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Lead Direct Support Professional

Company: Heart Havens Inc
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Job Description:

Heart Havens seeks a caring Lead Direct Support Professional to work at our home in Lynchburg, Virginia who embrace our mission of empowerment and share our values of accountability, integrity, respect, and empathy.

This is a Full Time position working Sunday - Wednesday 9am - 7 pm

The Lead Direct Support Professional (LDSP) is responsible for supporting the House Manager in the operation of the residential program and engaging in the Direct Care of the residents in the home. The LDSP is expected to serve as a role model to staff members by demonstrating person-centered skills, values and attitudes. Passion for and the desire to work with people with developmental disabilities is key to success in this position.

We're looking for people who will encourage the people we support to be true members of their communities by helping them connect to community resources and events and motivate them to try new things. At every level of our organization, we look for people who think creatively, are team players, have strong attention to detail, and are passionate about providing inclusive communities for people with a developmental disability. Job Requirements:

Minimum of one year of experience in a residential group home setting, or an equivalent combination of experience in the care, training, and habilitation of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Required Skills:
-Must model Heart Havens' mission and values in daily actions and leadership.
-Must have leadership skills including ability to provide recognition and constructive feedback to peers.
-Must have writing skills to prepare reports, complete documentation, and communicate across departments.
-Must have excellent oral communication skills to maintain effective working relationships with residents, family members, employees and other stakeholders.
-Ability to sustain a welcoming, motivating, and team-oriented work environment in the program.
-Ability to organize schedule and implement processes to effectively manage job duties.
-Ability to follow the policies and procedures of Heart Havens to maintain compliance with state and federal regulations.
-Ability to observe, record and report residents' behavior, attitude and physical condition.
-Ability to perform First-Aid, Behavior Management interventions, and support residents with Activities of Daily Living.
-Must have sufficient computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
-Must maintain required certifications: TOVA, Medication Management, and First Aid/CPR/AED

Essential Functions:
-Engages in the Direct Care of residents to include medication administration, support with Activities of Daily Living, and encouraging engagement in meaningful activities at home and in the community.
-Supports the House Manager with the daily operation of the residential program by completing routine quality assurance tasks, assisting with maintaining program files, and other tasks as assigned.
-Provides leadership to the program, and in the absence of the House Manager, serves as the point of contact for staff members and the Program Director.
-Provides emergency schedule coverage as needed, and resolves scheduling issues in the home when the House Manager is unavailable.
-Identifies and responds to changing health and behavioral needs of the residents by reporting concerns to the House Manager and/or Program Director.
-Attends resident's routine medical appointments as scheduled by the House Manager, documents care outcomes, and reports critical information to team members.
-Reviews and audits daily documentation of resident checklists and daily cleanliness of the home.
-Conducts weekly program medication audit ensuring there is an adequate supply of medication on hand, electronic medication records are accurate, and pharmacy records are up-to-date and filed correctly.
-Conducts weekly ISP Data report ensuring progress notes are completed for each shift for each resident, alerting staff members of missing notes, and providing staff members with quality improvement guidance on content.
-Completes meal menus that incorporate the preferences and dietary needs of the residents, and ensures menu changes are documented by staff.
-Schedules and facilitates monthly resident meeting ensuring the opportunity for residents to express choices, share preferences, and communicate their needs.
-Completes monthly resident activity calendar incorporating research of local activities and events, balance of individual and group activities, and preferences of the residents.
-Follows budgetary guidelines set forth by the COO when using Heart Havens funds.
-Completes all steps of grocery shopping for the home including making the shopping list and purchasing the items.
-Participates in on-call rotation with House Manager as approved by Program Director.
-Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



We offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees, including health insurance options, Life, LTD & AD&D insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan.PI123167207

Keywords: Heart Havens Inc, Lynchburg , Lead Direct Support Professional, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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