Wednesday , March 29 2023

State Of Texas Jobs – DSP IV

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Job Description:

Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence.
The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance in transporting of individuals going on scheduled activities and in emergency situations, as needed.
  • Attends meetings, serves on committee, and performs other specific tasks when directed by the supervisor.
  • If required by facility administration, serves as a home supervisor for a home/unit due to prolonged vacancy, performing administrative and programming duties that include supervising and evaluating direct care staff within the unit.
  • Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Completes routine, ongoing monitoring of homes, infirmary, activity centers and grounds, addressing unusual occurrences, emergencies, and incidents immediately upon discovery. Documents findings, makes reports, and communicates issues to appropriate administrator. Observes and reports physical plant issues to ensure that the facility maintains a safe and sanitary living environment for individuals.
  • Serves as contact person for abuse/neglect allegations, serious incidents and responds immediately to ensure the safety and health of individuals. Monitors and documents the use of restraints and may be required to participate in restraints.
  • Ensures adequate facility coverage and staff/individual ratios. Moves staff where needed to ensure appropriate coverage to meet the needs of the facility. Reassigns staff to non-contact positions in accordance with agency and local policy and procedures. Communicates issues with the appropriate administrator when necessary to facilitate calling in additional staff and/or holding staff over. Assists with personnel issues such as resolving staff conflicts and providing worker compensation materials.
  • Serves as the first responding staff on the scene of a critical incident. Coordinates and/or assists with unusual incidents to ensure compliance with appropriate rules and standards.
  • Conducts special audits/reviews and monitoring as scheduled or requested by facility administration to ensure on-going service delivery and the health and safety of individuals served and to improve the quality of services at areas targeted for improvement through facility corrective action plans. Instructs, trains, and provides in-service to facility staff on approved policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
  • Ensures the effective delivery of care, treatment, and support activities are ongoing at the facility by observing and monitoring the activities and work behaviors of direct support staff during campus rounds. Provides on-the-job coaching and in-services as needed to improve work performance. Documents staff performance issues, and issues with individuals/residents for effective communication with and follow up by other administrative and supervisory staff.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to be flexible in handling work assignments.
  • Ability to master basic techniques of individual care and training.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency.
  • Strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Safety Utilization of Restraint (SUR) techniques to restrain and prevent harm to that individual or others until the harmful/violent behavior subsides.
  • Knowledge of basic scheduling techniques, considerations, and facility-coverage strategies.
  • Skills in effectively communicating the need for overtime work and engendering staff buy-in.
  • Skill in working effectively with others and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
  • Knowledge, or ability to gain knowledge, of the facility policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of individual care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs.
  • Ability to provide individual care, to administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to conduct Safety Utilization of Restraint (SUR).
  • Ability to train staff in job related subject areas.
  • Skill in using good judgment and making effective decisions when dealing with unusual/critical incidents.
  • Physical ability to perform direct contact duties and to complete regular rounds over a wide area.

Qualification & Experience:

  • High school graduation or high school equivalency (e.g. GED) is preferred.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working in the field related to this position (working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health issues and/or physical disabilities).
  • Experience in a lead and/or supervisory role.

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas Jobs

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Harlingen, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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