Posted 3 weeks ago

DSP/Support Staff

Company: Little Friends
Category: Healthcare

 Naperville

Type: Full Time

Little Friends seeks a DSP/Support Staff to join their team. The Direct Support Professional supports individuals with developmental disabilities to have a quality of life. To promote the health, safety and well-being of individuals. A Direct Support Professional serves as an advocate for individuals in communicating their needs and goals. 
They are looking for a capable direct support professional to care for their residents and to encourage them to live independent, productive lives. The direct support professional will follow guidelines and specific instructions pertaining to individual residents’ support, treatments, and care. You will assist with personal care needs, support the expression of spiritual beliefs, and encourage meaningful interactions between residents and the community. You will be an advocate for the whole community with disabilities.
To be successful in this role you need to be mindful of resident’s disabilities in an empathetic manner yet care for them in a way that encourages their independence and inclusion in the community. Top candidates are empathetic, patient, and prudent.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishing a secure, positive environment that nurtures the individuals’ needs, self-expression, and goals.
  • Overseeing individuals and taking care of their needs and performing housekeeping duties as necessary.
  • Delivering individualized training and care for the individuals in compliance with healthcare professionals’ instructions and other specific guidelines.
  • Advancing individuals’ decision-making, productivity, and participation in a range of activities.
  • Promoting independence in daily activities, such as work, learning, and leisure.
  • Facilitate individuals’ inclusion in the community’s experiences and activities.
  • Maintaining knowledge of individuals’ ISP requirements and needs.
  • Complying with Little Friends policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining documentation in compliance with company procedures.
  • Operating facility’s vehicles in compliance with company policies and governmental statutes.
  • Shopping for groceries and preparing meals that meet specific client dietary needs.
  • Encouraging client engagement in social networks and communities.