Macon Resources, Inc.
- Provides support to DSPs in the home to ensure they are successful in their role.
- Attending monthly CILA leadership development/mentoring
- Provides orientation to new staff and on-going staff training
- Responsible for staff scheduling in the assigned home
- While displaying appropriate role model behavior, encourages independence and self-directed decision-making skills, trains and provides assistance according to the individual wants and needs.
- Performs meal planning and makes grocery orders. Completes meal preparation with consideration to dietary constraints; adheres to all sanitation rules; presents the meal in a palatable, family style manner; supervises dining experience; completes clean up.
- Ensuring person served are seen by healthcare professionals when needed and according to state guidelines.
- Support and assist individuals in activities of daily living.
- Implement desired outcomes and document progress.
- Assist with completion of individuals annual or as needed assessments.
- Participate in meetings and staffings as requested.
- Plans and implements social/recreational activities.
3. Oversees the essential function of care and maintenance of the assigned home.
- Learn and keep up with state guidelines and ensure home is regulatory ready.
- Oversee vehicle maintenance.
- Oversee home maintenance by ensuring maintenance requests are submitted.
- Clean facility in order to maintain a safe homelike environment.
- Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
- Reports non-routine housekeeping/maintenance needs in a timely manner to supervisor.
4. Actively participates in program planning as a member of the CST, including ongoing communication, formal and informal assessment and programming recommendations.
5. Documents in understandable, legible writing data/information pertaining to each individual's written ISP; can obtain this information through interaction with and observation of the individual; can document significant events/occurrence utilizing chronological notes, Accident/Incident Reports and Behavioral Incident Reports; will inform supervisor in a timely manner of any unusual incidents.
6. Administers healthcare programs and instructions as ordered by the physician; documents healthcare needs, issues and/or results; advocates healthy lifestyle choices; refers all medication-related issues/ needs to authorized staff in a timely manner.
7. Intervenes in crisis situations as necessary to prevent physical or emotional injury to individuals served or others.
- Education HS/GED is required. One year of DSP experience is required.
- Demonstrates functional 8th grade literacy through standardized exam.
- Obtain and maintain standing as an Authorized Direct Care staff for medication administration.
- Complete Direct Support Person training in accordance with state regulations and maintain status on the Habilitation Aid Registry.
- Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
- Must have a phone or the means to be contacted easily outside of work hours.
- Must demonstrate the ability to adhere to the Safety Policies and Procedures of Macon Resources, Inc.
- Must be able to pass and maintain Illinois State Background Check and the Health Care Workers Registry.
- Must have or be able to obtain first aid and CPR certification within 30 days of employment and maintain certification throughout employment.
- Must have reliable transportation to conduct agency business and/or transport individuals served as needed; must maintain a valid Illinois Driver's License and a good Motor Vehicle Record; and must maintain personal auto insurance with minimum coverage of Bodily Injury-Liability per person of $100,000 and Liability per accident of $300,000, Property Liability of $100,000; Medical payments of $5,000; and Uninsured/ Underinsured Person of $100,000 and Accident of $300,000
- Must be able to meet the following physical capabilities:
- Lift and carry 50 pounds; able to assist in lifting and/or transferring an individual who is non-ambulatory from sitting to standing; standing to lying; back to sitting from all positions.
- Full range of mobility: pull, pull, turn, stoop, kneel, reach, bend.
- Dependable vision, having visual acuity far and near and normal field of vision.
- Remain on feet for a minimum of two (2) hours at a time.
- Adequate hearing and/or functional accommodation.
- The employee must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents in emergency situations. The employee must possess emotional stability; deal with stressful situations on a regular basis and the ability to deal with illness, death and dying.