.

Provides support to a person with a disability at home, work, school, church, and other community places.
  • Assists with activities of daily living and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.
  • Acts as an advocate for disabled individuals in communicating their needs, self-expression, and goals.
  • Documents weekly progress toward group and intervention participation.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings and shift change reports.
  • Prepares forms associated with client recreation and activities.
  • Enters, records, and maintains information in written or electronic form.
  • Handles complaints, settles disputes, resolves grievances and conflicts, or otherwise supports residents who reside together to resolve these issues and disputes.
  • Accompanies residents on outings and activities including shopping, Special Olympics, dining out, movies, or trips to visit family members or attend medical appointments.
  • Provides intermittent direct observation of individuals at significant risk of self-injurious behavior and be required to provide complete attention, intervention, and redirection at any moment per the outlined plan in the Positive Behavior Support Plan.
  • Provides daily individual and group contact to clients through the delivery of recreation and leisure activities.
  • Plans and prepares for group and special event programming for clients.
  • Documents weekly progress toward group and intervention participation.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings and shift change reports.
  • Prepares forms associated with client recreation and activities
Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Knowledge of de-escalation techniques and management of aggressive behaviors.
  • Knowledge of the documentation program therapy.
  • Knowledge of procedures of specialized sensory programs to include Olfactory, vestibular motion, tactile implements, and auditory interventions.
  • Knowledge of mental illnesses and disabilities.
  • Knowledge of program adaptations.
  • Knowledge of recreation and social programming.
  • Knowledge of motivational techniques.
  • Knowledge of ethics and how to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Skills in using a computer and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures such as BLS, First Aide, MANDT.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Associate's Degree
 
Experience:
No prior experience required
 
OR
 
Education & Experience Substitution:
1-3 years of any work experience

OR
 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
CNA Certification

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must be able to safely move (twisting, bending, lifting, kneeling, pushing, pulling), position, and lift people with multiple and severe disabilities.
  • Ability to monitor sounds, noises, location of clients, etc., in order to assure safety and assess imminent danger and emerging concerns.
  • Ability to work alone and/or with multiple clients.
  • Ability to work in a high-stress situation.

NOTES: 
 
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • A background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for every successful applicant.
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be conducted on safety-sensitive positions.  Drug testing will be conducted on any position if reasonable suspicion exists.
  • The Wyoming Life Resource Center participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration, and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Please note that we do not use this information to pre-screen job applicants. 
  • The Wyoming Department of Health offers an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, state retirement plan, deferred compensation program, and longevity pay.

Supplemental Information


048-Department of Health/Behavioral Health Division - Wyoming Life Resource Center

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
 

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.