Direct Support Professional

Direct Support Professional

01 Mar 2024
North Dakota, Fargo / moorhead, 58102 Fargo / moorhead USA

Direct Support Professional

OverviewCHI Friendship is founded on the positive impact diversity has in our communities when embraced. Our successful employees genuinely enjoy learning about the people we support and helping them achieve independence while reaching their goals and dreams.As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with us, you will support a diverse range of tasks according our customized Person Centered Service Plan (PCSP) tailored to each person’s unique needs. Depending on their needs, your responsibilities could include support with medication administration, behavioral management, and daily documentation in addition to enhancing general life skills.More importantly, you are someone who is dependable and compassionate with a proven ability to remain composed under pressure. As a trusted direct support professional, you are looked to as a leader when challenging situations occur where your reaction and self-control are most important.We provide you with the same level of care you provide to others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement and support your work/life balance.Starting pay rate for this DSP role is $19.00/hr.We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

Free Premium Membership to our Care@Work program to help employees with child care, pet care, senior caregivers, housekeepers & more.

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

Flexible spending accounts

Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

Adoption Assistance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

If you are ready to join a national leader in providing quality services to people with disabilities, join CHI Friendship today!Responsibilities

Maintain a safe living environment that adheres to all codes and regulations

Offer counseling and crisis intervention

Support learning around financial management, housekeeping, cooking, personal hygiene, and other life skills

Accompany individuals to social outings, doctor’s appoints and other activities


Current valid driver’s license, car insurance, and reliable transportation

Pay Range$19.00 - $25.68 / hourWe are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Developing and maintaining effective communication with the patient, interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery model teams, VA medical centers, and other agencies (e.g., assist with communications during the inpatient to outpatient discharge, communicate with non-VA medical facilities, manage a system for follow-up care such as consults, tests procedures etc.). Scheduling, canceling, and rescheduling patient appointments and/or consults; entering no-show information. Participating in team huddles and team meetings to manage, plan, problem solve, and follow up with patient care by sharing information and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team. Setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs. Identifying incomplete encounters, communicates findings to providers, as needed. Assisting the team in reinforcing the plan of care and self-help solutions; enters appropriate information into the electronic record. Providing orientation/training on clinic procedures to new or relief staff, as necessary. Generates patient reports for validation and monitors activity in clinical areas to ensure consistent and accurate reporting. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm. Telework: Ad-hoc available Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See \"Additional Information\" below for details. Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENTS: a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3.g.). b. Experience and Education. (1) Experience. Six months experience of clerical, office, customer service, or other administrative work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; OR (2) Education. One year above high school; OR (3) Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. c. Certification. None required. d. 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